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272 pp. Hardcover
Youth
Across So Many Seas
Ruth Behar

Spanning over 500 years, Pura Belpré Award winner Ruth Behar's epic novel tells the stories of four girls from different generations of a Jewish family, many of them forced to leave their country and start a new life.

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304 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
After Annie
Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen’s trademark wisdom on family, friendship, and the ties that bind us are at the center of this novel about the power of love to transcend loss and triumph over adversity, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Still Life with Bread Crumbs and One True Thing.

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336 pp. Hardcover
Biography
All Before Me
Esther Rutter

In her early twenties, Esther Rutter suffered an acute mental breakdown while teaching English in Japan. Sectioned and held in a Japanese psychiatric institution until she could be flown home under escort, her recovery only began when she came to live and work in the Lake District at Dove Cottage, the home of William and Dorothy Wordsworth.

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336 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
All Fours
Miranda July

The New York Times bestselling author returns with an irreverently sexy, tender, hilarious and surprising novel about a woman upending her life

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212 pp. Hardcover
Biography
Alphabetical Diaries
Sheila Heti

Sheila Heti kept a record of her thoughts over a ten-year period, then arranged the sentences from A to Z. Passionate and reflective, joyful and despairing, these are her alphabetical diaries. From the award-winning author of Pure Color. 

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352 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
The Alternatives
Caoilinn Hughes

From the writer Anthony Doerr calls “a massive talent,” the story of four brilliant Irish sisters, orphaned in childhood, who scramble to reconnect when the oldest disappears into the Irish countryside.

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240 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
American Spirits
Russell Banks

From one of America’s most celebrated storytellers come three dark, interlocking tales about the residents of a rural New York town, and the shocking headlines that become their local mythologies.

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400 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
Anita de Monte Laughs Last
Xochitl Gonzalez

New York Times bestselling author Xochitl Gonzalez delivers a mesmerizing novel about a first-generation Ivy League student who uncovers the genius work of a female artist decades after her suspicious death.

A Most Anticipated Book of 2024: TIME, The Washington PostRefinery 29Barnes & Noble, LitHub

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224 pp. Paperback
Biography
Antoni Gaudí
Michael Eaude

An accessible account of the contradictory life and work of the modernist Catalan architect.

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480 pp. Hardcover
Politics
Ascent to Power: How Truman Emerged from Roosevelt's Shadow and Remade the World
David L. Roll

From Franklin Roosevelt’s final days through Harry Truman’s extraordinary transformation, this is the enthralling story behind the most consequential presidential transition in US history.

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315 pp. Hardcover
Mystery
Assassins Anonymous
Rob Hart

In this clever, surprising, page-turner, the world’s most lethal assassin gives up the violent life only to find himself under siege by mysterious assailants. It’s a kill-or-be-killed situation, but the first option is off the table. What’s a reformed hit man to do?

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320 pp. Paperback
Miscellaneous
The Backyard Bird Chronicles
Amy Tan

A gorgeous, witty account of birding, nature, and the beauty around us that hides in plain sight, written and illustrated by the best-selling author of The Joy Luck Club. With a foreword by David Allen Sibley!

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185 pp. Paperback
Fiction
The Beginners
Anne Serre

Quintessential Anne Serre―this restless, prowling novel explores love as a form of greed, and confused need as one shape of bereftness.

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210 pp. Hardcover
Miscellaneous
Bite by Bite: Nourishments and Jamborees
Aimee Nezhukumatathil

From the New York Times bestselling author of World of Wonders, a lyrical book of short essays about food, offering a banquet of tastes, smells, memories, associations, and marvelous curiosities from nature.

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262 pp. Hardcover
History
The Black Box: Writing the Race
Henry Louis Gates Jr.

A magnificent, foundational reckoning with how Black Americans have used the written word to define and redefine themselves, in resistance to the lies of racism and often in heated disagreement with each other, over the course of the country’s history.

