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October 2022 New Books Calendar

Are you looking for something to read this October?  Check out our list of new releases!  You’ll find something for everyone, from romance to mystery to science fiction.  And as always, our selection of titles is sure to please both avid readers and newcomers alike.  So be sure to check out our New Books Calendar, and start planning your reading list today!

 

October 4th

New books calendar: October 4, 2022

ROMANCE

So This Is Christmas by Jenny Holiday

USA Today bestselling author Jenny Holiday concludes her beloved royal Christmas series with an unforgettable romance about a confident American woman and the straitlaced royal advisor who falls hopelessly in love with her. 

Once Upon a December by Amy E. Reichert

A one-of-a-kind Christmas market offers holiday magic in the new romance from the author of The Kindred Spirits Supper Club.

Just Like Magic by Sarah Hogle

The holidays were never her thing, until she accidentally conjures the Holiday Spirit…before her very eyes.

All I Want for Christmas by Maggie Knox

A pitch-perfect holiday rom com about two oil-and-water reality-star country singers who must fake a relationship in order to win the opportunity of a lifetime, perfect for fans of Sally Thorne’s The Hating Game and Christina Lauren’s In a Holidaze.

Bad Girl Reputation by Elle Kennedy

Return to Avalon Bay in this sexy second chance story about two exes who can’t stay away from each other.

You’re a Mean One, Matthew Prince by Timothy Janovsky

Schitt’s Creek meets Home for the Holidays in a New Adult LGBTQIA+ Holiday Romance by author Timothy Janovsky!

When Life Gives You Vampires by Gloria Duke

Dumplin’ meets True Blood in this paranormal romantic comedy about how important body acceptance is…especially when you discover that your body will never age, never die, and never change

Extra Witchy by Ann Aguirre

Gilmore Girls meets Practical Magic in this witchy, feminist rom-com, where a modern witch and a slacker afraid to dream thought they would never find love…until they found each other.

LITERARY FICTION 

The Hero of This Book by Elizabeth McCracken

A taut, groundbreaking new novel from bestselling and award-winning author Elizabeth McCracken, about a writer’s relationship with her larger-than-life mother—and about the very nature of writing, memory, and art. 

Which Side Are You On by Ryan Lee Wong

How can we live with integrity and pleasure in this world of police brutality and racism? An Asian American activist is challenged by his mother to face this question in this powerful—and funny—debut novel of generational change, a mother’s secret, and an activist’s coming-of-age.

Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng

From the number one bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere, a deeply suspenseful and heartrending novel about the unbreakable love between a mother and child in a society consumed by fear.

The Whalebone Theatre by Joanna Quinn

A transporting, irresistible debut novel that takes its heroine, Cristabel Seagrave, from the gargantuan cavity of a beached whale into undercover operations during World War II—a story of love, bravery, lost innocence, and self-transformation.

Nights of Plague by Orhan Pamuk, Translated by Ekin Oklap

From the the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature: Part detective story, part historical epic—a bold and brilliant novel that imagines a plague ravaging a fictional island in the Ottoman Empire.

Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Finney Boylan

A soul-stirring novel about what we choose to keep from our past, and what we choose to leave behind, from the New York Times bestselling author of Wish You Were Here and the bestselling author of She’s Not There.

Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese

A vivid reimagining of the woman who inspired The Scarlet Letter, and a journey into the enduring legacy of New England’s witchcraft trials.

Who is the real Hester Prynne?

The Night Ship by Jess Kidd

Based on a real-life event, an epic historical novel from the award-winning author of Things in Jars that illuminates the lives of two characters: a girl shipwrecked on an island off Western Australia and, three hundred years later, a boy finding a home with his grandfather on the very same island.

HISTORICAL FICTION 

Miss del Río by Bárbara Mujica

In the tradition of Marie Benedict’s The Only Woman in the Room and Adriana Trigiani’s All The Stars in the Heavens, a stunning biographical historical novel set over five decades about Mexican actress Dolores del Río—the first major Latina star in Hollywood, member of Tinseltown’s glamorous inner circle with notables such as Orson Welles and Marlene Dietrich, and proud Mexican woman who helped pioneer Mexican cinema’s Golden Age. 

One Woman’s War by Christine Wells

From the author of Sisters of the Resistance comes the story of WWII British Naval Intelligence officer Victoire Bennett, the real-life inspiration for the James Bond character Miss Moneypenny, whose international covert operation is put in jeopardy when a volatile socialite and Austrian double agent threatens to expose the mission to German High Command.

FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION 

Across The Sand by Hugh Howey

The first original novel from author Hugh Howey in six years, Across the Sand takes us back to the world of Sand, to a far future many generations after a disaster has destroyed civilization as we know it, where four siblings struggle to build their futures amid the harsh wastes of endless desert. 

Station Eternity by Mur Lafferty

Amateur detective Mallory Viridian’s talent for solving murders ruined her life on Earth and drove her to live on an alien space station, but her problems still follow her in this witty, self-aware novel that puts a speculative spin on murder mysteries, from the Hugo-nominated author of Six Wakes.

