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


All This Could Be Different by Sarah Thankam Mathews

“Using humor and beautiful prose, Mathews successfully tackles timely and serious subjects. Despite all the hardships they face, Sneha and the other well-rounded characters are able to build their futures because enduring friendships enable them to persist and even thrive.” —Library Journal, starred review

“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

“Mathews achieves what so often seems to be impossible: a deeply felt ‘novel of ideas’  . . . 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, Audio Download, and Large Print editions

 


Back in a Spell by Lana Harper

“The third in Harper’s “Witches of Thistle Grove” series is just as suspenseful and action-packed as the first two installments.” —Library Journal, starred review

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On sale January 10, 2023 | Available in Paperback, eBook and Audio Download editions


A Book Club to Die For by Dorothy St. James

“This cozy mystery full of books, romance, and a crime-solving cat will appeal to readers of Kate Carlisle’s “Bibliophile” mysteries.” —Library Journal, starred review

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On sale November 1, 2022 | Available in Paperback and eBook editions


City of Fortune by Victoria Thompson

“Captivating characters, such as Elizabeth and her mother-in-law, sparkle in this refreshing and amusing con narrative.”—Library Journal, starred review

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


Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries: Book One of The Emily Wilde Series by Heather Fawcett

“Fawcett grabs readers’ attention by drawing them into the folklore as well as the surrounding world. She does a fantastic job building complex characters, and the academic-prose style of Emily’s journal entries works well for the story.” —Library Journal, starred review

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On sale January 10, 2023 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download editions

 


Jackal by Erin E. Adams

“Liz Rocher, the Black narrator of Adams’s stellar debut, an unforgettable gut punch of a horror thriller, returns reluctantly home to Johnstown, Pa., a largely white rust belt town, for the wedding of her white best friend, Mel Parker… This novel is a masterful and emotionally wrenching gem of Black storytelling.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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

 


Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn

“Raybourn has crafted a brilliant crime novel, with wit, intrigue, and heart, in which these bold, aging agents travel through catacombs and luxury spas and keep in contact via menopause apps.” — Booklist, starred review

“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


One Last Gift by Emily Stone

“With this beautiful and heart-wrenching Christmas story, Stone (Always, in December) delivers an epic tale of family, loss, and the triumph of love.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

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


Reckless Fortune by M. M. Crane

“The Alaska setting and characters are colorful, Bowie’s Lost Lake community endearing, and the romance wonderful.” — Booklist, starred review

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


The Rewind by Allison Winn Scotch

“Scotch’s latest is a second-chance rom-com set on a snowbound New England college campus at the turn of the millennium and told mainly through the internal monologues of the protagonists.” — Booklist, starred review

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


The Shadow Murders by Jussi Adler-Olsen; Translated by William Frost

“This nail-biter offers the best of everything Department Q thrillers promise: compelling team rapport, boots-on-the-ground detection, masterful story construction, and a cliffhanger ending.” — Booklist, starred review

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


Vanishing Hour by Laura Griffin

“Cold cases, romance, and several search-and-rescue missions combine in a riveting novel for fans of Paula Munier, Margaret Mizushima, and Jeffrey B. Burton.Library Journal, starred review

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

 


The Village Idiot by Steve Stern

“Stern brings the slovenly, uncouth, and smelly Chaim to life as a modern art visionary, adding humor and heartache to the inspired artist’s painful and tragic life, and he shines in his use of Jewish folklore and characters. This luscious blend of fantasy and reality captivates.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Poignant, richly colorful… An outstanding portrait by a writer at the top of his form.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Stern’s kinetically inventive and insightful homage is incandescent, riveting, and revelatory in its wrestling with the mysteries of creativity and the scourge of antisemitism.” Booklist, starred review

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


Where We End & Begin by Jane Igharo

“Igharo (The Sweetest Remedy, 2021) brings her cultural expertise and experiences to bear in this emotionally charged, dual timeline, second-chance romance set in Nigeria and the U.S.” — Booklist, starred review

“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 Paperback, eBook and Audio Download editions


NONFICTION


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

“Pulitzer winner Meacham (His Truth Is Marching On) more than justifies yet another Lincoln biography in this nuanced and captivating look at the president’s “struggle to do right as he defined it within the political universe he and his country inhabited.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

“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

 


Dark Carnivals by W. Scott Poole

“an engaging style that makes [the book] accessible to lay readers as well as academics” — Booklist, starred review

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


Declassified: A Low-Key Guide to the High-Strung World of Classical Music by Arianna Warsaw-Fan Rauch

“Ultimately, Rauch leads readers and herself back to what matters most, hearing and absorbing the expression, artistic excellence, and transcendence revealed in classical music. Cue vigorous applause and a standing ovation because Declassified is an enchanting and exhilarating tour de force. Encore!” —Booklist, starred review