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304 pp. Hardcover
Politics
Blood Money: Why the Powerful Turn a Blind Eye While China Kills Americans
Peter Schweizer

Peter Schweizer investigates the apathy American elites' have about China's undermining of American society. A towering achievement of investigative jour­nalism, Blood Money is one of those rare books that makes you clearly see the world anew.

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

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456 pp. Hardcover
History
Brought Forth on This Continent: Abraham Lincoln and American Immigration
Harold Holzer

From acclaimed Abraham Lincoln historian Harold Holzer, a groundbreaking account of Lincoln’s grappling with the politics of immigration against the backdrop of the Civil War.

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305 pp. Hardcover
Biography
Burn Book: A Tech Love Story
Kara Swisher

From award-winning journalist Kara Swisher comes a witty, scathing, but fair accounting of the tech industry and its founders who wanted to change the world but broke it instead.

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487 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
A Calamity of Souls
David Baldacci

Set in the tumultuous year of 1968 in southern Virginia, a racially charged murder case sets a duo of white and Black lawyers against a deeply unfair system as they work to defend their wrongfully accused Black defendants in this courtroom drama from #1 New York Timesbestselling author David Baldacci.  

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258 pp. Paperback
Travel
California & Southwest USA's National Parks
Anthony Ham

Lonely Planet's California and Southwest USA's National Parks is your passport to the most up-to-date advice on what to see and skip. Hike down the Grand Canyon, marvel at Sequoia and chase waterfalls in Yosemite; all with your trusted travel companion.

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243 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
The Cemetery of Untold Stories
Julia Alvarez

Literary icon and great American novelist Julia Alvarez, bestselling author of In the Time of the Butterflies and How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, returns with a luminescent novel about storytelling that reads like an instant classic.

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576 pp. Hardcover
History
Challenger: A True Story of Heroism and Disaster on the Edge of Space
Adam Higginbotham

From the New York Times bestselling author of Midnight in Chernobyl comes the definitive, dramatic, minute-by-minute story of the Challenger disaster, based on fascinating in-depth reporting and new archival research—a riveting history that reads like a thriller.

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256 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
Change
Édouard Louis

An autobiographical novel from Édouard Louis, hailed as one of the most important voices of his generation―about social class, transformation, and the perils of leaving the past behind.

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495 pp. Hardcover
Biography
Chasing Beauty: The Life of Isabella Stewart Gardner
Natalie Dykstra

The vivid and masterful story of Isabella Stewart Gardner—creator of one of America’s most stunning museums—an American original whose own life was remade by art. Includes archival photos of Isabella’s world, museum, and the art she collected.

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270 pp. Hardcover
Art, Architecture & Design
Chicagoland Dream Houses: How a Mid-Century Architecture Competition Reimagined the American Home
Siobhan Moroney

Siobhan Moroney situates the 1945 Chicagoland Prize Homes competition in its time both socially and architecturally, analyzing floor plans and other materials to reveal how the designs reflected the expectations of middle-class families and the social norms that dictated their everyday lives and aspirations.

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320 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
Choice
Neel Mukherjee

An ingenious, devastating, explosive novel about the ramifications of choice from "one of the most original and talented authors working today" (NPR).

A Booker Prize Finalist.

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340 pp. Hardcover
Art, Architecture & Design
City Limits: Infrastructure, Inequality, and the Future of America's Highways
Megan Kimble

An eye-opening investigation into how our ever-expanding urban highways accelerated inequality and fractured communities—and a call for a more just, sustainable path forward.

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203 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
Clear
Carys Davies

A “daring and necessary…sophisticated and playful” (The New York Times) novel from an award-winning writer, Clear is the story of a minister dispatched to a remote island to “clear” its last remaining inhabitant—an unforgettable tale of resilience, change, and hope.

One of Vogue's Best Books of the Year

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432 pp. Hardcover
Mystery
Close to Death
Anthony Horowitz

In New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz’s ingenious fifth literary whodunnit in the Hawthorne and Horowitz series, Detective Hawthorne is once again called upon to solve an unsolvable case—a gruesome murder in an idyllic gated community in which suspects abound.

