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


Booklist Review of the Day: March 9, 2022

TrustTrust by Hernan Diaz

“Pulitzer Prize finalist Diaz (In the Distance, 2017), returns with a multilayered novel that pieces together a searing portrait of a New York financial elite during the early-twentieth-century world through four discrete documents… A captivating tour de force that will astound readers with its formal invention and contemporary relevance.” Booklist, starred review

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On sale May 3, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, Audio Download, and Large Print editions


The Book of Cold CasesThe Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James

“St. James’ signature ability to tell connecting stories across decades (established in both The Broken Girls, 2018, and The Sun Down Motel, 2020) is on display here, too, in a gripping tale that will appeal to fans of crime fiction tinged with the supernatural.”Booklist, starred review

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


True BizTrue Biz by Sara Nović

“Nović (Girl at War) returns with an electrifying narrative set at a present-day boarding school for Deaf high school students, where they find love and friendship and battle a series of injustices…With complex characters seething with rage against the injustices they face, and an immersive and novel treatment of Charlie’s experience learning ASL, Nović offers an unforgettable homage to resilience. This is brilliant.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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


An Unthinkable ThingAn Unthinkable Thing by Nicole Lundrigan

“This is a superb read about helplessness, power, wealth, honesty, and truth—nightmarishly compelling.”Booklist, starred review

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On sale April 12, 2022 | Available in Trade Paperback, eBook, and Audio Download editions


When She DreamsWhen She Dreams by Amanda Quick

“With its perfectly executed plot, snappy dialogue, and generous dash of dry wit, this is proof positive of why Quick’s novels continue to be the platinum standard for stylish American historical romance kissed with a hint of sophisticated suspense and a dash of the supernatural.Booklist, starred review

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On sale May 3, 2022 | Available in Hardcover and eBook editions


Vigil HarborVigil Harbor by Julia Glass

“In finely detailed yet translucent descriptions of Vigil Harbor, an old coastal Massachusetts town, Glass summons a near-future ravaged by environmental devastation and “political extremes.”Booklist, starred review

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On sale May 3, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, Audio Download, and Large Print editions


MisruleMisrule by Heather Walter

“Fans of reimagined fairy tales and LGBTQ+ themes will be delighted with the conclusion of this fantasy duology.” Booklist, starred review

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


You Have a Friend in 10AYou Have a Friend in 10A: Stories by Maggie Shipstead

“Acclaimed author Shipstead (Great Circle, 2021) turns her considerable talent to the short story, offering readers this sweeping collection crafted over the course of a decade.”Booklist, starred review

“In this follow-up to her Booker short-listed Great Circle, Shipstead displays luminous, exacting language as she demonstrates her flair for creating distinctive characters who deal successfully with what life has handed them. … Essential for fiction lovers.”—Library Journal, starred review

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


Either/Or by Elif BatumanEither/Or by Elif Batuman

“Selin, the magnetic protagonist in Batuman’s brilliant and comedic first novel, The Idiot (2017), returns to Harvard for her sophomore year in 1996…Through it all, valiant Selin reads and ponders the human condition, culminating in a breath-catching ending that will leave spellbound readers hoping for more from Batuman’s bright and witty adventurer of conscience.” Booklist, starred review

“Selin is a disarming narrator, tossing off insights that are revelatory, moving, and laugh-out-loud funny—sometimes all at once—and it’s exciting to watch her become the author of her own story. Another delightfully cerebral and bighearted novel from a distinctive voice in contemporary fiction.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“In this effervescent sequel to The Idiot, Batuman continues charting the sentimental education of Selin, a student of Russian literature at Harvard…As accomplished as The Idiot was, this improves upon it, and Batuman’s already sharp chops as a novelist come across as even more refined in these pages. Readers will be enraptured.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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


Iona Iverson's Rules for Commuting by Clare PooleyIona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting by Clare Pooley

”Pooley’s novel is like a reassuring hug, assuring readers that our differences can strengthen relationships and should be embraced and celebrated. A not-to-be-missed read in the mode of Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine.”Booklist, starred review

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On sale June 7, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download editions


NightcrawlingNightcrawling by Leila Mottley

“Kiara is an unforgettable dynamo, and her story brings critical human depth to conversations about police sexual violence. Mottley,an activist and the 2018 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate, lends her deft hand for poetics to the prose of this stunning debut novel.Booklist, starred review

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On sale June 7, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, Audio Download, and Large Print editions


Even the Darkest Night by Javier CercasEven the Darkest Night by Javier Cercas

“Cercas, a winner of the European Book Prize, among other honors, delivers masterful storytelling here, weaving a compelling drama from themes of tragedy and resilience, the long reach of Franco-era vengeance, and Melchor’s relentless quest for meaning. A winning choice for both literary and crime-fiction book groups.Booklist, starred review

