by Téa Obreht
The award-winning, best-selling author of The Tiger’s Wife returns with a mythical, mystical tale of the American West at the end of the 19th century.
by Ben Lerner
Adam’s parents work at a psychiatric clinic in the Midwest in this exploration of how we deal with the past and the challenges of preparing kids for the future.
(Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux)
by Margaret Atwood
Finally, the long-anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, set 15 years after the events of that masterpiece.
(Nan A. Talese)
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
In the first novel by the award-winning nonfiction author, Hiram fights to escape the bondage of the South even as he resolves to return to save the family he left behind.
by Michael Parker
A creepy, very well-written thriller about a serial killer from the past who may have returned to prey on a small town.
by Bill Bryson
With his signature wit and humor, Bill Bryson has explored many places and ideas — and in best-selling fashion. Now he turns his attention toward the human body itself.
by Ian Urbina
With no clear authority, anyone can do anything on the ocean because no one is watching. Urbana goes deep in reporting on pirates and smugglers, stowaways and thieves.
by Daniel Markovits
We are told we live in a meritocracy, but the author argues that it’s a sham that only contributes to inequality.
by Sidney Blumenthal
The academic and high-level political operative describes Lincoln’s famous debates with Stephen Douglas and the rise to the presidency.
(Simon & Schuster)
by H.W. Brands
Balanced, authoritative, and masterfully told, this book sets a new standard for histories of the American West.
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