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454 pp. Paperback
Mystery
Closed Circles
Viveca Sten

Book #2 in the Sandhamn Murders series. When the rich and powerful inhabitants of Sweden’s idyllic island getaway come under scrutiny, Thomas and Nora must work closely and secretively to seek justice.

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280 pp. Hardcover
Art, Architecture & Design
Color Charts: A History
Anne Varichon

A beautifully illustrated history of the many inventive, poetic, and alluring ways in which color swatches have been selected and staged.

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361 pp. Hardcover
Mystery
The Comfort of Ghosts
Jacqueline Winspear

Psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs unravels a profound mystery from her past in a war-torn nation grappling with its future. The Comfort of Ghosts completes Jacqueline Winspear’s ground-breaking and internationally bestselling series.

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276 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
Crooked Plow
Itamar Vieira Junior

Heralded as a new masterpiece, this fascinating and gripping story about the lives of subsistence farmers in Brazil's poorest region, three generations after the abolition of slavery, is at once fantastic and realist, covering themes of family, spirituality, slavery and its aftermath, and political struggle.

Shortlisted for The International Booker Prize 2024

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219 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
Crooked Seeds
Karen Jennings

A woman in post-apartheid South Africa confronts her family’s troubling past in this taut and daring novel about national trauma and collective guilt—from the Booker Prize–longlisted author of An Island.

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368 pp. Hardcover
History
The Damascus Events: The 1860 Massacre and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Eugene Rogan

An award-winning scholar’s account of an ancient city’s descent into unprecedented communal violence—an event that would mark the end of the old Ottoman order and the beginning of the modern Middle East.

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352 pp. Hardcover
Mystery
A Deadly Endeavor
Jenny Adams

A serial killer is on the loose in Jazz Age Philadelphia in Jenny Adams’ debut historical mystery, perfect for fans of Deanna Raybourn and Rhys Bowen.

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326 pp. Hardcover
Mystery
Death of a Master Chef
Jean-Luc Bannalec

Book #9. Jean-Luc Bannalec's internationally bestselling series starring Commissaire Georges Dupin returns with Death of a Master Chef.

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608 pp. Hardcover
History
The Demon of Unrest: A Saga of Hubris, Heartbreak, and Heroism at the Dawn of the Civil War
Erik Larson

The author of The Splendid and the Vile brings to life the pivotal five months between the election of Abraham Lincoln and the start of the Civil War—a simmering crisis that finally tore a deeply divided nation in two.

National Bestseller

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176 pp. Hardcover
Graphic Novel
Dune
Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, Frank Herbert

The first book in the definitive graphic novel adaptation of Dune, the groundbreaking science-fiction classic by Frank Herbert.

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272 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
Early Sobrieties
Michael Deagler

Like a sober, millennial Jesus’ Son, Michael Deagler’s debut novel is the poignant confession of a recovering addict adrift in the fragmenting landscape of America’s middle class. Shot through with humor, hubris, and hard-earned insight, Early Sobrieties charts the limbos that exist between our better and worst selves, offering a portrait of a stifled generation collectively slouching towards grace.

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352 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
Ella
Diane Richards

In the vein of The Paris Wife and The Personal Librarian comes this debut novel, a magnificent work of “biographical fiction” that reimagines the turbulent and triumphant early years of Ella Fitzgerald, arguably the greatest singer of the twentieth century.

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407 pp. Hardcover
Science
Every Living Thing: The Great and Deadly Race to Know All Life
Jason Roberts

An epic, extraordinary account of scientific rivalry and obsession in the quest to survey all of life on Earth—a competition “with continued repercussions for Western views of race. [This] vivid double biography is a passionate corrective” (The New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice).

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288 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
The Extinction of Irena Rey
Jennifer Croft

From the International Booker Prize-winning translator and Women's Prize finalist, an utterly beguiling novel about eight translators and their search for a world-renowned author who goes missing in a primeval Polish forest.

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464 pp. Paperback
Biography
Familiarity Breeds Content: New and Selected Essays
Joseph Epstein

A collection of personal essays from America’s most revered essay writer, Joseph Epstein.

