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One of Publishers Weekly's Top 10 Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020!
Named one of the most anticipated books of 2020 by The Millions, The Week, Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, Electric Lit, Vogue.com, Medium, Paste Magazine, and more.
From the New York Times bestselling authors of Welcome to Night Vale and It Devours! and the creators of the hit podcast, comes a new novel set in the world of Night Vale and beyond.
"Wonderfully inventive... Sure to win over fantasy readers." - Publishers Weekly (starred review) Only the darkest and most dangerous of Mages are sentenced to pass through the gate to Asperfell. Not one has ever returned. Never did Briony dream she might set foot in the otherworldly prison of Asperfell. She was, after all, neither Mage nor criminal.
Since the late 1980s the dominant theory of human origins has been that a 'cognitive revolution' (C.50,000 years ago) led to the advent of our species, Homo sapiens. As a result of this revolution our species spread and eventually replaced all existing archaic Homo species, ultimately leading to the superiority of modern humans.Or so we thought.
Lambda Literary Award-winning author TJ Klune’s breakout contemporary fantasy
An Indie Next Pick!
One of Publishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020"
One of Book Riot’s “20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies”
“[An] exquisitely crafted tale...Part epistolary romance, part mind-blowing science fiction adventure, this dazzling story unfolds bit by bit, revealing layers of meaning as it plays with cause and effect, wildly imaginative technologies, and increasingly intricate wordplay...This short novel warrants multiple readings to fully unlock its complexities.” —Publishers Weekly <
A New York Times bestseller
A Good Morning America, FabFitFun, and Marie Claire Book Club Pick
“In Five Years is as clever as it is moving, the rare read-in-one-sitting novel you won’t forget.” —Chloe Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Immortalists
Perfect for fans o
The New York Times bestseller
"Cracking...Terrific...Deeply felt, beautifully written, and profoundly humane." -The New York Times Book Review cover
"Hilarious...A rich and vivid multicultural history." -Time Magazine
Following the breakout success of her critically acclaimed and award-winning novel Euphoria, Lily King returns with an unforgettable portrait of an artist as a young woman.
The riveting story of how three years spent in the United States transformed Frida Kahlo into the artist we know today
"[An] insightful debut....Featuring meticulous research and elegant turns of phrase, Stahr’s engrossing account provides scholarly though accessible analysis for both feminists and art lovers." —Publisher's Weekly
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers a fresh and compelling portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz
“A brave and marvelous book. A page-turner that will rip your heart out.” —Jon Krakauer
“A unique alien invasion story that focuses on the human and the myriad ways we see and don’t see our own world. Mesmerizing.”
A blend of searing social commentary and speculative fiction, Chana Porter’s fresh, pointed debut explores a strange new world in the wake of a benign alien invasion.
For fans of Jodi Picoult and Anita Shreve comes an exhilarating debut novel of one woman's courage in the face of catastrophe.
She'll do anything to save them.
But what will she do to save herself?
From the internationally best-selling author of You Should Have Left, Measuring the World, and F, a transfixing retelling of the German myth of Tyll Ulenspiegel: a story about the devastation of war and a beguiling artist’s decision never to die
"Show Them a Good Time is a master class in the short story-bold, irreverent and agonizingly funny." Sally Rooney, Author of Normal People and Conversations with Friends
Named A Most Anticipated Novel of 2020 by
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER
From the beloved author of the nationwide best seller Dept. of Speculation—one of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year—a “darkly funny and urgent” (NPR) tour de force about a family, and a nation, in crisis
FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF RED MARS AND NEW YORK 2140
A New York Times Bestseller • A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!
