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9780425281406A STUDY IN SCARLET WOMEN by Sherry Thomas

Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper class society. But even she never thought that she would become an outcast fending for herself on the mean streets of London. When the city is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths and suspicion falls on her sister and her father, Charlotte is desperate to find the true culprits and clear the family name. She’ll have help from friends new and old, but in the end, it will be up to Charlotte to challenge society’s expectations and match wits against an unseen mastermind.

Reach out on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook: @BerkleyPub or email us at  with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Berkley!



The pen is mightier than the sword, and Protest Postcards are the arsenal of the people. With 20 unique cards to make a statement on the myriad political issues currently under threat—from women’s rights and immigration, to education and science—everyday citizens can speak out and flood the mailboxes of their local officials, state representatives, and even the White House.

This package is all you need to speak up and make sure your voice is heard by your local representatives, state senators, members of congress, and the Trump Administration. It’s quick, easy, and absolutely fundamental.

Please use the hashtag #ProtestPostcards to share your thoughts and comments, or send them to Jordan Hanley. Thanks, Castle Point Books!


Adventures in Starry Kitchen_flat coverADVENTURES IN STARRY KITCHEN by Nguyen Tran

In 2008, Nguyen Tran started an off-the-grid eatery in his Los Angeles studio apartment. Word of his fabulous Asian-inspired food quickly spread, turning his culinary speakeasy, Starry Kitchen, into an underground sensation—and the #1 Asian fusion restaurant in L.A. on Yelp.

In his new cookbook, ADVENTURES IN STARRY KITCHEN, Nguyen Tran dishes on the stories from his underground days—the mayhem, mishaps, misdemeanors, milestones, and meals that have contributed to (and nearly derailed) Starry Kitchen’s success, while sharing 88 favorite Starry Kitchen recipes, including Buttermilk Beer Beignets, Singaporean Chili Crab, and, of course, Starry Kitchen’s trademark Crispy Tofu Balls.


Please send your comments and questions to Kim Dayman . Thanks, HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins.


Connelly_TheLateShowTHE LATE SHOW by Michael Connelly

Legendary author and #1 New York Times bestselling writer Michael Connelly introduces Renée Ballard, a fierce young detective fighting to prove herself on the LAPD’s toughest beat—the Late Show. It’s been five years since Connelly last debuted a new character, and we’re excited to join Ballard on the night shift.

Email Pamela Brown with your thoughts and comments, and thank you to Little, Brown and Company for the sneak peek! Follow Michael Connellay at @ConnellyBooks on Twitter, @michaelconnellybooks on Instagram, or


have you met noraHAVE YOU MET NORA? By Nicole Blades

Nora Mackenzie is only days away from marrying into one of New York’s richest, most powerful families. But her fairy tale rise is rooted in an incredible deception-one scandal away from turning her perfect world to ashes . . .

No one knows is that Nora is the biracial daughter of a Caribbean woman and a long-gone white father. Nora found long ago that “passing” as a white woman could give her everything she never had. But now an ex-classmate who Nora betrayed many years ago has returned to her life to even the score. She’s a woman who won’t be bought off, reasoned against, or pleaded with. Running out of choices, Nora must decide how far she will go to protect a lie or give up and finally face the truth.

Please send your thoughts and comments to Rebecca Raskin. Thanks, Dafina!


51o-LBewUJLKIDS THESE DAYS by Malcolm Harris

A Millennial’s groundbreaking investigation into why his generation is economically worse off than their parents, creating a radical and devastating portrait of what it means to be young in America. Author Malcolm Harris is an early Wall Street occupier, editor at the New Inquiry, and a columnist for the Pacific Standard.

Please send your thoughts and comments to Jean Garnett . Thanks, Little Brown!




All the women in Iris and Malina’s family have the unique magical ability or “gleam” to manipulate beauty. Iris sees flowers as fractals and turns her kaleidoscope visions into glasswork, while Malina interprets moods as music. But their mother has strict rules to keep their gifts a secret, even in their secluded sea-side town. Iris and Malina are not allowed to share their magic with anyone, and above all, they are forbidden from falling in love.

But when their mother is mysteriously attacked, the sisters will have to unearth the truth behind the quiet lives their mother has built for them. They will discover a wicked curse that haunts their family line—but will they find that the very magic that bonds them together is destined to tear them apart forever?

Please send your thoughts and comments to @EpicReads or email them to Sabrina Abballe, Thanks, Katherine Tegen!


cover large- unravelingUNRAVELING by Sara Ella

The entire universe is unraveling. Can a young heroine stop the fray? Through her mastery of world-building and mind-bending plots, Sara Ella takes fantasy to a new level in Unraveling, the anxiously awaited continuation of the Unblemished Trilogy.