The Mountain in the Sea by Ray Nayler

Humankind discovers intelligent life in an octopus species with its own language and culture, and sets off a high-stakes global competition to dominate the future.

BIOGRAPHIES & MEMOIRS

The Family Outing by Jessi Hempel

For readers of Fun Home, Educated, and Devotion, a striking and remarkable literary memoir about one family’s transformation, with almost all of them embracing their queer identities.

Making a Scene by Constance Wu

From actor Constance Wu, a powerful and poignant memoir-in-essays.

FAMILY & FRIENDSHIP

Home Sweet Christmas by Susan Mallery

#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery’s second book set in the small town of Wishing Tree, Washington is the witty and heartfelt story of two friends who expectedly find the person–and the place in which–they belong this Christmas, for fans of Elin Hildebrand, Robyn Carr, and Susan Wiggs.

COOKBOOKS

Cooking from the Spirit : Easy, Delicious, and Joyful Plant-Based Inspirations by Tabitha Brown

Tabitha Brown, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Feeding the Soul, presents her first cookbook—full of easy, family-friendly vegan recipes and stories from the spirit, inspired by her health journey and love of delicious food.

Modern Classic Cocktails : 60+ Stories and Recipes from the New Golden Age in Drinks by Robert Simonson

60+ recipes culled from today’s modern classics with entertaining backstories from the cocktail revival of the past thirty years, by a two-time James Beard Award–nominated author and New York Times cocktail and spirits writer.

Castle Rock Kitchen : Wicked Good Recipes from the World of Stephen King by Theresa Carle-Sanders, Foreword by Stephen King

Explore 80 classic and modern recipes inspired by Stephen King’s Maine, featuring dishes from the books set in Castle Rock, Derry, and other fictional towns—with a foreword from the legendary author himself.

YOUNG ADULT 

The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera

In this prequel to They Both Die at the End, #1 New York Times bestselling author Adam Silvera tells the story of new star-crossed lovers facing down Death-Cast’s first day.

The Empress of Time by Kylie Lee Baker

In this riveting sequel to The Keeper of Night, a half Reaper, half Shinigami soul collector must defend her title as Japan’s Death Goddess from those who would see her—and all of Japan—destroyed.

The Wolves Are Watching by Natalie Lund

A fresh, compelling, and eerie exploration of small-town living, stolen children, and wolves that watch in the woods.

A Scatter of Light by Malinda Lo

Award-winning author Malinda Lo returns to the Bay Area with another masterful coming-of-queer-age story, this time set against the backdrop of the first major Supreme Court decisions legalizing gay marriage. And almost sixty years after the end of Last Night at the Telegraph Club, Lo’s new novel also offers a glimpse into Lily and Kath’s lives since 1955.

After Dark with Roxie Clark by Brooke Lauren Davis

From the author of The Hollow Inside comes a twisty thriller about grief, family, and spine-chilling tales.

The Christmas Clash by Suzanne Park

Who’s naughty and nice at Riverwood Mall? In this hilarious holiday rom-com, two rivals get together to save their families’ livelihoods, and Christmas, too!

Prelude for Lost Souls by Helene Dunbar

A spellbinding tale about choosing your own path, the families we create for ourselves, and facing the ghosts that attempt to hold us back.

GOTHIC & HORROR

Such Sharp Teeth by Rachel Harrison

A young woman in need of a transformation finds herself in touch with the animal inside in this gripping, incisive novel from the author of Cackle and The Return.

Jackal by Erin E. Adams

A young Black girl goes missing in the woods outside her white Rust Belt town. But she’s not the first—and she may not be the last. . . .

Lute by Jennifer Thorne

Midsommar meets The Guest List in this atmospheric, unsettling folk horror novel about love, duty, and community.

MYSTERIES & THRILLERS

River Woman, River Demon by Jennifer Givhan

Perfect for fans of Mexican Gothic and The Girl on the Train, this psychological thriller weaves together folk magick with cultural empowerment. Set in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the book follows Eva Santos Moon, a struggling artist whose husband is taken into custody for the shocking murder of their friend. Eva must use her magick as a bruja to protect herself and her family, while confronting her own dark past.

Double Exposure by Ava Barry

In this heart-pounding tale of deception, a young P.I. must unravel the secrets behind a murders of a Los Angeles heiress’s parents.

The Witch In The Well by Camilla Bruce

A group of estranged childhood friends reunites in an eerie Norweigan coastal village where their flawed ambitions and grudges swirl into an all-too-real echo of a terrible town legend.

COZY MYSTERIES

Blackmail and Bibingka by Mia P. Manansala

When her long-lost cousin comes back to town just in time for the holidays, Lila Macapagal knows that big trouble can’t be far behind in this new mystery by Mia P. Manansala, author of Arsenic and Adobo.

