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


The Return of Faraz Ali by Aamina Ahmad

“This a nuanced, many-faceted story, fraught with complex interrelations of ethnicity, class and politics, of a man trying to unlock the secrets of his past so that he might discover who he is in the present. A first-rate literary mystery with the emphasis on literary.”—Library Journal, starred review

“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


Braking Day by Adam Oyebanji

 “This is a story of people who are their own worst enemies as groups fracture, danger ramps up, and options close in. It will appeal to fans of colony ship stories and coming-of-age tales.”—Library Journal, starred review

“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


Funny You Should Ask by Elissa Sussman

 “After writing YA novels (Drawn That Way; Stray; Burn), Sussman makes her adult fiction debut with a smart and sexy tale of second-chance love. The story thoroughly satisfies on a romantic level and packs an emotional punch with genuine characters.”—Library Journal, starred review

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


Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

 “With prose that steeps readers in this heart-wrenching story, Perkins-Valdez confronts with the atrocities that have been inflicted on those living in poverty while giving nuance and dignity to her characters along with glimmers of hope. This is an exceptional read.”—Library Journal, starred review

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


The Good Left Undone by Adriana Trigiani

 “In this engaging novel, Trigiani conveys the beauty of Italy, the hardships of war, the taste of family recipes, and the enduring love of family. For fans of Kate Quinn or Kristin Hannah.”Library Journal, starred review

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


Book Lovers by Emily Henry

 “Henry’s latest is a witty, rapidly unfolding novel set in New York’s publishing world, where literary agent Nora Stephens is known as a shark… Like Henry’s two previous runaway bestsellers, People We Meet on Vacation (2021) and Beach Read (2020), Book Lovers is poised to capture readers’ hearts and minds.” —Booklist, starred review

“Truly a book for book lovers and a romance for romance lovers, this novel will delight Henry’s fans, as well as readers of smart, sexy, and funny romances with emotional depth and storylines featuring family dynamics.”—Library Journal, starred review

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


Companion Piece by Ali Smith

 “Smith follows her award-winning Seasonal Quartet with a bristling yet tender, richly layered, brilliant, and dynamic novel of connections forged and love affirmed.”Booklist, starred review

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


When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill

 “Barnhill’s sharp and lyrical prose showcases the joys and agonies of female power in this coming-of-age/alternate history. …Readers will be moved, discomforted, and inspired by Alex’s introspective voice and experiences.”—Library Journal, starred review

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


From Bad to Cursed by Lana Harper

 “Harper (Payback’s a Witch) continues “The Witches of Thistle Grove” series strong, delivering a second installment packed with mystery, danger, lots of love-to-hate-you foreplay, family drama, and an identity crisis thrown in. Sound like a lot? It is, but still oh so fun.”—Library Journal, starred review

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


The Mutual Friend by Carter Bays

 “Bays’ debut explores a spectrum of connections (and disconnections) between a group of New

York City millennials…through a lens that is equal parts realistic and larger than life, deftly parsing through the many ways our digital lives create ripples through our real ones.” —Booklist, starred review

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


Horse by Geraldine Brooks

“From rural Kentucky to multicultural New Orleans, Brooks’ settings are pitch-perfect, and the story brings to life the important roles filled by Black horsemen in America’s past. Brooks also showcases the magnificent beauty and competitive spirit of Lexington himself.” —Booklist, starred review

“Brooks has penned a clever and richly detailed novel about how we commodify, commemorate, and quantify winning in the United States, all through the lens of horse racing. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal, starred review

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On sale June 14, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, Audio Download, and Large Print editions


Lapvona by Otessa Moshfegh

 “At once immensely alien and deeply human, Moshfegh’s latest is a brutal, inventive novel about the ways that stories and the act of storytelling shape us and articulate our world.”Library Journal, starred review

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


Love in the Time of Serial Killers by Alicia Thompson

 “Thompson’s (Psych Major Syndrome) contemporary romance delves into some heavy themes (grief, childhood trauma, trust), but balances them with comedic characters and situations…The fast-paced plot is alternately hilarious and touching, and readers won’t be able to put it down.”—Library Journal, starred review

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On sale August 16, 2022 | Available in Trade Paperback, eBook and Audio Download editions


The Housekeeper by Joy Fielding

“This is exactly the sort of story Fielding tells superbly. It’s a character-driven thriller, and she excels at creating people who exude the breath of real life. It’s a subtle story, too, relying heavily on subtext and the reader’s ability to put the clues together—again, very much in the author’s wheelhouse.” —Booklist, starred review

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On sale August 16, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook,  and Audio Download editions


 NONFICTION/POETRY


Red Carpet Hollywood: China, Hollywood, and the Global Battle for Cultural Supremacy by Erich Schwartzel

“In an industry famous for self-congratulation Schwartzel takes viewers behind the silver screen to reveal a reality where revenues trump values and artistic choices take a back seat to political pressures. A must-read for anyone influenced by media in general and film in particular. And that means all of us.”—Library Journal, starred review

