New Fiction

Unfinished Business by J.A. Jance: Ali Reynolds’s personal life is in turmoil when two separate men show up on the scene – a serial killer and a former employee of her husband who has just been released from a sixteen-year prison sentence for murdering his girlfriend. With lives hanging in the balance, Ali must thread the needle between good and evil.

Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy: Inti Flynn arrives in Scotland with her twin sister, Aggie, to lead a team of biologists tasked with reintroducing fourteen gray wolves into the remote Highlands. She hopes to heal not only the dying landscape, but Aggie, too, unmade by the terrible secrets that drove the sisters out of Alaska. Yet as the wolves surprise everyone by thriving, Inti begins to let her guard down, even opening herself up to the possibility of love.

All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton: Australia, 1942, and as Japanese bombs rain down, motherless Molly Hook, the gravedigger’s daughter, turns once again to the sky for guidance. She carries a stone heart inside a duffel bag next to the map that leads to Longcoat Bob, the deep-country sorcerer who put a curse on her family. By her side are the most unlikely travelling companions: Greta, a razor-tongued actress and Yukio, a fallen Japanese fighter pilot.

What’s Mine and Yours by Naima Coster: When a county initiative forces the students at a mostly black public school to move across town to a nearly all-white high school, the community rises in outrage. For two students, quiet and aloof Gee and headstrong Noelle, these divisions will extend far beyond their schooling. As their paths collide and overlap over the course of thirty years, their two seemingly disconnected families begin to form deeply knotted, messy ties that shape the trajectory of their lives.

In the Country of Others by Leïla Slimani: Mathilde, a spirited young Frenchwoman, falls in love with Amine, a handsome Moroccan soldier in the French army during World War II. As tensions mount between the Moroccans and the French colonists, Amine finds himself caught in the crossfire: in solidarity with his Moroccan workers yet also a landowner, despised by the French yet married to a Frenchwoman, and proud of his wife’s resolve but ashamed by her refusal to be subjugated.

Hell of a Book by Jason Mott: An African-American author sets out on a cross-country book tour to promote his bestselling novel. That storyline drives Jason Mott’s novel and is the scaffolding of something larger and more urgent: since his novel also tells the story of Soot, a young Black boy living in a rural town in the recent past, and The Kid, a possibly imaginary child who appears to the author on his tour. Throughout, these characters’ stories build and build and as they converge, they astonish.

Sparks like Stars by Nadia Hashima: Kabul, 1978: the daughter in a prominent family, Sitara Zamani lives a privileged life in Afghanistan’s thriving capital. The 1970s are a time of remarkable promise under the leadership of people like Sardar Daoud, Afghanistan’s progressive president, and Sitara’s beloved father, his right-hand man. But the ten-year-old Sitara’s world is shattered when communists stage a coup, assassinating the president and Sitara’s entire family. Only she survives. 

The Reincarnationist Papers by Eric Maikranz: Evan struggles with being different, having the complete memories of two other people who lived sequentially before him. He believes he is unique until he meets Poppy. She is like him, except that she is much older, remembering seven consecutive lives. But there is something else: she is a member of the secretive Cognomina. They are, in effect, immortals, compiling experiences and skills over lifetimes into near-superhuman abilities that they have used to drive history over centuries.

The Nature of Middle Earth by J.R.R. Tolkien: It is well known that J.R.R. Tolkien published The Hobbit in 1937 and The Lord of the Rings in 1954-5. What may be less known is that he continued to write about Middle-earth in the decades that followed, right up until the years before his death in 1973. This new collection offers readers a chance to peer over Professor Tolkien’s shoulder at the very moment of discovery: and on every page, Middle-earth is once again brought to extraordinary life.

New Fiction

Velvet Was the Night by Silva Moreno-Garcia: While student protests and political unrest consume 1970s Mexico City, Maite escapes into stories of passion and danger. When her next-door neighbor, Leonora, a beautiful art student, disappears under suspicious circumstances, Maite finds herself searching for the missing woman–and journeying deeper into Leonora’s secret life of student radicals and dissidents.

Not a Happy Family by Shari Lapena: In this family, everyone is keeping secrets–especially the dead. Brecken Hill in upstate New York is an expensive place to live. But even all their money can’t protect them when a killer comes to call. The Mertons are brutally murdered the night after an Easter dinner with their three adult kids. Who, of course, are devastated? Or are they?

