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


Alias Emma by Ava Glass

“Glass (the pseudonym for an already internationally best-selling novelist) introduces Emma Makepeace, a new-era British spy whose quintessentially English alias facilitates blending into London,  the most surveilled city in Europe. Perfect for a single-sitting read, Glass’s thriller (the first in a planned series) is an adrenaline-fueled tour of clandestine London.” —Library Journal, starred review

“Superb . . . Intense, cinematic action propels this terrific old-fashioned thriller neatly brought up to date. Glass is off to an impressive start.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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


All This Could Be Different by Sarah Thankam Mathews

“Sneha, narrator of Mathews’ polished debut, just graduated college and landed in Milwaukee, “a rusted city where I had nobody, parents two oceans away.”…Sneha is a magnetic teller of her tale of finding love, growing up, and summoning the power to change—and choose—her life. Kindred to Brandon Taylor’s stellar Real Life (2020), this novel burrows deep.” —Booklist, starred review

“…beautifully written, lusciously felt, and marvelously envisioned. Resplendent with intelligence, wit, and feeling.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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


The Belle of Belgrave Square by Mimi Matthews

“Julia Wychwood’s social anxiety makes any London event terrifying, so she rides her horse and reads novels to escape high society’s judgmental gaze. Captain Jasper Blunt is a Crimean war hero with an infamous reputation for his illegitimate children and brutish behavior…Matthews’s second installment in the “Belles of London” series (following The Siren of Sussex) combines deception, risk, and a resourceful heroine to create an intoxicating, suspenseful romance.” —Library Journal, starred review

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On sale October 11, 2022 | Available in Paperback, eBook,  and Audio Download editions


The Force of Such Beauty by Barbara Bourland

“Princess Caroline of Lucomo opens her tale with a sprint, attempting flight from the jeweled confines of the Talon, as her tiny country’s palace is known, before explaining she was once, actually, the world’s fastest woman…a domestic drama, sparkling fairy tale, cautionary fable, and suspenseful mystery all laced into one.” —Booklist, starred review

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


The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia

“Inspired by H.G. Wells’s The Island of Doctor Moreau, Moreno-Garcia’s (Velvet Was the Night) new novel takes place in 1870s Yucatán, Mexico,…This is historical science fiction at its best: a dreamy reimagining of a classic story with vivid descriptions of lush jungles and feminist themes. Some light romance threads through the heavier ethical questions concerning humanity.”—Library Journal, starred review

“This wholly new novel paints a vivid picture that is as alluring as it is unsettling, filled with action, romance, and monsters. Readers will fall into this tale immediately, enchanted.”Booklist, starred review

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On sale July 19, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook,  Large Print, and Audio Download editions


Kaleidoscope by Cecily Wong

“True to its title, Wong’s overarching account of one family’s business is told with beautiful imagery but reveals individual pieces that show how things are not what they appear to be. This story of people, culture, and lifestyles will be appreciated by readers who enjoy novels involving families and their secrets, like Celeste Ng’s Something I Never Told You and Jean Kwok’s Searching for Sylvie Lee.”Library Journal, starred review

“The author balances her characters’ palpable emotions with whip-smart commentary on cultural commodification…. It’s a smash.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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


Kit McBride Gets a Wife by Amy Barry

“It is 1886 in the wilderness of Bucks’ Creek, Montana, and 14-year-old Junebug has had enough of cooking, cleaning, and caring for four messy older brothers. She arrives at the perfect solution: a want ad for a wife for her most agreeable brother, Kit…Junebug is both loquacious and endearing, and the McBride clan is full of unmarried strapping mountain men just begging to be snared.” —Library Journal, starred review

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On sale August 23, 2022 | Available in Paperback, eBook,  and Audio Download editions


The Last White Man by Mohsin Hamid

“Hamid’s latest is yet another imaginative pivot for the formally adventurous author, revisiting the magical realist texture of Exit West but with a more overtly parable quality…A provocative and welcomingly unpredictable work, taking readers to deeply humane places and through moving considerations that similar works rarely visit.” —Library Journal, starred review

