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FICTION


Alias Emma by Ava Glass

“Nonstop . . . superbly choreographed . . . a great thriller, but this one also gives us a superb, multidimensional protagonist whom readers will be eager to follow anywhere.”Booklist, 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 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

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

 


Be the Serpent by Seanan McGuire

“The latest reveals from the ever-expanding history of McGuire’s world still hold surprises, while previous plot threads are closed off to prepare for the latest cliff-hanger. This action-filled urban fantasy series shows no signs of slowing down.” —Library Journal, starred review

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 On sale August 30, 2022 | Available in Hardcover and eBook editions

 


Best of Friends by Kamila Shamsie

“Shamsie is superb at interweaving personal dilemmas and political realities in ways that enhance the depictions of both. Her continually surprising story, in which repercussions have further repercussions, vibrates with contemporary concerns, from social media privacy to immigration.” —Booklist, starred review

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 On sale September 27, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook and Audio Download editions

 


Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

“Carrie is a driven athlete with little to no life outside of tennis. Even non-tennis-playing readers will root hard for her to win, then cheer even harder for her to discover who she is without the sport.” —Library Journal, starred review

“It’s another triumph for best-selling author Reid, and her growing number of fans will be thrilled to see cameo appearances from characters from her earlier books.”Booklist, starred review

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On sale August 30, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, Audio Download, CD, and Large Print editions

 


Daphne by Josh Malerman

Malerman, whose first published novel, 2014’s Bird Box, immediately established him as a horror voice to be reckoned with, outdoes himself here. A palpable feeling of evil permeates the book; like Kit, we are in a constant state of unease, wondering what is about to happen and whether Daphne really has returned, all these years later, to wreak havoc on the community. Genius at work.” —Booklist, starred review

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

 


The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia

“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

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

 


A Death in Door County by Annelise Ryan

“Full of fascinating history and lore, as well as the underwater geography of these fearsome waterways, this new mystery from “Mattie Winston” series author Ryan is a tour de force featuring a plucky and imminently likable sleuth.” —Library Journal, starred review

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

 


Drunk on Love by Jasmine Guillory

“Guillory’s (By the Book) latest, imbued with her signature heat, wit, and scene-stealing secondary characters, is sure to be popular.” —Library Journal, starred review

“Best-selling romance writer Guillory (By the Book, 2022), a book contributor on the Today show, sets her entrancing new novel among the verdant vineyards of Napa Valley and inside the wine business.” —Booklist, starred review

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

 


The Furrows by Namwali Serpell

“Serpell shatters comfortable ideas about grief and melds Cassandra’s glittering narrative shards into a searching, unforgettable story. It’s a considerable shift from the huge canvas of her previous work, and no less captivating.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On sale September 27, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook and Audio Download editions

 


The Golden Enclaves by Naomi Novik

“Novik dazzles in her brilliant and compulsively readable final Scholomance fantasy, which picks up immediately after the events of The Last Graduate.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Novik continues to expand the foundational magical system and world in surprising ways, providing fast, exciting action and heart-wrenching emotional arcs for El.” —Library Journal, starred review

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On sale September 27, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook and Audio Download editions

 


House of Hunger by Alexis Henderson

“Henderson (The Year of the Witching, 2020) has put a completely new spin on a vampire novel…The large, mysterious house, images of bloodletting, and Marion’s new, strange surroundings create an atmospheric read. A great book for fans of Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Mexican Gothic (2020) and Sarah Waters.” —Booklist, starred review

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On sale September 27, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook and Audio Download editions

 


Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn

“Fans of Raybourn’s “Veronica Speedwell” historical mysteries will enjoy this well-plotted story, and a thriller featuring four skilled, well-trained women is a treat in a male-dominated genre. A fast-paced, explosive, fun novel, reminiscent of the 2010 movie RED.” —Library Journal, starred review

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

 


Lessons by Ian McEwan

“McEwan is reflecting on his life; like Julian Barnes’ The Only Story (2018) and Jonathan Franzen’s ambitious tomes, this is a tale focused on a few characters that reveals much about the way the world has changed in McEwan’s lifetime. It is a rapturously enjoyable journey and one that demonstrates why McEwan is still one of the most engaging writers around.” —Booklist, starred review

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

 


Liberation Day by George Saunders

“Saunders is also caustically funny, mischievously romantic, and profoundly compassionate, and each of these flawless fables inspires reflection on the fragility of freedom and the valor of the human spirit.” —Booklist, starred review

“The nine pieces here are smart and funny, speculative yet at the same time written on a human scale, narratives full of love and loss and longing and the necessity of trying to connect.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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 On sale September 27, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook and Audio Download editions

 


Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan

“Best-selling Picoult and Boylan team up for this timely, gripping story about a teen accused of murdering his girlfriend…This timely and absorbing read will make readers glad these two powerful writers decided to collaborate.” —Booklist, starred review

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On sale September 27, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook and Audio Download editions

 