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


Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head by Warsan Shire

“The commanding debut from Shire captures the loneliness of migration in crystalline language punctuated by the menace of patriarchal violence… Shire’s assured voice teems with righteous fury, tempered by rich language to create a memorable and powerful book.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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


Arrival Stories: Women Share Their Experiences of Becoming Mothers Edited by Amy Schumer and Christy Turlington Burns

 “The maternal experience is varied, “rough and beautiful” according to this intimate collection from actor Schumer and model Burns… The stories are consequential, the voices delightfully direct, and the collection’s greatest strength is in its embrace of all the mothers, whether they are single, coupled, straight, queer, or chose adoption. This anthology triumphs by making motherhood feel anything but lonely.”Publishers Weekly, starred review

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


What We Wish Were True: Reflections on Nurturing Life and Facing Death by Tallu Schuyler Quinn

“In this devastating debut memoir, food justice activist Quinn recounts life with an incurable brain cancer… The author writes movingly and candidly, and her theological reflections exude a deep pathos with the power to move readers to tears: “God is everywhere, for alone is a myth.” This exquisite memento mori will speak to those grieving a loss of any kind.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review 

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


How to Prevent the Next Pandemic by Bill Gates

 “Gates emphasizes the importance of urgency; complacency itself is a threat. Passionate but never preachy, Gates delivers an expert, well-reasoned, and robust appeal for the world to unite in averting upcoming pandemics.”Booklist, starred review

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


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

“Martínez manages to marry pragmatic, genuine, and delicious recipes with a beautiful narrative about his journey of self-discovery; will quickly become a favorite on cookbook shelves.”Library Journal, starred review

“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


His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa

“This gripping oral history offers a behind-the-scenes look at the man, his loved ones and community, and the aftermath of his horrific death… Samuels and Olorunnipa enlarge on the poster image by introducing us to people whose lives were changed by encountering Floyd: family members, friends, teachers, lovers, co-workers, and the traumatized witnesses to his murder.” —Booklist, starred review

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


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

“Much like Isacoff’s previous books, this is a sprawling narrative, intertwining history, politics, and musical biography, that’s as entertaining as it is informative. Whether readers are dedicated musicologists or casual fans, they’ll enjoy this thought-provoking dive into the history of Western music.”—Library Journal, starred review

“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 May 31, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download editions


Directed by James Burrows: Five Decades of Stories from the Legendary Director of Taxi, Cheers, Frasier, Friends, Will & Grace, and More by James Burrows and Eddy Friedfeld

“This is very much a celebratory book, an award-winning director looking back not only on his own career but also on his friendships with his colleagues and the things he learned from them. A wonderful book about the world of television, easily as valuable as Levinson and Link’s Stay Tuned (1981) and Bill Carter’s Desperate Networks (2006).” —Booklist, starred review

“In this dazzling tell-all, director Burrows takes readers on a rollicking tour through the hardworking world of sitcoms, “the best, most enduring, and most resilient form of comedy.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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


Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our

Nation by Linda Villarosa

 “Villarosa documents unending examples of social racism, inbred bias, and general neglect, but somehow remains hopeful for change, introducing individuals and programs that are making positive differences. Her thoughtful, personal account raises issues that affect all Americans.”Booklist, starred review

“An eye-opening, heartbreaking study of the racism deeply embedded in U.S. medicine and society; critical for any reader interested in racism’s effects on quality of life. “—Library Journal, starred review

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On sale June 14, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook and Audio Download editions


STARRED AUDIOBOOK REVIEWS


Recitatif By Toni Morrison. Read by Zadie Smith and Bahni Turpin

“Turpin showcases her prodigious range, seamlessly convincing as young girls, young women, married mothers, and angry activists. After personal contemplations, to then return to the beginning to have Smith share her elucidations should be revelatory.”Booklist, starred review

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I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys. Read by Edoardo Ballerini and Ruta Sepetys

“From the manipulative guard to the small children in prison, Ballerini manages to distinguish all the characters, major and mentioned, giving full due to all. Audiences are guaranteed a remarkable performance of an already tremendous book.”Booklist, starred review

 Listening Library DN 9780593502297

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The Accomplice by Lisa Lutz. Read by Lisa Flanagan

 “With Lutz’s plot twists and turns and Flanagan’s masterful reading, this audiobook puzzler is highly recommended for mystery fans.”Library Journal, starred review

Books on Tape DN 9780593149409

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To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara. Read by Edoardo Ballerini, Catherine Ho, BD Wong, Feodor Chin & Kurt Kanazawa

“Kurt Kanazawa, and Feodor Chin’s narrations are sensitively delivered and collectively bring out the characters’ melancholy and yearning. And the final set of stories, narrated by Catherine Ho and BD Wong, is exquisite, channeling the hesitant but deeply emotional Charlie and her tender, mournful grandfather.”Library Journal, starred review

Books on Tape DN 9780593507582

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