New Releases – 1/21




Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan

From Nancy Horan, bestselling author of Loving Frank, comes her much-anticipated second novel, which tells the improbable love story of Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson and his tempestuous American wife, Fanny.

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Carthage by Joyce Carol Oates

Dark and riveting, Carthage is a powerful addition to the Joyce Carol Oates canon, one that explores the human capacity for violence, love, and forgiveness, and asks if it’s ever truly possible to come home again.

The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin

Suspenseful, comic, and profoundly moving, the latest novel in Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City series follows one of modern literature’s most beloved and indelible characters–Anna Madrigal.


The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson

Author of The Air Between Us, Deborah Johnson tells the story of a young female attorney from New York City attempting the impossible: attaining justice for a black man in the Deep South in 1948.

Snowblind by Christopher Golden

In Christopher Golden’s first horror novel in more than a decade—a work reminiscent of early Stephen King—Snowblind updates the ghost story for the modern age.

Boy in the Twilight: Stories of the Hidden China by Yu Hua

From the acclaimed author of Brothers and To Live: thirteen audacious stories that resonate with the beauty, grittiness, and exquisite irony of everyday life in China.

Before We Met by Lucie Whitehouse

Author of The House at Midnight and the The Bed I Made, Lucie Whitehouse’s latest mystery novel Before We Met spins the tale of Hannah as she begins to dig into her husband’s life, uncovering revelations that throw into doubt everything she has ever believed about him.

Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

From the author of bestseller Garden Spells comes a beautiful, haunting story of old loves and new, and the power of the connections that bind us forever.




Flyover Lives by Diane Johnson

From the bestselling author of Le Divorce, a dazzling meditation on the mysteries of the “wispy but material” family ghosts who shape us.

Cut Me Loose by Leah Vincent

In the vein of Prozac Nation and Girl, Interrupted, an electrifying memoir about a young woman’s promiscuous and self-destructive spiral after being cast out of her ultra-Orthodox Jewish family.




Kind of Kin by Rilla Askew

“The nature of this wonderful novel set in small-town Oklahoma is like its characters — raucous, messy, uncertain, and foolishly brave.”

The First True Lie by Marina Mander

One February morning his mom doesn’t wake up to bring him to school, so Luca– with a father who’s long gone and driven by a deep fear of being an orphan — decides to pretend to the world that his mom is still alive.

A Well-Tempered Heart by Jan-Philipp Sendker

The sequel to the international best-selling novel The Art of Hearing Heartbeats; and almost ten years have passed since Julia Win came back from Burma, her father’s native country.




Everything’s Perfect When You’re a Liar by Kelly Oxford

A memoir from the Canadian-born author, screenwriter, social media blogger and stay-at-home mom.”






What’s Your Favorite Animal? by Eric Carle

Eric Carle has some amazingly talented friends that help contribute to this new books: Nick Bruel, Lucy Cousins, Susan Jeffers, Steven Kellogg, Jon Klassen, Tom Lichtenheld, Peter McCarty, Chris Raschka, Peter Sís, Lane Smith, Erin Stead, Rosemary Wells, & Mo Willems.

Daisy & Josephine by Melissa Gilbert

Bestselling author Melissa Gilbert makes her picture book debut with this fetching story about a shy little girl and her spunky dog, Josephine.



Almost Super by Marion Jensen

Perfect for fans of Pixar’s The Incredibles, Almost Super is a fresh, funny middle-grade adventure about two brothers in a family of superheroes who must find a way to be heroic despite receiving powers that are total duds.

The Burning Shadow: Gods & Warriors #2 by Michelle Paver.

For fans of Nancy Farmer and Lloyd Alexander comes international bestselling author Michelle Paver’s second novel in the Bronze Age adventure series.



Avalon by Mindee Arnett

For fans of Josh Whedon’s cult classic television show Firefly comes a fascinating and fast-paced sci-fi thriller from author Mindee Arnett, about a group of teenage mercenaries who stumble upon a conspiracy that threatens the entire galaxy.

The Gospel of Winter by Brendan Kiely

A fearless debut novel about the restorative power of truth and love after the trauma of abuse.

Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave by Shyima Hall & Lisa Wysocky

An inspiring and compelling memoir from a young woman who lost her childhood to slavery–and built a new life grounded in determination and justice.


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