“A brilliantly realized allegory of racial transformation. . . . Hamid’s story is poignant and pointed, speaking to a more equitable future in which widespread change, though confusing and dislocating in the moment, can serve to erase the divisions of old as they fade away with the passing years. A provocative tale that raises questions of racial and social justice at every turn.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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


Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout

Loneliness, grief, longing, and loss pervade intertwined family stories as Lucy and William attempt to create new friendships in an initially hostile town. What emerges is a prime testament to the characters’ resilience. With Lucy Barton, Strout continues to draw from a deep well.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On sale September 20, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook,  CD, and Audio Download editions


The Making of Her by Bernadette Jiwa

“Debut novelist Jiwa explores family dynamics from the women’s perspectives, with Joan’s viewpoint being the most informative and endearing as she deals with the limited options available to her. Memorable insights are quotable, and the ending is satisfyingly true to the ups and downs experienced by Joan’s extended family. Fans of Maeve Binchey, Cathy Kelly, or Adriana Trigiani may find a new favorite author here.Booklist, starred review

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On sale August 9, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook,  and Audio Download editions


Mother of Strangers by Suad Amiry

“In her first novel, architect and memoirist Amiry keenly evokes the tension and anxiety of an occupation, during which no one quite knows what the rules are. As Jaffa falls to the Israelis, the focus shifts to Shams. Separated from her parents in a crowd of panicked refugees, she shepherds her two younger sisters to safety… A powerful story of love, loss, and the destruction of a nation.” —Booklist, starred review

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


The Other Guest by Helen Cooper

“Brilliantly characterized, boldly plotted, and boasting an ending that readers will think they have figured out only to have everything turned around. The perfect vacation thriller.”—Booklist, starred review

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On sale July 26, 2022 | Available in Paperback, eBook,  and Audio Download editions


Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng

“Ng creates an exquisite story of unbreakable family bonds, lifesaving storytelling (and seemingly omniscient librarians!), brilliantly subversive art, and accidentally transformative activism. As lyrical as it is chilling, as astonishing as it is empathic, Our Missing Hearts arguably achieves literary perfection.”—Booklist, starred review

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On sale October 4, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook,  Large Print, CD and Audio Download editions


Remember Love by Mary Balogh

“Using the societal microcosm of a small British village and family estate, Balogh gracefully  gifts readers with a rich, vibrant cast of characters that includes two beautifully nuanced protagonists whose slow-burn second chance at romance is handled with quietly restrained brilliance.” —Booklist, starred review

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


The Swell by Allie Reynolds

“This fast-paced, suspenseful thriller with undertones of Survivor contrasts an idyllic landscape with its savage inhabitants. Reynolds explores themes of xenophobia, power, intimidation, and treacherous obsessions. In a place where “Fear is fuel, and panic is lethal,” the twists and turns keep readers guessing until the end.” —Booklist, starred review

“The author of Shiver moves from the mountains to the beach as a passionate surfer finds herself caught in a deadly adventure. An exhilarating, adrenaline-filled tale of surfing and rock scrambling.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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


To Kill a Troubadour by Martin Walker

“Les Troubadours is set to perform at an outdoor concert in St. Denis, with Bruno the point man on the ground for the French and Spanish governments, Walker is brilliant at conveying the harrowing logistics involved in figuring out when, where, and how the extremists may strike. Suspense carries to the last in this extremely well-crafted mystery that can be enjoyed by both fans and readers who are new to the series.” —Booklist, starred review

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On sale August 9, 2022 | Available in Hardcover and eBook editions


Tomorrow and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

“Zevin creates beautifully flawed characters often caught between the real and gaming worlds, which are cleverly juxtaposed to highlight their similarities and differences. Both readers of love stories and gamers will enjoy. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal, starred review

“Zevin… returns with an exhilarating epic of friendship, grief, and computer game development…. Zevin layers the narrative with her characters’ wrenching emotional wounds as their relationships wax and wane… Even more impressive are the visionary and transgressive games… This is a one-of-a-kind achievement.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Riveting… Zevin has written the book she was born to write, a love letter to every aspect of gaming…Zevin’s delight in her characters, their qualities, and their projects sprinkles a layer of fairy dust over the whole enterprise…Sure to enchant even those who have never played a video game in their lives, with instant cult status for those who have.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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