Mademoiselle Revolution by Zoe Sivak

“A richly imagined work of historical women’s fiction incorporating themes of diversity and equality very relevant today, this thrilling debut will give book clubs much to discuss.”—Library Journal, starred review

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

 


Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng

“Ng’s beautiful yet chilling tale will resonate with readers who enjoyed Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Jessamine Chan’s more recent School for Good Mothers. As with her previous novels, her storytelling will not disappoint.”—Library Journal, starred review

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

 


The Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty

“Gunty’s first novel is a weirdly absorbing read that captures the heart and soul of a Rust Belt town…Each character is plagued by loneliness, secrets, and unfulfilled aspirations that the novel reveals through masterly prose and imaginative depictions.” Booklist, starred review

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

 


Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson

“Atkinson’s palpable fondness for her characters helps her to imbue even the most minor of them with texture and depth, and she brings the same attention to detail to her portrait of the highs and lows of Jazz Age London. Another triumph from one of our finest novelists.” —Booklist, starred review

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On sale September 27, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, Audio Download, CD, and Large Print editions

 


The Singularities by John Banville

“Banville’s poetical fiction explores the implications of the theory of singularity through the human perception of memory, loss, and guilt, even as he slyly braids together characters and themes from his past novels into a meta-narrative about the haunting implications of parallel universes.” —Library Journal, starred review

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On sale October 25, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download editions

 


A Song of Comfortable Chairs by Alexander McCall Smith

“McCall Smith choreographs an ingenious “trickster tricked” plot here, centered on a swarm of cutthroat businesspeople and one surly teenager…Another delight from the prolific McCall Smith.” Booklist, starred review

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

 


Station Eternity by Mur Lafferty

“Lafferty (Hugo-nominated for Six Wakes) creates a clever and suspenseful sci-fi mystery, with intriguing characters and attentive worldbuilding.” —Library Journal, starred review

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On sale October 4, 2022 | Available in Trade paperback, eBook, and Audio Download editions

 


Such Sharp Teeth by Rachel Harrison

“Any library looking to acquire a gut punch of a horror novel that will appeal to a broad audience would do well to add this to their collection. It will also appeal to fans of Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones and Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado.” —Library Journal, starred review

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

 


Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm by Laura Warrell

“Jazz, Circus reminds us, “sweetens the soul,” and so it is in this remarkably assured, unforgettable debut.” —Booklist, starred review

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On sale September 27, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook and Audio Download editions

 


Thistlefoot by GennaRose Nethercott

“Replete with beautiful metaphors and lyrical prose, poet and folklorist Nethercott’s (The Lumberjack’s Dove) debut novel deploys her poetic storytelling powers to spotlight the struggle against oppression. This modern-day fairy tale will ignite greater understanding of an individual’s ability to incite change with the stories they tell.”— Library Journal, starred review

In some chapters, the wise, cynical Thistlefoot speaks to the reader directly, recalling its history with Baba Yaga, the witch from Slavic folklore, as well as chilling anecdotes of Jewish persecution in early twentieth-century Russia (now Ukraine). This fable about fables reminds us of the staying power of stories, even as they evolve or contradict themselves over time.” —Booklist, starred review

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

 


Unleashed by Cai Emmons

“In this poignant novel, Emmons reveals how people react under high levels of stress, capturing the reader’s imagination as she moves in an unexpected direction. Excellent for book discussion groups.” —Library Journal, starred review

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

 


When We Were Sisters by Fatimah Asghar

“Sisterhood is the power that gets three young Muslim American girls through a neglected childhood in this debut novel.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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On sale October 18, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook and Audio Download editions

 


Where We End & Begin by Jane Igharo

“With storylines that explore family trauma and immigration struggles, this deeply emotional and epic romance from Igharo (The Sweetest Remedy) will appeal to readers who enjoy the second chance trope, along with fans of Bolu Babalola and Alyssa Cole.” —Library Journal, starred review

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On sale September 27, 2022 | Available in Trade paperback, eBook, and Audio Download editions

 


The Witch and the Tsar by Olesya Salnikova Gilmore

“Gilmore’s immersive prose steeps readers in this wonderfully epic folktale fantasy full of magic and myth.” —Library Journal, starred review

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

 


NONFICTION


And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle by Jon Meacham

“While there are countless books on Lincoln, one of the most studied and written-about figures in history, Meacham’s latest will undoubtedly become one of the most widely read and consulted.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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On sale October 25, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, Audio Download, CD, and Large Print editions

 


Bad Sex: Truth, Pleasure, and an Unfinished Revolution by Nona Willis Aronowitz

“Aronowitz’ endearing commitment to journal keeping offers readers exactly what she was thinking and feeling while navigating nonmonogamy, hot affairs, divorce, casual sex, betrayal, grief, and existential disbelief, often all at once, over the last decade. This genuine and generous emotional offering is sure to make readers feel seen and heard, too.” —Booklist, starred review

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

 


The Black Period: On Personhood, Race, and Origin by Hafizah Augustus Geter

“In this elegiac text, a Nigerian American poet pays homage to her family while considering Black origin stories…A resonant collage of memories, soulfulness, and elective, electrifying solidarity.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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

