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Gigged

by Sarah Kessler St. Martin's Press (June 12, 2018)

"With deep reporting and graceful storytelling, Sarah Kessler reveals the ground truth of a key part of the American workforce. Her analysis is both astute and nuanced, making GIGGED essential reading for anyone...


Evolutions

by Oren Harman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 12, 2018)

A brilliant lyrical exploration of how modern science illuminates what it means to be human, from the award-winning author of The Price of Altruism

We no longer think, like the ancient Chinese did, that the world...


The Royal Art of Poison

by Eleanor Herman St. Martin's Press (June 12, 2018)

"You’ll be as appalled at times as you are entertained." —Bustle, one of The 17 Best Nonfiction Books Coming Out In June 2018

"A heady mix of erudite history and delicious gossip." —Aja Raden, author of...


Upstate

by James Wood Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 05, 2018)

New Yorker book critic and award-winning author James Wood delivers a novel of a family struggling to connect with one another and find meaning in their own lives.

In the years since his daughter Vanessa moved...


Kudos

by Rachel Cusk Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 05, 2018)

Rachel Cusk, the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of Outline and Transit, completes the transcendent literary trilogy with Kudos, a novel of unsettling power.

A woman writer visits a Europe in flux,...


Tonight I'm Someone Else

by Chelsea Hodson Henry Holt and Co. (June 05, 2018)

"I had a real romance with this book." —Miranda July

A highly anticipated collection, from the writer Maggie Nelson has called, “bracingly good…refreshing and welcome,” that explores the myriad ways in...


Treeborne

by Caleb Johnson Picador (June 05, 2018)

"I can’t remember the last time I read a book I wish so much I’d written. Treeborne is beautiful, and mythic in ways I would never have been able to imagine...I can’t say enough about this book."—Daniel...


Driving by Starlight

by Anat Deracine Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (May 22, 2018)

In this debut YA friendship story set in Saudi Arabia, two girls navigate typical teen issues—crushes, college, family expectations, future hopes, and dreams.

Sixteen-year-olds Leena and Mishie are best friends....


Towards a Gay Communism

by Mario Mieli Pluto Press (May 20, 2018)

First published in Italian in 1977, Mario Mieli's groundbreaking book is an early landmark of revolutionary queer theory - now available for the first time in a complete and unabridged English translation. *BR**BR*Among...


So Lucky

by Nicola Griffith Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 15, 2018)

From the author of Hild, a fierce and urgent autobiographical novel about a woman facing down a formidable foe

So Lucky is the sharp, surprising new novel by Nicola Griffith—the profoundly personal and emphatically...


Armistice

The Amberlough Dossier #2

by Lara Elena Donnelly Tom Doherty Associates (May 15, 2018)

Armistice returns to Donnelly’s ravishing 1930s Art Deco-tinged fantasy world of the Nebula and Lambda Award-nominated Amberlough with a decadent, tumultuous mixture of sex, politics, and spies

“A hefty novel...


Fresh India

by Meera Sodha Flatiron Books (May 15, 2018)

Following her bestselling Made in India, Meera Sodha reveals a whole new side of Indian food that is fresh, delicious, and quick to make at home. These vegetable-based recipes are feel-good food and full of...


Talking to My Daughter About the Economy

by Yanis Varoufakis & Jacob Moe Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 08, 2018)

In Talking to My Daughter About the Economy, activist Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s former finance minister and the author of the international bestseller Adults in the Room, pens a series of letters to his young...


My Ex-Life

by Stephen McCauley Flatiron Books (May 08, 2018)

“I didn't know how much I needed a laugh until I began reading Stephen McCauley's new novel, My Ex-Life. This is the kind of witty, sparkling, sharp novel for which the verb ‘chortle’ was invented.”...


Motherhood

by Sheila Heti Henry Holt and Co. (May 01, 2018)

From the author of How Should a Person Be? (“one of the most talked-about books of the year”—Time Magazine) and the New York Times Bestseller Women in Clothes comes a daring novel about whether to have...


Curlew Moon

by Mary Colwell William Collins (April 19, 2018)

‘Focuses a razor light on the plight of one of our most iconic birds. Inspirational!’ Tim Birkhead

Curlews are Britain’s largest wading bird, known for their evocative calls which embody wild places;...


The View from Flyover Country

by Sarah Kendzior Flatiron Books (April 17, 2018)

NEW YORK TIMES and MIBA BESTSELLER

From the St. Louis–based journalist often credited with first predicting Donald Trump’s presidential victory.

"A collection of sharp-edged, humanistic pieces about the American...