Please send you thoughts and comments to Allison Carter . Thanks, Thomas Nelson!



51vi9P-fgQLWATCH ME DISAPPEAR by Janelle Brown

Who you want people to be makes you blind to who they really are.

The disappearance of a beautiful, charismatic mother leaves her family to piece together her secrets in this propulsive novel for fans of Big Little Lies—from the bestselling author of All We Ever Wanted Was Everything.

“Tantalizing and twisty . . . a spider’s web of a novel . . . You won’t be able to put it down.”—Megan Abbott

Share your comments using #WatchMeDisappear or email Jess Bonet . Thanks, Spiegel & Grau!



Discover this founding father’s incredible true story: his brilliant scholarship and military career; his groundbreaking and enduring policy, which shapes American government today; his salacious and scandalous personal life; his heartrending end.

Richly informed by Hamilton’s own writing, with archival artwork and new illustrations, this is an in-depth biography of an extraordinary man.

Please send your thoughts and comments to Lauren Festa . Thanks, Feiwel & Friends!


9781524714765THE BREATHLESS by Tara Goedjen

No one knows what really happened on the beach where Roxanne Cole’s body was found, but her boyfriend, Cage, took off that night and hasn’t been seen since. Until now. One year—almost to the day—from Ro’s death, when he knocks on the door of Blue Gate Manor and asks where she is.

Cage has no memory of the past twelve months. According to him, Ro was alive only the day before. Ro’s sister Mae wouldn’t believe him, except that something’s not right.  And then Mae finds the little green book hidden in Ro’s room. It’s filled with secrets—dangerous secrets—about her family, and about Ro. And if what it says is true, then maybe, just maybe, Ro isn’t lost forever. And maybe there are secrets better left to the dead.

Please send your thoughts and comments to Kelly McGauley . Thanks, Delacorte Press!



Past, present, and future collide in this full-color novel from debut talent Armand Baltazar, a former designer and artist for DreamWorks, Disney, and Pixar. Timeless is the ultimate mash-up of time and history—an epic and cinematic adventure that stars a diverse cast of characters. For a sneak peek of the first three chapters in full color, visit

Email Alana Whitman with your thoughts and comments, or share them on Twitter @HarperChildrens, @KTegenBooks and @ArmandBaltazar, as well as on Facebook and Instagram. Thanks, Katherine Tegen Books!



51MIgB4L6yLTHE FOREVER SUMMER by Jamie Breener

Marin Bishop has always played by the rules, and it’s paid off: at twenty-eight she has a handsome fiancé, a prestigious Manhattan legal career, and the hard-won admiration of her father. But one moment of weakness leaves Marin unemployed and alone, all in a single day. Then a woman claiming to be Marin’s half-sister shows up, and it’s all Marin can do not to break down completely. Seeking escape, Marin agrees to a road trip to meet the grandmother she never knew she had. As the summer unfolds at her grandmother’s quaint beachside B&B, it becomes clear that the truth of her half-sister is just the beginning of revelations that will change Marin’s life forever. THE FOREVER SUMMER is a delicious page-turner and a provocative exploration of what happens when our notions of love, truth, and family are put to the ultimate test.

Please send your questions and comments to Ashley Marudas, or share them on Twitter @LittleBrown and @JamieLBreener and Facebook. Thanks, Little Brown & Company!


51C2M6jShgLHE SAID/SHE SAID by Erin Kelly

From Erin Kelly, queen of the killer twist, He Said/She Said is a gripping tale of the lies we tell to save ourselves, the truths we cannot admit, and how far we will go to make others believe our side of the story.

Please send your questions and comments to Alison Ziegler, or share them on Twitter @Minotaur Books using the hashtag #HeSaidSheSaid #WhoDoYouBelieve. Thanks, Minotaur Books!




From award-winning author Mary Weber, comes a story of video gaming, blood, and power. As an online gamer, Sofi Snow battles behind the scenes of Earth’s Fantasy Fighting arena. Her brother Shilo is forced to compete in a mix of real and virtual blood sport. When, a bomb shatters the arena, Sofi thinks Shilo’s been taken to an ice-planet – Delonese. Miguel is a Delonese Ambassador. He’s built a career on secrets and seduction. When the bomb explodes, the tables turn and he’s the target. The game is simple: Help the blackmailers, or lose more than Earth can afford.

Please send your questions and comments to Allison Carter . Thanks, Thomas Nelson!


The Names They Gave Us_HiresTHE NAMES THEY GAVE US by Emery Lord

Lucy Hansson was ready for a perfect summer with her boyfriend, working at her childhood Bible camp on the lake and spending quality time with her parents. But when her mom’s cancer reappears, Lucy falters—in her faith and in her ability to cope. When her boyfriend “pauses” their relationship and her summer job switches to a different camp—one for troubled kids—Lucy isn’t sure how much more she can handle. Attempting to accept a new normal, Lucy slowly regains footing among her vibrant, diverse coworkers, Sundays with her mom, and a crush on a fellow counselor. But when long-hidden family secrets emerge, can Lucy set aside her problems and discover what grace really means?