Just One Look by Lindsay Cameron: Cassie Woodson reviews correspondence for a large-scale fraud suit where she becomes obsessed with the tender (and private) exchanges between a partner at the firm, Forest Watts, and his wife, Annabelle. When something throws the state of his marriage into question, the fantasy she’s been carefully cultivating shatters. Suddenly, she doesn’t simply admire Annabelle-she wants to take her place. And she’s armed with the tools to make that happen.

The Dare by Lesley Kara: Lizzie and Alice are the best of friends. One day when they’re out playing by the train tracks, a childish spat triggers Lizzie’s epilepsy. When she comes to, she finds an unimaginable horror: Alice has been killed and Lizzie is devastated. Years later, Lizzie has tried to move on and is starting a new life in London, but someone from her past isn’t willing to forgive and forget. They want answers. And they’ll do anything to pry them from her. Even if Lizzie doesn’t know them herself.

The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig: Long ago, something sinister, something hungry, walked in the tunnels and the mountains and the coal mines of Nate and Maddie’s hometown in rural Pennsylvania. Now they have moved back with their son, Oliver. What happened long ago is happening again . . . and it is happening to Oliver. He meets a strange boy who becomes his best friend, a boy with secrets of his own, and a taste for dark magic that puts them at the heart of a battle of good versus evil.

Lightning Strike by William Kent Krueger: Aurora is a small town nestled in the forest alongside the shores of Minnesota’s Iron Lake. In the summer of 1963, it is the whole world to twelve-year-old Cork O’Connor, its rhythms as familiar as his own heartbeat. But when Cork stumbles upon the body of a man he revered hanging from a tree in an abandoned logging camp, it is the first in a series of events that will cause him to question everything he took for granted about his hometown, his family, and himself.

Another Kind of Eden by James Lee Burke: In the western landscape of 1960s Denver, a businessman and his son wield their influence through vicious cruelty and set their sights on s box-car-riding drifter named Aaron, drawing him into an investigation of grotesque murders. It becomes clear that the idyllic landscape harbors tremendous power—and evil. Followed by a mysterious shrouded figure who might not be human, Aaron will have to face down his foes to save the life of the woman he loves and his own.

In the Middle of Middle America by David Lyons: A teacher. A soldier. An immigrant. A joker. A loner. A chancer. A carer. A mosaic of seven regular townsfolk are going about their days, blissfully unaware their lives are about to interweave, interchange and interact; entangling into such a messy web that, together — and unbeknownst to them — they end up changing the course of history.

A Slow Burning Fire by Paula Hawkins: When a man is found murdered in a houseboat, it triggers questions about three women. Laura is the troubled one-night-stand last seen in the victim’s home. Carla is his grief-stricken aunt, already mourning the recent death of yet another family member. And Miriam is the nosy neighbor clearly keeping secrets from the police. Three women with separate connections to the victim. Three women who are – for different reasons – simmering with resentment.

New Fiction Titles

French Exit by Patrick deWitt: From bestselling author Patrick deWitt comes a brilliant and darkly comic novel about a wealthy widow and her adult son who flee New York for Paris in the wake of scandal and financial disintegration. A number of characters round out the cast: a bashful private investigator, an aimless psychic proposing a séance, a doctor who makes house calls with his wine merchant in tow, and the inimitable Mme. Reynard, aggressive houseguest and dementedly friendly American expat.

The Missing Star by Lucinda Riley: The six D’Aplièse sisters have each been on their own incredible journey to discover their heritage, but they still have one question left unanswered: who and where is the seventh sister? They only have one clue – an image of a star-shaped emerald ring. The search to find the missing sister will take them across the globe; from New Zealand to Canada, England, France and Ireland, uniting them all in their mission to at last complete their family.

Cul-de-sac by Joy Fielding: A shooting lays bare the secrets harbored by five families in a sleepy suburban cul-de-sac where a diverse group of neighbors – husbands and wives with struggling marriages and successful careers, an elderly widow and her unsavory grandson, and “happy” newlyweds – all harbor secrets, all bear scars, and all have access to guns. Not all will survive the night.

