This powerful story of a biracial friendship between two women is told from their alternating perspectives. Great read for book groups and fans of Tayari Jones' An American Marriage.
Master storyteller Alice Hoffman brings us the conclusion of the Practical Magic series in a spellbinding and enchanting final Owens novel brimming with lyric beauty and vivid characters.
Delillo's novel about five people gathered together in a Manhattan apartment, in the midst of a catastrophic event was a Left Bank bestseller last year when customers had no access to our shelves. Now in paperback, there is no reason not to pick up this compulsively readable, of the moment, story of live in a crisis when all things digital cease.
In a stunning marriage of research and imagination, Tóibín explores the heart and mind of Thomas Mann, a writer whose gift is unparalleled and whose life is driven by a need to belong and the anguish of illicit desire.
Perfect for fans of Alice Hoffman, and Isabel Allende, a family searches for the truth hidden in their past in this expertly woven tale of family power, threaded with mystery and magic.
What could be better than a new one by Louise Penny? A gripping new thriller by Louise Penny and Hillary Rodham Clinton!
Does this sound familiar?
After a tumultuous period in American politics, a new administration has just been sworn in, and to everyone's surprise the president chooses a political enemy for the vital position of secretary of state.
You've lived it, now read it in the fictional form. Yum!
From the highly acclaimed and beloved author of All the Light We Cannot See, comes the highly anticipated Cloud Cuckoo Land.
Set in Constantinople in the fifteenth century, in a small town in present-day Idaho, and on an interstellar ship decades from now, Anthony Doerr's gorgeous third novel is a triumph of imagination and compassion, a soaring story about children on the cusp of adulthood in worlds in peril, who find resilience, hope-and a book.
Hailed by Iris Murdoch, Sarah Waters and Hilary Mantel, this rediscovered classic is a feminist remodeling of libertine fervor and passion and a perfect holiday themed stocking stuffer.
London, New Year's Eve. Snow falls on a Georgian mansion, vibrating with the festivities of a masquerade ball within. Middle-aged divorcee Anna stands alone - until the clock chimes midnight and a mysterious figure kisses her on the mouth. Thus begins a dance of seduction charged by clandestine romances swirling around them.
OMG how did you miss Ferrante's latest when it came out in hardcover last Fall? Could it be because you couldn't come into our store and find it? Well here is the paperback edition and you now have no excuse not to buy this book. For you. Or your best friend. Just do it.
From the bestselling author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog comes an atmospheric story set in Japan, where our heroine reports to take care of her father's estate. Richly told, filled with Zen gardens and Japanese folklore, this novel doubles as delicious armchair travelogue.
Thank you, Walter Mosely, for continuing to be one of the best yarn spinners of our time. Here is a collection of his short stories for your total reading pleasure, now available as a perfectly portable paperback.
From the wildly imaginative author of Convenience Store Woman, comes an equally unique tale where utopia and dystopia waltz, conformity nonconformity tango, and the mundane consorts with the fabulous.
A slim, gorgeous story that is already an international bestseller from Ireland's Claire Keegan. Beautifully rendered, a semi-classic setting of a small Irish town,--a dark secret, a man with a burden to bear--resolves in a sort of anti-Christmas Carol style. Utterly satisfying.
On the heels of her bestseller Writers and Lovers comes a wonderful collection of short stories b Lily King.
Told in the intimate voices of complex, endearing characters, Five Tuesdays in Winter intriguingly subverts expectations as it explores desire, loss, jolting violence, and the inexorable tug toward love at all costs. A reclusive bookseller begins to feel the discomfort of love again. Two college roommates have a devastating middle-aged reunion. A proud old man rages powerlessly in his granddaughter's hospital room. A writer receives a visit from all the men who have tried to suppress her voice.
Ann Patchett loves this book, so we are pretty sure you will too!
This novel set in the glittering nightlife of Seoul, South Korea was an absolute runaway bestseller there. It tells the story of a young gay man and his best friend, a young woman, as they party their way to happiness that they eventually must find within themselves first. It's a wonderful portrait of millennial loneliness as well as the abundant joys of queer life.This novel set in the glittering nightlife of Seoul, South Korea was an absolute runaway bestseller there. It tells the story of a young gay man and his best friend, a young woman, as they party their way to happiness that they eventually must find within themselves first. It's a wonderful portrait of millennial loneliness as well as the abundant joys of queer life.