Please send your questions and comments to Brittany Mitchell.  Thanks, Bloomsbury!


51K91DuHNGLBAD ROMANCE by Heather Demetrios

Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director—anything but scared and alone.

Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it’s too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she’s unable to escape.

Deeply affecting and unflinchingly honest, this is a story about spiraling into darkness—and emerging into the light again.

Please send your questions and comments to Caitlin Crocker.  Thanks, Henry Holt and Co!


the beauty of the end_trade_compTHE BEAUTY OF THE END by Debbie Howells

Noah is haunted by the memory of the young woman who left him at the altar sixteen years earlier. Then he receives a troubling phone call. April lies in a coma, the victim of an apparent overdose—and the lead suspect in a brutal murder. Deep in his bones, Noah believes she is innocent. But, he also believed they would spend their lives together.

While Noah searches for evidence to clear April’s name, a teenager named Ella begins to sift through the secrets of her own painful family history. And as the two stories converge, there are shocking consequences when at last, the truth emerges. Or so everyone believes…

Please send your questions and comments to Rebecca Raskin. Thanks, Kensington Publishing Corp!


9780451488619ONE GOOD THING by Wendy Wax

Before you can fix it up, you might have to tear it down…Embroiled in a battle to regain control of their renovation-turned-reality TV show, Do Over, Maddie, Avery, Nikki, and Kyra find themselves holding tight to the frayed ends of their friendship and relationships. But friendship is made for times like these, to keep each other—and their dreams—from crumbling.

Share your #OneGoodThing on social media—perhaps it’s your dog, a snapshot of a beautiful day, or a recent event you attended. Because at the end of the day, one good thing should lead to another. And send your questions or comments to Fareeda Bullert. Thanks, Berkley Publishing Group!


41U6gbrW75LLILLI DE JONG by Janet Benton

“A powerful, authentic voice for a generation of women whose struggles were erased from history – a heart-smashing debut that completely satisfies.” – Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.

A young woman finds the most powerful love of her life when she gives birth at an institution for unwed mothers in 1883 Philadelphia.  She is told she must give up her daughter to avoid lifelong poverty and shame.  But she chooses to keep her.  This novel is her diary.

Please send your questions and comments to Lauren Weber or tweet them @janet_benton. Thanks, Nan A. Talese!


9780399585111THE SPACE BETWEEN THE STARS by Anne Corlett

When the world ends, where will you go?
In a breathtakingly vivid and emotionally gripping debut novel, one woman must confront the emptiness in the universe—and in her own heart—when a devastating virus reduces most of humanity to dust and memories.

Tag us at @BerkleyPub or email us at Berkley Publishing Group with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Berkley Publishing Group!



Bell_WhatIsTheBibleWHAT IS THE BIBLE? by Rob Bell

In What Is the Bible?, bestselling author Rob Bell  provides surprising insights and answers about how the Bible actually works as a source of inspiration, showcasing a brand new way of reading this sacred text. Diving deep into scripture, Bell explains the worst question we can ask of a text (“Why did God…?”) and the best question to ask (“Why did people find this important to write down?”) to discover how the Good Book can best guide us today.

Please email Ann Edward with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, HarperOne!




Reflecting on the things we’re grateful for can help us feel happier, be more present, and put our daily struggles in perspective. Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal provides questions and prompts to help you reframe your life in a more positive light and focus on the things you’re grateful for. It also includes 15 coloring pages for mindful stress relief.

Please email Ann Edwards Ann Edward with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, HarperOne!



51r7qiTI+RLTHE QUEEN OF ATTOLIA by Megan Whalen

When Megan Whalen Turner published The Thief over twenty years ago, readers fell in love with the heart and intricacy she wound into her fantasy world. Her follow-up, The Queen of Attolia, expanded the story with even higher stakes. Romance and political intrigue abounded! And now, in honor of the brand new Thick as Thieves, all four previously released Queen’s Thief Books have a stunning new look. Complete with cast lists, maps, and even more bonus content (including exclusive short stories!), they’re the perfect way for readers to discover—or rediscover—the world of the Queen’s Thief!

Please send your thoughts and comments to Tyler Breitfeller, or tweet them to @HarperTeen and @EpicReads. Thanks, Greenwillow Books!



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Old Hollywood film star Evelyn Hugo has always been surrounded by speculation and scandal, but now she’s ready to reveal secrets the tabloids never even guessed at. Taylor Jenkins Reid’s newest novel chronicles one woman’s relentless rise to the topthe risks she took, the loves she lost, and the sensational intrigues of her glamorous world.

