New and Upcoming Great Reads
Earthy and otherworldly, antic and sexy, queer and caustic, comic and deadly serious, Her Body and Other Parties swings from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment. In their explosive originality, these stories enlarge the possibilities of contemporary fiction.
With the atmosphere of a noir thriller, Egan’s first historical novel follows Anna and Styles into a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men. Manhattan Beach is a deft, dazzling, propulsive exploration of a transformative moment in the lives and identities of women and men, of America and the world. It is a magnificent novel by the author of A Visit from the Goon Squad, one of the great writers of our time.
“In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I’m letting my guard down.” —Hillary Rodham Clinton, from the introduction of What Happened
"Danez Smith's is a voice we need . . . . This is a mighty work and a tremendous offering." (Tracy K. Smith)
The undisputed master returns with a riveting new book—his first Smiley novel in more than twenty-five years
A searing and profound Southern odyssey by National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward.
Reminiscent of The Great Gatsby, a thrilling story about a real-estate tycoon and his mysterious, powerful, corrupt family, ripped from today’s headlines. Written in a style that only a master like Rushdie can pull off, this contemporary novel captures the American zeitgeist over the last eight years.
The new Chief Inspector Gamache novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.
A brilliant and immersive, all-consuming read about one fourteen-year-old girl’s heart-stopping fight for her own soul.
A bracing, hypnotic coming-of-age story about the bond of best friends, from the New York Times best-selling author of The Emperor’s Children.
From the author of the international bestseller The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry comes another novel that will have everyone talking.