By National Book Award and the National Book Critics' Circle Award finalist for An Unnecessary Woman, Rabih Alameddine, comes a transporting new novel about an Arab American trans woman's journey among Syrian refugees on Lesbos island. Wonderfully rich, multi-faceted story.
Granite City native Robert Olen Butler has never written a bad book, from his debut story collection about the aftermath of the Vietnam War, Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, to Late City. In this latest, a 115-year-old man lies on his deathbed as the 2016 election results arrive, and revisits his life in this moving story of love, fatherhood, and the American century.
Dave Eggers has done it again in this Indie Bookstore exclusive edition of his latest novel.
When the world's largest search engine/social media company, the Circle, merges with the planet's dominant e-commerce site, it creates the richest and most dangerous-and, oddly enough, most beloved-monopoly ever known: the Every.
Delaney Wells is an unlikely new hire. A former forest ranger and unwavering tech skeptic, she charms her way into an entry-level job with one goal in mind: to take down the company from within.
Need we say more?
Set in Vienna from 1910 to 1946, All of You Every Single One is an atmospheric, original, and deeply moving novel about family, freedom, and how true love might survive impossible odds. Julia Lindqvist, a woman unhappily married to a famous Swedish playwright, leaves her husband to begin a passionate affair with a female tailor named Eve. The pair run away together and settle in the more liberal haven of Vienna, where they fall in love, navigate the challenges of their newfound independence, and find community in the city's Jewish quarter. But Julia's yearning for a child throws their fragile happiness into chaos and threatens to destroy her life and the lives of those closest to her. Ada Bauer's wealthy industrialist family have sent her to Dr. Freud in the hope that he can cure her mutism-and do so without a scandal.
This year's Best American Short Stories is selected by Jesmyn Ward. Not sure what you want to read? Not sure who your giftee likes? This annual collection is a great way to discover great writing.
In case you missed it in hardcover 'cause you couldn't come inside a bookstore, here is the instant New York Times bestseller from the author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic new novel set in a dreamlike alternative reality. Now out in paperback!!
St. Louis native Jonathan Franzen situates this story in the 70s to examine one day in the life of a Midwestern family of five as each of them searches for a freedom that the others will only threaten. Quintessential Franzen.
Sally Rooney's star just keeps rising with each new novel. This is a contemporary tale of four young people as their lives tangle and untangle in their individual struggles to find their place in this beautiful world.
Gary Shteygart returns along with his darkly funny Russian-esque novels, this one set in Upstate New York in 2020. Stop me if you've just lived any part of this: It's March 2020 and a calamity is unfolding. A group of friends and friends-of-friends gathers in a country house to wait out the pandemic. Over the next six months new friendships and romances will take hold, while old betrayals will emerge, forcing each character to reevaulate whom they love and what matters most.
An Elderly Lady is back and things in her life show no signs of becoming dull.
In these six interlocking stories, memories of unfortunate incidents from Maud's past keep bubbling to the surface. Meanwhile, certain Problems in the present require immediate attention. Luckily, Maud is no stranger to taking matters into her own hands…even if it means she has to get a little blood on them in the process.
This little volume stands alone, but fans of An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good will want this book!
Silvia Mereno-Garcia, bestselling author of Mexican Gothic brings us a riveting noir set in 1970s Mexico about a daydreaming secretary, a lonesome gangster, and the mystery of the missing woman that brings them together. Great read!
At last, the highly anticipated next installment of the enduringly popular Outlander Series. Gabaldon picks up where we left off. Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall were torn apart by the Jacobite Rising in 1746, and it took them twenty years to find each other again. Now the American Revolution threatens to do the same. You will want to know what happens to our time-travelling heroes as they reconsider their retreat from the 20th and 21st centuries!
The amazing Elizabeth Strout returns to her memorable character who we met and loved in My Name Is Lucy Barton. Oh, William! , masterful account of human empathy, recounts Lucy's complex, tender relationship with William, her first husband-and longtime, on-again-off-again friend and confidant.