Please send your thoughts and comments to William Rhino. Thanks, Atria Books!



51SeREf+ruLTWO AND TWO: MCSORLEY’S, MY DAD, AND ME by Rafe Bartholomew

Since it opened in 1854, McSorley’s Old Ale House has been a New York institution. This is the landmark watering hole where a pair of Houdini’s handcuffs found their final resting place; and where soldiers left behind wishbones before departing for WWI, never to return and collect them. But in addition to the bar’s rich history, McSorley’s is home to a deeply personal story about two men: Rafe Bartholomew, the writer who grew up in the landmark pub, and his father, Geoffrey “Bart” Bartholomew, a career bartender who has been working the taps for forty-five years. To them, the bar is home. It is the place where they worked side by side, celebrated victories, and coped with misfortune.

Please email Lauren Velasquez with your thoughts and comments or tweet them to @Rafeboogs. Thanks, Little Brown!


How to Be Everything_small thumbnailHOW TO BE EVERYTHING by Emilie Wapnick

What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a familiar question we’re all asked as kids. While seemingly harmless, the question has unintended consequences. It can make you feel like you need to choose one job, one passion, one thing to be about. Guess what? You don’t. If you feel this way, you are simply what author Emilie Wapnick calls a multipotentialite: someone with many interests and creative pursuits. And that is actually your biggest strength. Based on her popular TED talk, “Why some of us don’t have one true calling”, How To Be Everything inspires and teaches you how to design a life and career that allows you to be fully you, doing what you love.

Please send your thoughts and comments to Kim Dayman. Thanks, HarperOne!


cover - SweetSmellTHE SWEET SMELL OF MAGNOLIAS AND MEMORIES by Celeste Fletcher Mchale

Jacey and Colin shared the three most intense days of their lives together, waiting for help as Mississippi floodwaters surrounded them. Jacey knew Colin was the love of her life—until her rescue boat went under water, along with Colin’s last name and pieces of Jacey’s memory.  As Jacey walks down the aisle as the maid of honor in her friend’s wedding a year later, the last person she expects to see is Colin. The biggest surprise, though, is that the man of her dreams is not wearing jeans and flip-flops as he did when he held her through those long nights of the flood. He’s the preacher.  As Jacey’s memories come flooding back, it’s almost more than she can take. The fate of the young family trapped with them haunts her. The unwavering honesty—and support—of her best friend Georgia forces her to take a fresh look at herself. She’s spent her life afraid of love. But this flood is opening Jacey’s heart in the most unexpected ways.

Please send your questions and comments to Allison Carter.  Thanks, Thomas Nelson!


9780399583582THE GARDEN OF SMALL BEGINNINGS by Abi Waxman

Lilian Girvan has been a single mother for three years–ever since her husband died in a car accident. One mental breakdown and some random suicidal thoughts later, she’s just starting to get the hang of this widow thing. At least her textbook illustrating job has some perks–like the gardening class her boss signed her up for. After recruiting her two girls and insanely supportive sister to join her, Lilian shows up at the Los Angeles Botanical Garden feeling out of her element. But what she’ll soon discover is that into every life a little sun must shine, whether you want it to or not.

Reach out on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook: @BerkleyPub or email us at with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Berkley Publishing Group!


thumbnail_get-a-financial-life-9781476782386_hrGET A FINANCIAL LIFE by Beth Kobliner

For two decades, Beth Kobliner’s Get a Financial Life has been the financial bible for people in their twenties and thirties. In this completely revised and updated edition, Kobliner shares new insights and concrete, actionable advice geared to help a new generation of readers form healthy financial habits that will last a lifetime. From tackling taxes to boosting credit scores, Get a Financial Life shows those just starting out how to decrease their debt, avoid common money mistakes, and navigate the world of personal finance in today’s ever-changing landscape.

Please send your questions and comments to Meredith Vilarello. Thanks, Touchstone!


41r-+0RSPtLTHE WINDFALL by Diksha Basu 

A heartfelt comedy of manners, Diksha Basu’s debut novel unfolds the story of a family discovering what it means to “make it” in modern India. A move from their housing complex in East Delhi to the super-rich side of town sets off a chain of events that rock the Jha’s neighbors, their marriage, and their son, who is struggling to keep a lid on his romantic dilemmas and slipping grades, and brings unintended consequences, ultimately forcing the Jha family to reckon with what really matters. Hilarious and wise, The Windfall illuminates with warmth and charm the precariousness of social status, the fragility of pride, and, above all, the human drive to build and share a home. Even the rich, it turns out, need to belong somewhere.

Please email Alaina Waagner with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Hogarth!