Soul of a Killer by Abby Collette

In this mouthwatering cozy mystery series, fraternal twins Keaton and Koby know running a bookstore and soul-food café is tricky, but when it comes to solving mysteries, it’s do or dine.

SELF-HELP

Life Is Hard : How Philosophy Can Help Us Find Our Way by Kieran Setiya

A philosophical guide to facing life’s inevitable hardships.

The Vagabond’s Way : 366 Meditations on Wanderlust, Discovery, and the Art of Travel by Rolf Potts

Thought-provoking reflections on the power of travel to transform our daily lives—from the iconoclastic travel writer, scholar, and author of Vagabonding

POETRY

Balladz by Sharon Olds

Songs from our era of communal grief and reckoning—by the Pulitzer Prize and T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry winner, called “a poet for these times, a powerful woman who won’t back down” (San Francisco Chronicle).

October 11th

New books calendar: October 11, 2022

FRIENDSHIP & FAMILY 

Home for Christmas by Courtney Cole

From New York Times bestselling author Courtney Cole, the Magic of the Christmas Season sends a woman back in time to the 1940s where she meets her own grandmother and learns the true meaning of family and the holiday.

Confessions of the Other Sister by Beth Harbison

Beth Harbison, New York Times bestselling author of The Cookbook Club, has written her strongest novel yet: a story filled with humor, heart and a little bit of snark. This unforgettable story about two very different sisters who must come together and face their past if they can make their future better is perfect for fans of Jennifer Weiner, Sophia Kinsella, and Christina Lauren.

Out of Esau by Michelle Webster-Hein

When a woman questioning her marriage encounters the kind and steadfast pastor of her small town, they are both forced to reconsider their pasts, their faith, and their future.

Marigold and Rose by Louise Glück

Marigold and Rose is a magical and incandescent fiction from the Nobel laureate Louise Glück.

BIOGRAPHIES & MEMOIRS

The Lives of Brian by Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson’s memoir from growing up in a small town to starting his own band to ultimately replacing Bon Scott, the lead singer of one of the world biggest rock acts, AC/DC. They would record their first album together, the iconic Back in Black, which would become the biggest selling rock album of all time.

Home Bound : An Uprooted Daughter’s Reflections on Belonging by Vanessa A. Bee

In this singular and intimate memoir of identity and discovery, Vanessa A. Bee explores the way we define “home” and “belonging” — from her birth in Yaoundé, Cameroon, to her adoption by her aunt and her aunt’s white French husband, to experiencing housing insecurity in Europe and her eventual immigration to the US. 

Savor : A Chef’s Hunger for More by Fatima Ali, with Tarajia Morrell

A young chef whose dreams were cut short savors every last minute as she explores food and adventure, illness and mortality in this stunning, lyrical memoir and family story that sweeps from Pakistan to New York City and beyond.

My Travels with Mrs. Kennedy by Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin Hill

The #1 New York Times bestselling authors of Mrs. Kennedy and Me reveal never-before-told stories of Secret Service Agent Clint Hill’s travels with Jacqueline Kennedy through Europe, Asia, and South America. Featuring more than two hundred rare and never-before-published photographs.

LITERARY FICTION 

Daughters of the New Year by E.M. Tran

Combining the powerful scope of Homegoing with the mystical touch of The Immortalists, a captivating debut novel about five generations of Vietnamese mothers and daughters, drawing on Vietnamese zodiac astrology to chart the fateful events of their lives. A captivating debut novel that moves backward in time to trace five generations of Vietnamese mothers and daughters, drawing on Vietnamese zodiac astrology to chart the fateful events of their lives.

The Impatient by Djaili Amadou Amal, Translated by Emma Ramadan

A powerful, heartrending, and insightful novel of a trio of women in Cameroon who dare to rebel against oppressive, long-held cultural traditions—including polygamy and domestic abuse—that define and limit their lives.

HISTORY

My People : Five Decades of Writing About Black Lives by Charlayne Hunter-Gault

From the legendary Emmy Award-winning journalist, a collection of ground-breaking reportage from across five decades which vividly chronicles the experience of Black life in America today.

The Grandest Stage : A History of the World Series by Tyler Kepner

From the New York Times bestselling author of K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches comes the ultimate history of the World Series—a vivid portrait of baseball at its finest and most intense, filled with humor, lore, analysis, and fascinating behind-the-scenes stories from 117 years of the Fall Classic.

FANTASY

The River of Silver : Tales from the Daevabad Trilogy by S. A. Chakraborty

Bestselling author S. A. Chakraborty’s acclaimed Daevabad Trilogy gets expanded with this new compilation of stories from before, during, and after the events of The City of Brass, The Kingdom of Copper, and The Empire of Gold, all from the perspective of characters both beloved and hated, and even those without a voice in the novels. The River of Silver gathers material both seen and new—including a special coda fans will need to read—making this the perfect complement to those incredible novels.

The Oracle of Maracoor by Gregory Maguire

Multimillion-copy bestselling author Gregory Maguire brings us the enchanting second novel in the series Another Day, returning to the world he first created in Wicked.