The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny: When Chief Armand Gamache is asked to provide security for an event held by Professor Abigail Robinson he discovers an agenda so repulsive he begs the university to cancel the lecture. Discussions become debates, debates become arguments. As sides are declared, a madness takes hold. When a murder is committed, it falls to the Chief Inspector and his team to investigate the crime as well as this extraordinary popular delusion. And the madness of crowds.

You Can Run by Karen Cleveland: A CIA analyst makes a split-second decision that endangers her country but saves her son–and now she must team up with an answer-hungry journalist she’s not sure she can trust. As the two begin to work together, they uncover a vast conspiracy that will force them to confront their loyalties to family and country. You Can Run is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that will have you asking: What would you do to save the ones you love?

Billy Summers by Stephen King: When Billy Summers was twelve years old, he shot and killed his mother’s boyfriend after he kicked Billy’s sister to death. At 17, he enlisted in the army and for nearly twenty years, he’s worked as a paid assassin. He’s a good guy in a bad job, and he wants out. And then something happens that changes everything for Billy. A stranger needs rescuing, and Billy sacrifices the safety of his own perfectly devised new life to offer her protection.

Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict: In 1909, Clementine Churchill steps off a train with her husband, Winston. An angry woman emerges from the crowd to attack, shoving him in the direction of an oncoming train. Just before he stumbles, Clementine grabs him by his jacket. This will not be the last time Clementine saves her husband. Lady Clementine is the ferocious story of the brilliant and ambitious woman beside Winston Churchill who would not surrender either to expectations or to enemies.

Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson: Colleen and Rich Gundersen are raising their young son, Chub, on the rugged California coast. It’s 1977. For generations, the community has lived and breathed timber; now that way of life is threatened. Told in prose as clear as a spring-fed creek, this book paints a portrait of a family whose bonds are tested and a community clinging to a vanishing way of life. It’s a story of the enduring power of love—between husband and wife, mother and child, and longtime neighbors.

The Noise by James Patterson: In the shadow of Mount Hood, sixteen-year-old Tennant is checking rabbit traps with her eight-year-old sister Sophie when the girls are suddenly overcome by a strange vibration rising out of the forest, building in intensity until it sounds like a deafening crescendo of screams. From out of nowhere, their father sweeps them up and drops them through a trapdoor into a storm cellar. But the sound only gets worse…

New Nonfiction

Dopamine Nation by Anna Lembke: We’re living in a time of unprecedented access to high-reward, high-dopamine stimuli: drugs, food, news, gambling, shopping, gaming, texting, sexting, Facebooking, Instagramming, YouTubing, tweeting … The increased numbers, variety, and potency is staggering. This book is about pleasure. It’s also about pain. Most important, it’s about how to find the delicate balance between the two, and why now more than ever finding balance is essential.

Broken Little Believer by Shane Svorec: Are you searching for greater perspective? Have you felt lost in a world of instability and uncertainty? Or have you lost hope in the face of difficult circumstances? Take a journey with author, Shane Svorec, as she invites readers to see the world through the backseat of a VW bus. Like going on a road trip with a good friend and a great playlist, this book weaves true stories into life lessons while entertaining and encouraging readers.

The Long Slide by Tucker Carlson: From the host of Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News and the New York Times best-selling author of Ship of Fools, a collection of nostalgic writings that underscore America’s long slide from innocence to orthodoxy.

The Reckoning by Mary L. Trump: Donald Trump’s niece, Mary L. Trump, examines America’s national trauma, rooted in our history but dramatically exacerbated by the impact of current events and the Trump administration’s corrupt and immoral policies.

Woke, Inc. by Vivek Ramaswamy: This book not only rips back the curtain on the new corporatist agenda known as “Stakeholder capitalism” offers a better way forward. America’s elites may want to sort us into demographic boxes, but we don’t have to stay there. Woke, Inc. begins as a critique of stakeholder capitalism and ends with an exploration of what it means to be an American in 2021—a journey that begins with cynicism and ends with hope.

The Rise of America by Marin Kartusa: It has become widely accepted within the investment, political, and media sectors that America is on the decline and that China will drive the global agenda in the 21st century. To which I say, not so fast. This book carefully examines the trends and actual hard data from the economic, geopolitical, financial, and demographic spheres and comes to an inescapable conclusion: America’s future has never been brighter.