The Comedown

by Rebekah Frumkin Henry Holt and Co. (April 17, 2018)

A dazzling epic that follows two very different families in Cleveland across generations, beginning with their patriarchs, who become irrevocably intertwined one fateful night

A blistering dark comedy, Rebekah...


The Trauma Cleaner

by Sarah Krasnostein St. Martin's Press (April 10, 2018)

Winner of the Victorian Prize for Literature, Sarah Krasnostein’s The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster is the fascinating biography of one of the...


Things That Helped

by Jessica Friedmann Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 10, 2018)

Jessica Friedmann navigates her recovery from postpartum depression in a wide-ranging collection of personal essays

Things That Helped is a memoir in essays, detailing the Australian writer Jessica Friedmann’s...


Woman of the Ashes

by Mia Couto & David Brookshaw Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 10, 2018)

The first in a trilogy about the last emperor of southern Mozambique by one of Africa’s most important writers

Southern Mozambique, 1894. Sergeant Germano de Melo is posted to the village of Nkokolani to oversee...


Look Alive Out There

by Sloane Crosley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 03, 2018)

Sloane Crosley returns to the form that made her a household name in really quite a lot of households: Essays!

From the New York Times–bestselling author Sloane Crosley comes Look Alive Out There—a brand-new...


Two Sisters

by Asne Seierstad & Seán Kinsella Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 03, 2018)

The riveting true story of two sisters’ journey to the Islamic State and the father who tries to bring them home

Two Sisters, by the international bestselling author Åsne Seierstad, tells the unforgettable...


Whiskey

by Bruce Holbert Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 13, 2018)

Whiskey burns pleasantly as it goes down, but has a lasting, powerful effect.

Brothers Andre and Smoker were raised in a cauldron of their parents’ failed marriage and appetite for destruction, and find themselves...


The Merry Spinster

by Mallory Ortberg Henry Holt and Co. (March 13, 2018)

From Mallory Ortberg comes a collection of darkly mischievous stories based on classic fairy tales. Adapted from the beloved "Children's Stories Made Horrific" series, "The Merry Spinster" takes up the trademark...


Raw

by Lamont "U-God" Hawkins Picador (March 06, 2018)

Selected as a Best Book of the Year by Esquire

"Couldn't put it down." – Charlamagne Tha God

"Mesmerizing." – Raekwon da Chef

"Insightful, moving, necessary." – Shea Serrano

"Cathartic." –The New Yorker

"A...


Camp Austen

by Ted Scheinman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 06, 2018)

A raucous tour through the world of Mr. Darcy imitations, tailored gowns, and tipsy ballroom dancing

The son of a devoted Jane Austen scholar, Ted Scheinman spent his childhood summers eating Yorkshire pudding,...


Tomb Song

by Julián Herbert Graywolf Press (March 06, 2018)

An incandescent new voice from Mexico, for readers of Ben Lerner and Rachel Cusk

Sitting at the bedside of his mother as she is dying from leukemia in a hospital in northern Mexico, the narrator of Tomb Song...


Semiosis: A novel of first contact

by Sue Burke HarperVoyager (March 05, 2018)

‘This is top class SF, intelligent and engaging, and I loved every minute of it’

Adrian Tchaikovsky, award-winning author of Children of Time

Escaping conflict on Earth, an idealistic group of settlers arrive...


Sabers and Utopias

by Mario Vargas Llosa & Anna Kushner Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 27, 2018)

A landmark collection of essays on the Nobel laureate’s conception of Latin America, past, present, and future

Throughout his career, the Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa has grappled with the concept...


The Neighborhood

by Mario Vargas Llosa & Edith Grossman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 27, 2018)

A thrilling tale of desire and Peruvian corruption swirls around a scandalous exposé that leads to murder

From the Nobel Laureate comes a politically charged detective novel weaving through the underbelly of...


What Are We Doing Here?

by Marilynne Robinson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 20, 2018)

New essays on theological, political, and contemporary themes, by the Pulitzer Prize winner

Marilynne Robinson has plumbed the human spirit in her renowned novels, including Lila, winner of the National Book...


A Dangerous Woman

by Susan Ronald St. Martin's Press (February 20, 2018)

A revealing biography of Florence Gould, fabulously wealthy socialite and patron of the arts, who hid a dark past as a Nazi collaborator in 1940’s Paris.

Born in turn-of-the-century San Francisco to French...


Eloquent Rage

by Brittney Cooper St. Martin's Press (February 20, 2018)

Roxane Gay: "I encourage you to check out Eloquent Rage out now."

Joy Reid, Cosmopolitan: "A dissertation on black women’s pain and possibility."

Damon Young: "Like watching the world’s best Baptist preacher...


