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New Books Calendar: September 2022

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September 2022 New Books Calendar

As the dog days of summer give way to the crisp autumn air, it’s time to start thinking about the season’s new books.  Luckily, we’ve got you covered with our September 2022 New Books Calendar.  From highly-anticipated fresh-off-the-press releases to under-the-radar debuts, there’s something for everyone!  So please pull up a chair, prepare for your TBR list to explode, and join us for a month of literary goodness.  So without further ado, let’s take a look at what’s new in bookstores this month!

 

September 6th

New Books Calendar: September 6, 2022

LITERARY FICTION 

On the Rooftop by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

A stunning novel about a mother whose dream of musical stardom for her three daughters collides with the daughters’ ambitions for their own lives—set against the backdrop of gentrifying 1950s San Francisco.

The Means by Amy Fusselman

The debut novel from “wholly original” (Vogue) memoirist Amy Fusselman, a tragicomic family saga that skewers contemporary issues of money, motherhood, and class through a well-to-do woman’s quest to buy a Hamptons beach house.

The Deceptions by Jill Bialosky

An explosive tale of art and myth, desire and betrayal, from New York Times best-selling author Jill Bialosky

Unleashed by Cai Emmons

Set amidst California’s wildfire season, a vivid and magical novel following a family in crisis thrust on a collision course with the world around them that has an outcome beyond their wildest imaginings.

HISTORICAL FICTION 

The Attic Child by Lola Jaye

A hauntingly powerful and emotionally charged novel about family secrets, love and loss, identity and belonging.

The Two Lives of Sara by Catherine Adel West

For fans of Tayari Jones and Jacqueline Woodson, THE TWO LIVES OF SARA tells the story of hope, resilience and unexpected love as one Black young mother finds refuge and friendship at a boarding house in Memphis, Tennessee, during the racially divided 1960s.

The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell

The author of Hamnet—New York Times best seller and National Book Critics Circle Award winner—brings the world of Renaissance Italy to jewel-bright life in this unforgettable portrait of the captivating young duchess Lucrezia de’ Medici as she makes her way in a troubled court.

The Last Crown by Elzbieta Cherezinska

The Last Crown is the epic sequel to The Widow Queen, about a long-forgotten Polish queen. It’s a sweeping saga perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory, Bernard Cornwell, and the TV show Vikings.

TRUE CRIME

American Demon: Eliot Ness and the Hunt for America’s Jack the Ripper by Daniel Stashower

The New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Edgar Award returns with a historical true crime starring legendary lawman Eliot Ness.

HISTORY  

Off with Her Head: Three Thousand Years of Demonizing Women in Power by Eleanor Herman

New York Times bestseller Eleanor Herman, author of Sex with Kings and Sex with Presidents, returns with another work of popular history, exploring the history of misogyny against women with power from Cleopatra to Kamala Harris.

BIOGRAPHIES & MEMOIR 

Year of the Tiger: An Activist’s Life by Alice Wong

This groundbreaking memoir offers a glimpse into an activist’s journey to finding and cultivating community and the continued fight for disability justice, from the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project

A Visible Man by Edward Enninful

From one of fashion’s most important changemakers, a memoir of breaking barriers

Wild Ride: A Memoir of I.V. Drips and Rocket Ships by Hayley Arceneaux

The youngest American to ever orbit the earth—cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux—shows us all that when we face our fears with hope and faith, extraordinary things can happen.

Solito by Javier Zamora

A young poet tells the unforgettable story of his harrowing migration from El Salvador to the United States at the age of nine in this moving, page-turning memoir hailed as “the mythic journey of our era” (Sandra Cisneros)

They Called Me a Lioness: A Palestinian Girl’s Fight for Freedom by Ahed Tamimi, Dena Takruri

A Palestinian activist jailed at sixteen after a confrontation with Israeli soldiers shines a light on the daily struggles of life under occupation in this moving, deeply personal memoir.

All the Women in My Brain: And Other Concerns by Betty Gilpin

A lightning-strike dispatch of hilarious, intimate, luminous essays from the brain of actress and writer Betty Gilpin

To Love and Be Loved: A Personal Portrait of Mother Teresa by Jim Towey

From a trusted advisor and devoted friend of Mother Teresa comes an extraordinary firsthand account of the miraculous woman behind the saint.

ANTHOLOGIES, ESSAYS, STORY COLLECTIONS 

If I Survive You by Jonathan Escoffery

A major debut, blazing with style and heart, that follows a Jamaican family striving for more in Miami, and introduces a generational storyteller.

