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New in Paperback

Whether it's a hardcover reprinted in paperback, or a new book that just released in paperback, we're rounding up fiction and nonfiction titles worthy of your attention in our New in Paperback feature. Feel free to dog-ear the pages and fold back the covers!

Week of November 27, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of November 27th include HUNTING TIME by Jeffery Deaver, a riveting thriller that finds reward seeker Colter Shaw plunging into the woods and racing the clock in a case where nothing is quite what it seems; THE COUPLE AT THE TABLE, a twisty psychological suspense novel from Sophie Hannah in which honeymooners at a posh resort receive an ominous warning with deadly consequences; John Boyne's ALL THE BROKEN PLACES, a devastating, beautiful story about a woman who must confront the sins of her own terrible past, and a present in which it is never too late for bravery; MOONRISE OVER NEW JESSUP by Jamila Minnicks, a thought-provoking and enchanting debut about a Black woman doing whatever it takes to protect all she loves at the beginning of the civil rights movement in Alabama; and the paperback original THE FICTION WRITER, a page-turner from Jillian Cantor that follows a writer hired by a handsome billionaire to write about his family history with Daphne du Maurier, only to find herself drawn into a tangled web of obsession, marital secrets and stolen manuscripts.

Week of November 20, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of November 20th include A QUIET LIFE, an enormously powerful and life-affirming novel from Ethan Joella about three individuals whose lives intersect in unforeseen ways; Harriet Tyce's IT ENDS AT MIDNIGHT, a chilling psychological thriller set in one of Edinburgh's poshest neighborhoods, where a lavish New Year's Eve party ends in a gruesome double murder; HOLLYWOOD: The Oral History by Jeanine Basinger and Sam Wasson, the real story of Hollywood as told by such luminaries as Steven Spielberg, Frank Capra, Katharine Hepburn, Meryl Streep, Harold Lloyd and nearly 400 others --- assembled from the American Film Institute’s treasure trove of interviews --- which reveals a fresh history of the American movie industry from its beginnings to today; and the paperback original THE WINTHROP AGREEMENT by Alice Sherman Simpson, a captivating historical novel set in Gilded Age New York City about an immigrant daughter’s ascent from a miserable tenement to the heights of haute couture, driven by an insatiable hunger for a place in society and secrets she must not betray.

Week of November 13, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of November 13th include SAM by Allegra Goodman, an unforgettable portrait of coming-of-age that offers subtle yet powerful reflections on class, parenthood, addiction, lust and the irrepressible power of dreams; THE TWIST OF A KNIFE, the ingenious fourth literary whodunit from Anthony Horowitz, who becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation --- and only one man can prove his innocence: his newly estranged partner in solving crime, Detective Hawthorne; MUSSOLINI'S DAUGHTER, Caroline Moorehead's thrilling biography of Edda Mussolini --- Benito Mussolini’s favorite daughter, one of the most influential women in 1930s Europe --- and a heart-stopping account of the unraveling of the Fascist dream in Italy; John Lancaster's THE GREAT AIR RACE, the untold, almost unbelievable story of the daring pilots who risked their lives in an unprecedented air race in 1919 --- and put American aviation on the map; and the paperback original GOOD GIRLS DON'T DIE by Christina Henry, a sharp-edged, supremely twisty thriller about three women who find themselves trapped inside stories they know aren’t their own. 

Week of November 6, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of November 6th include Jane Smiley's A DANGEROUS BUSINESS, a rollicking murder mystery set in Gold Rush California in which two young prostitutes follow a trail of missing girls; THE VILLA by Rachel Hawkins, a brilliant gothic suspense set at an Italian villa with a dark history; NOVELIST AS A VOCATION, an insightful look into the mind of a master storyteller and a unique look at the craft of writing from beloved author Haruki Murakami; Armando Lucas Correa's THE NIGHT TRAVELER, a sweeping novel in which four generations of women experience love, loss, war and hope --- from the rise of Nazism to the Cuban Revolution and, finally, the fall of the Berlin Wall; THE DELUGE by Stephen Markley, a masterful American epic charting a near future approaching collapse and a nascent but strengthening solidarity; and the paperback original THE WISHING BRIDGE, a new holiday novel from Viola Shipman that sparkles with the humor and heart that fans of Kristy Woodson Harvey, Nancy Thayer and Jenny Colgan love most.

Week of October 30, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of October 30th include P. J. Tracy's THE DEVIL YOU KNOW, which finds LAPD Detective Margaret Nolan having to deal with a scandalous deception of deadly proportions that shakes the very foundation of Hollywood and its untouchables…and leaves her entangled in its rotten core; FLIGHT, a truly riveting novel from Lynn Steger Strong, who once again turns her attention to the structural and systemic failings that are haunting Americans, but also to the ways in which family, friends and strangers can support each other through the gaps; TOAD by Katherine Dunn, a previously unpublished novel of the reflections of a deeply scarred and reclusive woman --- a timely story about the ravages of womanhood and a powerful addition to the canon of feminist fiction; and A HEART THAT WORKS, Rob Delaney’s intimate, unflinching and at times fiercely funny exploration of his son Henry’s beautiful, bright life and the devastation of his loss --- from the harrowing illness to the vivid, bodily impact of grief and the blind, furious rage that followed through to the forceful, unstoppable love that remains.