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On sale June 21, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download editions


NONFICTION


Korean American by Eric KimKorean American: Food That Tastes Like Home by Eric Kim

“Drawing heavily from his Atlanta family’s culinary heritage, New York Times food writer Kim maps out the intersection of Korean and American fare in this bold and delicious debut…Old traditions lead to delicious new flavor combinations in this heartfelt collection.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On sale March 29, 2022 | Available in Hardcover and eBook 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 5, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download


Arabiyya by Reem AssilArabiyya: Recipes from the Life of an Arab in Diaspora by Reem Assil

“In this knockout debut, Assil, owner of San Francisco bakery Reem’s California, wryly and skillfully kneads a call for social awareness with an invitation to the table via “recipes for resilience” that are inspired by her Arab heritage.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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


Stepping Back from the LedgeStepping Back from the Ledge: A Daughter’s Search for Truth and Renewal by Laura Trujillo

“Trujillo, a managing editor at USA Today, reexamines the events that led to her mother’s suicide in this gorgeous and elegiac debut…In the process, she offers an aching and stunning portrait of her fallible but loving mother, a woman who “started fires in the bathroom trash,” but with whom Trujillo’s identity is inextricably entwined. This shines a humanizing light on a subject too often relegated to the shadows.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

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


Incomparable GraceIncomparable Grace: JFK in the Presidency by Mark K. Updegrove

“Updegrove doesn’t lose his way in excessive detail, penning a biography that brings JFK into living perspective for a younger generation who might know him only from their parents’ tales.”Booklist, starred review

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


Mi Cocina by Rick MartínezMi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico by Rick Martínez

“A 19-month culinary quest through Mexico results in this excellent recipe collection from erstwhile Bon Appétit editor Martínez, his debut…This intimate look at a country’s cuisine has as much spice as it does soul.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On sale May 3, 2022 | Available in Hardcover and eBook editions


Son of Elsewhere by Elamin AbdelmahmoudSon of Elsewhere: A Memoir in Pieces by Elamin Abdelmahmoud

“BuzzFeed culture writer Abdelmahmoud debuts with an enthralling meditation on the joys and challenges of coming-of-age as an immigrant…Readers will be rapt by Abdelmahmoud’s striking ability to forge a voice that’s both raw and tenacious. Hilarious and somber, introspective and rollicking, this search for self is breathtakingly original.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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


This Is Not a Book About Benedict CumberbatchThis Is Not a Book about Benedict Cumberbatch: The Joy of Loving Something—Anything—Like Your Life Depends on It by Tabitha Carvan

“A surprise midlife obsession with British actor Benedict Cumberbatch provides the occasion for musings on passion, aging, and identity in this spirited debut…”Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Quoting Brené Brown, Mary Oliver, and Gail Sheehy and referencing her own lifelong, complicated relationship with fandom, Carvan’s loving but unapologetic manifesto is one to carry proudly on your next sojourn into the melee of backstage autograph seekers.”Booklist, starred review

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On sale May 31, 2022 | Available in Trade paperback, eBook, and Audio Download editions


Musical RevolutionsMusical Revolutions: How the Sounds of the Western World Changed by Stuart Isacoff

“Musical Revolutions is enchanting and enlightening, an inspiring chronicle of the sounds that reflect the creativity, artistry, and “revolutionary spirit” of humanity.” —Booklist, starred review

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On sale June 21, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download editions


RoguesRogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks by Patrick Radden Keefe

“Many of Keefe’s subjects exemplify greed, power, and self-delusion, but he also illustrates with remarkable nuance the stigma of mental illness and the compulsion toward ethical principals, reminding us that the arc of the moral universe is long, but it does bend towards justice.”Booklist, starred review

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On sale June 28, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, Audio Download, and Large Print editions


 

AUDIO REVIEWS


cover_9780593452691The Maid by Nita Prose, Read by Lauren Ambrose

Books on Tape DN 9780593452691

“Actress Lauren Ambrose narrates with perfectly succinct diction, which is totally in character for precise Molly. She deftly conveys Molly’s frequent bewilderment and nearly complete inability to understand humor.” —Library Journal, starred review

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cover_9780525590996By Any Other Name by Lauren Kate. Read by Brittany Pressley

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“A genuine respect for and understanding of romance-novel fans floods through this audio as Lanie discovers the truth behind the Noa Callaway pseudonym. From betrayal to acceptance to positive support, Pressley conveys appreciation for the genre…The chick-lit tone, bibliophilic details, and satisfying HEA make this sublimely discussable—start the conversation with speculation about Lanie and Noa’s numbered lists.”Booklist, starred review

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