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


Lucy By the Sea by Elizabeth Strout

“Once again, Strout’s irrepressible heroine is as candid and self-aware as ever, her memories, regrets, and desires heightened by whatever improbable situation is at hand. In her certainty and delicacy, Strout has created the perfect pandemic novel, which is a strange sentiment, but true nonetheless.” —Booklist, starred review

“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 Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell

“Following the critically acclaimed Hamnet (2020), O’Farrell creates another mesmerizing portrait of a Renaissance-era woman whose life is shrouded in mystery…The leitmotif of “underpainting,” hiding truths beneath the surface, echoes throughout this poetically written, multilayered novel.” —Booklist, starred review

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


Signal Fires by Dani Shapiro

“Shapiro delivers keen perceptions about family dynamics via fictional characters that exude a rare combination of substance and delicacy. Stunning in depth and breadth, this luminous examination of loss and acceptance, furtiveness and reliability, abandonment and friendship ultimately blazes with profound revelations.”—Booklist, starred review

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


The Singularities by John Banville

“Booker Prize—winner Banville gives readers an exquisite and mischievously voyeuristic view into the lives of others…n. Banville’s crisp wit, sardonic humor, and unique style will keep readers on edge, smiling and questioning, entranced and thoroughly entertained until the very end.”—Booklist, starred review

“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 18, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download editions


Sweetwater and the Witch by Jayne Castle

“Castle (aka Jayne Ann Krentz) once again brilliantly draws on her own bewitching brand of literary magic to concoct a beguiling novel of futuristic romantic suspense that expertly fuses propulsive plotting, deftly incised secondary characters (including a dust bunny with a penchant for pens), and a pair of protagonists whose sexual chemistry goes from simmer to sizzle in sixty seconds flat.”—Booklist, starred review

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


NONFICTION


Against the Wind: Edward Kennedy and the Rise of Conservatism by Neal Gabler

“Ted Kennedy (1932–2009) spent the second half of his life fighting for liberalism against a gale of conservative politics, according to the magisterial conclusion (after Catching the Wind) to Gabler’s two volume biography of the Massachusetts senator…This smart, illuminating, and stirring portrait of a liberal champion fascinates.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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

 


Diasporican: A Puerto Rican Cookbook by Illyanna Maisonet

“This one-of-a-kind cookbook is highly recommended for its combination of island flare, little-known history, and tons of personality.” —Booklist, starred review

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

 


The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man by Paul Newman

“Fans looking for Hollywood gossip will not find it, while those who really want to know the man behind the image and the legend will be compelled by Newman’s raw, open, and principled self-portrait…Newman’s timeless allure will work its magic on readers.” —Booklist, starred review

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

 


Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America by Dahlia Lithwick

“Whipsmart and wickedly acerbic, Lithwick shines a reassuring light on the essential interconnectivity between women and the law and champions the vital role women lawyers must continue to play if American democracy is to persevere.” —Booklist, starred review

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

 


Magnificent Rebels: The First Romantics and the Invention of the Self by Andrea Wulf

“An extensively researched, gorgeously written, vibrant, multifaceted, and richly elucidative portrait of a group that ‘changed our world.’Booklist, starred review

“A spirited re-creation of the world of the German founders of the post-Enlightenment movement. . . An illuminating exploration of the life of the mind and the sometimes-fraught production of art.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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

 


Papyrus: The Invention of Books in the Ancient World by Irene Vallejo. Tr. by Charlotte Whittle

Thanks to Whittle’s lively, propulsive translation, English speaking book lovers and intellectual historians will all profit from this magnificent history of books, authors, and the often-anonymous librarians to whom civilization owes an unrepayable debt.” —Booklist, starred review

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

 


The Persuaders: At the Front Lines of the Fight for Hearts, Minds, and Democracy by Anand Giridharadas

“While Giridharadas wrestles with contemporary issues, his inquiry has timeless qualities that transcend the news of the day in the hope of helping strengthen democracy for all time.” Booklist, starred review

“A welcome, revealing study of how political messages can be shaped positively to counter both enmity and disinformation.”Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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

 


Running While Black: Finding Freedom in a Sport That Wasn’t Built for Us by Alison Mariella Désir

“Désir, a gifted writer, is a change agent pressing the running community to address white supremacy. A powerful memoir.” —Booklist, starred review

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

 


Ted Kennedy by John A. Farrell

“Equitable and discerning, Farrell’s nuanced biography is a valuable addition to the Kennedy canon.” —Booklist, starred review

“Masterful account . . . The book shines in its vivid accounts of backroom political dealmaking, as Farrell enlivens his exhaustive research and expert analysis with a novelist’s pacing. The result is the definitive one-volume biography of a consequential American lawmaker.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Engrossing narrative . . . Farrell delivers a comprehensive biography . . . An exemplary study of a life of public service with more than its share of tragedies and controversies.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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

 


 

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