Land by Simon Winchester: The author of The Professor and the Madman and The Perfectionists explores the notion of property—our proprietary relationship with the land—through human history, how it has shaped us and what it will mean for our future.  This book examines in depth how we acquire, steward, and fight over land, and finally, how we can come to share it. Ultimately, Winchester confronts the essential question: who actually owns the world’s land—and why does it matter?

A Sense of Self by Veronica O’Keane: Drawing on poignant accounts that include her own experiences, as well as what we can learn from insights in literature and fairytales and the latest neuroscientific research, O’Keane reframes our understanding of the extraordinary puzzle that is the human brain and how it changes during its growth from birth to adolescence and old age. By elucidating this process, she exposes the way that the formation of memory in the brain is vital to the creation of our sense of self.

I Alone Can Fix It by Carol Leonnig: The true story of what took place in Donald Trump’s White House during a disastrous 2020 has never before been told in full. What was really going on around the president, as the government failed to contain the coronavirus and over half a million Americans perished? Who was influencing Trump after he refused to concede an election he had clearly lost and spread lies about election fraud? To answer these questions, Phil Rucker and Carol Leonnig reveal a dysfunctional and bumbling presidency’s inner workings in unprecedented, stunning detail.

New Fiction Titles

The Inheritance by Laura Costea: Musician Peter Bailey is the reluctant son of a cattle rancher living in Orion, Nebraska who leaves for the West Coast. He soon returns and to help run the ranch with his new wife, Hope, by his side. Hope can’t help but fall in love with her new community, and tries to set aside memories of how she failed her own family. But as they join in efforts to help rebuild the small town destroyed by fire, Hope and Peter both find themselves sifting through the broken pieces of the past.

The Reading List by Sara Adams: Widower Mukesh lives a quiet life and worries about his bookworm granddaughter, Priya. Aleisha is a bright but teenager working at the local when she discovers a list of novels that she’s never heard of before and decides to read each one. As each story gives up its magic, the books transport Aleisha from the painful realities she’s facing at home. When Mukesh arrives at the library, Aleisha passes along the reading list…hoping that it will be a lifeline for him too.

The Show Girl by Nicola Harrison: Its 1927 when Olive McCormick moves from Minneapolis to New York City determined to become a star in the Ziegfeld Follies. Then she meets Archie Carmichael who is the only man she’s ever met who seems to accept her modern ways – her independent nature and passion for success. But once she accepts his proposal he starts to change his tune, and Olive must decide if she is willing to reveal a devastating secret and sacrifice the life she loves for the man she loves

Furmidable Foes by Rita Mae Brown: Mary Minor “Harry” Harristeen and her pet sleuths uncover a scam to dupe consumers when they discover that substandard produce is being passed off for organic, upmarket groceries. As always, Harry’s crime-solving cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter and Tee Tucker the Corgi share her determination to sniff out the foes among friends, the spoiled among the fresh.

Arsenic and Adobo by Mia Manansala: Lila Macapagal moves back home to recover from a horrible breakup. When a notoriously nasty food critic (who happens to be her ex-boyfriend) drops dead moments after a confrontation with Lila, her life quickly swerves from a Nora Ephron romp to an Agatha Christie case. Armed with the nosy auntie network, her barista best bud, and her trusted Dachshund, Longanisa, Lila takes on this tasty, twisted case and soon finds her own neck on the chopping block.

The Husbands by Chandler Baker: Nora Spangler is a successful attorney and her husband works hard, too … but why does it seem like she is always working so much harder? When she agrees to help with a wrongful death case, she is pulled into the lives of the women of Dynasty Ranch, all high-power and successful with endlessly supportive husbands. But as the case unravels, Nora uncovers a plot that may explain the secret to having-it-all. One that’s worth killing for.

Cherry by Nico Walker: Cleveland, 2003. A young man is just a college freshman when he meets Emily. He flunks out of school and joins the army, and they marry before he ships out to Iraq. His fellow soldiers smoke; they huff computer duster; they take painkillers; they watch porn; and they die. When he returns from Iraq, his PTSD is profound, and the drugs on the street have changed. The opioid crisis is beginning to swallow up the Midwest. Soon he is hooked on heroin, and so is Emily.