This straight-talking, accessible guide helps millennials address big money issues like student loans and 401k contributions, as well as tricky financial situations like splitting the bill with friends when some earn (and drink) more, surviving the onslaught of Weddingeddon (popularly known as wedding season) without destroying their bank accounts or friendships, and getting “financially naked” with their partners. Offering money management advice that actually works, along with suggestions for new financial products, BROKE MILLENNIAL will help readers go from in debt and overwhelmed to informed and financially empowered.

Please email Kelli Daniel-Richards with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, TarcherPerigee!


51JlpTr1bzLMOVE FAST AND BREAK THINGS by Jonathan Taplin

Move Fast and Break Things offers a vital, forwarding-thinking prescription for how artists can reclaim their audiences using knowledge of the past and a determination to work together; and Taplin offers new ways to think about the design of the World Wide Web and specifically the way we live with the firms that dominate it.

Please email Lauren Velasquez with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Little Brown and Company!


31IA7+Sy47LCHEMISTRY: A NOVEL by Weike Wang

A luminous coming-of-age novel about a young female scientist who must recalibrate her life when her academic career goes off track; perfect for readers of Lab Girl and Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You.

Please contact Katie Burns with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Knopf!




A girl, a laptop, and a waddle of penguins. In this witty and genre-defying memoir, a young writer can travel anywhere she wants to finally finish her novel—and ends up on a frozen island at the bottom of the world. Terrifically smart, full of wry writing advice, and with a clever puzzle of a structure, Bleaker House marks the arrival of a fresh new voice in creative nonfiction.

Please contact Sarah Engelmann with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Doubleday!



Actress Gillian Anderson and journalist Jennifer Nadel, friends for more than a decade, have created the road map they wish they’d had for how to live a meaningful life.

WEA Manifesto for Women Everywhere is an uplifting, inspirational, and intensely practical manual for change, providing nine universal principles that offer a path for dealing with life’s inevitable emotional and spiritual challenges. It’s for anyone who wants to see her own life and the world around her change for the better. WE is a rallying cry for women to join together and create lasting change in our own lives, our communities, and across the world.

Email Jackie Jou with your thoughts and comments. Thank you Atria Books for this giveaway!


51ppPQiTPzLTHE BIG LIFE by Ann Shoket

The Big Life is packed with actionable guidance combined with personal advice from high-profile millennial women who have already achieved tremendous success, plus intimate conversations with a cast of compelling characters and Shoket’s own stories on her quest for The Big Life. You’ll learn to tackle all of the issues on heavy rotation in your mind such as:

  • How to get respect from a boss who thinks you’re a lazy, entitled, and self-obsessed millennial
  • Why you need a “squad” of people who support you as you build your Big Life
  • Why work/life balance is a sham and your need to embrace the mess.

Written in Shoket’s friendly and authoritative style, The Big Life will help you recognize your power, tap into your ambition, and create your own version of The Big Life.

Please send Angie Giammar your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Rodale Books!


51ispBMK2RLTHE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE by Jessica Shattuck

Three women, haunted by the past and the secrets they hold

Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined—an affecting, shocking, and ultimately redemptive novel from the author of the New York Times Notable Book The Hazards of Good Breeding.

Please email Katherine Turro with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, William Morrow!


51vcF5vnXeLJUST ANOTHER GIRL by Elizabeth Eulberg

You think you have an enemy.
But she’s just another girl.

In Just Another Girl, Elizabeth Eulberg astutely and affectingly shows us how battle lines get drawn between girls — and how difficult it then becomes to see or understand the girl standing on the other side of the divide.

Please email Isa Caban with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Point!



The American Revolution is often portrayed as an orderly, restrained rebellion, with brave patriots defending their noble ideals against an oppressive empire. It’s a stirring narrative, and one the founders did their best to encourage after the war. But as historian Holger Hoock shows in this deeply researched and elegantly written account of America’s founding, the Revolution was not only a high-minded battle over principles, but also a profoundly violent civil war—one that shaped the nation, and the British Empire, in ways we have only begun to understand.

Please send your thoughts and comments to Alaina Waagner. Thanks, Crown!


41xq+Da1x2LON EDGE: A JOURNEY THROUGH ANXIETY by Andrea Petersen

A racing heart. Difficulty breathing. Overwhelming dread. Andrea Petersen was first diagnosed with an anxiety disorder at the age of twenty, but she later realized that she had been experiencing panic attacks since childhood. With time her symptoms multiplied. She agonized over every odd physical sensation. She developed fears of driving on highways, going to movie theaters, even licking envelopes. Although having a name for her condition was an enormous relief, it was only the beginning of a journey to understand and master it—one that took her from psychiatrists’ offices to yoga retreats to the Appalachian Trail.

Brave and empowering, this is essential reading for anyone who knows what it means to live on edge.

Please send your thoughts and comments to Alaina Waagner. Thanks, Crown!