Daughter of Darkness by Terry Brooks

The thrilling second novel of an all-new fantasy series from the legendary author behind the Shannara saga, about a human girl adapting to her place in a magical world she’s only recently discovered.

Will Do Magic for Small Change by Andrea Hairston

A tale of alien science and earthbound magic and the secrets families keep from each other.

HORROR

Little Eve by Catriona Ward

Winner of the Shirley Jackson Award for best novel, and the August Derleth Prize for best horror novel, Little Eve is a heart-pounding literary gothic with a devastating twist.

The Hollow Kind by Andy Davidson

Andy Davidson’s epic horror novel about the spectacular decline of the Redfern family, haunted by an ancient evil.

COOKBOOKS

Savory Baking : Recipes for Breakfast, Dinner, and Everything in Between by Erin Jeanne McDowell

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Book on Pie and The Fearless Baker, a savory baking book for delicious baked goods at any time of day.

Via Carota : A Celebration of Seasonal Cooking from the Beloved Greenwich Village Restaurant by Jody Williams, Rita Sodi, Anna Kovel

The much-anticipated cookbook from “New York’s Most Perfect Restaurant” (The New Yorker), featuring impossibly flavorful, vegetable-centric Italian dishes, from Fresh Pasta Squares with Fava Pesto to Meyer Lemon Risotto.

Sundays with Sophie : Flay Family Recipes for Any Day of the Week by Bobby Flay, Sophie Flay, Emily Timberlake

Pull up a chair with Bobby Flay and his all-time favorite person to cook for, his daughter, Sophie, as they share favorite recipes from their family kitchen. 

Rambutan : Recipes from Sri Lanka by Cynthia Shanmugalingam

Since Cynthia Shanmugalingam was a young girl, she has worked to piece together her sense of Sri Lanka, her ancestral homeland that she experienced through the wondrous flavors of her immigrant parents’ kitchen in London. In Rambutan, these ingredients, methods, and tastes—combining Javanese, Malay, Indian, Arab, Portuguese, Dutch and British influences—come together to create an irresistible portrait of modern Sri Lankan cuisine.

STORY COLLECTIONS

Illuminations by Alan Moore

From the unparalleled imagination of Alan Moore, author of Watchmen and V for Vendetta, eight stories full of wonder and strangeness, which take us to the fantastical underside of reality.

YOUNG ADULT 

Any Sign of Life by Rae Carson

New York Times–bestselling author Rae Carson delivers a harrowing and pulse-pounding survival story set in the near-future Midwest—with a cosmic twist. When a teenage girl thinks she may be the only person left alive in her town—maybe in the whole world—she must rely on hope, trust, and her own resilience.

If You Could See the Sun by Ann Liang

In a YA debut that’s Gossip Girl with a speculative twist, a Chinese American girl monetizes her strange new invisibility powers by discovering and selling her wealthy classmates’ most scandalous secrets.

HISTORICAL FICTION

That Summer in Berlin by Lecia Cornwall

In the summer of 1936, while the Nazis make secret plans for World War II, a courageous and daring young woman struggles to expose the lies behind the dazzling spectacle of the Berlin Olympics.

The Picture Bride by Lee Geum-yi, Translated by An Seonjae

Pachinko meets The Island of Sea Women in this captivating journey of a young Korean “picture bride” and her immigrant experience in 1918 Hawai’i; the next must-read for bookclubs and fans of Min Jin Lee, Yangsze Choo, and Lisa See.

Before All the World by Moriel Rothman-Zecher

A mesmerizing, inventive story of three souls in 1930s Philadelphia seizing new life while haunted by the old.

ROMANCE

The Belle of Belgrave Square by Mimi Matthews

A London heiress rides out to the wilds of the English countryside to honor a marriage of convenience with a mysterious and reclusive stranger.

Before I Do by Sophie Cousens

A heartwarming and playful novel about the ones we love and the ones we lose by the New York Times bestselling author of This Time Next Year. What would you do if ‘the one that got away’ turned up the night before your wedding?

One Last Gift by Emily Stone

When a young woman finds herself lost and at a crossroads, one last gift from her brother just might give her another chance at life and at love in this epic holiday romance from the author of Always, in December.

Mistakes Were Made by Meryl Wilsner

From the critically acclaimed author of Something To Talk About comes a sharp and sexy rom-com about a college senior who accidentally hooks up with her best friend’s mom.

POETRY

The Symmetry of Fish by Su Cho, Selected by Paige Lewis

From National Poetry Series winner Su Cho, chosen by Paige Lewis, a debut poetry collection about immigration, memory, and a family’s lexicon

COZY MYSTERIES

A Christmas Candy Killing by Christina Romeril

Their chocolates are to die for—but things aren’t so sweet when a real killer comes to town, in this debut mystery perfect for fans of Joanne Fluke and Laura Childs.

The Socialite’s Guide to Murder by S. K. Golden

The hotel was her refuge, but scandal is afoot—and a killer stalks the halls in this charming series debut perfect for fans of Rhys Bowen and Ashley Weaver.