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

 


The Forever Witness: How DNA and Genealogy Solved a Cold Case Double Murder by Edward Humes

“Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist turned narrative nonfiction writer Humes (Burned, 2019) returns to true crime in this engrossing story of a double murder and the genetic genealogy technique that helped solve it decades later.” —Booklist, starred review

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On sale November 29, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download editions

 


Half American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II At Home and Abroad by Matthew F. Delmont

“This is long overdue. Delmont relied heavily on newspaper accounts from Black newspapers of the period and shows how this history was written out of official “white” histories of the war. …Written in an engaging style, this book will be enjoyed by anyone seeking a fuller understanding of Black experiences of World War II .”Library Journal, starred review

“Revelatory . . . an eloquent and essential corrective to the historical record.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

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

 


Mr. B: George Balanchine’s 20th Century by Jennifer Homans

“The legendary choreographer made ballet—and ballerinas—a religion according to this entrancing biography from New Yorker dance critic Homans (Apollo’s Angels). “

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On sale November 1, 2022 | Available in Hardcover and eBook editions

 


Nadiya’s Everyday Baking: From Weeknight Dinners to Celebration Cakes, Let Your Oven Do the Work by Nadiya Hussain

“Hussain puts her own spin on baking in this collection of appetizing recipes that showcases her infectious joy for food and penchant for playing with flavors.” —Library Journal, starred review

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

 


Smitten Kitchen Keepers: New Classics for Your Forever Files by Deb Perelman

“Essential for all collections. The cookbook, like the recipes it shares, is a keeper.”Library Journal, starred review

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On sale November 22, 2022 | Available in Hardcover and  eBook editions

 


The Study of Human Life by Joshua Bennett

“Though Bennett’s poems seem effortless in their lyric grace (“the vanishing/ world of living things no louder than the sound/ of insects whimpering in their dust-sized sorrows”) and organic progressions, they are better described as effortful, given memorable presence by their intimacy, mindful craft, and visionary pursuit. Expect this work to appear on many “best poetry” lists for 2022.” —Library Journal, starred review

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

 


Tracers in the Dark: The Global Hunt for the Crime Lords of Cryptocurrency by Andy Greenberg

“This highly recommended book has been picked up by Jigsaw Productions to develop into a scripted screen adaptation, a documentary, and a podcast. There are few books on the crypto underworld, making this a must for all libraries.” —Library Journal, starred review

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On sale November 15, 2022 | Available in Paperback and eBook editions

 


The Vegan Chinese Kitchen: Recipes and Modern Stories from a Thousand-Year-Old Tradition by Hannah Che

“Rich visuals, history, stories, and recipes make this the go-to cookbook for vegan Chinese cooking and will likely become a favorite for all levels of cooks and vegetarians.” —Library Journal, starred review

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

 


AUDIOBOOKS

Answers in the Pages by David Levithan; Read by Christopher Gebauer and others

“The narration here is filled with wonder, and Adam brings a lightness to the text. Oliver Wyman performs The Adventurers chapters. Rick and Oliver go on some harrowing adventures and Wyman’s over-the-top narration heightens the adventure and intrigue of the novel. Audio is an excellent medium for this novel, and this is highly recommended.” — Booklist, starred review

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


Dark Earth by Rebecca Stott; Read by Hannah Morrish

“Narrator Hannah Morrish’s soft voice enhances this enchanting tale of two young Saxon women of Londinium, Britain, 500 CE…Morrish dramatizes the story of brave women as their old ways, magic, and customs are pushed out by early Christianity.” —Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

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


A Lady’s Guide to Fortune Hunting by Sophie Irwin; Read by Eleanor Tomlinson

“Narrator Tomlinson portrays the realistic personalities of Irwins’s characters, adding that touch of entitlement to their upper-class speech.” — Booklist, starred review

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

 


The Scent of Burnt Flowers by Blitz Bazawule; Read by Dion Graham

“A faux pastor with a costume-shop collar and his not-yet wife; a mermaid with a silver guitar; a pill-popping, weak-hearted FBI agent who withstands gruesome torture; Sidney Poitier signing autographs for Russian soldiers . . . fantastical as all that may sound, smooth-talking Graham will make you believe. Musician/director Bazawule makes his debut with a relatively short novel so dense that it’s been picked up for a six-episode FX miniseries.” — Booklist, starred review

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On sale July 28, 2022 | Available in hardcover, eBook and Audio Download editions

 


Unlikely Animals by Annie Hartnett; Read by Mark Bramhall and Kirby Heyborne

“Despite all the dysfunction, versatile Bramhall will make readers believe every word of Hartnett’s goofy, tragic, funny, sobering latest.” — Booklist, starred review

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

 


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