YOUNG ADULT 

Daughters of the Dawn by Sasha Nanua, Sarena Nanua

Daughters of the Dawn takes twin sisters Ria and Rani deep into dangerous new lands to save their home in this propulsive, immersive sequel to Sisters of the Snake, perfect for fans of We Hunt the Flame and The Wrath & the Dawn.

Monsters Born and Made by Tanvi Berwah

Perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and Fable, this South Asian-inspired fantasy is a gripping debut about the power of the elite, the price of glory, and one girl’s chance to change it all.

The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas

From the New York Times–bestselling author of Cemetery Boys comes the first installment of an electric Mexican-inspired fantasy duology, in which semidioses compete in a series of trials with world-altering stakes.

Shades of Rust and Ruin by A. G. Howard

#1 New York Times bestselling author A.G. Howard launches a dark, compelling new YA fantasy series about a girl whose family is cursed by Halloween.

FAMILY & FRIENDSHIP 

The Most Likely Club by Elyssa Friedland

At their milestone high school reunion, a group of friends make a pact to finally achieve their high school superlatives one way or another, in the lively new novel from the acclaimed author of Last Summer at the Golden Hotel.

The Fortunes of Jaded Women by Carolyn Huynh

For fans of Jonathan Tropper, KJ Dell’Antonia, and Kevin Kwan, this “sharp, smart, and gloriously extra” (Nancy Jooyoun Kim, The Last Story of Mina Lee) debut follows a family of estranged Vietnamese women—cursed to never know love or happiness—as they reunite when a psychic makes a startling prediction.

The Marsh Queen by Virginia Hartman

For fans of Where the Crawdads Sing, this powerful debut novel, set amid the lush landscape of the Florida wetlands, delves into past crimes, old memories, and the eloquent, limitless expanse of parental love.

ROMANCE 

Do You Take This Man by Denise Williams

After butting heads, an event planner and a wedding officiant begin an enemies with benefits arrangement as wedding bells chime around them in the newest rom-com from acclaimed author Denise Williams.

The Boy with the Bookstore by Sarah Echavarre Smith

When a baker meets the bookshop owner of her dreams, and he turns into her nemesis, they’ll both have to read between the lines to avoid a career-ending recipe for disaster.

The Decoy Girlfriend by Lillie Vale

A laugh-out-loud funny and whip-smart romantic comedy from the author of The Shaadi Set-Up, about a young woman who takes the place of her celebrity doppelgänger, and must fake-date the actress’s sexy costar boyfriend.

Lizzie Blake’s Best Mistake by Mazey Eddings

A two-night-stand doesn’t go exactly as expected in this sparkling romantic comedy by Mazey Eddings.

The American Roommate Experiment by Elena Armas

From the author of the Goodreads Choice Award winner The Spanish Love Deception, the eagerly anticipated follow-up featuring Rosie Graham and Lucas Martín, who are forced to share a New York apartment.

COZY MYSTERIES 

Bound By Murder by Laura Gail Black

For fans of Ellery Adams and Paige Shelton, the wedding can’t go on when the bride is found murdered—but can love still win the day in this third installment of Laura Gail Black’s cozy series.

Steeped to Death by Gretchen Rue

For fans of Laura Childs and Amanda Flowers, it’s teatime in Raven Creek—but a murder at the The Earl’s Study sets the stage for an intoxicating brew of small-town chicanery with a hint of the supernatural. 

MYSTERIES & THRILLERS 

Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn

They’ve spent their lives as the deadliest assassins in a clandestine international organization, but now that they’re sixty years old, four women friends can’t just retire – it’s kill or be killed in this action-packed thriller by New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-nominated author Deanna Raybourn.

Back to the Garden by Laurie R. King

A fifty-year-old cold case involving California royalty comes back to life—with potentially fatal consequences—in this gripping new story from the New York Times bestselling author of the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series.

All Dressed Up by Jilly Gagnon

A remote hotel. A murder mystery. A missing woman. Everyone has a role to play, but what’s real and what’s part of the game? A twisty and fiendishly clever novel perfect for fans of The Guest List and Knives Out . . .

Luda by Grant Morrison

A drag queen initiates her protégée into the magical arts in this phantasmagoric epic, the first novel from the legendary comics writer and New York Times bestselling author.

COOKBOOKS 

Simply Japanese: 100 Authentic Recipes for Easy Home Cooking by Maori Murota

Enjoy delicious, healthful Japanese food anytime with this stylish four-color cookbook from the author of the international bestseller Tokyo Cult Recipes, featuring 100 authentic and simple recipes to get you cooking like a pro in your own kitchen.