As Ann Patchett writes: "Elizabeth Strout is one of my very favorite writers, so the fact that Oh William! may well be my favorite of her books is a mathematical equation for joy. The depth, complexity, and love contained in these pages is a miraculous achievement."
This one was a surprise runaway bestseller when it came out in hardcover. Now available in paperback, Torrey Peters' novel is a whipsmart debut about three women-transgender and cisgender-whose lives collide after an unexpected pregnancy forces them to confront their deepest desires around gender, motherhood, and sex.
Mitch Albom fans rejoice! Albom is back with another inspiriting story of how we understand the divine in everyday life.
Albom has written of heaven in the celebrated number one bestsellers The Five People You Meet in Heaven and The First Phone Call from Heaven. Now, for the first time in his fiction, he ponders what we would do if, after crying out for divine help, God actually appeared before us? What might the Lord look, sound and act like?
Steeped in Cherokee myths and history, The Removed is a moving novel about a fractured family reckoning with the tragic death of their son long ago-from National Book Award finalist and enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation Tribe of Oklahoma, Brandon Hobson.
From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, a gloriously entertaining novel of heists, shakedowns, and rip-offs set in Harlem in the 1960s. This could be Colson's best yet. And we have autographed copies! Get them while they last!!!
WFH meets WTF in this Good Morning American Book Club Pick told entirely through clever and captivating Slack messages. This irresistible, relatable satire of both virtual work and contemporary life is The Office for a new world.
"An absurd, hilarious romp through the haunted house of late-stage capitalism."-Carmen Maria Machado, author of In the Dream House
Danielle Evans, award-winning author of the story collection Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, is back with another collection of wonderful stories. Widely acclaimed for her blisteringly smart voice and x-ray insights into complex human relationships, with The Office of Historical Corrections, Evans zooms in on particular moments and relationships in her characters' lives in a way that allows them to speak to larger issues of race, culture, and history.
Bryan Washington's first novel, Lot, was up for and won numerous literary awards. His latest brings all the same talent to the page with a funny and profound story about family in all its strange forms, joyful and hard-won vulnerability, becoming who you're supposed to be, and the limits of love.
Sometimes it turns out that the person who can make you happiest is the one you least expect, though it can take some maneuvering to see it through. Nick Hornby is always a fun read.
So....not that Matrix, but seriously, 12th century England and France is full of surprises. Cast out of the royal court by Eleanor of Aquitaine, deemed too coarse and rough-hewn for marriage or courtly life, seventeen-year-old Marie de France is sent to England to be the new prioress of an impoverished abbey.
"Just when it seems there are nothing but chronicles of decline and ruin comes Lauren Groff's Matrix, about a self-sufficient abbey of 12th-century nuns-a shining, all-female utopian community… it is finally its spirit of celebration that gives this novel its many moments of beauty." -Wall Street Journal
A witty, warm, and irreverent book that traces the lives of two young Taiwanese American women as they navigate friendship, sexuality, identity, and heartbreak over two decades.
"A knockout of a book." -Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer and The Committed
The new must-read epic from master writer Ken Follett: an action-packed, globe-spanning spy thriller about brinkmanship, impossible decisions, and the unforeseen consequences that could lead to the next world war
"When I was doing the research for Fall of Giants I was shocked to realize that the First World War was a war that nobody wanted. No European leader on either side intended it to happen. But the emperors and prime ministers, one by one, made decisions-logical, moderate decisions-each of which took us a small step closer to the most terrible conflict the world had ever known. I came to believe that it was all a tragic accident.
And I wondered: Could that happen again?"-Ken Follett
The bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility and master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction returns with a stylish and propulsive novel set in 1950s America.
Anyone who loved Overstory is going to want Richard Powers' stunning new novel. And there are a lot of you out there!
In Bewilderment, astrobiologist Theo Byrne searches for life throughout the cosmos while single-handedly raising his unusual nine-year-old, Robin, following the death of his wife. Robin is a warm, kind boy who spends hours painting elaborate pictures of endangered animals. He's also about to be expelled from third grade for smashing his friend in the face. As his son grows more troubled, Theo hopes to keep him off psychoactive drugs. He learns of an experimental neurofeedback treatment to bolster Robin's emotional control, one that involves training the boy on the recorded patterns of his mother's brain…