Calypso, Corpses, and Cooking by Raquel V. Reyes

It’s time for a savory soirée—but something sinister is stewing—in Raquel V. Reyes’s second delightful Caribbean Kitchen mystery, perfectly delicious for fans of Mia P. Manansala.

October 18th

New books calendar: October 18, 2022

BIOGRAPHIES & MEMOIRS

Black Women Will Save the World by April Ryan

In this long-overdue celebration of Black women’s resilience and unheralded strength, the revered, trailblazing White House correspondent reflects on “The Year That Changed Everything”—2020—and African-American women’s unprecedented role in upholding democracy. 

Mussolini’s Daughter : The Most Dangerous Woman in Europe by Caroline Moorehead

The New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Resistance Quartet returns with the incredible story of Mussolini’s daughter, Edda, one of the most influential women in 1930s Italy and a powerful proponent of the fascist movement.

Sit, Stay, Heal : What Dogs Can Teach Us About Living Well by Renee Alsarraf

An esteemed veterinary oncologist battles her own cancer diagnosis while fighting to save her four-legged patients diagnosed with the same disease in this moving and uplifting memoir.

Madly, Deeply : The Diaries of Alan Rickman by Alan Rickman, Contributions by Emma Thompson

Harry Potter and Sense and Sensibility actor Alan Rickman builds upon his legacy as a world-class actor, a tireless political activist, an avid traveler, and more through his diaries—a twenty-five-year passion project in which Rickman invites readers backstage and into his life.

ROMANCE 

Partners in Crime by Alisha Rai

Indian Matchmaking meets Date Night in this fun, romantic adventure by Alisha Rai—“one of the very brightest romance writers working right now” (Entertainment Weekly).

Built to Last by Erin Hahn

Two childhood sweethearts find a second chance at love in this adult romance debut from a critically acclaimed young adult author.

STORY COLLECTIONS

Seven Empty Houses by Samanta Schweblin, Translated by Megan McDowell

A blazing new story collection that will make you feel like the house is collapsing in on you, from the 3 time International Booker Prize finalist, “lead[ing] a vanguard of Latin American writers forging their own 21st-century canon.” –O, the Oprah magazine.

Liberation Day by George Saunders

MacArthur “genius” and Booker Prize winner George Saunders returns with a collection of short stories that make sense of our increasingly troubled world, his first since the New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist Tenth of December.

POETRY

Harbinger by Shelley Puhak

A stunning meditation on artistic creation and historical memory from the winner of the National Poetry Series, chosen by Nicole Sealey.

COOKBOOKS

The Siete Table : Nourishing Mexican-American Recipes from Our Kitchen by The Garza Family

From the family behind the popular Siete Family Foods brand comes a welcoming and flavorful collection of all-around nourishing Mexican-American recipes.

The Cookie Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum

The ultimate cookie cookbook, from the bestselling author of The Baking Bible Rose Levy Beranbaum.

Feed These People : Slam-Dunk Recipes for Your Crew by Jen Hatmaker

The debut cookbook from inspiring and hilarious New York Times bestselling author and beloved podcaster Jen Hatmaker, jam-packed with easy recipes, big flavors, and Southern wit.

Justice of the Pies : Sweet and Savory Pies, Quiches, and Tarts plus Inspirational Stories from Exceptional People by Maya-Camille Broussard

75 sweet and savory pie, quiche, and tart recipes from one of the stars of Netflix’s Bake Squad.

Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Extra Good Things : Bold, vegetable-forward recipes plus homemade sauces, condiments, and more to build a flavor-packed pantry by Noor Murad, Yotam Ottolenghi

The superteam of chefs behind the New York Times bestseller Shelf Love delivers maximum-flavor recipes with make-ahead condiments, sauces, and more toppings that transform any dish into an Ottolenghi favorite

Diasporican : A Puerto Rican Cookbook by Illyanna Maisonet

Over 90 delicious, deeply personal recipes that tell the story of Puerto Rico’s Stateside diaspora from the United States’ first Puerto Rican food columnist, award-winning writer Illyanna Maisonet. 

Make Every Dish Delicious : Modern Classics and Essential Tips for Total Kitchen Confidence by Lesley Chesterman

Recipes, perfected. A repertoire of reliable, classic recipes and fundamental techniques that deliver gorgeous results, every time, for cooks of every ability, in the tradition of Genius Recipes and Barefoot Contessa Foolproof.

FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION

Self-Portrait with Nothing by Aimee Pokwatka

For fans of David Mitchell and Joanne Harris, Self-Portrait With Nothing reminds us that living our best life sometimes means embracing the imperfect one we already have.

Uncanny Times by Laura Anne Gilman

Huntsmen, according to the Church, were damned, their blood unclean, unholy. Yet for Rosemary and Aaron Harker the Church was less important than being ready to stand against the Uncanny as not being prepared could lead to being dead.

