This week’s lineup of new releases is chock full of titles we’ve been waiting to share with you. Nearly every title featured here will be part of an in-store presentation or by an author that’ll be gracing the Texas Book Festival grounds later this month. Read up on these reads that’ll be creating a buzz in town!
A Year Without a Name by Cyrus Grace Dunham
For as long as they can remember, Cyrus Grace Dunham felt like a visitor in their own body. Their life was a series of imitations–lovable little girl, daughter, sister, young gay woman–until their profound sense of alienation became intolerable.
Moving between Grace and Cyrus, Dunham brings us inside the chrysalis of gender transition, asking us to bear witness to an uncertain and exhilarating process that troubles our most basic assumptions about who we are and how we are constituted.
Hailed by Mary Karr as an “extraordinary new voice,” Dunham emerges on the literary scene with a disarming, potent, thrillingly unresolved queer coming of age story.
They’ll be at the Texas Book Festival this year and it’s one talk we won’t be missing out on!
Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow
Catch and Kill may be one of the most sought after books of the year. In in, intrepid journalist Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost.
The story of Catch and Kill begins in 2017 when Farrow was tipped off to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood’s most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. As Farrow drew closer to the truth, shadowy operatives, from high-priced lawyers to elite war-hardened spies, mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threatening his career, following his every move, and weaponizing an account of abuse in his own family.
This is the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. And it’s the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement.
A Dog’s Promise by W. Bruce Cameron
From the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of A Dog’s Purpose, comes a heartwarming story about family, second chances, and the unbreakable bonds that unite us.
A Dog’s Promise continues the story of Bailey, the fun-loving pup in previous Cameron titles, who is now joined by Lacey, another very special dog, who helps Bailey fulfill his promise over the course of several lives.
Bringing joy, laughter and comfort to a fractured family is their mission and along the way these two show us the incredible power of hope, truth, and unending devotion.
Join us for a heartwarming engagement with author W. Bruce Cameron on October 23rd at 7PM in-store where he’ll read from and sign his latest!
Rachael Ray 50 by Rachael Ray
For more than a decade Rachael Ray’s showed us how to cook quickly, on a budget, and has never failed to innovate the cooking game in some way, shape, or form.
She’s done it all, from hosting a bevy of cooking shows on Food Network to founding her own lifestyle magazine, developing a brand of dog food and heading the Rachael Ray Foundation – so what’s next? Now she’s changing the cookbook game!
Filled with twenty-five thoughtful essays and 125 delicious recipes, Rachael Ray 50 reads like a memoir and a cookbook at once. Captured here are the moments and dishes Rachael finds most special, the ones she makes in her own home and that you won’t find on her television shows or in her magazine. Here are the memories that made her laugh out loud, or made her teary.
The result is a collection that offers the perfect blend of kitchen and life wisdom, including thoughts on how we can all better serve the world and one another. It’s a dazzling collection that features gorgeous food photography, hand-drawn illustrations, and offers a revealing and intimate glimpse into her world and her every day inspiration.
If you haven’t already, make sure to grab tickets for Rachael Ray’s book talk with us at the Central Presbyterian Church on November 6th at 7PM (each ticket includes a signed copy of her book!)!
Medallion Status by John Hodgman
Funny guy John Hodgman never fails to make us laugh! His new book is sure to do the same. In Medallion Status, Hodgman explores the strangeness of his career, speaking plainly of fame, especially at the weird, marginal level he enjoyed it.
Through these stories you will learn many things that only John Hodgman knows, such as what it feels like to go to a Hollywood party and realize that you are not nearly as famous as the Property Brothers. And there are stories about how, when your television gig is canceled, you can console yourself with the fact that all of that travel that made your young son so sad at least left you with a prize: platinum medallion status with your airline.
Both unflinchingly funny and deeply heartfelt, Medallion Status is a thoughtful examination of status, fame, and identity—and about the way we all deal with those moments when we realize we aren’t platinum status anymore and will have to get comfortable in that middle seat again.
Hodgman is another one of our featured guests at the Texas Book Festival and we hope you’ll get tickets to see him speak that weekend! Trust us, you’ll be rolling on the floor with delight as soon as he opens his mouth!
Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha
In Your House Will Pay, the remarkable new novel from Steph Cha, the lives of two families are forever changed in the wake of the killing of young black boy by LA police.
For Grace Park, the shooting awakens a renewed interest in the contentous relationship between her older sister and the rest of her family.
For Shawn Matthews, recent events pick at old wounds, of his older sister who was murdered back in 1991 and the injustice that put his cousin Ray away for many years.
When another shocking crime hits LA, the Parks and the Matthewses collide in ways they never could have expected. After decades of loss, violence, and injustice, tensions come to a head and force a reckoning that could clear the air or lead to more violence.
Grab a copy today and catch Steph Cha at this year’s Texas Book Festival!
South by Sean Brock
Lovers of Southern cooking and celebrated chef, Sean Brock, rejoice! His brand new cookbook, South, is out today and we’re thrilled to finally have this companion to Heritage on our shelves.
In South, Brock shares his recipes for key components of the cuisine, from grits and fried chicken to collard greens and corn bread. Taken together, they make up the essential elements of Southern cuisine, and in the process Brock shows us how how to fry, how to care for cast iron, how to cook over a hearth, and more!
This is the book fans of Sean Brock have been waiting for, and it’s the book Southern-food lovers the world over will use as their bible.
The Guardians by John Grisham
The master of legal thrillers is back and The Guardians is sure to be a stellar addition to those bookshelves of yours being weighed down by your much-loved copies of A Time to Kill and The Pelican Brief.
In his latest, New York Times bestselling author John Grisham spins the tale of a man wrongly- convicted of murder and a cadre of shady individuals determined to leave everyone in the dark about their motives.
Enter Cullen Post, a part-time minister and full-time lawyer out to prove the innocence of his clients. When Quicny Miller, the wrongly-convicted man, seeks his assistance after stewing in prison for 22+ years, Post walks into a tangled web of coincidences and clues that hint at a far more sinister plot than he could have imagined.
We’re thrilled to see John Grisham at his sold out event at the Texas Book Festival later this month where he’ll be talking The Guardians and so much more – we hope to see some of you lucky individuals that have managed to grab a ticket to the event there!
The Body by Bill Bryson
A lifelong lover of knowledge and exploration, bestselling author Bill Bryson sets his sights on…our insides?
Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body—how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail.
In this addictive and comprehensive owner’s manual to the human body, The Body will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and cure the our indifferent attitude to it with generous doses of wondrous, compulsively readable facts and information.
Longtime Bryson fan Merrilee agrees, saying, “This book actually made me start taking better care of myself, now that I realize how hard my body is working for me.” You can dive in today!
Dear Girls by Ali Wong
Framed as a letter to her young daughters, Ali Wong’s Dear Girls is an uproariously funny and heartfelt laundry list of advice on dating, how to be a working mom, and full of hilarious anecdotes, like how Wong “trapped” their father in marriage.
The sharp insights and humor are even more personal in this completely original collection. She shares the wisdom she’s learned from a life in comedy and reveals stories from her life off stage, including the brutal singles life in New York, reconnecting with her roots in Vietnam, tales of being a wild child growing up in San Francisco, and parenting war stories.
Ali Wong’s letters are absurdly funny, surprisingly moving, and enlightening (and disgusting) for all!
Catch up with us next week when we go ’round and ’round the new release carousel and give you the best of the best to add to your ever-growing TBR pile.