With starred reviews from publications including Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and Library Journalyour patrons will want to read these much-anticipated books that reviewers are raving about.


FICTION

 

Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

“In her beautifully poignant debut novel, Wilkerson explores how secrets kept and stories left

untold can “matter even more than the things we do say…She is a masterful storyteller. ” — Booklist, starred review: Review of the Day, January 20th

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Good Rich People by Eliza Jane Brazier

“Readers with a taste for the idiosyncratic and the macabre will find much to relish.”Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Moon Witch, Spider King by Marlon James

“In this second installment of the Dark Star Trilogy, James returns to Iron Age Africa with the story of Sogolon, introduced in Black Leopard, Red Wolf (2019) as a sometime antagonist, sometime ally of Tracker… the geography, myth, magic, and people of this epic setting are revisited to add shading and detail in a recursive procedure that results in a vibrant tapestry begging for infinite return trips.” — Booklist, starred review; Review of the Day

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On Sale February 15, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, Audio Download, CD, and Large Print Editions


When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo

“In Banwo’s moving and mythic debut, set in Trinidad and Tobago, a woman juggles a supernatural bond to her home and a whirlwind romance…The otherworldly setting instantly pulls the reader in. This remarkable debut should not be missed.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On sale March 15, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, Audio Download, and Large Print editions


What Happened to the Bennetts by Lisa Scottoline

“Explosive new complications in the most relentless of all her mysteries. A high-octane thriller whose hero is tossed into one impossible situation after another. Best started early in the morning.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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On Sale March 29, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, Audio Download, CD, and Large Print Editions


The Return of Faraz Ali by Aamina Ahmad

“This novel has everything a reader could ask for: a sizzling, noirlike plot; political intrigue juxtaposed with a rich intergenerational family saga; capacious, conflicted characters, including women who may be marginalized by society but are masters of their own narratives; and sublime sentences. A debut novelist, Ahmad manages this complexity seamlessly. A feat of storytelling not to be missed.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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On sale April 5, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download editions


Heartbroke by Chelsea Bieker

“This wrenching collection from Bieker (Godshot) follows characters who wager on hope despite long odds and broken promises.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On sale April 5, 2022 | Available in Hardcover and eBook editions


New and Selected Stories by Cristina Rivera Garza, translated from the Spanish by Sarah Booker

“The stories in this collection are as varied as Rivera Garza’s remarkable career, and this book is an excellent introduction to a unique writer who deserves to be recognized not just in Mexico, but all over the world.”   — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“These unsettling yet deeply approachable stories ought to earn Rivera Garza the wider attention she deserves.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On sale April 19, 2022 | Available in Paperback and eBook editions


Revenge of the Scapegoat by Caren Beilin

“The author lands on an infectious and perfect blend of cultural criticism, wry writing advice (‘Don’t bother writing a character since people change’), and magnificently weird storytelling. Belin’s account of reemergence manages to be both hilarious and deeply moving.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On sale April 19, 2022 | Available in Paperback and eBook editions


I’ll Be You by Janelle Brown

“Bestseller Brown (Pretty Things) infuses this twist-packed mystery with an intense story of creating one’s identity, rife with deep family trauma and a low-key, creepy depiction of the dark side of twin intimacy. . . . The perfectly paced emotional reveals of the twins’ shared history pull the reader toward fierce investment in Elli’s safety and the sisters’ reconnection. Brown has upped her game with this one.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On sale April 26, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, Audio Download and Large Print editions


Salka Valka by Halldor Laxness, trans. from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton

“This is a remarkable achievement and will hopefully lead to a revival of interest in an oft-overlooked literary genius.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On sale May 17, 2022 | Available in Paperback and eBook editions


The Perfect Golden Circle by Benjamin Myers

“A quiet, peculiar, and utterly charming novel about…crop circles … [A] winsome pleasure: a novel of friendship, collaboration, and environmental guerrilla art.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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On sale May 17, 2022 | Available in Hardcover and eBook editions


Moldy Strawberries by Caio Fernando Abreu, trans. from the Portuguese by Bruna Dantas Lobato

“Abreu’s prose shimmers and always surprises—each story is a small, bright gem. The fearless writing in this beautiful collection deserves a vast English-language readership.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On sale May 17, 2022 | Available in Paperback and eBook editions


Hide by Kiersten White

“Bram Stoker Award–winning YA author White (Camelot Rising) makes her adult debut with an enthralling, high-energy thriller grounded in supernatural horror.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On sale May 24, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download editions


NONFICTION


Otherlands: A Journey Through Earth’s Extinct Worlds by Thomas Halliday

“Evolutionary biologist Halliday takes an energizing spin through Earth’s past in his magnificent debut…This show-stopping work deserves wide readership.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

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ShadowManShadowMan: An Elusive Psycho Killer and the Birth of FBI Profiling by Ron Franscell

“In this exceptional true crime account, Franscell (The Darkest Night) tells the fascinating story of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit’s early days and the very first psychological profile used to catch a killer.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On sale March 1, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download editions


Hell’s Half-Acre: The Untold Story of the Benders, a Serial Killer Family on the American Frontier by Susan Jonusas

Radiant prose (“Creeks, dancing and clear, divide vast expanses of prairieland rolling toward the sky”) enhances the page-turning narrative. The combination of true crime and a vivid depiction of frontier life earn this a spot on the shelf next to David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On sale March 1, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download editions


Sandy Hook by Elizabeth Williamson

Williamson’s years of research includes interviews with survivors of the school shooting, parents, and first responders, as well as analysis of court documents and other records. She has produced the definitive account of this dark chapter of American history.”Publishers Weekly, starred review

Essential reading that shows the straight line that runs from Sandy Hook to Charlottesville and Jan. 6.Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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On sale March 8, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download editions


All the White Friends I Couldn’t Keep: Hope—and Hard Pills to Swallow—About Fighting for Black Lives by Andre Henry

“In this rousing debut, singer-songwriter Henry mines his painful experiences talking with white people about anti-Black racism to chart a path forward for racial justice activists… A timely declaration from an exciting voice, this is sure to inspire those in pursuit of radical change.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On sale March 22, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, audio download, and Large Print editions


The Shame Machine: Who Profits in the New Age of Humiliation by Cathy O’Neil

“Data scientist O’Neil (Weapons of Math Destruction) takes a thought-provoking look at shame in contemporary America. … She tells these and other stories with grace and wit, and effectively disputes the “phony science, cognitive dissonance, and self-preserving flattery” often used to justify shaming others. This is a unique and riveting look at a crucial yet little understood aspect of modern life.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On sale March 22, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download editions


My Fourth Time, We Drowned by Sally Hayden

“An important contribution to the literature of forced immigration and humanitarian crisis.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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On sale March 22, 2022 | Available in Hardcover and eBook editions


Blood and Ruins by Richard Overy

“Startling yet persuasive…brilliant.” –Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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On sale April 5, 2022 | Available in Hardcover and eBook editions


The World as We Knew It: Dispatches from a Changing Climate Edited by Amy Brady and Tajja Isen

“[A] powerful collection . . . The pieces create a moving mix of resolve and sorrow, painting a vivid picture of an era in which ‘climate change is altering life on Earth at an unprecedented rate,’ but ‘the majority of us can still remember when things were more stable.’ The result is a poignant ode to a changing planet.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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On sale June 14, 2022 | Available in Paperback and eBook editions


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