LITERARY FICTION

The Last Chairlift by John Irving

John Irving, one of the world’s greatest novelists, returns with his first novel in seven years—a ghost story, a love story, and a lifetime of sexual politics.

 

DYSTOPIAN 

Poster Girl by Veronica Roth

For fans of Anthony Marra and Lauren Beukes, #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth tells the story of a woman’s desperate search for a missing girl after the collapse of the oppressive dystopian regime—and the dark secrets about her family and community she uncovers along the way.

HISTORICAL FICTION 

Eyes Turned Skyward by Alena Dillon

From the author of Mercy House and The Happiest Girl in the World comes a brilliant, dual timeline novel about a daughter discovering her mother’s past as a female pilot during World War II and the consequences of women’s contributions remaining unrecognized.

MYSTERIES & THRILLERS

The Favor by Nicci French

In this twisty new stand-alone novel from internationally bestselling author Nicci French, a young woman agrees to do a favor for an estranged former boyfriend—but when things go horribly wrong, one small task turns into a murder investigation that completely upends her life, ensnaring her in a deadly web of secrets and lies.

The Boys from Biloxi by John Grisham

#1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham returns to Mississippi in his most gripping legal thriller yet, the riveting story of two sons of immigrant families who grow up as friends, but ultimately find themselves on opposite sides of the law. Grisham’s trademark twists and turns will keep you tearing through the pages until the stunning conclusion.

Lavender House by Lev AC Rosen

A delicious story from a new voice in suspense, Lavender House is Knives Out with a queer historical twist.

YOUNG ADULT

The Gilded Cage by Lynette Noni

Kiva trades one cage for another when she leaves behind a deadly prison for a deceptive palace in this dark and dangerous sequel to The Prison Healer, which Sarah J. Maas called “a must-read.”

The Color of Dragons by R. A. Salvatore, Erika Lewis

Powerhouse adult fantasy author R. A. Salvatore joins Erika Lewis to explore the origin of Morgan le Fay in this epic, romantic standalone, perfect for fans of The Falling Kingdoms and Seraphina.

Nothing Sung and Nothing Spoken by Nita Tyndall

Fans of Ruta Sepetys, Monica Hesse, and Malinda Lo will devour this heart-wrenching queer historical YA romance set in the underground Swing Youth movement of World War II Berlin.

Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove by Rati Mehrotra

A young guardswoman struggles with her unwitting role as a major pawn in the deadly games between two kingdoms in a monster-infested alternate medieval India.

Dark Tides by Kimberly Vale

Kimberly Vale’s swashbuckling pirates return for another high seas, high stakes adventure where Csilla and the Bones crew must battle more otherworldly creatures seeping in from Limbo, and threatening to swallow them whole. The Dark Tides are rising . . .

STORY COLLECTIONS 

Signal Fires by Dani Shapiro

A gripping new novel from the best-selling author of Inheritance: One Night. One Fateful Choice. A Constellation of Lives Changed Forever.

FAMILY & FRIENDSHIP 

When We Were Sisters by Fatimah Asghar

An orphan grapples with gender, siblinghood, family, and coming-of-age as a Muslim in America in this lyrical debut novel from the acclaimed author of If They Come For Us

The Christmas Spirit by Debbie Macomber

Two lifelong friends, a bartender and a pastor, decide to trade places the week before Christmas and end up finding love along the way in this delightful novel from the queen of holiday stories, #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber.

October 25th

New books calendar: October 25, 2022

COOKBOOKS 

The Way Home : A Celebration of Sea Islands Food and Family with over 100 Recipes by Kardea Brown

The breakout star of Food Network’s hit show Delicious Miss Brown celebrates the Gullah/Geechee culinary traditions of her family in this spectacular cookbook featuring 125 original mouthwatering recipes and gorgeous four-color photos.

Baking by Feel : Recipes to Sort Out Your Emotions (Whatever They Are Today!) by Becca Rea-Tucker

From the creator of the popular Instagram account @thesweetfeminist comes a playful yet soulful guide to baking your way through your emotions.

Listen To Your Vegetables : Italian-Inspired Recipes for Every Season by Sarah Grueneberg, Kate Heddings

From Michelin star– and James Beard Foundation Award–winning chef/owner of Monteverde Restaurant in Chicago, Sarah Grueneberg, a vegetable focused cookbook of more than 180 Italian-inspired recipes.

Bigger Bolder Baking Every Day : Easy Recipes to Bake Through a Busy Week by Gemma Stafford

Gemma Stafford—pastry chef, cookbook author, and creator of the hit online show Bigger Bolder Baking—presents her follow-up to her popular first book Bigger Bolder Baking, featuring 125 new mouthwatering recipes for any home baker to bake with confidence every day.

Go-To Dinners : A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten

America’s favorite home cook presents delicious, crowd-pleasing, go-to recipes that you’ll want to make over and over again!