Prep And Rally: An Hour of Prep, A Week of Delicious Meals by Dini Klein

From Dini Klein, rising Instagram star and founder of the popular meal-prep service Prep + Rally (@prepandrally), a guide to delicious, family-friendly meals with less stress, less expense, and minimal time.

Dinner in One: Exceptional & Easy One-Pan Meals by Melissa Clark

100 all-new super-simple and incredibly delicious one-pot, one-pan, one-sheet—one-everything!—recipes from the New York Times star food writer and bestselling author of Dinner in French.

Danielle Walker’s Healthy in a Hurry: Real Life. Real Food. Real Fast by Danielle Walker, Photographs by Aubrie Pick

150+ quick and easy recipes to get healthy gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free food on the table fast—from no-cook lunches to one-pot dinners and simple desserts—from the New York Times bestselling author of the Against All Grain series.

September 13th

New Books Calendar: September 13, 2022

ANTHOLOGIES, ESSAYS, STORY COLLECTIONS 

Marple: Twelve New Mysteries by Agatha Christie

Naomi Alderman, Leigh Bardugo, Alyssa Cole, Lucy Foley, Elly Griffiths, Natalie Haynes, Jean Kwok, Val McDermid, Karen M. McManus, Dreda Say Mitchell

A brand-new collection of short stories featuring the Queen of Mystery’s legendary detective Jane Marple, penned by twelve remarkable bestselling and acclaimed authors.

Jollof Rice and Other Revolutions by Omolola Ijeoma Ogunyemi

Popular Nigerian author Omolola Ijeoma Ogunyemi makes her American debut with this dazzling novel which explores her homeland’s past, present, and possible future through the interconnected stories of four fearless globe-trotting women.

I Walk Between the Raindrops by T.C. Boyle

An electric collection of new short stories from the inimitable, bestselling writer of Talk to Me and Outside Looking In

No Country for Eight-Spot Butterflies by Julian Aguon

A collection of essays on resistance, resilience, and collective power in the age of climate disaster from Chamorro human rights lawyer and organizer Julian Aguon.

Bliss Montage by Ling Ma

A new creation by the author of Severance, Bliss Montage crashes through our carefully built mirages.

Two Nurses, Smoking by David Means

The stories in this collection—winners of the O. Henry Prize and the Pushcart Prize, and selected for The Best American Short Stories in 2021—confirm the promise of a writer who extends “the profound empathy of his attention to those who need it most” (Justin Taylor, The New York Times Book Review). A revelatory meditation on trauma and catharsis, isolation and communion, Two Nurses, Smoking reflects the dislocations and anguish of our age, as well as the humanity and humor that buoy us.

POETRY 

Woman Without Shame by Sandra Cisneros

A brave new collection of poems from Sandra Cisneros, the best-selling author of The House on Mango Street.

LITERARY FICTION 

How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water by Angie Cruz

From the beloved author of Dominicana, a GMA Book Club Pick and Women’s Prize Finalist, an electrifying and indelible new novel about a woman who has lost everything but the chance to finally tell her story.

People Person by Candice Carty-Williams

The author of the “brazenly hilarious, tell-it-like-it-is first novel” (Oprah Daily) Queenie returns with another witty and insightful novel about the power of family—even when they seem like strangers.

HISTORICAL FICTION 

Act of Oblivion by Robert Harris

From the bestselling author of Fatherland, The Ghostwriter, Munich, and Conclave comes this spellbinding historical novel that brilliant imagines one of the greatest manhunts in history: the search for two Englishmen involved in the killing of King Charles I and the implacable foe on their trail—an epic journey into the wilds of seventeeth-century New England, and a chase like no other.

The Village Idiot by Steve Stern

A wild, effervescent, absinthe-soaked novel that tells of the life of the extraordinary artist Chaim Soutine

The Winter Orphans by Kristin Beck

A poignant and ultimately triumphant novel based on the incredible true story of children who braved the formidable danger of guarded, wintry mountain passes in France to escape the Nazis

FAMILY & FRIENDSHIP

The Real Mrs. Tobias by Sally Koslow

A sharply funny and big-hearted multi-generational story about the deeply complicated relationships between mothers- and daughters-in-law, told through three women who marry into the same family, a treat for fans of The Nest and Fleischmann Is in Trouble.

The Book Haters’ Book Club by Gretchen Anthony

A heartwarming and character-driven story about what happens when a messy group of people try to save their local Indie Bookstore and save each other along the way. All it takes is the right book to turn a Book Hater into a Book Lover.

