The First Wave of December’s Newest, Hottest Titles Are Here!

Wow, can you believe it’s December already? November just passed us by and we’re in full holiday mode now, thinking about pumpkin spiced everything and dreaming of all the colorful wrapping paper that’ll be lighting up our lives so very soon. And because we’re getting so close to that special time of the year, you’ll really want to pay attention to our posts for the next few weeks, they’ll provide an invaluable look at the titles that’ll make the perfect gift and stocking stuffers for friends and loved ones. Keeping reading on for morrre!


9780374276805_38e77Dead Astronauts by Jeff Vandermeer

Staff favorite Jeff Vandermeer is back with an all new book! With Dead Astronauts, he returns to the universe of Borne to decode the mystery behind the buried astronauts that haunt the City and presents a bevy of characters living in that same time and space:

  • A messianic blue fox who slips through warrens of time and space on a mysterious mission.
  • A homeless woman haunted by a demon who finds the key to all things in a strange journal.
  • A giant leviathan of a fish, centuries old, who hides a secret, remembering a past that may not be its own.
  • Three ragtag rebels waging an endless war for the fate of the world against an all-powerful corporation.
  • A raving madman who wanders the desert lost in the past, haunted by his own creation: an invisible monster whose name he has forgotten and whose purpose remains hidden.

In Vandermeer’s new novel you’ll find a strange world whose sheer absurdity will make you scrunch your  and raise them in astonishment – each new title from Vandermeer is an event and should not be missed (also, this gets our nod for one of the year’s best covers!)!

Grab yours now!

 

9781250170996_c61f8Children of Virtue & Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi

It’s here! Children of Virtue & Vengeance is finally here! After more than a year of waiting we can finally dig into this sequel to the bestselling Children of Blood and Bone!

After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could’ve imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too.

Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. But when the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, Zélie must fight to secure Amari’s right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy’s wrath.

Thrust yourself back into this world of magic and wonder TODAY, it promises to be just as engaging and gripping of an experience as the first!

 

9780525707752_e7402The Serious Goose by Jimmy Kimmel

The late-night host’s first ever picture book, The Serious Goose, is the best kind of fun – interactive and uproariously funny!

Written, illustrated, and lettered by Jimmy Kimmel, this picture book challenges young readers to bring the silly out of a very Serious Goose.

Put your little comedians in front of a mylar mirror and challenge them to make this no-nonsense goose smile. This delightful read-aloud is guaranteed to create gaggles of giggles time and time again! Grab yours today, we guarantee it’ll put the biggest grin on your face!

 

9780062890634_efed9Anyone by Charles Soule

Fans of The Oracle Year, rejoice! Charles Soule follows his stellar debut with a novel that showcases his signature knowledge—and wariness–of technology set in a realistic future about a brilliant female scientist who creates a technology that allows for the transfer of human consciousness between bodies, and the transformations this process wreaks upon the world.

It begins in a barn in Ann Arbor, Michigan where a scientist searching for an Alzheimer’s cure throws a switch—and finds herself mysteriously transported into her husband’s body…

Over two decades later, all across the planet, “flash” technology allows individuals the ability to transfer their consciousness into other bodies for specified periods, paid, registered and legal.

Society has been utterly transformed by the process, from travel to warfare to entertainment. But beyond the reach of the law and government regulators is a sordid black market called the darkshare, where desperate “vessels” anonymously rent out their bodies, no questions asked for any purpose – sex, drugs, crime… or worse.

Like Blade Runner crossed with Get Out, Charles Soule’s thought-provoking work of speculative fiction takes us to a world where identity, morality, and technology collide.

 

9780525659297_dbbc0The Measure of Our Lives by Toni Morrison

Accompanied by a moving foreword from Zadie Smith, The Measure of Our Lives gathers the wisdom of the inimitable Toni Morrison and also serves as the ideal introduction to one of our great American writers.

This inspirational book juxtaposes quotations, one to a page, drawn from Toni Morrison’s entire body of work, both fiction and nonfiction—from The Bluest Eye to God Help the Child, from Playing in the Dark to The Source of Self-Regard—to tell a story of self-actualization. It aims to evoke the totality of Toni Morrison’s literary vision and, like her catalog of work, speaks to wide array of experience.

Its compelling sequence of flashes of revelation addresses issues of abiding interest in Morrison’s work: language, transcendence, love, the power of women, and the sin of slavery. A lovely and moving keepsake, The Measure of Our Lives serves to honor the legacy of a great artist and makes the perfect addition to the Morrison collection.

 

9781612197982_9f476The Revisionaries by A. R. Moxon

Touted as a mix of Pynchon, Atwood, and Alan Moore, The Revisionaries by A. R. Moxon hits shelves today and it’s the sort of book any fan of comic books and weird, twisty tales needs in their lives right now.

In this propulsive, comic novel, Moxon pits a street preacher, Father Julius, against a dangerous religious cult (mysterious men and women dressed all in red, an enigmatic smoking figure who seems to know what’s going to happen just before it does) and a flock of patients released prematurely from a mental hospital.

Amid the descending chaos, Julius encounters a hospital escapee who babbles prophecies of doom, and the growing palpable sense of impending danger intensifies…as does the feeling that everyone may be relying on a street preacher just a little too much. Wildly imaginative, masterfully rendered, and suspenseful, The Revisionaries speaks to our ever-maddening age when the extraordinary has becoming seemingly commonplace.

Read this one today!

 

9781608092451_79262Lost Tomorrows by Matt Coyle

The MysteryPeople Pick of the Month hits shelves today!

In Lost Tomorrows, Matt Coyle returns to the long and winding story of PI Rick Cahill, who must face down his tragic past and all its consequences into the present day.

With a dead wife whose death he has become unexpectedly implicated in and now, a dead partner in the department, Cahill begins a two-pronged investigation to avenge his partner and exonerate himself from the inquiry into him. Rick follows clues that lead him to the truth, not only about his partner’s death, but about the tragedy that ruined his life.

In the end, Rick is left with a decision that forces him to confront the horrific actions he’ll need to take to exact revenge and achieve redemption.

Crime Fiction Coordinator, Scott M., raves about this title, calling it “subtle, poignant, and even harrowing at times,” saying “One of the best sad sack eyes of late is Matt Coyle’s Rick Cahill, and in Lost Tomorrows, he is delivered to an emotionally messy past.” Read Scott M.’s full review here and grab your copy ASAP!


That’s a wrap, folks! See anything you like? Stop by and check out these books in-store and get them online today! And be sure to take a gander at our entire slate of new releases on our in-store New Release wall.

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