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352 pp. Paperback
Fiction
The Farm
Joanne Ramos

Nestled in New York’s Hudson Valley is a luxury retreat boasting every amenity: organic meals, personal fitness trainers, daily massages—and all of it for free. In fact, you’re paid big money to stay here—more than you’ve ever dreamed of. The catch? For nine months, you cannot leave the grounds, your movements are monitored, and you are cut off from your former life while you dedicate yourself to the task of producing the perfect baby. For someone else.

National Bestseller; The Athenaeum Read With Us Book Club Pick; Longlisted for The Center For Fiction First Novel Prize

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256 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
Fervor
Toby Lloyd

A chilling and unforgettable story of a close-knit Jewish family in London pushed to the brink when they suspect their daughter is a witch.

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183 pp. Paperback
Fiction
Fever Dream
Samanta Schweblin

A young woman named Amanda lies dying in a rural hospital clinic. A boy named David sits beside her. She’s not his mother. He's not her child. Together, they tell a haunting story of broken souls, toxins, and the power and desperation of family.

Finalist for the Man Booker International Prize

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272 pp. Hardcover
Biography
Fi: A Memoir of My Son
Alexandra Fuller

From the award-winning New York Times-bestselling author of Don’t Let’s Go To The Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller, comes a career defining memoir about grieving the sudden loss of her twenty-one-year-old child.

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336 pp. Hardcover
History
Final Verdict: The Holocaust on Trial in the 21st Century
Tobias Buck

The gripping narrative of one of the last Nazi criminal trials in Germany—that of Bruno Dey, a 93-year-old former concentration camp guard charged with aiding the murder of more than 5,000 people—and a larger exploration of Germany's reckoning with the Holocaust, from silence to memory to today's rising tide of fascism and antisemitism.

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217 pp. Paperback
Fiction
For Now, It Is Night: Stories
Hari Krishna Kaul

17 lively short stories provide an irreverent examination of exile, drawn from the ever-observant pen of one of Kashmir's most celebrated writers.

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338 pp. Hardcover
Politics
Four Shots in the Night: A True Story of Spies, Murder, and Justice in Northern Ireland
Henry Hemming

Four Shots in the Night is the story of a political murder: the killing of an IRA member turned British informant. 

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363 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
Fourteen Days: A Collaborative Novel
The Authors Guild, Margaret Atwood, Douglas Preston

Set in a Lower East Side tenement in the early days of the COVID-19 lockdowns, Fourteen Days is an irresistibly propulsive collaborative novel from the Authors Guild, with an unusual twist: each character in this diverse, eccentric cast of New York neighbors has been secretly written by a different, major literary voice—from Margaret Atwood and Celeste Ng to Tommy Orange and John Grisham.

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444 pp. Hardcover
History
France on Trial: The Case of Marshal Pétain
Julian Jackson

For three weeks in July 1945 all eyes were fixed on Paris, where France’s former head of state was on trial. Would Philippe Pétain, hero of Verdun, be condemned as the traitor of Vichy?

TelegraphSpectatorProspect, and Times Best Book of the Year

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432 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
The Frozen River
Ariel Lawhon

From the New York Times bestselling author of I Was Anastasia and Code Name Hélène comes a gripping historical mystery inspired by the life and diary of Martha Ballard, a renowned 18th-century midwife who defied the legal system and wrote herself into American history.

A Good Morning America Pick; An NPR Book of the Year

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400 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
Funny Story
Emily Henry

A shimmering, joyful new novel about a pair of opposites with the wrong thing in common, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Henry.

Named a Most Anticipated book of 2024 by TIME, The New York Times, Goodreads, Entertainment Weekly

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256 pp. Hardcover
Graphic Novel
Gaytheist: Coming Out of My Orthodox Childhood
Lonnie Mann, Ryan Gatts

A coming-of-age graphic novel memoir about a young man who, growing up in an Orthodox Jewish community, realizes he's gay and struggles to reconcile his faith with who he is.

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281 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
Geneva
Richard Armitage

A bold and unpredictable debut thriller set in the biotech world (and deceptive beauty) of Switzerland, by acclaimed actor Richard Armitage.