The Kings of Big Spring

by Bryan Mealer Flatiron Books (February 06, 2018)

"Think of it as a Texas version of Hillbilly Elegy."

— Bryan Burrough, New York Times bestselling author of THE BIG RICH and BARBARIANS AT THE GATE

"Bryan Mealer has given us a brilliant, and brilliantly entertaining,...


The Seabird's Cry

by Adam Nicolson Henry Holt and Co. (February 06, 2018)

Life itself could never have been sustainable without seabirds. As Adam Nicolson writes: "They are bringers of fertility, the deliverers of life from ocean to land."

A global tragedy is unfolding. Even as we...


Between Harlem and Heaven

by Alexander Smalls, Jj Johnson & Veronica Chambers Flatiron Books (February 06, 2018)

Between Harlem and Heaven presents a captivatingly original cuisine. Afro-Asian-American cooking is packed with unique and delicious layers of flavor. These stories and recipes lay praise to the immense influence...


Enemies Within: Communists, the Cambridge Spies and the Making of Modern Britain

by Richard Davenport-Hines William Collins (January 25, 2018)

What pushed Blunt, Burgess, Cairncross, Maclean and Philby into Soviet hands?

With access to recently released papers and other neglected documents, this sharp analysis of the intelligence world examines how...


Neon in Daylight

by Hermione Hoby Catapult (January 01, 2018)

"What do you get when a writer of extreme intelligence, insight, style and beauty chronicles the lives of self-absorbed hedonists—The Great Gatsby, Bright Lights, Big City, and now Neon in Daylight. Hermione...


Mean

by Myriam Gurba Coffee House Press (November 07, 2017)

  • Gurba is an extraordinary performer with an enthusiastic spoken word fan base, and the Mean's voice-driven quality should appeal to them directly

  • Rather than a memoir, this is a nonfiction novel, a la How Should...

  • Strange Weather in Tokyo

    by Hiromi Kawakami & Allison Markin Powell Counterpoint (November 01, 2017)

  • This is a reissue of a poetic, compact novel by celebrated Japanese author, Hiromi Kawakami (the original 2012 Counterpoint edition was titled The Briefcase (9781582435992); Strange Weather in Tokyo is the title...

  • The Book of Resting Places

    by Thomas Mira y Lopez Counterpoint (November 01, 2017)

    In the aftermath of his father's untimely death and his family's indecision over what to do with the remains, Thomas Mira y Lopez became obsessed with the type and variety of places where we lay the dead to...


    Queen of Spades

    by Michael Shou-Yung Shum Forest Avenue Press (October 10, 2017)

  • Ann Patchett, at Powell’s in September 2016 during her Commonwealth tour, said she wants to read "a smart funny book that isn't tragic at the end but doesn't make you feel dumb. That book is one we can sell...

  • The Miranda

    by Geoff Nicholson The Unnamed Press (October 10, 2017)

    The volunteer would complain, of course. I suppose he couldn’t help it. He felt angry or self-righteous or betrayed. He said this was not what he’d signed up for, this was breaking a promise, breaking the...


    Romance of Elsewhere

    by Lynn Freed Counterpoint (October 10, 2017)

    Lynn Freed’s deeply personal essays explore our most quintessential question: What makes a home? From very early on she had imagined for herself an ideal life: a stranger in a strange place: someone just arrived,...


    Here in Berlin

    by Cristina Garcia Counterpoint (October 01, 2017)

    Here in Berlin is a portrait of a city through snapshots, an excavation of the stories and ghosts of contemporary Berlin—its complex, troubled past still pulsing in the air as it was during World War II. Critically...


    North Station

    by Suah Bae & Deborah Smith Open Letter (September 18, 2017)

    A writer struggles with the death of her mentor; an experimental play goes awry; time freezes for two lovers on a platform, waiting for the train that will take one of them away. In these seven stories Bae demonstrates...


    Absolutely Golden

    by D. Foy Stalking Horse Press (September 12, 2017)

    “D. Foy is an American hero and this book will slay you.” —Sarah Gerard

    “Pure, mind-blowing enchantment.” —Nelly Reifler

    “Gyrates seamlessly between the hilarious and profound.” —Augustus...


    A Loving, Faithful Animal

    by Josephine Rowe Catapult (September 01, 2017)

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  • Smart, literary-inclined readers who voraciously read and recommend books
  • Book clubs, particularly those focused on family relationships, travel, and Australian history
  • Groups or organizations centered...

  • Sex and Rage

    by Eve Babitz Counterpoint (July 01, 2017)

    The popular rediscovery of Eve Babitz continues with this very special reissue of her novel, originally published in 1979, about a dreamy young girl moving between the planets of Los Angeles and New York City....