The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna

“Mika Moon lives a very lonely life most of the time. Orphaned at a young age, Mika was raised by a series of nannies and tutors. Other than infrequent meetings with her fellow witches, Mika doesn’t get to share her love of magic with others, so she starts a YouTube channel where she plays a fake witch…Mandanna’s (Kiki Kallira Conquers a Curse) first adult novel is a positively adorable romantic fantasy and a must-buy for all public libraries.”—Library Journal, starred review

“Mandanna crafts a cast of winningly quirky characters, each with their own part to play in Mika’s path to belonging… This charming romantic fantasy is a gem.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On sale August 23, 2022 | Available in Paperback, eBook,  and Audio Download editions


NONFICTION


Becoming FDR: The Personal Crisis That Made a President by Jonathan Darman

“Franklin Roosevelt’s struggle with paralysis made him a great president, according to this searching biographical study …this insightful portrait convincingly grounds Roosevelt’s public achievements in painful private experience. Readers will be riveted.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On sale September 6, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook,  and Audio Download editions


The Church of Baseball: The Making of Bull Durham: Home Runs, Bad Calls, Crazy Fights, Big Swings, and a Hit by Ron Shelton

“This book on the classic, irreverent 1988 baseball film Bull Durham reflects the perspective of one man: Shelton, the film’s writer, director, and one-time minor-league infielder…Told purely from the creator’s perspective, this book is a lively, witty master class in screenwriting and film direction, much in the cheeky spirit of Bull Durham.”—Library Journal, starred review

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


The Fishermen and the Dragon: Fear, Greed, and a Fight for Justice on the Gulf Coast by Kirk Wallace Johnson

The Fisherman and the Dragon is a sprawling historical narrative with sobering connections to our current moment. Book clubs interested in nonfiction selections will find much to work with here.” —Booklist, starred review

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On sale August 9, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook,  and Audio Download editions


How to Read Now by Elaine Castillo

“Drawing on her experiences as the Filipinx author of the novel America is Not the Heart (2018), Castillo takes a fresh and rigorous approach not only to how we read books but how we read the world…From reading Jane Austen to the fear and hatred fueling book challenges, Castillo’s investigations are incisive, reorienting, sometimes funny, and truly revolutionary.” —Booklist, starred review

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


I’m Not Broken: A Memoir by Jesse Leon

“Leon is an abuse survivor and has written a powerful and heartbreaking coming-of-age memoir. Born to working-class, Mexican immigrants in San Diego, Leon’s childhood was severely interrupted when he was raped by a shopkeeper at the age of 11…Leon’s difficult and emotional journey from childhood to Harvard graduate is filled with overcoming obstacles such as poverty, racism, drug and alcohol addiction, and sexual abuse…The inspirational ending gives readers hope when Leon uses his self-will and determination to change and accept the love from those around him.” —Library Journal, starred review

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On sale August 23, 2022 | Available in Paperback, eBook,  and Audio Download editions


The Man Who Could Move Clouds by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

“After her celebrated debut novel, Fruit of the Drunken Tree (2018), Rojas Contreras returns with a spellbinding memoir that brings her extended family’s ancestral magic into the present day. At the center is her grandfather, Nono, a Colombian curandero. Rojas Contreras adroitly deepens her fascinating family stories by placing them within resonant historical, cultural, and linguistic contexts.” —Booklist, starred review

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


The Mediterranean Dish by Suzy Karadsheh

“Eat with the seasons. Use mostly whole foods. And, above all else, share!” enjoins food blogger Karadsheh in her vibrant debut, a generous trove of go-to recipes steeped in the Mediterranean’s diverse culinary traditions.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On sale September 13, 2022 | Available in Hardcover and eBook editions