The House Party by Rita Cameron

When a house party goes terribly wrong, a suburban town fractures along lines of privilege, exposing disturbing truths about the community—perfect for fans of Little Fires Everywhere and Ask Again, Yes. It’s the party of the year. Afterward, nothing will ever be the same.

All That’s Left Unsaid by Tracey Lien

For fans of Everything I Never Told You and The Mothers, a deeply moving and unflinching debut following a young Vietnamese-Australian woman who returns home to her family in the wake of her brother’s shocking murder, determined to discover what happened—a dramatic exploration of the intricate bonds and obligations of friendship, family, and community.

Lessons by Ian McEwan

From the best-selling author of Atonement and Saturday comes the epic and intimate story of one man’s life across generations and historical upheavals: from the Suez Crisis to the Cuban Missile Crisis, the fall of the Berlin Wall to the current pandemic, Roland Baines sometimes rides with the tide of history, but more often struggles against it. 

SCI-FI FANTASY 

Bindle Punk Bruja by Desideria Mesa

Boardwalk Empire meets The Vanishing Half with a touch of earth magic in this sexy and action-packed historical fantasy set in the luminous Golden Twenties from debut author Desideria Mesa, where a part-time reporter and club owner takes on crooked city councilmen, mysterious and deadly mobsters, and society’s deeply rooted sexism and racism, all while keeping her true identity and magical abilities hidden—inspired by an ancient Mexican folktale.

Thistlefoot by GennaRose Nethercott

In the tradition of modern fairy tales like Neil Gaiman’s American Gods and Naomi Novik’s Spinning Silver comes a sweeping epic rich in Eastern European folklore—a debut novel about the ancestral hauntings that stalk us, and the uncanny power of story.

Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

The Locked Tomb returns with a third volume, bringing all the chaotic sapphic skeleton action that has made the series a bestseller.

Silver Under Nightfall by Rin Chupeco

Full of court intrigue, queer romance, and terrifying monsters—this gothic epic fantasy will appeal to fans of Samantha Shannon’s The Priory of the Orange Tree and the adult animated series Castlevania. 

COZY MYSTERIES

A Death in Door County by Annelise Ryan

A Wisconsin bookstore owner and cryptozoologist is asked to investigate a series of deaths that just might be proof of a fabled lake monster in this first installment of a new mystery series by USA Today bestselling author Annelise Ryan.

MYSTERIES & THRILLERS

The Enigma of Room 622 by Joël Dicker, Translated by Robert Bononno

A burnt-out thriller writer desperate to regain his creative spark becomes intrigued by a decade-old unsolved murder at a glamorous Alpine hotel in this meticulously crafted novel—a matryoshka doll of a mystery built with the precision of a Swiss watch—from the internationally bestselling author of The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair.

Imposter by Bradeigh Godfrey

A new psychological thriller about two sisters who must face the secrets between them. After Lilian and her estranged sister Rosie survive a near fatal hit and run, Lilian must uncover long buried secrets from Rosie’s troubled past to keep them both safe.

ROMANCE 

Lucy on the Wild Side by Kerry Rea

A zookeeper always on the fringe learns to go after her wildest dreams—including a certain television star—in this charming and laugh-out-loud romantic comedy by Kerry Rea, author of The Wedding Ringer.

The Make-Up Test by Jenny L. Howe

One To Watch meets Beach Read in this smart, swoony debut in which two exes find themselves battling against each other—and their unresolved feelings—for a spot in a prestigious Ph.D. program.

YOUNG ADULT 

The Depths by Nicole Lesperance

A tropical island full of secrets. Two Victorian ghosts, trapped for eternity. And a seventeen-year-old girl determined not to be next.

The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen by Isaac Blum

The Chosen meets Adam Silvera in this irreverent and timely story of worlds colliding in friendship, betrayal, and hatred.

I’m the Girl by Courtney Summers

The next searing and groundbreaking queer young adult novel from New York Times bestselling and Edgar-award winning author Courtney Summers, already hailed as…

LIFESTYLE 

Rejected Books: The Most Unpublishable Books of All Time by Graham Johnson, Rob Hibbert

A collection of forty hilariously unrealistic, totally cringe-worthy covers for books that will never, ever be published–from the authors of Images You Should Not Masturbate To.

HOME & GARDEN

The Art of Living with White: A Year of Inspiration by Chrissie Rucker & The White Company

In this sequel to bestselling For the Love of White, Chrissie Rucker, founder of The White Company, teaches you how to harness the power of white and neutral colors to create a truly welcoming home, and provides specific tips and ideas for stylish living and celebrations to enrich each season of the year.