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370 pp. Hardcover
Miscellaneous
Get the Picture: A Mind-Bending Journey among the Inspired Artists and Obsessive Art Fiends Who Taught Me How to See
Bianca Bosker

The New York Times bestselling author of Cork Dork takes readers on another fascinating, hilarious, and revelatory journey—this time burrowing deep inside the secretive world of art and artists.

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224 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
Ghostroots
'Pemi Aguda

A debut collection of stories set in a hauntingly reimagined Lagos where characters vie for freedom from ancestral ties.

By Athenaeum Staff, 'Pemi.

One of Apple Books' Best Books of May 

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168 pp. Hardcover
Travel
Globetrotting: Writers Walk the World
Duncan Minshull

From Duncan Minshull, the UK’s “laureate of walking,” a collection of more than fifty writings about hiking the globe from contemporary and classic authors such as Mark Twain, William Boyd, Edith Wharton, Helen Garner, Rabindranath Tagore, and many more.

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246 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
A Great Country
Shilpi Somaya Gowda

For readers of The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett and Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, A Great Country explores themes of immigration, generational conflict, social class and privilege as it reconsiders the myth of the model minority and questions the price of the American dream.

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336 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
The Great Divide
Cristina Henriquez

A powerful novel about the construction of the Panama Canal, casting light on the unsung people who lived, loved, and labored there.

A Read With Jenna pick; Named a Most Anticipated Book by:  Washington Post, Book Riot, Electric Literature, LitHub, ELLE, The Millions, Goodreads, Reader’s Digest

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257 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
Great Expectations
Vinson Cunningham

A historic presidential campaign changes the trajectory of a young Black man’s life in the highly anticipated debut novel from one of The New Yorker’s rising stars.

National Bestseller

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130 pp. Paperback
Travel
Great Lakes & Midwest USA's National Parks
Regis St Louis

Lonely Planet's Great Lakes and the Midwest USA's National Parks is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip. Roam idyllic Isle Royale, sail in Voyageurs and explore Wind Cave; all with your trusted travel companion.

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200 pp. Paperback
Travel
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Amy C Balfour

Lonely Planet's Great Smoky Mountains National Parks is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip. Hike Mt LeConte, explore Cataloochee, and raft on Pigeon River; all with your trusted travel companion.

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191 pp. Hardcover
Biography
Grief Is for People
Sloane Crosley

Disarmingly witty and poignant, Sloane Crosley's memoir explores multiple kinds of loss following the death of her closest friend.

An Instant New York Times Bestseller

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432 pp. Hardcover
History
Hamilton Heights and Sugar Hill: Alexander Hamilton’s Old Harlem Neighborhood Through the Centuries
Davida Siwisa James

Explores four centuries of colonization, land divisions, and urban development around this historic landmark neighborhood in West Harlem.

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432 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
The Hazelbourne Ladies Motorcycle and Flying Club
Helen Simonson

A timeless comedy of manners—refreshing as a summer breeze and bracing as the British seaside—about a generation of young women facing the seismic changes brought on by war and dreaming of the boundless possibilities of their future, from the bestselling author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand.

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384 pp. Hardcover
History
Hell Put to Shame: The 1921 Murder Farm Massacre and the Horror of America's Second Slavery
Earl Swift

From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Chesapeake Requiem comes a gripping new work of narrative nonfiction telling the forgotten story of the mass killing of eleven Black farmhands on a Georgia plantation in the spring of 1921—a crime that exposed for the nation the existence of “peonage,” a form of slavery that gained prominence across the American South after the Civil War.

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336 pp. Hardcover
Nonfiction
Holding It Together: How Women Became America's Safety Net
Jessica Calarco

America runs on women—women who are tasked with holding society together at the seams and fixing it when things fall apart. In this tour de force, acclaimed Sociologist Jessica Calarco lays bare the devastating consequences of our status quo.