Love to Eat : 75 Easy, Craveworthy Recipes for Healthy, Intuitive Eating by Nicole Keshishian Modic

A balanced relationship with your food is within reach! These 75+ recipes offer the freedom to eat the foods you love, without guilt, and to live your damn life once and for all.

First Generation : Recipes from My Taiwanese-American Home by Frankie Gaw

In this stunning exploration of identity through food, the blogger behind Little Fat Boy presents 80 recipes that defined his childhood as a first-generation Taiwanese American growing up in the Midwest.

Tanya Holland’s California Soul : Recipes from a Culinary Journey West by Tanya Holland

80+ comfort-filled recipes that trace the roots of modern California soul food to the Great Migration—from the acclaimed chef and author of Brown Sugar Kitchen.

Delectable : Sweet & Savory Baking by Claudia Fleming

In this highly anticipated cookbook, her first in twenty years, the author of The Last Course invites you into her home kitchen with 140+ sweet and savory recipes she perfected for friends and family.

LITERARY FICTION 

The Passenger by Cormac McCarthy

The best-selling, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Road returns with the first of a two-volume masterpiece: The Passenger is the story of a salvage diver, haunted by loss, afraid of the watery deep, pursued for a conspiracy beyond his understanding, and longing for a death he cannot reconcile with God. 

Look for Stella Maris, the second volume in The Passenger series, on sale on December 6th, 2022.

HISTORICAL FICTION 

Everything the Light Touches by Janice Pariat

One of the most acclaimed and revered writers of her generation in India makes her dazzling introduction to American readers with this ambitious, elegant, multi-layered work, rich in imagination and exquisitely told, that interweaves a quartet of journeys across continents and centuries.

BIOGRAPHICAL FICTION 

Marmee by Sarah Miller

From the author of Caroline, a revealing retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved Little Women, from the perspective of Margaret “Marmee” March, about the larger real-world challenges behind the cozy domestic concerns cherished by generations of readers.

BIOGRAPHIES & MEMOIRS

Heretic by Jeanna Kadlec

A memoir of leaving the evangelical Church and the search for radical new ways to build community, reckoning with religious trauma and Midwestern values as a means to unveil how evangelicalism directly impacts every American—religious or not—and has been a major force in driving our democracy towards fascism.

Forever Home : How We Turned Our House into a Haven for Abandoned, Abused, and Misunderstood Dogs—and Each Other by Ron Danta, Danny Robertshaw, Larry Lindner

From the stars of the Netflix documentary Life in the Doghouse and founders of one of the most recognized rescue organizations in the world, the poignant story of how Danny and Ron found each other during a time they each needed rescuing, and how they transformed their home into a haven for dogs in need.

The White Mosque by Sofia Samatar

A historical tapestry of border-crossing travelers, of students, wanderers, martyrs and invaders, The White Mosque is a memoiristic, prismatic record of a journey through Uzbekistan and of the strange shifts, encounters, and accidents that combine to create an identity

Martha Graham : When Dance Became Modern by Neil Baldwin

A major biography—the first in three decades—of one of the most important artistic forces of the twentieth century, the legendary American dancer and choreographer who upended dance, propelling the art form into the modern age, and whose profound and pioneering influence is still being felt today.

The Sassoons : The Great Global Merchants and the Making of an Empire by Joseph Sassoon

A spectacular generational saga of the making (and undoing) of a family dynasty: the riveting untold story of the gilded Jewish Bagdadi Sassoons, who built a vast empire through global finance and trade—cotton, opium, shipping, banking—that reached across three continents and ultimately changed the destinies of nations. With full access to rare family photographs and archives.

And There Was Light : Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle by Jon Meacham

Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham chronicles the life and moral evolution of Abraham Lincoln and explores why and how Lincoln confronted secession, threats to democracy, and the tragedy of slavery in order to expand the possibilities of America

Uphill by Jemele Hill

An empowering, unabashedly bold memoir by The Atlantic journalist and former ESPN SportsCenter co-anchor about overcoming a legacy of pain and forging a new path, no matter how uphill life’s battles might be.

Sister Novelists : The Trailblazing Porter Sisters, Who Paved the Way for Austen and the Brontës by Devoney Looser

For readers of Prairie Fires and The Peabody Sisters, a fascinating, insightful biography of the most famous sister novelists before the Brontës.

SELF-HELP

The Seven Circles : Indigenous Teachings for Living Well by Chelsey Luger, Thosh Collins

In this revolutionary self-help guide, two beloved Native American wellness activists offer wisdom for achieving spiritual, physical, and emotional wellbeing rooted in Indigenous ancestral knowledge.

ARTS

Inside Bridgerton : The Official Ride from Script to Screen by Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers

The stunning, full-color, behind-the-scenes look at Shondaland’s hit series on Netflix.

MAGICAL REALISM 

A Touch of Moonlight by Yaffa S. Santos

From the author of A Taste of Sage comes another charming and engrossing novel in which a young woman must navigate her family’s expectations, job demands, a new love, and a secret about her magical identity.

FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION

Night of Demons and Saints by Menna van Praag

All Hallows’ Eve meets All Saints’ Day in critically acclaimed author Menna van Praag’s mesmerizing second book featuring the Sisters Grimm—a dark, contemporary fantasy that skillfully blends love, obsession, and dark magic.

The Atlas Paradox by Olivie Blake

In this electric sequel to the viral sensation, The Atlas Six, the society of Alexandrians is revealed for what it is: a secret society with raw, world-changing power, headed by a man whose plans to change life as we know it are already under way. But the cost of knowledge is steep, and as the price of power demands each character choose a side, which alliances will hold and which will see their enmity deepen?

Into the Riverlands by Nghi Vo

The Ignyte and Locus Award finalist, and Crawford and Hugo Award-winning series continues as Chih finds themself in the riverlands, home to near-immortal warriors and ancient feuds

HORROR

Sign Here by Claudia Lux

A darkly humorous, surprisingly poignant, and utterly gripping debut novel about a guy who works in Hell (literally) and is on the cusp of a big promotion if only he can get one more member of the wealthy Harrison family to sell their soul

MYSTERIES & THRILLERS

Anywhere You Run by Wanda M. Morris

From the acclaimed author of All Her Little Secrets comes yet another gripping, suspenseful novel where, after the murder of a white man in Jim Crow Mississippi, two Black sisters run away to different parts of the country . . . but can they escape the secrets they left behind?

No Strangers Here by Carlene O’Connor

Set in Ireland’s striking, rugged countryside, USA Today bestselling author Carlene O’Connor’s dark, atmospheric new crime fiction series combines the eerie atmosphere of Tana French and Louise Penny with the compulsively taut plotting of Dervla McTiernan and Lucy Foley, as an Irish veterinarian grapples with life, death, family dynamics, and the secrets at the heart of her small community…

COZY MYSTERIES

A Murder at Balmoral by Chris McGeorge

The Crown meets Clue in this delightful locked-room mystery, sure to charm Agatha Christie fans and keep readers guessing to the end.  The king is dead. The killer is in the family. Solving this murder will be a royal pain.

High Spirits by Carol J. Perry

Greetings from Haven, Florida, a quaint, scenic old town on the Gulf Coast where Massachusetts transplant Maureen Doherty and her excessively friendly Golden retriever are the newest proprietors of the charming local inn…along with its many ghostly tenants! Now the paranormal crime investigations continue with the second installment in bestselling author Carol J. Perry’s Haunted Haven Mystery Series, as Maureen is preparing for her first holiday season in her haunted century-old inn…

Murder at the Majestic Hotel by Clara McKenna

Against all expectations in Edwardian England, newly married American heiress Stella Kendrick and British aristocrat Viscount “Lyndy” Lyndhurst are bucking traditions—and investigating murder—on their honeymoon in the latest installment of the Stella & Lyndy Mysteries from acclaimed author Clara McKenna.

A Trace of Poison by Colleen Cambridge

Phyllida Bright, housekeeper to the grand dame of murder mysteries, Agatha Christie, must uncover the killer among a throng of crime writers in this sparkling new historical mystery from acclaimed writer Colleen Cambridge.

A Twist of Murder by Heather Redmond

In Victorian England, aspiring author Charles Dickens is on the case again—in pursuit of missing orphans, legendary treasure, and a cold-blooded killer in the latest installment of Heather Redmond’s charming series that reimagines the famous writer as an amateur sleuth.

Photo Finished by Christin Brecher

With biting wit, a young lens, and satisfying sleuthing, the first in Christin Brecher’s brand new Snapshot of NYC Cozy Mystery series introduces aspiring photographer Liv Spyer, as she juggles rent on her postage stamp-sized Manhattan apartment, part time work at her grandparent’s Greenwich Village key shop, her #lovelife with a guy who just might be FBI, posting to her thousands of Instagram fans, AND solving the odd murder!

ROMANCE

The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown by Julia Quinn, Suzanne Enoch, Karen Hawkins, Mia Ryan

A sparkling anthology starring Lady Whistledown—the elusive Regency-era gossip columnist popularized in # 1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton novels, now a series created by Shondaland for Netflix.

The Stand-Up Groomsman by Jackie Lau

A bridesmaid and groomsman put their differences aside to get their friends down the aisle in this opposites-attract steamy romantic comedy.

Marlowe Banks, Redesigned by Jacqueline Firkins

When her career and engagement crumble, a NYC costume designer heads to L.A. to hide from her failures, but unexpected fame and romance force her to step forward and control her own narrative.

YOUNG ADULT 

Eight Nights of Flirting by Hannah Reynolds

A sixteen-year-old girl is on a mission to find the perfect boyfriend this Hanukkah, but love might not go according to plan, in this charming winter romcom from the author of The Summer of Lost Letters.

Strike the Zither by Joan He

In this epic YA fantasy about found family, rivals, and questions of identity, New York Times–bestselling author Joan He reimagines the Three Kingdoms, the first of the Four Classics of Chinese Literature.

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