COOKBOOKS 

Dictator Lunches: Inspired Meals That Will Compel Even the Toughest of (Tyrants) Children by Jenny Mollen

Jenny Mollen—New York Times bestselling author, media darling, and Instagram personality behind @dictatorlunches—takes the stress out of packing lunch with this fun and creative collection of lunchbox ideas and healthy recipes that are sure to please even your pickiest child.

The Vegan Chinese Kitchen: Recipes and Modern Stories from a Thousand-Year-Old Tradition: A Cookbook by Hannah Che

100+ fresh, plant-based, umami-packed recipes that show the range of traditional and modern Chinese vegan cuisine from the creator of The Plant-Based Wok.

The Mediterranean Dish: 120 Bold and Healthy Recipes You’ll Make on Repeat: A Mediterranean Cookbook by Suzy Karadsheh

The highly anticipated debut cookbook from the creator of The Mediterranean Dish website, with more than 120 recipes for bright and flavorful Mediterranean diet-inspired meals.

Mezcla: Recipes to Excite by Ixta Belfrage

100 recipes for everyday eating with built-in wow factor, from the Ottolenghi protégé and co-author of Ottolenghi Flavor shaking up the food world.

September 20th

New Books Calendar: September 20, 2022

ROMANCE

Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan

For the first time in paperback! From perennial bestseller Jenny Colgan comes this sugar-fueled Christmas treat of a novel, bursting with recipes and holiday cheer.

A Merry Little Meet Cute by Julie Murphy, Sierra Simone

Co-written by #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Murphy and USA Today bestselling author Sierra Simone, a steamy plus-sized holiday rom-com about an adult film star who is semi-accidentally cast as the star of a family-friendly Christmas movie, and the bad boy former boy band member she falls in love with.

Christmas in Blue Dog Valley by Annie England Noblin

For anyone who ever loved All Creatures Great and Small, Annie England Noblin’s newest novel—about a big city vet transplanted to a small Wisconsin town—is pure delight as we meet aging alpacas, stump-tailed cats, goats in tutus, a vagabond border collie named Kevin, and the people who think they own them. And through it all, Goldie McKenzie, DVM, navigating the small town of Blue Dog, Wisconsin.

The Kiss Curse by Erin Sterling

Welcome to Spooky Season!! The follow-up to Erin Sterling’s New York Times bestselling hit The Ex Hex features fan favorite Gwyn and the spine-tinglingly handsome Wells Penhallow as they battle a new band of witches and their own magical chemistry.

All Is Bright by RaeAnne Thayne

All is Bright is the warm, compelling story by New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne, whose name has become synonymous with Christmas. In this emotional and heartwarming book, RaeAnne Thayne tells the story of a lovely young architect whose gift is fixing broken things–and the disabled single father who could definitely use her help. But he is reluctant to accept it–Sage McKnight is known to bring joy and light to everyone in her orbit, and Mason Tucker sees himself as an angry, grieving shell of a man. It’s going to take some holiday magic to get him to see that he is wholly deserving of love, joy, and the light of celebration. This sparkling holiday romance is perfect for fans of Debbie Macomber, Robyn Carr, and Susan Mallery.

Drunk on Love by Jasmine Guillory

An intoxicating and sparkling new romance by New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory.

When in Rome by Sarah Adams

A burnt-out pop star stranded in small-town Kentucky can’t help falling for her unlikely knight in shining armor—the notoriously grumpy owner of the local pie shop—in this charming slice of romance from the author of the TikTok sensation The Cheat Sheet.

Something in the Heir by Suzanne Enoch

Smart, capable heiress Emmeline Pershing will do anything to keep her beloved home; and all it takes is an arranged marriage and a teeny white lie to fulfill her family’s silly inheritance rules! But now her little fib means that she and her completely unsuspecting husband are going to inherit big — and very messy! —trouble in this spicy, sexy delight from bestseller, Suzanne Enoch.

Vanessa Jared’s Got a Man by LaQuette

A debut sexy romantic comedy about a woman getting her groove back and getting a second chance at love.

FAMILY & FRIENDSHIP

Snowed In for Christmas by Sarah Morgan

What happens if the only Christmas celebration you want to attend is one you haven’t been invited to? USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan delights with this hilarious and heartwarming Christmas cracker of a novel!

The Old Place by Bobby Finger

A bighearted and moving debut about a wry retired schoolteacher whose decade-old secret threatens to come to light and send shockwaves through her small Texas town.

The Frederick Sisters Are Living the Dream by Jeannie Zusy

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine meets Early Morning Riser with a dash of Where’d You Go, Bernadette in this very funny, occasionally romantic, and surprisingly moving novel about how one woman’s life is turned upside down when she becomes caregiver to her sister with special needs.

