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Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

There is nothing quite so satisfying as a beautifully written, impeccably researched historical novel, especially in the capable hands of someone like Pulitzer Prize–winner Jennifer Egan. That is why Manhattan Beach ended up on almost every 2017 best of the year list. Now in paperback, even more readers will be mesmerized by the secretive underworld that Egan creates among the World War II era of mafia deals, nightclubs, and the New York City docks. But it is the protagonist Anna—the first female diver to repair ships in New York’s harbor—who blends that underworld with her own journey through a complex family life that gives this book its deep emotional heart. - Casey

Meet Jennifer Egan at our off-site book talk & signing for the paperback release of Manhattan Beach on June 7th, 2018.

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ISBN: 9781476716749
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Published: Scribner - June 5th, 2018

The Graybar Hotel by Curtis Dawkins

I didn’t want to lead this review with the fact that the author of this book is serving a life sentence for murder, because there is so much more to this book than that. However, it is precisely his perspective from the “inside” that makes this collection of short stories so raw and powerful. This debut is a tour de force, helping the reader understand unseen and painful realities through its lens of humor, insight, and common humanity. - Casey

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ISBN: 9781501162305
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Published: Scribner - May 8th, 2018

The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar

This deeply moving and gorgeously written narrative follows the intertwining stories of two young women: In 2011, Nour is a Syrian American girl who must escape the Syrian Civil War with her family, while 800 years earlier, Rawiya disguises herself as a boy and apprentices with the world’s best mapmaker in search of adventure. On the way, they find themselves walking similar paths through the Middle East and North Africa while they search for the meaning of family and home. - Stuart

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ISBN: 9781501169038
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Published: Atria Books - May 1st, 2018

The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

Kushner’s new novel opens with the main character Romy Hall on the way to prison to serve a life sentence for murder. As much the story of Hall’s life in prison, it’s the story of her past—her childhood on the streets of San Francisco, her experiences as an exotic dancer, and the circumstances surrounding her crime. Kushner writes effortlessly, with compassion for people struggling to survive in modern California’s darkest corners. - Rico

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Published: Scribner - May 1st, 2018

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer

A book about the past mixed with the politics of the today, all told through captivating reporting. It celebrates the true thrilling story of the people who smuggled old, rare books and scripts out of West Africa as they confront the new dangers of the present. Badass Librarians is both inspiring and page-turning. - Ian

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ISBN: 9781476777412
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 4th, 2017

An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler

A book for anyone who wants to waste less food, get more creative in their use of leftover ingredients, or generally feel more confident in the kitchen. Full of enormously practical advice, Adler's essays on cooking and eating are also beautifully written and reassuringly focused on eating well rather than 'correctly'. - Ilana

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ISBN: 9781439181881
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Published: Scribner - June 19th, 2012

The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

Kushner’s new novel is, in a word, devastating. It opens as the main character, Romy Hall, is on her way to prison to serve a life sentence for murder. Kushner writes so convincingly, with such compassion for people struggling to survive in modern California’s darkest corners, you’d think she has personally lived the life of her main character—and every other character in the book. - Rico

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Published: Scribner - May 1st, 2018

Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren

I have really liked the romances written by this duo of writers (who write under the single pseudonym Christina Lauren), so when I saw they were trying contemporary fiction I was willing to try it out. I usually side-eye books with constant flashbacks, but this was done so effortlessly (and charmingly) I actually looked forward to the flashbacks. - Karena

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Published: Gallery Books - April 10th, 2018

House of Names by Colm Toibin

The blood of Iphigenia bought her father, Agememnon, passage to the Trojan War, but there are consequences when a man betrays his children and a king betrays his queen. Tóibín brings to life the pettily human and divinely mystic of Greek drama in a vivid novel about revenge, loyalties and intrigues. - Clara

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Published: Scribner - March 6th, 2018

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka

Danya Kukafka’s debut novel ticks so many of my good-read boxes: Beautifully written; well-paced; great character development; and then, more specifically, multiple points of view and intertwining story lines. Told from three distinct perspectives, Girl in Snow takes different paths to the same ending as each character passes by, circles around, and eventually collides with the others as this small Colorado town deals with the aftermath of the homicide of a local teen. - Megan

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ISBN: 9781501144387
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 3rd, 2018

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