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373 pp. Hardcover
Mystery
An Honest Man
Michael Koryta

In this breathtaking thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Wish Me Dead, the murder of several politicians at sea shatters the world of a local lobsterman who must prove his innocence and save his own life.​

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240 pp. Hardcover
Art, Architecture & Design
Housing the Nation: Social Equity, Architecture, and the Future of Affordable Housing
Alexander Gorlin, Victoria Newhouse (Editors)

Scholars, advocates, and architects assess America’s affordable housing crisis and suggest various strategies to rectify it, including numerous images of important, recently built houses and complexes.

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160 pp. Hardcover
Art, Architecture & Design
How to Enjoy Architecture: A Guide for Everyone
Charles Holland

Charles Holland challenges us to look beyond the day-to-day familiarity of buildings to rediscover the pleasure of experiencing architecture

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358 pp. Hardcover
Mystery
How to Solve Your Own Murder
Kristen Perrin

For fans of Knives Out and The Thursday Murder Club, an enormously fun mystery about a woman who spends her entire life trying to prevent her foretold murder only to be proven right sixty years later, when she is found dead in her sprawling country estate.... Now it's up to her great-niece to catch the killer.

A GMA Buzz Pick; One of Amazon's Top 10 Best Books of April; The Top LibraryReads pick for March 2024

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295 pp. Hardcover
Politics
I Never Did Like Politics: How Fiorello La Guardia Became America's Mayor, and Why He Still Matters
Terry Golway

In this immensely readable book, as entertaining as the man himself, Terry Golway captures the enduring appeal of one of America’s greatest leaders.

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256 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
I Want You More
Swan Huntley

A ghostwriting gig in the Hamptons becomes far more than a job in this sexy, atmospheric, and deliciously tense story.

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408 pp. Paperback
Mystery
In Deep Water
Sam Blake

Book #2 in the Cat Connolly Series, set in Dublin, Ireland.

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328 pp. Paperback
Travel
Insight Guides Ecuador & Galápagos
Insight Guides

This  guidebook is ideal for travellers seeking inspirational guides and planning a more extended trip. It provides interesting facts about Ecuador & Galápagos’s people, history and culture and detailed coverage of the best places to see.

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333 pp. Hardcover
Miscellaneous
It's Not You: Identifying and Healing from Narcissistic People
Ramani Durvasula PhD

From clinical psychologist and expert in narcissistic relationships Dr. Ramani Durvasula, a guide to protecting and healing yourself from the daily harms of narcissism.

New York Times Bestseller

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320 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
James
Percival Everett

A brilliant, action-packed reimagining of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, both harrowing and ferociously funny, told from the enslaved Jim's point of view. From the “literary icon” (Oprah Daily) and Pulitzer Prize Finalist whose novel Erasure is the basis for Cord Jefferson’s critically acclaimed film American Fiction.

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256 pp. Hardcover
Biography
Knife
Salman Rushdie

From internationally renowned writer and Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie, a searing, deeply personal account of enduring—and surviving—an attempt on his life thirty years after the fatwa that was ordered against him.

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352 pp. Hardcover
Mystery
The Last Word
Elly Griffiths

Words turn deadly with an unlikely detective duo on the case of a murdered obituary writer in this literary mystery from the internationally bestselling author of the Ruth Galloway series. Perfect for fans of Richard Osman and the Thursday Murder Club.

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327 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
Leaving
Roxana Robinson

An engrossing exploration of the vows we make to one another, the tensile relationships between parents and their children, and what we owe to others and ourselves.

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296 pp. Hardcover
History
Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World
Eric Jay Dolin

The true story of five castaways abandoned on the Falkland Islands during the War of 1812―a tale of treachery, shipwreck, isolation, and the desperate struggle for survival.

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437 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
Lies and Weddings
Kevin Kwan

"Imagine Crazy Rich Asians mated with Saltburn and you've got Lies and Weddings—a heavenly summertime read!"—Plum Sykes, New York Times best-selling author of Bergdorf Blondes

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320 pp. Hardcover
Biography
Liliana's Invincible Summer
Cristina Rivera Garza

“A searing account of grief and the quest to bring her sister’s murderer to justice years after the fact” (The Boston Globe), from “one of Mexico’s greatest living writers” (Jonathan Lethem).