YOUNG ADULT

Seoulmates by Susan Lee

For fans of Sandhya Menon and Jenny Han, this debut YA love story by Susan Lee is a classic childhood best friends-to-lovers tale with a K-drama twist, telling the story of one unforgettable summer shared by two Korean American teenagers (one of whom just happens to be Seoul’s newest K-drama superstar).

Rust in the Root by Justina Ireland

Justina Ireland, author of the visionary New York Times bestseller Dread Nation, returns with a spellbinding new historical fantasy set at the crossroads of race and power in Depression-era America. 

Eternally Yours by Patrice Caldwell

Vampires and merpeople, angels and demons—the stories in this anthology imagine worlds where the only thing more powerful than the supernatural, is love.

The 99 Boyfriends of Micah Summers by Adam Sass

A charming YA rom-com perfect for fans of Red, White, and Royal Blue and What If It’s Us.

Defend the Dawn by Brigid Kemmerer

Bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer continues her electrifying series with more intrigue, romance, and heart-stopping adventure.

Until We Break by Matthew Dawkins

The psychological drama of Black Swan combines with the passion of Furia as a young woman fights to carve her own path through the world amid external pressures and expectations.

Direwood by Catherine Yu

Paranormal fans will love Direwood’s velvet-clad 1990s aesthetic, shocking body horror, and dangerous romance with a powerful vampire.

SCI-FI FANTASY

The Witch and the Tsar by Olesya Salnikova Gilmore

In this stunning historical fantasy debut, an isolated witch will risk all that she has to save her country and her people from dangerous gods and the twisted hearts of men. 

MYSTERIES & THRILLERS 

The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman

A new mystery is afoot in the third book in the Thursday Murder Club series from million-copy bestselling author Richard Osman.  It is an ordinary Thursday, and things should finally be returning to normal. Except trouble is never far away where the Thursday Murder Club are concerned. A decade-old cold case—their favorite kind–leads them to a local news legend and a murder with no body and no answers.

LITERARY FICTION 

Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout

From Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Strout comes a poignant, pitch-perfect novel about a former couple in lockdown together—and the love, loss, despair, and hope that animate us even as the world seems to be falling apart. 

The Book of Goose by Yiyun Li

A propulsive, gripping new novel about fate, art, exploitation, and intimacy by the award-winning author of Where Reasons End.

HISTORICAL FICTION 

Mother Daughter Traitor Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Maggie Hope series comes a tantalizing standalone novel about a mother and daughter who stumble upon an underground Nazi cell in Los Angeles during the early days of World War II—and find the courage to go undercover.

The Matchmaker’s Gift by Lynda Cohen Loigman

A heartwarming story of two extraordinary women from two different eras who defy expectations to realize their unique gift of seeing soulmates in the most unexpected places. How much of our lives is fate, and how much is choice?

The Last Dreamwalker by Rita Woods

From Hurston/Wright Legacy Award-winning author Rita Woods, THE LAST DREAMWALKER tells the story of two women, separated by nearly two centuries yet inextricably linked by the Gullah Geechee Islands off the coast of South Carolina — and their connection to a mysterious and extraordinary gift passed from generation to generation.

BIOGRAPHIES & MEMOIRS

The Black Period: On Personhood, Race, and Origin by Hafizah Augustus Geter

An acclaimed poet reclaims her origin story as the queer daughter of a Muslim Nigerian immigrant and a Black American visual artist in this groundbreaking memoir, combining lyrical prose, biting criticism, and haunting visuals.

Tears of My Mother: The Legacy of My Nigerian Upbringing by Wendy Osefo

From the breakout star of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Potomac, Dr. Wendy Osefo shares the story of her complicated relationship with her mother, Susan Okuzu, and how her Nigerian upbringing has affected her life, her success, and her role as a mother.

LIFESTYLE 

The Gospel of Wellness: Gyms, Gurus, Goop, and the False Promise of Self-Care by Rina Raphael

Wellness promises women the one thing they desperately desire: control. Balancing the good with the bad, The Gospel of Wellness is a clear-eyed exploration of what wellness can actually offer us, knocking down the false idols and commandments that have taken hold and ultimately showing how we might shape a better future for the movement—and for our well-being.

COOKBOOKS

Evolutions in Bread: Artisan Pan Breads and Dutch-Oven Loaves at Home by Ken Forkish

The New York Times bestselling author of Flour Water Salt Yeast teaches you how to elevate your sandwich bread, breakfast toast, and overall bread-baking game using everything he’s learned in the last decade to perfect his loaves.