We Were Never Here by Andrea Bartz: Emily is having the time of her life in Chile with her best friend, Kristen, on their annual backpacking trip. But on the last night of the trip, Emily enters their hotel suite to a horrific scene. Kristen says the cute backpacker she brought to their room attacked her, and she had to kill him in self-defense. The scene is horrifyingly similar to last year’s trip, when another backpacker wound up dead. Emily can’t believe it’s happened again–can lightning really strike twice?

Complications by Danielle Steel: After four years of renovations and the death of its legendary and beloved manager, the luxurious Hotel Louis XVI in Paris is set to reopen its doors. The new manager, Olivier, and his assistant, Yvonne, quickly realize that anything can happen at any moment, and on one cool September evening, everything does. Rocked by the events of this one fateful night, guests and staff alike brace themselves for the aftershock and the apparent dramas and misfortunes still to come.

New Fiction

The Shadow by James Patterson: Only two people know Lamont Cranston’s secret identity as the Shadow, a vigilante of justice: his greatest love, Margo Lane — and his fiercest enemy, Shiwan Khan. Then Khan ambushes the couple, who have the slimmest chance of survival … in the uncertain future. A century and a half later, Lamont awakens in a world both unknown and disturbingly familiar.

Sleeping Bear by Connor Sullivan: Army veteran Cassie Gale decides to take a few days of solitude in the Alaska wilderness. When her dog is discovered injured at her wrecked campsite, her father knows that this is much more than a camping trip gone awry. As it turns out, Cassie’s not the first person to disappear without a trace in Alaska’s northern interior. Bears. Wolves. Avalanches. Frostbite. Starvation. There are many ways to die in here. But not all disappearances can be explained, including Cassie’s

The Guilt Trip by Sandie Jones: Six friends travel to Portugal for a destination wedding weekend. As the wedding weekend unfolds, the secrets each of them hold begin to spill, and friendships and marriages threaten to unravel. Soon, jumping to conclusions becomes the difference between life and death.

A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes: From the Trojan women whose fates now lie in the hands of the Greeks, to the Amazon princess who fought Achilles on their behalf, to Penelope awaiting the return of Odysseus, to the three goddesses whose feud started it all, these are the stories of the women whose lives, loves, and rivalries were forever altered by this long and tragic war. 

The Fiancée by Kate White: Summer’s looking forward to the annual family get-together at her in-laws’ sprawling estate. Her husband’s brother brings his new flame Hannah, whom Summer immediately recognizes from a few years before. Oddly, Hannah claims not to know her. Then the reunion is rocked by tragedy when a family member is found dead. Summer fears that the too-good-to-be-true Hannah is involved, even as Gabe dismisses her suspicions. How far will Summer go to expose the truth?

Ridgeline by Michael Punke: In December 1866, tensions were rising in Wyoming between the Native American tribes and the settlers who would destroy their home. As the tribes set forth with repeated attacks to discourage the settlers, Captain William J. Fetterman, anxious and arrogant, claimed that he could take offense and rid the area of Native American people with only a small army of 80 men. And he would–unless Crazy Horse could find a way to lure the army to their doom.

Rock the Boat by Beck Dorey-Stein: When Kate Campbell’s life in Manhattan suddenly implodes, she is forced to return to Sea Point, the small town full of quirky locals, quaint bungalows, and beautiful beaches where she grew up. As the summer swells, white lies, and long-buried secrets prove as corrosive as the salt air, threatening to forever erode not only the bonds between friends but also the landscape of the beachside community they call home.

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid: Malibu: August 1983. It’s the day Nina Riva, the famous girl with the rich family everyone wants to be, will host her annual end-of-summer party.  By midnight the party will be completely out of control. By morning, the Riva mansion will have gone up in flames. It is one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them and what they will leave behind.

The Old Man’s Place by John Sanford: On the shore of Lake Superior, a Russian man is found shot dead, and though nobody knows why he was killed, everybody – the local cops, the FBI, and the Russians themselves – has a theory. Before he can find the answers, Davenport will have to follow a trail back to another place, another time, and battle the shadows he discovers there – shadows that turn out to be both very real and very deadly.