617H7WvZj7LTELL ME HOW THIS ENDS WELL by David Samuel Levinson

In 2022, American Jews face an increasingly unsafe and anti-Semitic landscape at home. Against this backdrop, the Jacobson family gathers for Passover in Los Angeles. But their immediate problems are more personal than political, with the three adult children, Mo, Edith, and Jacob, in various states of crisis, the result, each claims, of a lifetime of mistreatment by their father, Julian. The siblings have begun to suspect that Julian is hastening their mother Roz’s demise, and years of resentment boil over as they debate whether to go through with the real reason for their reunion: an ill-considered plot to end their father’s iron rule for good. That is, if they can put their bickering, grudges, festering relationships, and distrust of one another aside long enough to act. And God help them if their mother finds out . . .

Please send your thoughts and comments to Alaina Waagner. Thanks, Hogarth!


51toQxC2cPLSOME SMALL MAGIC by Billy Coffey

Critically-acclaimed novelist, Billy Coffey returns to the sleepy Appalachian town of Mattingly, VA with another captivating Southern Gothic tale. All young Abel wants is a little bit of magic in his life. Enough money so his mom doesn’t cry at night. Healing for his broken body. And maybe a few answers about his past. Abel soon discovers letters to him from the dad he believed dead and decides to run away to find the truth, a reason to hope, and perhaps…some small magic. Told through the remarkable eyes of a brave, lost boy, this poignant and bittersweet tale will capture the heart of any reader who remembers the unique pain and resilient wonder of childhood.

Please send your thoughts and questions to Kristen Golden. Thanks, Thomas Nelson!


thumbnail_i-hate-everyone-except-you-9781476776934_hrI HATE EVERYONE, EXCEPT YOU by Clinton Kelly

Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. With his signature wit, Clinton delves into all these topics—and many more—in this thoroughly unabashedly frank and uproarious collection.

Please send Mackenzie Hickey with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Gallery Books!


thumbnail_the-river-at-night-9781501143199_hr (1)THE RIVER AT NIGHT by Erica Ferencik

Stifled by a soul-crushing job, devastated by the death of her beloved brother, and lonely after the end of a fifteen-year marriage, Winifred Allen is feeling vulnerable. So when her three best friends insist on a high-octane getaway for their annual girls’ trip, she signs on, despite her misgivings. With intimately observed characters, visceral prose, and pacing as ruthless as the river itself, The River at Night is a dark exploration of creatures—both friend and foe—that you won’t soon forget.

Please send Mackenzie Hickey with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Gallery Books/Scout Press!


thumbnail_i-dont-belong-to-you-9781501145391_hr (1)I DON’T BELONG TO YOU by Keke Palmer

With a voice of empathy, tough love, and determination, Keke Palmer speaks about the challenges and triumphs she has experienced on her journey to finding her own voice and creating a beautiful life. I Don’t Belong To You is the motivation you need to move past pain and fear to lead a life full of creativity, spirituality, passion, and unlimited success.

Please send Mackenzie Hickey with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, North Star Way!



The Lonely Hearts Hotel is a love story with the power of legend. An unparalleled tale of charismatic pianos, invisible dance partners, radicalized chorus girls, drug-addicted musicians, brooding clowns, and an underworld whose economy hinges on the price of a kiss. In a landscape like this, it takes great creative gifts to thwart one’s origins. It might also take true love. 

Please email Allison Carney with your thoughts and questions. Thanks, Riverhead Books!


51fmT1kNYgLPRETEND I’M NOT HERE by Barbara Feinman Todd

An accomplished former ghostwriter and book researcher who worked with Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Ben Bradlee, and Hillary Clinton goes behind-the-scenes of the national’s capital to tell the story of how she survived the exciting, but self-important and self-promoting world of the Beltway.

Use the hashtag #PretendImNotHere or email Kaitlin Harri with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, William Morrow!


51uvv0UHe+L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_JACK & LOUISA ACT 3 by Andrew Keenan-Bolger & Kate Wetherhead

Two weeks at Camp Curtain-Up is just what Jack and Louisa need to fuel their passion for theater: Broadway musical sing-alongs, outdoor rehearsals, and tons of new MTNs (musical theater nerds) to meet—maybe even a special someone. It almost feels like fate when the two friends return home to find local auditions for The Sound of Music. But as Louisa fantasizes about frolicking in the Alps, Jack gets tempted by a student-run drama competition that would reunite the two with their camp friends. Will Jack get Louisa to skip an audition? Can Lou handle Jack as her director? And will someone finally get a big, Broadway happy ending?

Please send your questions and comments to Tabitha Dulla. Thanks, Grossett & Dunlap!


