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.


Bear with Me Now by Katie Shepard

“Shepard’s wonderful debut romance features characters who are so beautifully depicted, they become real… Shepard seamlessly incorporates Teagan’s mental-health struggles and Darcy’s learning differences as they help each other fight their personal demons. This exquisite combination of issues, humor, and hot sex make Shepard a writer to watch.”—Booklist, starred review

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On sale April 25, 2023 | Available in paperback, eBook, and audio download editions

Natural Beauty by Ling Ling Huang

“The novel seamlessly blends sf, literary fiction, suspense, and body horror while also exploring the oppression of the beauty industry and the Chinese immigrant experience in America. The writing is lyrical even when plot events are profoundly tragic, and the protagonist’s journey will captivate readers throughout.”—Booklist, starred review

“Insidious Western standards, fears about bodily autonomy, and queer desire intersect as Huang’s precise and subtle portrayal of the beauty industry builds to an explosive climax. Alternatingly poignant and deeply unsettling, this is an outstanding first outing for an immensely talented author.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On sale April 4, 2023 | Available in hardcover, eBook, and audio download editions

Spare by Prince Harry

“ Highly recommended for those who are curious about what happens behind the scenes of a royal family. This is a vivid and intriguing account.”—Library Journal, starred review

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On sale January 10, 2023 | Available in hardcover, eBook,  cd, and audio download editions



I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai; Read by Julia Whelan

“Julia Whelan’s performance is so consistently gripping that listeners may attempt to finish this entire audiobook in a single sitting. Whelan deftly navigates the cast of characters, making the whole listening experience seamless… Consider this the perfect “long drive” book — or one that will keep you in your driveway.” —Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

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