Pulitzer Prize Winner; National Book Award Finalist; A New York Times Notable Book

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336 pp. Hardcover
Mystery
Listen for the Lie
Amy Tintera

What if you thought you murdered your best friend? And if everyone else thought so too? And what if the truth doesn't matter?

New York Times Bestseller
A Good Morning America Book Club Pick

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393 pp. Paperback
Mystery
Little Bones
Sam Blake

Book #1 in the Cathy Connolly Series, set in Dublin, Ireland.

 

 

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160 pp. Paperback
Travel
Lonely Planet Pocket: Havana
Brendan Sainsbury

Lonely Planet's Pocket Havana is your guide to the city's best experiences and local life - neighbourhood by neighbourhood. Take in the sweep of the Malecon, observe Havana's mosaic of art deco architecture, and explore the rehabilitated Habana Vieja; all with your trusted travel companion.

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300 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
Long Island
Colm Toibin

From the beloved, critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author comes a spectacularly moving and intense novel of secrecy, misunderstanding, and love, the story of Eilis Lacey, the complex and enigmatic heroine of Brooklyn, Tóibín’s most popular work in twenty years.

Oprah's Book Club Pick

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271 pp. Hardcover
Miscellaneous
Look Again: The Power of Noticing What Was Always
Tali Sharot

For fans of Thinking Fast and Slow and The Power of Habit, a groundbreaking new study of how disrupting our well-worn routines, both good and bad, can rejuvenate our days and reset our brains to allow us to live happier and more fulfilling lives

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293 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
The Lost Letters from Martha's Vineyard
Michael Callahan

A tantalizing novel of two women bound by blood but divided by a long-buried secret, and the island that holds the key to the fateful summer that changed everything forever.

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561 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
Lucky
Jane Smiley

From the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize–winning writer, a soaring, soulful novel about a folk musician who rises to fame across our changing times • “A robust, atmospheric coming-of-age story.” —People

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320 pp. Hardcover
Mystery
The Madwomen of Paris
Jennifer Cody Epstein

Two women fall under the influence of a powerful doctor in Paris’s notorious nineteenth-century women’s asylum—a gripping novel inspired by true events, from the bestselling author of Wunderland.

Edgar Award Finalist

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216 pp. Hardcover
Art, Architecture & Design
Magnificent Intentions: John Wood, First Federal Photographer (1856-1863)
Adrienne Lundgren

Offering a unique glimpse into American history, this is the first book to celebrate the compelling work of the United States' first federal photographer. It features 160 photographs capturing Washington, DC in the midst of Civil War.

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245 pp. Paperback
Mystery
The Man with No Face
Margaret Armstrong

Meet the unlikeliest pair of detectives: Minton Marbury is an old-fashioned New York gentleman with a passion for gardening; Jim Northcote is a young, prestigious artist who loves to paint the rich and famous.

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333 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
Matterhorn
Christopher Reich

A sudden family death and an old nemesis bring retired agent Mac Dekker in from the cold in this alpine thriller from New York Times bestselling author Christopher Reich.

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435 pp. Hardcover
Mystery
The Messenger
Megan Davis

A stylish, mind-racing literary thriller set in the dark heart of Paris, by a break-out new talent in crime fiction.

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299 pp. Hardcover
Graphic Novel
MetaMaus: A Look Inside a Modern Classic, Maus
Art Spiegelman

In the pages of MetaMaus, Art Spiegelman re-enters the Pulitzer prize–winning Maus, the modern classic that has altered how we see literature, comics, and the Holocaust ever since it was first published twenty-five years ago.

National Jewish Book Award Winner

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284 pp. Hardcover
Fiction
The Ministry of Time
Kaliane Bradley

A time travel romance, a spy thriller, a workplace comedy, and an ingenious exploration of the nature of power and the potential for love to change it all: Welcome to The Ministry of Time, the exhilarating debut novel by Kaliane Bradley.

A Good Morning America Book Club Pick

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