51ky3hbflulANGELS’ SHARE by James Markert

Set during the harrowing years of the Great Depression, this spectacular southern gothic tale tells the story of the McFee family, owners of the once-legendary Old Sam McFee bourbon distillery and de-facto royalty of the small Kentucky town of Twisted Tree. But in the wake of personal tragedy and Prohibition, their empire is now a crumbling reminder of what it once was. When a mysterious drifter arrives and an unexplained miracle occurs, the family begins to see that a strikingly powerful ray of hope can be found in the most unlikely of places.

Please send your questions and comments to Kristen Golden. Thanks, Thomas Nelson!


91cvifxgz4lA PORTRAIT OF EMILY PRICE by Katherine Reay

Praised for her deft prose and beguiling coming-of-age stories, Katherine Reay’s novels are at their core, winsome love letters to books. A Portrait of Emily Price, explores the possibilities that come when you learn to let go and truly live – embracing the freedom and joy of ‘La Dolce Vita’ (“The Sweet Life”) with clever winks to Jane Austen’s beloved literary heroine, Emma Woodhouse. Brimming with both wit and wisdom, readers will relish this novel from start to finish!

Please send your questions and comments to Kristen Golden. Thanks, Thomas Nelson!


51xtszpqzelLONG WAY GONE by Charles Martin

From New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, Charles Martin comes a transformative and bittersweet story of redemption, second chances, and the power of forgiveness. In his 12th novel, this prodigal son retelling sweeps from the rugged Colorado Rocky Mountains to Music City’s bright lights and broken dreams. Filled with nuanced, endearing characters and profoundly personal insights into the human spirit, this captivating novel is for fans of stories with both wisdom and heart.

Please send your questions and comments to Kristen Golden. Thanks, Thomas Nelson!



Simple, flavor-changing tricks and 80 recipes for enchiladas, fajitas, and classic side dishes for the home cook by Sylvia Casares, founder and chef of Texas’s favorite Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen.

Please send your questions and comments to Justine Sha. Thanks, St. Martin’s Griffin!


51y6gbri8nlHOW TO TAME A BEAST IN SEVEN DAYS by Kerrelyn Sparks

As one of the Embraced—someone born with magical powers—Luciana escaped certain death after her father hid her away. Now, nineteen years later, her father has returned with a frightening request. He will be executed unless Luciana marries a man known as the Beast. Her betrothed’s ability to wield lightening power strikes fear into the hearts of men, and his touch can end a woman’s life. But Luciana cannot deny the passion that burns between them—even if surrendering to him could destroy them both.

Please send your questions and comments to Marissa Sangiacomo. Thanks, Del Ray!


61nnmbcmzylGILDED CAGE (DARK GIFTS) by Vic James

For readers of Victoria Aveyard and Kiera Cass comes a darkly fantastical debut set in a modern England where magically gifted aristocrats rule—and commoners are doomed to serve.


Our world belongs to the Equals—aristocrats with magical gifts—and all commoners must serve them for ten years.

But behind the gates of England’s grandest estate lies a power that could break the world.

Please send your questions and comments to Julie Leung. Thanks, Del Ray!


image002EDGAR AND LUCY by Victor Lodato

Eight-year-old Edgar Fini remembers nothing of the accident people still whisper about. He only knows that his father is gone, his mother has a limp, and his grandmother believes in ghosts. When Edgar meets a man with his own tragic story, the boy begins a journey into a secret wilderness where nothing is clear―not even the line between the living and the dead. In order to save her son, Lucy has no choice but to confront the demons of her past.

Profound, shocking, and beautiful, Edgar and Lucy is a thrilling adventure and the unlikeliest of love stories.

Please email Courtney Reed with your thoughts and comments, and post on Instagram @StMartinsPress using #EdgarandLucy​. Thanks, St. Martin’s Press!


81ise-8xh0lTHE MAP THAT LEADS TO YOU by J. P. Monninger

Heather graduated from college and is traveling around Europe with her two best friends. She left school behind, but adult responsibility looms. This is her last summer to be free.

Jack is an enigmatic Vermonter following his grandfather’s journal to various cities around Europe. Heather didn’t expect to fall in love with Jack, and life and duty threaten to push them apart. Plus, Jack has a secret that is going to change absolutely everything.

Please send your questions and comments to Karen Masnica. Thanks, St. Martin’s Press!


91zttfj4nelA HARVEST OF THRONES by Corban Addison

In Dhaka, Bangladesh, a garment factory burns to the ground, claiming the lives of hundreds of workers. Amid the rubble, a bystander captures a heart-stopping photograph—a teenage girl lying in the dirt, over her mouth, the label of one of America’s largest retailers, Presto Omnishops Corporation.

When the photo goes viral, Cameron Alexander launches an investigation into the disaster that will reach further than he could ever imagine. Former disgraced journalist Joshua Griswold aids in building the historic case against Presto—both to salvage his reputation and to provoke a revolution that could transform the fashion industry across the globe.

