Recent Staff Picks
Our staff reads and recommends a diverse world of books. Here are some of our recent favorites.
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This unforgettable novel puts human faces on the Syrian war with the immigrant story of a beekeeper, his wife, and the triumph of spirit when the world becomes unrecognizable.
One pet crow fights to save humanity from an apocalypse in this uniquely hilarious debut from a genre-bending literary author.S.T., a domesticated crow, is a bird of simple pleasures: hanging out with his owner Big Jim, trading insults with Seattle's wild crows (those idiots), and enjoying the finest food humankind has to offer: Cheetos ®.
$11.99ISBN: 9781250229793Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Tor.com - June 18th, 2019
"A true story of the woods, of the fae, and of the heart. Deep and green and wonderful.”—New York Times bestselling author Naomi Novik$26.00ISBN: 9780525559733Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Viking - June 11th, 2019
"A wild, audacious and ultimately unforgettable novel." —Michael Schaub, Los Angeles Times
"Every time I open it up, I stumble upon a crackling sentence." —Dwight Garner, The New York Times
"Awad is a stone-cold genius." —Ann Bauer, The Washington Post$29.99ISBN: 9781501106293Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Simon & Schuster - June 11th, 2019
The remarkable story of the trailblazers and the ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic mission to reach the moon.
President John F. Kennedy astonished the world on May 25, 1961, when he announced to Congress that the United States should land a man on the Moon by 1970.$26.00ISBN: 9780525562023Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Penguin Press - June 4th, 2019
Named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Oprah.com, Huffington Post, The A.V. Club, Nylon, The Week, The Rumpus, The Millions, The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, and more.$16.99ISBN: 9781250316776Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: St. Martin's Griffin - May 14th, 2019
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER that is a *MUST-READ BOOK* for US WEEKLY, VOGUE, NPR, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, OPRAHMAG.COM, and more!
What happens when America's First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?$25.95ISBN: 9780525656135Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Knopf - May 14th, 2019
From the Pulitzer Finalist and universally beloved author of the New York Times best sellers Swamplandia! and Vampires in the Lemon Grove, a stunning new collection of short fiction that showcases Karen Russell’s extraordinary, irresistible gifts of language and imagination.
$27.00ISBN: 9781538746653Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Grand Central Publishing - May 14th, 2019An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of May 2019A TIME Magazine Best Book of May 2019A Cosmopolitan Best Book of May 2019An Oprah Magazine Best LGBTQ Book of 2019$26.95ISBN: 9781101947869Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Knopf - May 7th, 2019
New York Times Best Seller
“Compelling . . . at once a true-crime thriller, courtroom drama, and miniature biography of Harper Lee. If To Kill a Mockingbird was one of your favorite books growing up, you should add Furious Hours to your reading list today.” —Southern Living
$27.99ISBN: 9780062862822Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Ecco - May 7th, 2019
From Calabria to Connecticut: a sweeping family saga about sisterhood, secrets, Italian immigration, the American dream, and one woman's tenacious fight against her own fate$26.00ISBN: 9781984822178Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Hogarth - April 16th, 2019
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • “A stunning novel about the transformative power of relationships” (People) from Sally Rooney, the author of Conversations with Friends and “a master of the literary page-turner” (J. Courtney Sullivan).
$26.99ISBN: 9781534449923Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Gallery / Saga Press - April 9th, 2019
“[Ballingrud's] evocative and strangely beautiful.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Nathan Ballingrud is one of my favorite contemporary authors and any time he’s got a new book out I run to the front of the line.$26.00ISBN: 9780399179716Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Ballantine Books - April 9th, 2019
“A documentary filmmaker and daughter of the late, great New York Times columnist David Carr celebrates and wrestles with her father’s legacy in a raw, redemptive memoir.”—O: The Oprah Magazine (The Best Nonfiction Books Coming Out in 2019)$24.00ISBN: 9781635572582Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Bloomsbury Publishing - April 2nd, 2019
National Bestseller$27.00ISBN: 9780525558736Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Penguin Press - April 2nd, 2019
A gripping and deftly plotted narrative of family and belonging, Lights All Night Long is a dazzling debut novel from an acclaimed young writer
"A luminous debut. . . . It's hard not to read the book in a single sitting."--The Los Angeles Times$28.00ISBN: 9781328662057Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - April 2nd, 2019Now being developed as a television series with Eva Longoria and ABC!
"Rarely have I read a book that challenged me to see myself in an entirely new light, and was at the same time laugh-out-loud funny and utterly absorbing."—Katie Couric
“This is a daring, delightful, and transformative book.”—Arian$16.99ISBN: 9781984822802Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Harmony - March 5th, 2019
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this lovely, easy-to-use illustrated guide to decluttering, the beloved author of The Happiness Project shows us how to take control of our stuff—and, by extension, our lives.
$17.00ISBN: 9780525508762Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 2nd, 2019
“[Paula] Saunders skillfully illuminates how time heals certain wounds while deepening others. . . . A mediation of the violence of American ambition.”—The New York Times Book Review
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY REAL SIMPLE$16.99ISBN: 9781937512798Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Two Dollar Radio - March 19th, 2019
THE OFFICIAL NORTH AMERICAN EDITION
$26.99ISBN: 9781335937803Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Hanover Square Press - March 5th, 2019
The Los Angeles Times BestsellerA Tor.com Most Anticipated Book of 2019A PureWow "Book We Can't Wait to Read in 2019"A Bustle Nonfiction Book Coming Out In 2019 To Start Getting Excited AboutThe Lady from the Black Lagoon$27.00ISBN: 9781524798628Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Ballantine Books - March 5th, 2019
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup.$32.00ISBN: 9781635570298Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Bloomsbury Publishing - February 26th, 2019
The New York Times bestselling "epic feminist fantasy perfect for fans of Game of Thrones" (Bustle).
A world divided.
A queendom without an heir.
An ancient enemy awakens.$35.00ISBN: 9781501181412Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Skybound Books - September 25th, 2018
NPR Best Books of 2018
A teen girl and her robot embark on a cross-country mission in this illustrated science fiction story, perfect for fans of Ready Player One and Black Mirror.