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This Time Tomorrow: A Novel Cover Image
$22.40
ISBN: 9780525539001
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 17th, 2022

2022 is shaping up to be an excellent year for time travel novels. Literally one super-star read after another, and as I write this, it's only February. In This Time Tomorrow, Emma Straub's take on the time-travel twist, we don’t need to understand the science behind main character Alice’s journeys to her past, just her motivations for going back to age sixteen - first accidentally and then on purpose. At the start of the book, she’s forty, and it’s apparent that Alice is not living her best life. Her father, the most important person in her life, is dying, and everyone else is caught up in the chaos of their own life or is just dull background noise in Alice’s. So, when the opportunity arises, Alice tries to rearrange her present-day life over and over again from the springboard of her sixteenth birthday. Fixing certain problems often leads to bigger problems and lots of laughs for the reader, but the heartbeat of the novel is Alice’s relationship with her dad. Her longing to somehow adjust his path by changing her actions gives This Time Tomorrow a sense of poignancy and tenderness. Trust me, you’re going to fall in love with Alice and the people who stumble in and out of her life over the course of this absolutely delightful book.

— Jenny Chou

 

 

On her fortieth birthday, with her life in a holding pattern, Alice Stern inadvertently spends the night in the guard house of her father’s Upper West Side co-op and finds herself back at the age of 16 with so many of her life decisions ahead of her. Most notably, her father, author of the legendary Time Brothers novel, is alive and well and no longer facing the end of his life in a hospital bed. Can Alice change her own life’s trajectory in 24 hours? Should she? After reading this alternatingly whimsical and poignant but always delightful story, I am convinced that every writer, whatever their chosen genre, should write a time travel novel. The reading world will be better for it!

— Daniel Goldin


Something Wilder Cover Image
$21.59
ISBN: 9781982173401
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Published: Gallery Books - May 17th, 2022

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River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780385543101
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Published: Doubleday - May 17th, 2022

Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780525659495
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Published: Knopf - May 17th, 2022

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Metropolis: A Novel Cover Image
$22.36
ISBN: 9781616209582
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Published: Algonquin Books - May 17th, 2022

This clever, engaging, and twisty story is set in a gothic storage warehouse in Cambridge, MA. The book opens with news of a serious injury after someone falls down an elevator shaft. The warehouse is fascinating: two people live in their units, another uses it as an office, and a fourth moved the contents of her children's bedrooms there after the father unilaterally sent them to school in Switzerland. The residents' lives are entwined at the time of the accident and become more-so in the aftermath. As with Shapiro’s other books, there is a strong art/artist thread. The setting is picture-perfect for a thrilling story.

— Kay Wosewick


His Name Is George Floyd: One Man's Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593490617
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Published: Viking - May 17th, 2022

Razzmatazz: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062434128
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Published: William Morrow - May 17th, 2022

The Office BFFs: Tales of The Office from Two Best Friends Who Were There Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063007598
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Published: Dey Street Books - May 17th, 2022

Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399592553
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Published: Random House - November 30th, 2021

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Book of Night Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250812193
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Published: Tor Books - May 3rd, 2022

If you, like me, are waiting not-so-patiently for Leigh Bardugo to write the sequel to her adult novel, The Ninth House, here’s something to keep you busy in the meantime. Holly Black’s first foray into writing for grown-ups is an urban fantasy with a stunning mix of magic, horror, heists, and the perfect amount of impossible romance. There is nothing I love better than an author who creates a believable twist on magic, and Black’s world building is outstanding. Every page feels overcast and dark, and no wonder; human shadows are infused with power to be sold or traded and even killed for. Additionally, her characters are nuanced and sharply portrayed. Main character Charlie tries to keep a low-profile as a bartender, hiding from her past as a thief, but as in all the best novels, that past just won’t leave her alone. Her sister and seemingly perfectly nice boyfriend struck me as not to be trusted from the beginning. Were my instincts right? Find out for yourself on May 3rd! But here’s a warning for you, clear your schedule before you turn to page one, because you won’t put Book of Night down until you reach the gasp-out-loud last page.

