New and Noteworthy Hardcover Fiction

New and noteworthy hardcover fiction titles coming out this Tuesday. Arranged by newest released to oldest. 

The Ones Who Don't Say They Love You: Stories Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593133408
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Published: One World - August 17th, 2021

Skinship: Stories Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593318218
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - August 17th, 2021

American Estrangement: Stories Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393541236
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 10th, 2021

The King of Infinite Space Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525535898
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 10th, 2021

The Republic of False Truths: A novel Cover Image
By Alaa Al Aswany, S. R. Fellowes (Translated by)
$28.95
ISBN: 9780307957221
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Published: Knopf - August 10th, 2021

The Shimmering State: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982156718
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Published: Atria Books - August 10th, 2021

Breathe: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780063085473
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Published: Ecco - August 3rd, 2021

The Husbands: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250319517
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Published: Flatiron Books - August 3rd, 2021

The Perfume Thief Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780385545747
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Published: Doubleday Books - August 3rd, 2021

The President and the Frog Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780593318416
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - August 3rd, 2021

Something New Under the Sun: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984826305
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Published: Hogarth - August 3rd, 2021

Goldenrod: Poems Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781982185060
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - July 27th, 2021

How to Find Your Way in the Dark (A Sheldon Horowitz Novel #1) Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780358269601
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Published: Mariner Books - July 27th, 2021

The Bachelor: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593230893
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Published: Hogarth - July 20th, 2021

Ivory Shoals Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781952119170
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Published: McSweeney's - July 20th, 2021

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Appleseed: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063040144
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Published: Custom House - July 13th, 2021

This story was amazing. Told through three alternating timelines: 1) In the 1790’s with a pair of brothers (one is a faun) trying to make their fortune by planting apple orchards ahead the coming expansion of humanity into the Ohio Valley; 2) one of the founders of a corporation attempting to save the planet from humanity basically cooking it to death, attempting to stop said corporation from playing god; 3) and way in the future, most of North America is covered in ice, there is a lonely person keeping watch and ready to reprint the world. Have we gone too far down the climate change path that our only option is to store up the natural world in computers in hopes of one day being able to repopulate? Have we ignored all the warnings that the world has sent us? I loved the way each of the stories played off the others, thematically and directly. It was pure brilliance. This will be on my list as one of my favorite reads of the year.

— Jason Kennedy


Count the Ways: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062398277
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Published: William Morrow - July 13th, 2021

The Paper Palace: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593329825
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 6th, 2021

Together We Will Go Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982142582
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - July 6th, 2021

Hell of a Book: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593330968
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Published: Dutton - June 29th, 2021

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Morningside Heights: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781524748357
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Published: Pantheon - June 15th, 2021

Morningside Heights chronicles a family’s attempt to make their life work through an unexpected curveball. There is real love between the parents, Spence and Pru, and their child Sarah, and even for Arlo, Spence’s child from a previous, short-lived marriage. When Spence is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s, everyone’s life is turned upside down. While this story centers around Spence’s decline, it really is Pru who shines. She loves her husband, though she never conceived of becoming a caregiver and slowly dissolves into his disease. It’s heartbreaking and uplifting all at once. A great testament that life continues to evolve and rebuild in the face of adversity.

— Jason Kennedy


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Night Came with Many Stars Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781567927030
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - June 8th, 2021

After her mother dies, a young Kentucky girl falls prey to her abusive father, forever known only as Carol’s Daddy, who winds up using her as stakes in a poker game. Fifty years later, Samuel and Eddie are forever bonded by a shop class accident. How the stories connect, and how seemingly small acts can resonate over generations, drives the latest novel from the author of the Boswell favorite, The Illusion of Separateness. Van Booy loves bonds, he loves repercussions, he loves large characters on a small stage, and most of all, he loves grace. Is it sentimental? Unabashedly, but it’s counterpointed by a spare style, where often what’s unsaid is as important as what is. There’s no speculative element to the story, and yet, in its contemplativeness, I’d recommend it to folks liking Matt Haig’s books. Affecting and wondrous!