New Fiction Titles

The Maidens by Alex Michaelides: A Greek tragedy professor at Cambridge, Fosca is adored by staff and students alike-particularly by the members of a secret society of female students known as The Maidens. Mariana is a brilliant but troubled group therapist who becomes fixated on The Maidens when one member, a friend of Mariana’s niece Zoe, is found murdered in Cambridge, and she becomes convinced that, despite his alibi, Edward Fosca is guilty of the murder.

Virtue by Hermione Hoby: Arriving in New York City for an internship, Luca feels invisible but finds himself drawn to a wealthy white couple, a prominent artist and her filmmaker husband. As summer arrives, Luca is swept up in the fever dream of their marriage, joining them at their beach house, and nurturing an infatuation both frustrating and dangerous. Only after he learns of a spectacular tragedy in the city he has left behind does he begin to realize the moral consequences of his allegiances.

Choose Me by Tess Gerritsen: Taryn Moore is young, beautiful and brilliant…so why would she kill herself? When Detective Frankie Loomis arrives on the scene to investigate the girl’s fatal plunge from her apartment balcony, she knows in her gut there’s more to the story, especially after the autopsy reveals that the college senior was pregnant.

The Sweetness of Water by Nathaniel Harris: In the waning days of the Civil War, brothers Prentiss and Landry, freed by the Emancipation Proclamation, seek refuge on the homestead of George Walker and his wife, Isabelle. Parallel to their story runs a forbidden romance between two Confederate soldiers. The young men, recently returned from the war, hold their trysts in the woods. But when their secret is discovered, the resulting chaos, including a murder, unleashes repercussions on the entire community.

The Bone Code by Kathy Reichs: A medical waste container containing two decomposed bodies washed ashore, and Tempe is called to investigate. Meanwhile, authorities in South Carolina become alarmed as a human flesh-eating contagion spreads. So focused is Tempe on identifying the container victims that, initially, she doesn’t register how their murders and the pestilence may be related. But she does know someone is protecting a dark secret-and willing to do anything to keep it hidden.

The Third Grave by Lisa Jackson: The old Beaumont mansion is a rotting shell of its once-grand self, especially after a disastrous hurricane that leads to a grisly find in the cellar. Three graves. But only two skeletons… For Nikki, the discovery is a gift, the perfect subject for her next crime book. Rumors are widespread that the burial site is the resting place of the Duval sisters. There is more to the sisters’ disappearance than anyone ever guessed.

Beach Read by Emily Henry: January, a romance writer who no longer believes in love, and August, a literary writer stuck in a rut, engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever after. As the summer stretches on, January discovers a gaping plot hole in the story she’s been telling herself about her own life, and begins to wonder what other things she might have gotten wrong, including her ideas about the man next door.

Aftershock by L.T. Ryan: Rachel Hatch closes a major chapter in her life. A new one begins with an offer from an old friend. This offer puts Hatch at odds. The agency responsible for her father’s murder and who nearly took her life in the mountains of Colorado is now offering her a job opportunity. Lives hang in the balance as Hatch sets out to honor her code. She quickly finds that things are not what they seem in the small town of Breakneck, Alaska. Hatch finds an ally in the most unlikely of places.

It’s Better This Way by Debbie Macomber: After divorce shatters her family, one woman’s struggle to pick up the pieces finally leads to a new beginning–but is the past truly behind her? New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber explores the powerful intersections of love and family in this poignant novel.

New Nonfiction

An Ugly Truth by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang: One of Silicon Valley’s greatest successes, Facebook has been under constant fire for the past five years, roiled by controversies and crises. It turns out that while the tech giant was connecting the world, they were also mishandling users’ data, spreading fake news, and amplifying dangerous, polarizing hate speech. Drawing on their unrivaled sources, the authors take readers inside the complex court politics, alliances and rivalries within the company.

1620 by Peter Wood: This book sums up what the critics have said and argues that the proper starting point for the American story is 1620, with the signing of the Mayflower Compact aboard ship before the Pilgrims set foot in the Massachusetts wilderness. A nation as complex as ours, of course, has many starting points, but the quintessential ideas of American self-government and ordered liberty grew from the deliberate actions of the Mayflower immigrants in 1620.