September 27th

New Books Calendar: September 27, 2022

ANTHOLOGIES, ESSAYS, STORIES 

Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories by Kelly Ripa

A sharp, funny, and honest collection of real-life stories from Kelly Ripa, showing the many dimensions and crackling wit of the beloved daytime talk show host. 

BIOGRAPHIES & MEMOIR 

Stay True by Hua Hsu

From the New Yorker staff writer Hua Hsu, a gripping memoir on friendship, grief, the search for self, and the solace that can be found through art.

God, Family, Country: Soldier, Singer, Husband, Dad—There’s a Whole Lot More to Me by Craig Morgan with Jim DeFelice

This fall, Craig Morgan, Billboard chart-topping country music star, TV personality, and Army veteran, is publishing his powerful memoir. GOD, FAMILY, COUNTRY details Craig’s road to success, from his humble childhood in Tennessee to his years as an elite military operative to taking the country music world by a storm with hits like “That’s What I Love About Sunday” and “Redneck Yacht Club.” Both touching and unflinchingly honest, country music fans will love this intimate look at Craig’s remarkable life.

COOKBOOKS

Simply Vegan Baking: Taking the Fuss Out of Vegan Cakes, Cookies, Breads, and Desserts by Freya Cox

From The Great British Baking Show contestant Freya Cox, an inviting introduction to vegan baking, filled with dozens of showstopping recipes for scrumptious treats. 

Home Is Where the Eggs Are by Molly Yeh

From the host of Food Network’s Girl Meets Farm and bestselling author of the IACP award-winning Molly on the Range, a collection of cozy recipes that feel like celebrations.

Nadiya’s Everyday Baking: From Weeknight Dinners to Celebration Cakes, Let Your Oven Do the Work by Nadiya Hussain

The beloved Netflix host and New York Times bestselling author of Nadiya Bakes and Time to Eat presents more than ninety sweet and savory recipes for every meal, occasion, or mood.

Gateau: The Surprising Simplicity of French Cakes by Aleksandra Crapanzano

James Beard Award–winning writer Aleksandra Crapanzano shares the secrets of the cakes Parisians bake at home: the gâteau in its many splendors from the simplest yogurt cakes to deceptively easy bûches de Noël, from nut tortes to boozy flourless chocolate cakes, from yuzu madeleines to rum-soaked babas.

HISTORICAL FICTION 

Jacqueline in Paris by Ann Mah

From the bestselling author of The Lost Vintage, a rare and dazzling portrait of Jacqueline Bouvier’s college year abroad in postwar Paris, an intimate and electrifying story of love and betrayal, and the coming-of-age of an American icon—before the world knew her as Jackie. 

Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson

The #1 national bestselling, award-winning author of Life after Life transports us to a restless London in the wake of the Great War–a city fizzing with money, glamour, and corruption–in this spellbinding tale of seduction and betrayal.

FAMILY & FRIENDSHIP

When We Were Friends by Holly Bourne

Three Women meets One Day in this darkly funny story about two friends who reunite after a decade of estrangement, only to remember the forces that pushed them apart in the first place. 

Best of Friends by Kamila Shamsie

From the acclaimed author of Home Fire, the moving and surprising story of a lifelong friendship and the forces that bring it to the breaking point.

MAGICAL REALISM 

Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young

A rural island community steeped in the mystical superstitions of its founders and haunted by an unsolved murder is upended by the return of the suspected killer in this deeply atmospheric novel.

COZY MYSTERIES

Mango, Mambo, and Murder by Raquel V. Reyes

Cuban-American cooking show star Miriam Quiñones-Smith becomes a seasoned sleuth in Raquel V. Reyes’s Caribbean Kitchen Mystery debut, a savory treat for fans of Mia P. Manansala. 

Mrs. Claus and the Evil Elves by Liz Ireland

Jessica Fletcher meets Tim Burton in this creative and witty cozy mystery series from Liz Ireland, filled with unconventional characters, year-round Christmas cheer, and a unique heroine who’s married to the real-life Santa Claus!

Seams Like Murder by Dorothy Howell

From USA Today bestselling author Dorothy Howell, a brand new cozy mystery series featuring twenty-something Abbey Chandler and her fellow sewing circle members in the quaint, touristy town of Hideaway Cove. 

MYSTERIES & THRILLERS

The Vicious Circle by Katherine St. John

For fans of We Were Never Here and Nine Perfect Strangers, a twisty, escapist suspense about a mysterious wellness retreat center harboring violent secrets. 