— Jenny Chou


Elektra: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250773616
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 3rd, 2022

Overboard: A Novel (V.I. Warshawski Novels #22) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063010888
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Published: William Morrow - May 10th, 2022

Companion Piece: A Novel Cover Image
$22.40
ISBN: 9780593316375
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Published: Pantheon - May 3rd, 2022

The Change: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063144040
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Published: William Morrow - May 3rd, 2022

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Search: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593300053
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Published: Penguin Press - April 26th, 2022

The Sullivans have run their family restaurant in Oak Park for three generations, but three unexpected occurrences send the family into disarray - the 2016 election, the Cubs World Series victory, and the sudden death of Bud, the family patriarch. Then there are the setbacks that should have been expected, given the ill-chosen life partners of the Sullivan third generation, Gretchen, Jane, and Teddy. The story is centered on them, two sisters and a cousin, with special appearances by Teddy’s younger half-sister Riley, as their lives spin out of control, sending them back to Sullivan’s. But family is not the best place to avoid drama. This first-rate fractured family free-for-all is Chicago-infused and food forward, from sandwich loafs to sliders. So glad I finally read a Jennifer Close novel - I can’t wait to read another!

— Daniel Goldin


City on Fire: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062851192
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Published: William Morrow - April 26th, 2022

Trust Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593420317
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 3rd, 2022

When Women Were Dragons: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385548229
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Published: Doubleday - May 3rd, 2022

Acts of Service: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593243763
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Published: Hogarth - May 3rd, 2022

The Island Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316531283
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 17th, 2022

Bloomsbury Girls: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250276698
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 17th, 2022

An Island: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593446522
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Published: Hogarth - May 17th, 2022

The Summer Place: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501133572
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Published: Atria Books - May 10th, 2022

The Movement Made Us: A Father, a Son, and the Legacy of a Freedom Ride Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063011427
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Published: Harper - May 10th, 2022

Our Unfinished March: The Violent Past and Imperiled Future of the Vote-A History, a Crisis, a Plan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593445747
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Published: One World - May 10th, 2022

The Immortal King Rao: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393541755
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 3rd, 2022

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Marrying the Ketchups: A novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525658870
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Published: Knopf - April 26th, 2022

The Sullivans have run their family restaurant in Oak Park for three generations, but three unexpected occurrences send the family into disarray - the 2016 election, the Cubs World Series victory, and the sudden death of Bud, the family patriarch. Then there are the setbacks that should have been expected, given the ill-chosen life partners of the Sullivan third generation, Gretchen, Jane, and Teddy. The story is centered on them, two sisters and a cousin, with special appearances by Teddy’s younger half-sister Riley, as their lives spin out of control, sending them back to Sullivan’s. But family is not the best place to avoid drama. This first-rate fractured family free-for-all is Chicago-infused and food forward, from sandwich loafs to sliders. So glad I finally read a Jennifer Close novel - I can’t wait to read another!

— Daniel Goldin


The Good Left Undone: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593183328
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Published: Dutton - April 26th, 2022

Eyes of the Void (The Final Architecture #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316705875
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Published: Orbit - May 3rd, 2022

Vigil Harbor: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101870389
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Published: Pantheon - May 3rd, 2022

Homesickness Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802159649
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Published: Grove Press - May 3rd, 2022

Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781324004370
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 10th, 2022

How to Prevent the Next Pandemic Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593534489
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Published: Knopf - May 3rd, 2022

The Stardust Thief (The Sandsea Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316368766
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Published: Orbit - May 17th, 2022

The Cherry Robbers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358251873
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Published: Harper - May 17th, 2022

The High Sierra: A Love Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316593014
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 10th, 2022

Who Can Hold the Sea: The U.S. Navy in the Cold War 1945-1960 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399178641
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Published: Bantam - May 3rd, 2022

This Woman's Work: Essays on Music Cover Image
By Kim Gordon (Editor), Sinead Gleeson (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780306829000
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Published: Hachette Books - May 3rd, 2022

Breathless Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593315491
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Published: Anchor - May 3rd, 2022

More Real Life Rock: The Wilderness Years, 2014–2021 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780300260984
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Published: Yale University Press - May 3rd, 2022

My Seven Black Fathers: A Young Activist's Memoir of Race, Family, and the Mentors Who Made Him Whole Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374604875
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 3rd, 2022