Carry On by John Lewis: Congressman John was a beacon of hope and a model of humility whose invocation to “good trouble” continues to inspire millions across our nation. In his last months on earth, even while battling cancer, he dedicated time to share his memories, beliefs, and advice—exclusively immortalized in these pages—as a message to the generations to come.

American Marxism by Mark Levin: Levin’s previous book was about standing at the precipice of progressivism’s threat to our freedom and now, over a decade later, we’re fully over that precipice and paying the price. In American Marxism, Levin explains how the core elements of Marxist ideology are now pervasive in American society and culture.

No Bad Parts by Richard Schwartz: Dr. Schwartz shares insights and practices to help you recognize your own “inner family” of parts, understand how each part seeks to help and protect you even when it seems problematic, engage in inner dialogue to restore balance and self-love-and deepen your awareness of the higher Self that holds and encompasses every facet of your diverse consciousness.

The Premonition by Michael Lewis: For those who could read between the lines, the censored news out of China was terrifying. Fortunately, we are still a nation of skeptics. Fortunately, there are those among us who study pandemics and are willing to look unflinchingly at worst-case scenarios. Michael Lewis’s taut and brilliant nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Subpar Parks by Amber Share: Based on the wildly popular Instagram account, Subpar Parks features both the greatest hits and brand-new content, all celebrating the incredible beauty and variety of America’s national parks juxtaposed with the clueless and hilarious one-star reviews posted by visitors.

The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell: Malcolm Gladwell weaves together the stories of a Dutch genius and his homemade computer, a band of brothers in central Alabama, a British psychopath, and pyro-maniacal chemists at Harvard to examine one of the greatest moral challenges in American history. The Bomber Mafia is a riveting tale of persistence, innovation, and the incalculable wages of war.

This Is Your Mind on Plants by Michael Pollen: Presents a radical challenge to how we think about drugs and explores the powerful human attraction to psychoactive plants. Based in part on an essay written more than 25 years ago, this groundbreaking and singular consideration of psychoactive plants, and our attraction to them through time, holds up a mirror to our fundamental human needs and aspirations, the operations of our minds, and our entanglement with the natural world.

New Fiction

Fast Ice by Clive Cussler: After a former NUMA colleague disappears while researching the icebergs of Antarctica, Kurt Austin and his assistant Joe Zavala embark for the freezing edge of the world to investigate. Even as they confront perilous waters and frigid temperatures, they are also are up against a terrifying man-made weapon–a fast-growing ice that could usher in a new Ice Age.

The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent: Everyone imagines running away from their life at some point. But Birdy has actually done it. And the life she’s run into is her best friend Heather’s. The only problem is, she hasn’t told Heather. Can she survive a summer pretending to be her best friend? And can she stop herself from falling for the first man she’s ever actually liked, but who thinks she’s someone else?

Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand: On a perfect June day, Vivian Howe, author of thirteen beach novels and mother of three nearly grown children, is killed in a hit-and-run car accident while jogging near her home on Nantucket. She ascends to the Beyond where she’s assigned to a Person named Martha, who allows Vivi to watch what happens below for one last summer. When hidden truths come to light, Vivi’s family will have to sort out mistakes—with or without a nudge of help from above.

Blind Tiger by Sandra Brown: Thatcher Hutton jumps from a moving freight train to avoid trouble and lands in more than he bargained for. On the day he arrives in Foley, Texas, a local woman goes missing. Thatcher, the only stranger in town, is suspected of her abduction, and worse. Standing between him and exoneration are a corrupt mayor, a crooked sheriff, a notorious cathouse madam, a sly bootlegger, feuding moonshiners . . . and a young widow whose soft features conceal an iron will.

Heatwave by Victor Jestin: Seventeen-year-old Leo is sitting in an empty playground at night, listening to the sound of partying and pop music filtering in from the beach, when he sees another, more popular boy strangle himself with the ropes of the swings. Then, in a panic, Leo drags him to the beach and buries him. Over the next 24 hours, Leo wanders around the campsite like a sleepwalker, haunted by guilt and fear, and distracted by his desire for a girl named Luce.

The Clover Girls by Viola Shipman: Elizabeth, Veronica, Rachel and Emily met at Camp Birchwood as girls in 1985, where over four summers they were the Clover Girls–inseparable for those magical few weeks of freedom–until the last summer that pulled them apart. Now approaching middle age, the women are facing challenges they never imagined as teens, struggles with their marriages, their children, their careers, and wondering who it is they see when they look in the mirror.