The Storm Is Here: An American Crucible by Luke Mogelson

“Mogelson’s fine reporting is multifaceted, including profiles of principal and supporting figures from all sides, a clear narrative of how this battle has played out, and, most impressively, perilous at-the-scene reporting, including a dazzling account of the January 6 riot from inside the Capitol itself.” —Booklist, starred review

“A crucial account . . . Mogelson recounts the chaos in consistently striking, memorable detail. Essential for understanding the right-wing rage that boils across America.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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On sale September 13, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook,  and Audio Download editions


Teaching White Supremacy: America’s Democratic Ordeal and the Forging of Our National Identity by Donald Yacovone

“Amid the current culture war with its battles over public school boards, curricula, and libraries, this accessible, thoroughly documented, and well-reasoned work is essential reading for all interested in truly understanding America’s past and the systemic distortions to repress and restrict the historical narrative with an insidious ideology.” —Library Journal, starred review

“Outstanding.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Monumental . . . expansive and eye-opening . . . This troubling and powerful history is essential reading.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On sale September 13, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook,  and Audio Download editions


Sinkable: Obsession, the Deep Sea, and the Shipwreck of the Titanic by Daniel Stone

“Stone’s mastery of his subject and his novel approach to this so-often-told tale will compel even readers who think they already know too much about the Titanic to take a plunge into this fresh narrative.” —Booklist, starred review

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



Woman Without Shame: Poems by Sandra Cisneros

“Nearly three decades have passed since the award-winning Cisneros’s previous collection (Loose Woman), and what a joy to immerse oneself in the richness of those years!…Woven with perspective, melded by dual languages and countries, attuned to sense and place, this generously alive collection–sin censura ni vergüenza–will delight both devoted fans and those who may not often read poetry.”—Library Journal, starred review

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On sale September 13, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook,  and Audio Download editions


The World’s Worst Assistant by Sona Movsesian

“In this career memoir, Movsesian (the long-time assistant to comedian Conan O’Brien, and co-host of his podcast Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend) wonders, “Am I the World’s Worst Assistant because I’m terrible at my job, or do I hold that title because I chose to reject every preconceived notion of what it means to be someone’s assistant?” … But Movsesian truly shines when she discusses her Armenian heritage, her dating life, and winning a college national speech championship.”—Library Journal, starred review

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On sale July 19, 2022 | Available in Paperback, eBook,  and Audio Download editions


Audiobooks


Book Lovers by Emily Henry; Read by Julia Whelan

“The dialogue is laugh-out-loud funny, and reader Whelan gives it all the sass and sparks that it deserves for the two confirmed city people used to controlling their environment. Their attraction is undeniable, and the scenes are increasingly steamy. Whelan is a pro voicing Charlie’s low, raspy voice and Nora’s sarcasm. Interchanges are brisk, and Whelan makes the whole experience a joyful, sexy romp. Give this to Henry’s fans, fellow book lovers, and anyone who is looking for a summer romcom.”— Booklist, starred review

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Such Big Dreams by Reema Patel: Read by Lavanya Gandhi

“Novelist Patel and narrator Gandhi prove ideally paired, symbiotically making their debuts. Patel, a Toronto lawyer with experience in Mumbai’s human-rights legal sector, draws on her experiences to create Rakhi, a 23-year-old office assistant at Justice for All…Gandhi’s impressive adaptability turns a good story into an engrossing performance… She deftly distinguishes each member of the sizable supporting cast, from the self-serving Bollywood start to the disgruntled Dutch interns and from Rakhi’s childhood best friend to so many others. The result is cinematic entertainment indeed.”— Booklist, starred review

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Trust by Hernan Diaz; Read by Edoardo Ballerini and others

“This book is about money. About the glamour and ease money can provide, and about the power and prestige money can buy—the miseries it can hide away. And this book is about the rich man’s ability to purchase the narrative…And of particular significance on audio, this book is about point of view…It is therefore fitting that the audio be performed by four of the most persuasive and perfectly cast voices working today: Edoardo Ballerini, Jonathan Davis, Mozhan Marnó, and Orlagh Cassidy. Each narrator presents a version of the story and we, the audience, slowly build a full picture of a man.”— Booklist, starred review

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