Skip to main content


Brendan Slocumb, author of Symphony of Secrets

Bern Hendricks is one of the world’s preeminent experts on composer Frederick Delaney. When Mallory Roberts, a direct descendant of Delaney, asks for Bern’s help authenticating a newly discovered piece, which may be his famous lost opera, he jumps at the chance. In 1920s Manhattan, Josephine Reed meets struggling musician Fred Delaney. Josephine is a natural prodigy who hears beautiful music in the sounds of the world around her. With Josephine as his silent partner, Delaney’s career takes off. In the present day, Bern and his tech-savvy acquaintance, Eboni, begin to uncover more clues that indicate Delaney may have had help in composing his most successful work. And they soon become caught in the crosshairs of a powerful organization that will stop at nothing to keep their secret hidden.

Week of January 22, 2024

Paperback releases for the week of January 22nd include CHAIN-GANG ALL-STARS, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah's explosive debut novel about two top women gladiators who fight for their freedom within a depraved private prison system not so far removed from America’s own; SYMPHONY OF SECRETS, a gripping page-turner from Brendan Slocumb in which music professor Bern Hendricks discovers a shocking secret about the most famous American composer of all time; Michael Cecchi-Azzolina's YOUR TABLE IS READY, a front-of-the-house KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL from a career maître d’hotel who manned the front of the room in New York City's hottest and most in-demand restaurants; and UNRAVELING,   a lively, funny memoir that finds Peggy Orenstein setting out to make a sweater from scratch and in the process discovering how we find our deepest selves through craft.