From Pulitzer Prize-winner David Zucchino comes a searing account of the Wilmington riot and coup of 1898, an extraordinary event unknown to most Americans
A globe-spanning history of sewing, embroidery, and the people who have used a needle and thread to make their voices heard
In 1970s Argentina, mothers marched in headscarves embroidered with the names of their “disappeared” children.$34.99ISBN: 9781645540243Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Falstaff Books, LLC - January 30th, 2020
After centuries of adventures, arguments, and unrequited love, Nerissa Waldemar, a lamia, finds herself retiring to Tarrytown, New York with the very object of her affection, the deadly and beautiful sylph, Vivienne du Lac. She's hoping for some time alone to share her dark hearts' innermost thoughts; but of course, even lamia's plans often fall astray.$15.99ISBN: 9780316175661Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Back Bay Books - November 6th, 2012
In this magical debut, a couple's lives are changed forever by the arrival of a little girl, wild and secretive, on their snowy doorstep.$25.00ISBN: 9781982133634Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Scribner - January 21st, 2020
Palm Beach Post, BuzzFeed, and LitHub’s Most Anticipated of 2020
A haunted, surreal debut novel about an otherworldly young woman, her father, and her lover that culminates in a shocking moment of betrayal—one that upends our understanding of power, predation, and agency.$15.99ISBN: 9780316246170Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Back Bay Books - June 7th, 2016
The bestselling author of Lunch in Paris takes us on another delicious journey, this time to the heart of Provence.$15.99ISBN: 9781492671527Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Sourcebooks Landmark - May 7th, 2019
The New York Times and USA Today bestseller$27.99ISBN: 9781250209764Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Flatiron Books - January 21st, 2020
#1 New York Times Bestseller
OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK
—Stephen King$27.99ISBN: 9780062796004Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: William Morrow - January 7th, 2020
"Can it still be hurricane season? Must be, because here come Serge A. Storms and his perpetually stoned bro, Coleman, in Tim Dorsey’s gonzo crime caper.” –New York Times Book Review$17.99ISBN: 9781101994917Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Dutton Books for Young Readers - March 26th, 2019
Winner of the Michael L. Printz Medal$15.99ISBN: 9780062942913Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: William Morrow Paperbacks - December 3rd, 2019
For everyone who loved Pride and Prejudice—and legions of historical fiction lovers—an inspired debut novel set in Austen’s world.$27.99ISBN: 9781250195135Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: St. Martin's Press - October 8th, 2019
A lively, intimate memoir from a marriage equality icon of the gay rights movement, describing gay life in the 1950s and 60s New York City and her longtime activism.
"Brash, funny and brave." —NPR
“A captivating and inspiring story of a queer woman who believed in her right to take up space and be seen.”—BuzzFeed$27.99ISBN: 9781250087331Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: St. Martin's Press - January 14th, 2020
From New York Times bestselling author Diane Chamberlain comes a novel of chilling intrigue, a decades-old disappearance, and one woman’s quest to find the truth…
“A novel about arts and secrets...grippingly told...pulls readers toward a shocking conclusion.”—People magazine, Best New Books$27.00ISBN: 9781984854780Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: The Dial Press - January 6th, 2020
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • #ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today • A “dazzling” novel that “will break your heart and put it back together again” (J. Courtney Sullivan, bestselling author of Saints for All Occasions) about a young boy who must learn to go on after surviving tragedy
$17.00ISBN: 9780735224582Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Penguin Books - June 25th, 2019
“A palaeontological howdunnit…[Spying on Whales] captures the excitement of…seeking answers to deep questions in cetacean science.” —Nature
$16.00ISBN: 9780735211285Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Riverhead Books - November 6th, 2018
"A book full of wonders" —Helen Macdonald, author of H Is for Hawk
"Witty, insightful. . . .The story of jellyfish. . . is a significant part of the environmental story. Berwald's engaging account of these delicate, often ignored creatures shows how much they matter to our oceans' future." —New York Times Book Review$34.99ISBN: 9781414361925Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Tyndale House Publishers - October 1st, 2013
ECPA 2014 Christian Book Award Finalist
What if you had a trusted friend to guide you through God's Word every day? Whether you want a fast overview of the grand story of the Bible or a deeper exploration of the riches of Scripture, The Wayfinding Bible is that guide.