 


Deer Creek Drive: A Reckoning of Memory and Murder in the Mississippi Delta by Beverly Lowry

“Lowry (Who Killed These Girls?) delves into the murder of society matron Idella Thompson, the sensational trial, and the Mississippi Delta in this powerful book… This book will appeal to readers interested in Delta history and is a great addition to any true crime fan’s bookshelf.” —Library Journal, starred review

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

 


How to Read Now by Elaine Castillo

“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

 


Morgenthau: Power, Privilege, and the Rise of an American Dynasty by Andrew Meier

“A Jewish family climbs the heights of American statesmanship in this sweeping group biography… It’s also a vivid panorama of the New York that made the Morgenthaus: Robert’s career furnishes a string of true crime stories, including the notorious “Central Park jogger” rape case, that illustrate the city’s racial tensions, mob corruption, and white-collar thievery.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Journalist and biographer Meier draws on hundreds of hours of interviews and prodigious archival research to craft an absorbing narrative following four generations of one of America’s most prominent families.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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On sale October 11, 2022 | Available in Hardcover and eBook editions


Poukahangatus by Tayi Tibble

“Luscious, widely praised debut . . . Like the stylistic lovechild of Rupi Kaur and Teresia Teaiwa, Tibble is a poet of effervescent verve and great promise.” Booklist, starred review

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

 


Solito by Javier Zamora

“The harrowing journey of a 9-year-old Salvadoran boy through Guatemala and Mexico to rejoin his parents in the U.S…Beautifully wrought work that renders the migrant experience into a vivid, immediately accessible portrayal.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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

 


Stay True by Hua Hsu

“In every luminously re-readable, every-way-wending sentence, [Hsu’s] writing astonishes. On the shaky formation of the self, it is unself-conscious; on the incredible youthful desire to make oneself known, it is knowing. Exploring identity, authenticity, and nostalgia as concepts and as feelings, this is an absolute stunner.” —Booklist, starred review

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On sale September 27, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook and Audio Download editions

 


Tanya Holland’s California Soul: Recipes from a Culinary Journey West [A Cookbook] by Tanya Holland; Foreword by Alice Walker

“Innovation and originality run through the entire volume, whether that means savory zucchini and scallion waffles or a tour of an educational urban microfarm…The mix of personality, regional flavors, and history make for a winning combination.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On sale October 25, 2022 | Available in Hardcover and eBook editions


A Visible Man by Edward Enninful

“In his not-to-be-missed memoir, Ghanaian British stylist Enninful charts a determined path to his current dual role as editor-in-chief of British Vogue and European editorial director for Condé Nast.” —Booklist, starred review

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On sale September 6, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, 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…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.” —Booklist, starred review

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I Was a Rat! by Philip Pullman; Read by Robert Glenister

“Pullman’s 1999 fairy-tale-adjacent, murine fable begets a delightful audio adaptation, gloriously dramatized by British actor Robert Glenister, who effortlessly showcases a dazzlingly vast cast…Even as he brilliantly exposes society’s ills, “His Dark Materials”–mastermind Pullman effortlessly entertains; Glenister keeps readers thoroughly enchanted throughout.”—School Library Journal, starred review

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Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting by Clare Pooley; Read by Clare Corbett

“British narrator Clare Corbett enchants listeners with Clare Pooley’s quick wit and charm in a warm story about strangers on a commuter train who are brought together by an accident…A perfect summer listen.” —Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

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Joan: A Novel of Joan of Arc by Katherine J. Chen; Read by Hannah Morrish

“Hannah Morrish’s staggering performance as Joan enhances Chen’s wonderful novel…Morrish is English, not French, but it doesn’t matter a whit; her mastery of expressing class and emotion is stunning.” —Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

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Kapaemahu by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean ­Hamer & Joe Wilson; Read by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu

“A solemn drumbeat welcomes listeners to discover the Kapaemahu, four ancient Tahitian healers of Hawaii. Neither male nor female, “they were mahu—a mixture of both in mind, heart, and spirit.” …Native Hawaiian ­Wong-Kalu, who is also mahu, reverently embodies the bilingual text, fluently narrating between Olelo Niihau and English over a richly enhancing background soundtrack.” —School Library Journal, starred review

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Redwood and Wildfire by Andrea Hairston; Read by January LaVoy

“January LaVoy turns her skills to the story of the strange relationship between a Black teenager with unreliable mystical abilities named Redwood and a well-meaning Indian–Irishman named Aiden. Together, they explore minstrel shows and theaters in the early 1900s… LaVoy’s skill with the accent of a Southern “swamp dweller” is compelling and adds to the tension that runs through the novel.”—Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

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The Verifiers by Jane Pek; Read by Eunice Wong

“Eunice Wong performs this rightly praised debut novel with appropriate intensity and delicate humor; she is perfectly matched to the dry wit of Pek’s writing and her utterly charming heroine, Claudia Lin…Detective story, rom-com, and funny but piquant family drama all at once, this audiobook is a find and a delight.” —Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

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