Deer Season by Erin Flanagan: In Gunthrum, Nebraska, in 1985, Alma’s intellectually disabled farmhand, Hal, has gone hunting with some of the locals. That same weekend, a teenage girl goes missing, and Hal returns with a flimsy story about the blood in his truck and a dent near the headlight. When the situation escalates, Alma and her husband are forced to confront what Hal might be capable of as rumors fly and townspeople see Hal’s violent past in a new light.

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave: Before Owen Michaels disappears, he smuggles a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her. Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers: Owen’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey. Hannah quickly realizes her husband isn’t who he said he was. And that Bailey just may hold the key to figuring out Owen’s true identity—and why he really disappeared. Hannah and Bailey set out to discover the truth, together.

The Final Twist by Jeffery Deaver: Just hours after the harrowing events of The Never Game and The Goodbye Man, Colter Shaw finds himself in San Francisco, where he has taken on the mission his father began years ago: finding a missing courier bag containing evidence that will bring down a corporate espionage firm responsible for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of deaths.

New Fiction

The Windsor Knot by SJ Bennett: It is the early spring of 2016 and Queen Elizabeth is at Windsor Castle in advance of her 90th birthday celebrations. But the preparations are interrupted when a guest is found dead in one of the Castle bedrooms. The scene suggests the young Russian pianist strangled himself, but a badly tied knot leads MI5 to suspect foul play was involved. The Queen leaves the investigation to the professionals—until their suspicions point them in the wrong direction

Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan: Welcome to Maple Street, a picture-perfect slice of suburban Long Island, its residents bound by their children, their work, and their illusion of safety in a rapidly changing world. When a sinkhole opens in a nearby park, and a girl falls inside. The search brings a shocking accusation that spins out of control, and suddenly, it is one mom’s word against another’s in a court of public opinion that can end only in blood.

The Red Book by James Patterson: When a drive-by shooting on the Chicago’s west side turns political, Detective Hearney he leads the way to a quick solve. As a population hungry for justice threatens to riot, he realizes that the three known victims are hardly the only casualties. When Harney starts asking questions about who’s to blame, his quest to expose the evil that’s rotting the city from the inside out takes him to the one place he vowed never to return: his own troubled past.

While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams: When the shocking news breaks that Justice Wynn–the cantankerous swing vote on many current high-profile cases–has slipped into a coma, Avery’s life turns upside down. Plunged into an explosive role she never anticipated, Avery discovers that Wynn suspected a dangerously conspiracy that infiltrates the highest power corridors of Washington.

A Simple Murder by Linda Castillo: Now, together for the first time in print, A Simple Murder features six original short stories starring whip-smart chief of police, Kate Burkholder.

The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth: When Fern decides to help her sister achieve her heart’s desire of having a baby, Rose realizes with growing horror that Fern might make choices that can only have a terrible outcome. What Rose doesn’t realize is that Fern is growing more and more aware of the secrets Rose, herself, is keeping. And that their mother might have the last word after all. The Good Sister is about the ties that bind sisters together, and about the madness that lurks where you least expect it.

The Holdout by Graham Moore: -year-old Jessica Silver, heiress to a billion-dollar real estate fortune, vanishes on her way home from school. Her teacher Bobby Nock, a twenty-five-year-old African American man, is the prime suspect after illicit text messages are discovered between them–and Jessica’s blood is found in his car. The subsequent trial taps straight into America’s most pressing preoccupations: race, class, sex, law enforcement, and the lurid sins of the rich and famous.

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir: Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission–and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish. Except that right now, he doesn’t know that. He can’t even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it. All he knows is that he’s been asleep for a very, very long time. And he’s just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company.

What the Devil Knows by C.S. Harris: It’s October 1814. The war with France is finally over, Europe’s diplomats are convening in Vienna for a conference that will put their world back together, and London finds itself in the grip of a series of terrifying murders eerily similar to the shocking Ratcliffe Highway murders of three years before. But when the lead investigator, Sir Edwin Pym, is killed in the same brutal way, suddenly everyone is talking about the heinous crimes again, and the city is paralyzed with terror.