New Releases

Here’s what’s hot off the presses and on our shelves (and website) today:


The Gap Year by Sarah Bird

Join us tonight at 7p when we throw a smashing release party for Sarah’s new novel!  Tom’s Tabooley will be on hand with tasty snacks and Saint Arnold Brewing Company has donated the beer, so come on down!

If you’ve ever been the parent of a teenage daughter, you’ll relate to this new novel.  When dutiful, grade-grubbing band geek teen Aubrey meets Tyler Moldenhauer, the fuse is lit. As the novel unfolds—with humor, edge-of-your-seat suspense, and penetrating insights about love in the twenty-first century—the dreams of daughter, mother, and father chart an inevitable, but perhaps not fatal, collision.

The Kid by Sapphire – Fifteen years after the publication of Push, one year after the Academy Award-winning film adaptation, Sapphire gives voice to Precious’s son, Abdul. We meet him at age nine, on the day of his mother’s funeral. Left alone to navigate a world in which love and hate sometimes hideously masquerade, forced to confront unspeakable violence, his history, and the dark corners of his own heart, Abdul clawshis way toward adulthood and toward an identity he can stand behind.

Join us on Monday, July 11, 7p when we welcome David back to BookPeople to speak and sign Pacific Heights!

Pacific Heights by Paul Harper (aka David Lindsey) – In his first adventure feature San Francisco detective Martin Fane, Fane goes up against a twisted villain involved in psychological warfare and slowly uncovers a plot involving a powerful private sector, secret government involvement, and one of the most elaborate and monstrous psychological experiments imaginable: a traceless form of murder.



French Lessons by Ellen Sussman – A single day in Paris changes the lives of three Americans as they each set off to explore the city with a French tutor, learning about language, love, and loss as their lives intersect in surprising ways.

Along the Watchtower by Constance Squires – Set against the closing years of the Cold War, Constance Squires’s debut novel introduces the family of Army Major Collins, as told through the eyes of Lucinda Collins-the vibrant, headstrong eldest daughter. In spare, heart-wrenchingly beautiful prose, Squires offers us a rare glimpse into the experiences and sacrifices of an American military family-a powerful story that reveals what it really means to fight for the things we believe in and to defend the ones we love.



Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality by Christopher Ryan – In the tradition of the best historical and scientific writing, Sex at Dawn unapologetically upends unwarranted assumptions and unfounded conclusions while offering a revolutionary understanding of why we live and love as we do.

Great Reset: How the Post-Crash Economy Will Change the Way we Live and Work by Richard Florida – In The Great Reset, bestselling author and economic development expert Richard Florida provides an engaging and sweeping examination of previous economic epochs, or “resets,” while looking toward the future to identify the patterns that will drive the next Great Reset and transform virtually every aspect of our lives.

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