New Release Tuesday is Here!

DARK AGE - cover (1)Dark Age by Pierce Brown

Calling all Howlers! Bestselling writer and bookseller favorite Pierce Brown returns with another thrilling entry in the Red Rising series. Picking up where Iron Gold left off, Dark Age finds Darrow, hero of the original trilogy in peril – outlawed by the very Republic he founded, raging a rogue war on Mercury in hope that he can still salvage the dream of Eo.

All the while, Luna, Lyria, Ephraim, Pax and Electra play a game of shifting alliances that will ultimately determine whether the revolution Darrow began in the original trilogy is at risk of ushering in a new dark age.

Books and tickets are now available for our in-store event with Pierce Brown on Sunday, August 4 at 6PM – we hope to see you there!

 
GAME OF SNIPERSGame of Snipers by Stephen Hunter

When Bob Lee Swagger is approached by a woman who lost a son to war and has spent the years since risking all that she has to find the sniper who pulled the trigger, he knows right away he’ll do everything in his power to help her. But what begins as a favor becomes an obsession, and soon Swagger is back in action, teaming up with the Mossad, the FBI, and local American law enforcement as he tracks a sniper who is his own equal…and attempts to decipher that assassin’s ultimate target before it’s too late.

Join us Wednesday, July 31 at 7PM for a riveting reading and book talk with bestselling writer and Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Hunter as he discusses his latest addition to the Bob Lee Swagger series.

 

9781101947746_c82a2Chances Are… by Richard Russo

From the author of Elsewhere and Everybody’s Fool comes a gorgeous new novel.
One beautiful September day, three men convene on Martha’s Vineyard to dissect the mystery that has been puzzling each of them ever since Memorial Day weekend of 1971: the disappearance of the woman each of them loved.

Now, more than forty years later, as this new weekend unfolds, three lives are displayed in their entirety while the distant past confounds the present like a relentless squall of surprise and discovery. Shot through with Russo’s trademark comedy and humanity, Chances Are… also introduces a new level of suspense and menace that will quicken the reader’s heartbeat throughout this absorbing saga of how friendship’s bonds are every bit as constricting and rewarding as those of family or any other community.

 

9781250191922The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen

“Feed the Crows! Crows are the lowest caste in the Kingdom, their presence only tolerated because of their immunity to the Sinners’ Plague. Fie is a young chieftain in training and answers a plague beacon in the royal palace–an event that hasn’t happened in recent memory. Instead of plague victims what she gets is dragged into royal drama, but the prize is worth all the risk: protection for the Crows. I loved this book, it was a really fun start to a fantasy series. With a jagged edge (similar to the broken swords Crows carry, not allowed to wield real weapons to protect themselves) The Merciful Crow is fast moving and interesting. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for an interesting, slightly darker fantasy read, as well as to fans of Leigh Bardugo.” Recommended by part-time bookseller, Will B.

 

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Someone We Know by Shari Lapena

In a quiet, leafy suburb in upstate New York, a teenager has been sneaking into houses—and into the owners’ computers as well—learning their secrets, and maybe sharing some of them, too.

After two anonymous letters are received, whispers start to circulate, and suspicion mounts. And when a woman down the street is found murdered, the tension reaches the breaking point. Who knows more than they’re telling? And how far will all these very nice people go to protect their own secrets?

Bookseller Meike has been raving about Shari Lapena’s latest domestic thriller, calling it “chilling,” “unsettling” and simply “un-put-downable!”

 

9781640091917_5f2f6 Speaking of Summer by Kalisha Buchanon

On a cold December evening, Autumn Spencer’s twin sister, Summer, walks to the roof of their shared Harlem brownstone and is never seen again. The door to the roof is locked, and the snow holds only one set of footprints. Faced with authorities indifferent to another missing Black woman, Autumn must pursue the search for her sister all on her own.

But daunted by grief and innumerable dead ends, Autumn begins to unravel and a plague of obsession ensues; obsession with the various murders of local women and the men who kill them, and of society’s complacency toward these killings.

In Speaking of Summer, critically acclaimed author Kalisha Buckhanon has created a fast-paced story of urban peril and victim invisibility, and the fight to discover the complicated truths at the heart of every family.

9781338353938Diary of an Ice Princess series by Christina Soontornvat (Snow Place Like Home & Frost Friends Forever)

The first TWO titles in this charming, adorable early chapter series are now out! We love first chapter series because they’re a perfect bridge between picture book and the bigger chapter books some readers might not be quite ready for. Local author Soontornvat asks, what if Elsa from Frozen went to school? Our protagonist, Princess Lina, wants nothing more than to go to good ole regular non-magic school with her best friend… what could go wrong, right? Come celebrate the series with an ice princess party August 10th at 5 PM!

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