— Daniel Goldin


The Other Black Girl: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982160135
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Published: Atria Books - June 1st, 2021

Great Circle: A novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780525656975
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Published: Knopf - May 4th, 2021

The Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501171345
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 4th, 2021

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Gold Diggers: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984882035
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Published: Penguin Press - April 6th, 2021

Stuck at his suburban Atlanta high school, Neeraj (Neil) Narayan simply doesn’t have the drive of his older sister Prachi or the other striving families in his community. But then, through his on-again, off-again friend Anita, he learns the true meaning of the adage, ‘when life gives you lemons…’ Why are little bits of jewelry disappearing from the families of Hammond Creek? And how far can Anita and Neil go in the pursuit of ambition, especially when they settle in the Bay Area, paradise on Earth for the tech striver? I love the way Gold Diggers solders imagery onto the story, whether the tale of the Bombayan prospector Neil is researching or Kanye West’s ‘Gold Digger’ wafting through the high school dance. It reminded me that despite the tension (did I mention this is also a caper novel?)  and the likely heartbreak (we all can’t get what we want), this engaging and insightful novel is a comedy, and there will be a wedding at the end. 

— Daniel Goldin

 

 

Sanjena Santhian draws readers effortlessly into the magical world she’s created where parents are so desperate to bring success to their children that they turn to a powerful and dangerous alchemy. What started in India continues in Atlanta as teenaged Neil Naryan, who lacks the drive of his overachieving sister, discovers his neighbors Anita and her mom are not only gold thieves but have also managed to siphon off the ambitions of the smarter, more motivated kids in their close-knit but competitive Indian community. What follows veers between hilarious and tragic, and the results haunt Neil for the next decade, until he and Anita reunite for one final heist. The actual drinking of gold is a symbol, of course, of the hopes, dreams, and ultimately the fears of Asian immigrant parents. How will their kids survive in a cut-throat America without a prestigious degree and job? This novel will leave you with lots to consider about the price of ambition. Neil’s slightly cynical voice mixed with his never-ending longing for an Anita, who’s always a bit out of reach, make this story of love and aspiration so much fun to read.

— Jenny Chou


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Klara and the Sun: A novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593318171
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Published: Knopf - March 2nd, 2021

Klara is an AF (artificial friend) waiting at the store with her friend Rosa for someone to take her home. Her odds have decreased since a new model has been released. Josie, a young girl, has been browsing the store and has set her eye on Klara, but hasn’t been able to commit. And when she does, Klara will find itself (herself?) plopped into a family drama of an ill girl and divorced parents who disagree on the best course of action. Ishiguro hints at an eerie future of genetically modified elites, professions replaced by robots, and worsening civil breakdowns. If there’s an author where the more you read, the greater the appreciation for the entire body of work, Ishiguro is it. I began Klara and the Sun imagining a connection to Never Let Me Go, noting later that Klara was also the obvious descendent of Stevens, the butler of Remains of the Day, dedicated to service and unmoored by a change. I love how Ishiguro’s heroes are both keenly observant and hobbled by blind spots. For Klara, it could be mistaking the sun for a deity, which makes sense, being solar powered. I’m almost disturbed to say this – Klara is perhaps the most empathetic hero I’ve read about in a long time. So what does this say about me?

— Daniel Goldin

 

 

This book is easy to read, and not because it's simple. Ishiguro creates tremendous emotional depth with a graceful narrative flow. That must be how you win a Nobel Prize: expertly crafting writing that sounds so natural. Klara observes the world and its people with open curiosity, at first untainted by her limited experience, but she’s always learning. Her ability to analyze human behavior with sincerity, consideration, and objectivity is something I would love to possess, but Klara isn't human. She's a machine, waiting for a future with a human family who would buy her as their child's Artificial Friend. She looks forward to being displayed in the storefront window, where nourishment from the sun will make her stronger, and she can see more of the city's intensity. Then there’s a wider world out there, where her status will be friend, family, and possession. Klara feels the effects. She has her own intentions, and her personal story has an unmistakable living warmth. Can Klara love and be loved? Is she ultimately being used for her owners' needs alone, or do they care for her as they would care for a person? One thing I can say without hesitation is that I wish Klara was my friend!

— Tim McCarthy


The Paris Library: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982134198
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Published: Atria Books - February 9th, 2021

The Four Winds: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250178602
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 2nd, 2021

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The Vanishing Half: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525536291
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2020

We split in two sometimes: move to a new city, change a hairstyle, gain a new nickname. The other half vanishes, unused, like a dream, or perhaps a box of pictures in the attic. Desiree Vignes lost her other half years ago, when her twin sister Stella decided to pass as white, leave her family behind, never return. Some people can do that. What they don't realize is that the vanishing halves have a way of returning, spotting you across the room, looking you in the face and seeing the real you, the one you left behind. From start to finish, Brit Bennett's follow-up to The Mothers is a revelation. This is a novel you want to savor, even as it unfolds so naturally and beautifully that you can't help but devour it. If her first novel made her a new author to look out for, this one proves that Brit Bennett is here to stay.

— Rachel Copeland