The Corpse Flower by Anne Mette Hancock

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo meets Sharp Objects in this internationally bestselling psychological thriller, for fans of Jo Nesbø and Henning Mankell, now for the first time in English. 

We Spread by Iain Reid

The author of the “evocative, spine-tingling, and razor-sharp” (Bustle) I’m Thinking of Ending Things that inspired the Netflix original movie and the “short, shocking psychological three-hander” (The Guardian) Foe returns with a new work of philosophical suspense.

The Other Side of Night by Adam Hamdy

For fans of Matt Haig and Anthony Horowitz, an “intriguing and thought-provoking” (Liv Constantine, author of The Last Mrs. Parrish) novel in which the lives of a disgraced police officer, a prolific author, and an upstanding citizen are inextricably bound together by a series of mysterious deaths.

The Furies by John Connolly

Chaos and murder arrive in Charlie Parker’s hometown of Portland, Maine, with two connected crimes in the latest novel in #1 nationally bestselling author John Connolly’s “flawless and highly suspenseful” (PopSugar) series.

ROMANCE

Where We End & Begin by Jane Igharo

Star-crossed lovers get a second chance at romance when they’re reunited at a wedding in Nigeria, in a heartfelt novel from the acclaimed author of The Sweetest Remedy.

The Second Christmas by Marta Perry

The warmth of the Christmas season and a woman’s return home to the charming Amish community of Promise Glen opens the door to a second chance at love.

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe by Jenny Bayliss

A city bookshop owner heads to the English countryside for a holiday reunion— only to face her childhood enemy.

A Ghost in Shining Armor by Therese Beharrie

In this spellbinding romantic comedy from acclaimed author Therese Beharrie, a woman with a supernatural talent is haunted by one persistent spirit—and a seductive, impossible love . . .

Christmas at the Ranch by Anita Hughes

The next heartwarming Christmas romance from Anita Hughes, set in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

YOUNG ADULT 

Mere Mortals by Erin Jade Lange

This hilarious, fresh take on a classic vampire tale follows a pair of hundred-year-old teenage vampires who are turned mortal and must face the greatest nightmare of all—high school.

Creep by Lygia Day Peñaflor

You meets To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before in this twisted, tragic love story that follows Holy Family High School’s cutest couple—as told through the eyes of the classmate who’s stalking them.

How To Succeed in Witchcraft by Aislinn Brophy

An overachieving teen witch vies for a prestigious scholarship at her elite high school in this contemporary YA fantasy for fans of Never Have I Ever and Sabrina the Teen Witch.

Secrets So Deep by Ginny Myers Sain

For fans of We Were Liars and from the bestselling author of Dark and Shallow Lies comes a  paranormal thriller about a seventeen-year-old girl returning to camp to uncover the truth of what really happened there twelve years ago, the night her mother drowned.

Foul Lady Fortune by Chloe Gong

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights and Our Violent Ends comes the first book in a captivating new duology following an ill-matched pair of spies posing as a married couple to investigate a series of brutal murders in 1930s Shanghai.

SCI-FI FANTASY

The Golden Enclaves by Naomi Novik

Saving the world is a test no school of magic can prepare you for in the triumphant conclusion to the New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with A Deadly Education and The Last Graduate. 

The Genesis of Misery by Neon Yang

Neon Yang’s THE GENESIS OF MISERY gives a space opera twist to Joan of Arc’s story, full of high-tech space battles and political machinations, starring a queer and diverse array of pilots, princesses, and prophetic heirs.

Leech by Hiron Ennes

Hiron Ennes combines parasitic body horror with gothic family drama in a post-post-apocalyptic masterpiece.

HORROR

Motherthing by Ainslie Hogarth

A darkly funny domestic horror novel about a woman who must take drastic measures to save her husband and herself from the vengeful ghost of her mother-in-law.

LITERARY FICTION 

Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm by Laura Warrell

Passion and risk, fathers and daughters, wives and single women, jazz and soul: a provocative debut novel about the perennial temptations of dangerous love, told by the women who love Circus Palmer—trumpet player and old-school ladies’ man—as they ultimately discover the power of their own voices.

The Furrows by Namwali Serpell

How do you grieve an absence? A brilliantly inventive novel about loss and belonging, from the award-winning author of The Old Drift.

The Winners by Fredrik Backman

The long-awaited conclusion to the beloved New York Times bestselling and “engrossing” (People) Beartown series—which inspired an HBO series of the same name—follows the small hockey town’s residents as they grapple with change, pain, hope, and redemption.

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  1. These are always super helpful! I use them every month and always find books I’m excited about and might have otherwise missed. Thanks so much for putting these together!!

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