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


FICTION

Vagabonds! by Eloghosa Osunde

“Osunde’s inventive and unique story releases its message like a confetti of percipience, teasing out meaning and veering onto thought-provoking tangents and snippets of intrigue that initially feel familiar but which morph into something unsettling yet wondrous.”— Andrienne Cruz, Booklist, starred review of the day

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


Braking Day by Adam Oyebanji

“Innovative worldbuilding, a plot packed with surprises, and Oyebanji’s nuanced exploration of social and cultural shifts make this a must-read for space opera fans.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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

 


Heartbroke by Chelsea Bieker

“Readers will get lost in this riot of a collection, like a sun- bleached fever dream.” —Booklist, starred review

“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


Forbidden City by Vanessa Hua

“Hua’s provocative latest (after A River of Stars) follows a bold and shrewd woman as she navigates China’s political scene amid the Cultural Revolution… Hua masterly presents Mei’s attempts to leave the Lake Palaces with their “power, secrecy, and isolation” behind as she processes her trauma. This finds a brilliant new perspective on familiar material via its story of a young woman’s brush with power. It’s magnificent.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On sale April 19, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download editions


Blood Sugar by Sascha Rothchild

“Mesmerizing. . . Jeff Lindsay fans will have a hard time not devouring this standout effort in one sitting.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On sale April 19, 2022| Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download editions

 


When We Fell Apart by Soon Wiley

“Minjun Ford (Min) is a biracial American who moved to South Korea primarily to better illuminate his identity… Wiley’s tale is a knockout, its assured narrative ebbing and flowing with grace while painting a haunting and anguished portrait of youth in all its quiet desperation.” —Booklist, starred review

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


Marrying the Ketchups by Jennifer Close

“The Sullivans are a close-knit Catholic family full of guilt and love and long-standing grudges, but Close lets each character’s unique personality shine. Fans of Tracey Lange’s We Are the Brennans (2021) and Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Malibu Rising (2021) will fall in love with these maddening, loving, stubborn relatives. Setting nostalgia against progress, tradition against rebirth, Close outlines the cousins’ grief and personal growth as they work with, and against, one another.” —Booklist, starred review

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


The Girl and the Moon by Mark Lawrence

“Lawrence continues to combine stunningly original worldbuilding and multifaceted characters in his third Book of Ice fantasy.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

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


The Lioness by Chris Bohjalian

“Stark and dark, violent and vivid, this may be versatile Bohjalian’s most harrowing work since Skeletons of the Feast (2008). Intimately researched, the Serengeti’s beauty and brutality are vibrantly infused in every scene, a grounding counterpoint to the competing dynamics of human cruelty and compassion.” —Booklist, starred review

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On sale May 10, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download editions


This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub

“Despite its sparkly time-travel concept…this addictive and lovely novel is Straub’s (All Adults Here, 2020) “smallest” so far, focusing ultimately on a single character and her most treasured relationship. Yet it contains no less of Straub’s signature warmth and authenticity.” —Booklist, starred review

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On sale May 17, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, Audio Download, cd, and Large Print editions


NONFICTION


All the Flowers Kneeling by Paul Tran

“[S]tunning…Formally inventive… A darkly intelligent and exquisite debut.” —Booklist, starred review

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Legacy of Violence by Caroline Elkins

“[Legacy of Violence is] top-shelf history offering tremendous acknowledgement of past systemic abuses.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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 On sale March 29, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download editions


Paradise Falls: The True Story of an Environmental Catastrophe by Keith O’Brien

“O’Brien has accomplished an outstanding work of investigative journalism and created a riveting title that should be on the shelf with The Poisoned City (2018) and Exposure (2019). Book clubs will spend hours discussing this one.” —Booklist, starred review

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On sale April 12, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, Audio Download, and Large Print editions


Life on the Rocks: Building a Future for Coral Reefs by Juli Berwald

“Solidly researched, sharply observed, and compassionately rendered, the parallel struggles in Life on the Rocks make for science writing that is illuminating on several levels.” —Booklist, starred review

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


I Cried to Dream Again: Trafficking, Murder, and Deliverance by Sara Kruzan

“Released after almost two decades behind bars, Kruzan encountered a new set of social, emotional, and logistical challenges when reentering society. Now she’s an advocate for young people who face similar struggles, a fighter who fights with a hopeful, loving spirit. That spirit is captured on every page of this memoir that’s as brave and brilliant as its author.” —Booklist, starred review

“A testament to both the capricious nature of the American criminal justice system and the power of hope, Kruzan’s book, co-written by Thomas, is a harrowing and eye-opening account . . . A must-read for parents, civil servants, and activists.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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On sale May 10, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download editions


Serious Face by Jon Mooallem

“[A] rich collection of essays . . . Mooallem has a real knack for evoking places, people, and emotions, and the individuals he writes about put a human face on larger issues such as climate change and conservation. This is well worth the price of admission.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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


AUDIO

Call Us What We Carry: Poems by Amanda Gorman; Read by the author

“Prime for repeat listening, this is poetry for people who say they don’t read poetry. When historians are researching this era and pandemic, Gorman’s work will be considered an essential key to understanding how humanity fared—warts and all.”—Booklist, starred review

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Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult; Read by Marin Ireland

“Sotheby art specialist Diana O’Toole and her boyfriend, Finn, a resident at a New York City hospital, plan a trip to the Galapagos Islands, where Diana is convinced that Finn will finally propose. But COVID-19 has other plans…Ireland reads with compassion as Diana flounders through a world turned on its head. She handles the Spanish-speaking characters with authority and gives even minor speakers distinction.”—Booklist, starred review

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Iron Annie by Luke Cassidy; Read by Eleanor McLoughlin

“Debut novelist Cassidy’s caper wrapped in a tangled love story is rich with a sense of place—mainly the north of Ireland, but also London and a smattering of English towns—and infused with the slang of its settings…From mumbled memories to bold declarations to deepest fears whispered under her breath, the narrator captures every nuance…”—Booklist, starred review

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The Nineties: A Book by Chuck Klosterman; Read by Chuck Klosterman and Dion Graham

“Part deconstruction of pop-culture, part explanation of the political landscape, this audiobook keeps the listener engaged by bouncing from one topic to the next, but not before diving just deep enough to allow thoughtful, clever, even profound connections to occur.” —Booklist, starred review

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All the Flowers Kneeling by Paul Tran; Read by the author

“An intense, impassioned performance imbued with Tran’s anger, inventiveness, wisdom, and reaching for connection. Not to be missed.”—Booklist, starred review

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