Please send your questions and comments to Paul Fisher. Thanks, Thomas Nelson!




Perfect for fans of Everything I Never Told You and The Girl on the Train, Everything You Want Me to Be reconstructs a year in the life of a dangerously mesmerizing young woman, during which a small town’s darkest secrets come to the forefront…and she inches closer and closer to her death.

Please send your questions and comments to Hillary Tisman. Thanks, Atria/Emily Bestler Books!



91mbtupuvnlOUR HEARTS WILL BURN US DOWN by Deckle Edge

As members of the yearbook committee, Nick, Zola, Matt, and Christina are eager to capture all the moments of their junior year—the plays, football games, dances, and classes that are the epicenter of their teenage lives. But how do you document a deadly school shooting by a classmate?

A story of grief, community, and family, of the search for understanding and normalcy in the wake of devastating loss, Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down explores profound questions about resiliency, memory, and recovery with the haunting power of Station Eleven and the bittersweet poignancy of Everything I Never Told You.

Please email Ryan Cury with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, William Morrow!



For as long as Jason Diamond can remember, he’s been infatuated with John Hughes’ movies. From the outrageous, raunchy antics in National Lampoon’s Vacation to the teenage angst in The Breakfast Club, Jason could not get enough. So the seed was planted that he should write a biography of his favorite filmmaker. It didn’t matter to Jason that he had no qualifications, training, or direction. So began a years-long, delusional quest to reach his goal. But no book came out of these years. What Jason did get was a story that fills the pages of this unconventional, hilarious memoir.

One part big dream, one part big failure, it’s the story of what comes after “Go for it!” and a command to young creatives to pursue their dreams—no matter how absurd they might seem at first.

Please email Ryan Cury with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, William Morrow Paperbacks!



A glorious collection that delves deep into the inception, influences, and literary and historical underpinnings of nearly 100 of our most beloved fictional realms.

Literary Wonderlands is a thoroughly researched, wonderfully written, and beautifully produced book that spans two thousand years of creative endeavor. From Spenser’s The Fairie Queene to Wells’s The Time Machine to Murakami’s 1Q84 it explores the timeless and captivating features of fiction’s imagined worlds including the relevance of the writer’s own life to the creation of the story, influential contemporary events and philosophies, and the meaning that can be extracted from the details of the work. Each piece includes a detailed overview of the plot and a “Dramatis Personae.” Literary Wonderlands is a fascinating read for lovers of literature, fantasy, and science fiction.

Please email Hallie Patterson with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Black Dog & Leventhal!


917wjysodslBEHIND HER EYES by Sarah Pinborough

Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar and sparks fly. But when Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar, who says that night was a terrible mistake, but who can’t keep his eyes off Louise.

And then Louise bumps into Adele, who’s new to town and in need of a friend. And who is also David’s wife. But if you think you know where this story is going, think again.

Behind Her Eyes takes the modern-day love triangle and turns it on its head only to completely reinvent it in a way that will leave readers reeling.

Please email Ben Tomek with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Flatiron Books!


51scjspgtlA DOUBTER’S ALMANAC by Ethan Canin

In this mesmerizing novel, Ethan Canin, the author of America America and The Palace Thief, explores the nature of genius, rivalry, ambition, and love among multiple generations of a gifted family.

Milo Andret is born with an unusual mind. A lonely child growing up in the woods of northern Michigan in the 1950s, he gives little thought to his own talent. But with his acceptance at U.C. Berkeley he realizes the extent, and the risks, of his singular gifts. California in the seventies is a seduction, opening Milo’s eyes to the allure of both ambition and indulgence. The research he begins there will make him a legend; the woman he meets there—and the rival he meets alongside her—will haunt him for the rest of his life. For Milo’s brilliance is entwined with a dark need that soon grows to threaten his work, his family, even his existence.

Please email Jess Bonet with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Random House Trade Paperbacks!


51qqfzvs0wlTALKING AS FAST AS I CAN by Lauren Graham

In this collection of personal essays, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood reveals stories about life, love, and working as a woman in Hollywood—along with behind-the-scenes dispatches from the set of the new Gilmore Girls, where she plays the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore once again.

In Talking as Fast as I Can, Lauren Graham hits pause for a moment and looks back on her life, sharing laugh-out-loud stories about growing up, starting out as an actress, and, years later, sitting in her trailer on the Parenthood set and asking herself, “Did you, um, make it?” She opens up about the challenges of being single in Hollywood (“Strangers were worried about me; that’s how long I was single!”), the time she was asked to audition her butt for a role, and her experience being a judge on Project Runway (“It’s like I had a fashion-induced blackout”).

Please email Jess Bonet with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Ballantine Books!


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