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 Garden of Broken Things by Francesca Momplaisir

“Superlative in her ability to portray the interior lives of mothers and their 24/7 litany of self-recrimination, Momplaisir also tackles themes of racism, immigration, and the lasting effects of colonialism. A notable achievement.”—Library Journal, starred review

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


Her Majesty’s Royal Coven by Juno Dawson

“Dawson, in an impressive flex, uses the rules of the fantasy genre to make a statement about people of color and LGBTQ individuals and how organizations can exclude and ignore them… Readers who enjoy witches and watching change ripple through a culture will enjoy this series.” —Booklist, starred review

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


Walk the Vanished Earth by Erin Swan

“Swan’s ambitious debut spans two centuries, following one family over generations as Earth undergoes massive, catastrophic climate change…Grand in scope and jumping around in time, Swan’s first novel offers a unique multigenerational saga against the backdrop of our changing planet.”—Booklist, starred review

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


Cold Fear by Brandon Webb and John David Mann

“This superlative sequel to 2021’s Steel Fear from bestsellers Webb and Mann takes former Navy SEAL Finn to Iceland…This complex, suspenseful thriller proves that the authors’ collaborative fiction debut was no fluke.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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


Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley

“Undeniably bleak but littered with small beauties and a powerful discourse on the dehumanizing effects policing can have on marginalized communities, bodies, and minds (and especially on Black women). Mottley’s novel understands that sometimes a happy ending just means surviving.” —Library Journal, starred review

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


The Beach Trap by Ali Brady

“From the deft manner in which the authors shift the narrative between their two protagonists to the dual romances that unfold with just the right dash of snarky wit and sexy sizzle, readers will find The Beach Trap to be an absolute delight.”—Booklist, starred review

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


Lucie Yi Is Not a Romantic by Lauren Ho

“Frank talk about monthly cycles, IVF, money, and personal values are part of an unconventional co-parenting agreement in Malaysian author Ho’s sensitive portrayal of two people who long to be parents but are not able to follow the usual route of love and children with a committed partner.”—Booklist, starred review

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


NONFICTION


Phasers on Stun! How the Making (and Remaking) of Star Trek Changed the World by Ryan Britt

“While Britt’s insightful and entertaining history may not take fans where no one has gone before (considering there have been decades of books written about the expansive Star Trek franchise), he still offers a fun ride that few fans will be able to resist.Library Journal, starred review

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


One Person, One Vote: A Surprising History of Gerrymandering in America by Nick Seabrook

“Seabrook’s (Drawing the Lines: Constraints on Gerrymandering in US Politics) excellent and cogent account of election boundary manipulation proves that political power knows few bounds and explains gerrymandering’s history and effects and ways to combat it.”—Library Journal, starred review

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


Pig Years by Ellyn Gaydos

“An ode to pig farming that waxes poetic in its simple majesty; readers will revel in the beautiful imagery and lyricism of this tribute to farm life in Vermont and upstate New York.” —Library Journal, starred review

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


Cabin Fever: The Harrowing Journey of a Cruise Ship at the Dawn of a Pandemic by Michael Smith and Jonathan Franklin

“A harrowing thriller that brings the wide-ranging impacts of the COVID pandemic into the microcosmic enclosed world of a cruise ship.”—Library Journal, starred review

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


Hollywood Ending: Harvey Weinstein and the Culture of Silence by Ken Auletta

“Auletta is keenly sensitive here to the “long half-life of trauma” these many women experienced, yet also unsparingly graphic in detailing how Weinstein would entrap his victims, often in his hotel rooms, enabled by a host of individuals and forces that allowed such monstrous behavior to continue unchallenged for so long. A definitive, unblinking account of a tragic chapter in American movie history.”—Booklist, starred review

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


All Down Darkness Wide by Seán Hewitt

“Hewitt writes about a multiplicity of subjects, often in an introspective manner, but the chief focus is on his relationship with a young Swedish man named Elias…In flashbacks and flash forwards, Hewitt also writes insightfully and movingly about his coming of age as a gay man who often seems to display a deep-seated, internalized homophobia; he longs to be normal. Happily, his book is anything but normal; it is extraordinary and simply unforgettable. Bravo!”—Booklist, starred review

 

“What can’t be conveyed in a short review is how poetic the writing is. This book bears reading twice it is so beautiful…Readers seeking an elegant, profound memoir will find none better than this. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal, starred review

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


The Neuroscience of You: How Every Brain Is Different and How to Understand Yours by Chantel Prat

“Cognitive neuroscientist Prat (psychology, neuroscience, and linguistics, Univ. of Washington) wants to help readers understand their brain—how it learns, remembers, and does some of the things it does people don’t always like (such as having a word or name on the tip of your tongue)…A highly readable, entertaining, and authoritative book. Recommended for all non-specialists interested in how the brain works.Library Journal, starred review

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On sale August 2, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook,  and Audio Download editions


AUDIO

All About Me! My Remarkable Life in Show Business by Mel Brooks; Read by the author

“A comedy legend shares tales of making his classic movies, celebrity encounters, and some of his funniest material. This is a masterclass in comedy not to be missed.”—Library Journal, starred review

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I Was Better Last Night by Harvey Fierstein; Read by the author

“The only thing better than reading Fierstein’s memoir is listening to him read it. Yes, the four-time Tony Award–winning actor and playwright speaks with his trademark gravelly rasp, but it’s an endearing and expressive growl. And no one delivers sardonic one-liners like he can… He also deals candidly with his alcoholism and a past suicide attempt. At the end of this 12.5-hour unabridged reading, listeners will clamor for more.”—Library Journal, starred review

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