Week of October 23, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of October 23rd include THE SHARDS, a novel of sensational literary and psychological suspense from Bret Easton Ellis that tracks a group of privileged high school friends in a vibrantly fictionalized 1980s Los Angeles as a serial killer strikes across the city; SIGNAL FIRES, Dani Shapiro’s first work of fiction in 15 years, a novel that examines the ties that bind families together --- and the secrets that can break them apart; THE REVOLUTIONARY, a revelatory biography from Stacy Schiff about the most essential Founding Father, Samuel Adams, who stood behind the change in thinking that produced the American Revolution; PEOPLE PERSON by Candice Carty-Williams, a witty and insightful novel about the power of family --- even when they seem like strangers; LADYPARTS by Deborah Copaken, a frank, witty and dazzlingly written memoir of one woman trying to keep it together while her body falls apart; and the paperback original LAWS OF ANNIHILATION, the third entry in Eriq La Salle's highly acclaimed Martyr Maker series, which is full of grit, relentless action and twists you'll never see coming.

Week of October 16, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of October 16th include AND THERE WAS LIGHT, in which Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer Jon Meacham chronicles the life of Abraham Lincoln, charting how --- and why --- he confronted secession, threats to democracy and the tragedy of slavery to expand the possibilities of America; THE MAGIC KINGDOM by Russell Banks, a dazzling tapestry of love and faith, memory and imagination that questions what it means to look back and accept one’s place in history; Natasha Lester's THE THREE LIVES OF ALIX ST. PIERRE, a lavish, unforgettable story of an orphan turned WWII spy turned fashion icon in Paris; THE RED WIDOW, a page-turning biography from Sarah Horowitz, who introduces readers to Marguerite Steinheil, an antiheroine who flouts society and the law at every opportunity...and gets away with it; and the paperback original AMERICAN GIRL by Wendy Walker, a pulse-pounding novel about a small-town business owner found dead and the teenage girl caught in the crosshairs.

Week of October 9, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of October 9th include James Patterson's TRIPLE CROSS, a heart-stopping adventure that finds Detective Alex Cross hunting down a serial killer who targets entire families --- and who will be coming for the Crosses next; LIBERATION DAY, George Saunders' first collection of short stories since 2013's TENTH OF DECEMBER, which explores ideas of power, ethics and justice as it cuts to the very heart of what it means to live in community with our fellow humans; Veronica Roth's POSTER GIRL, a dystopian novel set in a surveillance state that revolves around a woman’s desperate search for a missing girl...and the dark family secrets she uncovers along the way; AGATHA CHRISTIE: An Elusive Woman, a fascinating account of the life of Agatha Christie from celebrated literary and cultural historian Lucy Worsley; and the paperback original VEIL OF DOUBT by Sharon Virts, an exhaustively researched mystery/thriller that delves into the darkness of the South during Reconstruction, exposing intrigue, deception and death.

Week of October 2, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of October 2nd include John Irving's long-awaited 15th novel, THE LAST CHAIRLIFT, which is part ghost story and part love story, and spans eight decades of sexual politics; THE LAST KINGDOM, Steve Berry's 17th Cotton Malone adventure, in which the discovery of a lost historical document challenges the global might of the United States; THE HERO OF THIS BOOK, a taut, groundbreaking novel from Elizabeth McCracken about a writer’s relationship with her larger-than-life mother --- and about the very nature of writing, memory and art; UNMASKED, a fascinating memoir by Paul Holes, a retired cold case investigator who is perhaps best known for tracking down the Golden State Killer; DOWN AND OUT IN PARADISE by Charles Leerhsen, the unauthorized biography of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, which is based on extensive interviews with those who knew the real story; and the paperback original ONE LAST KILL, a nerve-shattering thriller from Robert Dugoni that finds homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite drawing a long-dormant serial killer out of hiding.

Week of September 25, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of September 25th include the two books in Cormac McCarthy's masterful The Passenger series --- THE PASSENGER, the story of a salvage diver, haunted by loss, afraid of the watery deep, pursued for a conspiracy beyond his understanding, and longing for a death he cannot reconcile with God, and STELLA MARIS, an intimate portrait of grief and longing, as a young woman in a psychiatric facility seeks to understand her own existence; LEARNING TO TALK, a dazzling collection of loosely autobiographical stories from Hilary Mantel that locates the transforming moments of a haunted childhood; DON’T FEAR THE REAPER, the riveting sequel to Stephen Graham Jones' MY HEART IS A CHAINSAW, in which Jade Daniels returns to the rural lake town of Proofrock the same day as convicted Indigenous serial killer Dark Mill South escapes into town to complete his revenge killings; and THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT, a delightful novel from the queen of holiday stories, Debbie Macomber, about two lifelong friends who decide to trade places the week before Christmas and end up finding love along the way.