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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 June 29, 2020

Paperback releases for the week of June 29th include THE NICKEL BOYS, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Colson Whitehead, who follows up his Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning bestseller THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD with the story of two boys who are sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida; THE YELLOW HOUSE, a haunting memoir from Sarah M. Broom about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East; a newly updated edition of CATCH AND KILL, in which Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost --- from Hollywood to Washington and beyond; and A BETTER MAN, the 15th installment in Louise Penny's long-running series starring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, who returns to the Sûreté du Québec, only to be greeted by catastrophic spring flooding, blistering attacks in the media and a mysterious disappearance.

Week of June 22, 2020

Paperback releases for the week of June 22nd include LADY IN THE LAKE by Laura Lippman, a novel set in 1960s Baltimore that combines modern psychological insights with elements of classic noir, about a middle-aged housewife turned aspiring reporter who pursues the murder of a forgotten young woman; THE BEEKEEPER OF ALEPPO, an unforgettable novel from Christy Lefteri that puts human faces on the Syrian war with the immigrant story of a beekeeper, his wife and the triumph of spirit when the world becomes unrecognizable; Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul's THE TITANIC SECRET, a riveting thriller that finds legendary detective Isaac Bell attempting to decipher the forbidding deaths of nine men --- and encountering a secret so powerful it could dictate the fate of the world; and J. Ryan Stradal's THE LAGER QUEEN OF MINNESOTA, a novel of family, Midwestern values, hard work, fate and the secrets of making a world-class beer.

Week of June 15, 2020

Paperback releases for the week of June 15th include THE GUARDIANS, a legal thriller from John Grisham but with a twist --- as a man who was convicted of murdering his lawyer but maintains his innocence turns to Guardian Ministries, a small nonprofit run by Cullen Post, a lawyer who travels the country fighting wrongful convictions and taking on clients forgotten by the system; ORDINARY GIRLS, a searing memoir from Jaquira Díaz, who writes fiercely and eloquently of her challenging girlhood and triumphant coming of age; THE LAST TRAIN TO LONDON by Meg Waite Clayton, a pre-World War II-era story centering on the Kindertransports that carried thousands of children out of Nazi-occupied Europe --- and one brave woman who helped them escape to safety; and Clay Risen's THE CROWDED HOUR, the dramatic story of the most famous regiment in American history --- the Rough Riders, a motley group of soldiers led by Theodore Roosevelt, whose daring exploits marked the beginning of American imperialism in the 20th century.

Week of June 8, 2020

Paperback releases for the week of June 8th include A MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT by David Baldacci, which finds FBI Agent Atlee Pine returning to her Georgia hometown to investigate her twin sister's abduction, only to encounter a serial killer; AMERICAN PREDATOR, in which journalist Maureen Callahan takes us on a journey into the chilling, nightmarish mind of a relentless killer, and to the limitations of traditional law enforcement; Lauren Willig's THE SUMMER COUNTRY, a sweeping Victorian epic of lost love, lies, jealousy and rebellion set in colonial Barbados; THE WHISPER MAN, Alex North's multi-generational story of a father and son caught in the crosshairs of an investigation to catch a serial killer preying on a small town; and THE LAST BOOK PARTY by debut novelist Karen Dukess, a propulsive tale of ambition and romance, set in the publishing world of 1980s New York and the timeless beaches of Cape Cod.

Week of June 1, 2020

Paperback releases for the week of June 1st include THE DESERTER by Nelson DeMille and Alex DeMille, a blistering thriller featuring a brilliant and unorthodox Army investigator, his enigmatic female partner, and their hunt for the Army’s most notorious --- and dangerous --- deserter; John Sandford's BLOODY GENIUS, which finds Virgil Flowers investigating a college culture war turned deadly; THE GOLDEN HOUR, a dazzling epic of World War II from Beatriz Williams, in which a beautiful young “society reporter” is sent to the Bahamas, a haven of spies, traitors and the infamous Duke and Duchess of Windsor; THE FAMILY UPSTAIRS, Lisa Jewell's page-turning look inside one family’s past as buried secrets threaten to come to light; and THE PLAZA, journalist Julie Satow's thrilling history of how one illustrious hotel has defined our understanding of money and glamour, from the Gilded Age to the Go-Go Eighties to today's Billionaire Row.

Week of May 25, 2020

Paperback releases for the week of May 25th include THIS TENDER LAND by William Kent Krueger, a magnificent novel about four orphans on a life-changing odyssey during the early years of the Great Depression that shines new light on a pivotal time in American history; Melanie Benjamin's MISTRESS OF THE RITZ, a captivating novel based on the story of the extraordinary real-life American woman who secretly worked for the French Resistance during World War II, while playing hostess to the invading Germans at the iconic Hôtel Ritz in Paris; INLAND, a stunning tale of perseverance from Téa Obreht, the bestselling author of THE TIGER'S WIFE --- an epic journey across an unforgettable landscape of magic and myth; THE SENTENCE IS DEATH, the sequel to Anthony Horowitz's brilliantly inventive THE WORD IS MURDER, a mystery that delves deep into the killing of a high-profile divorce lawyer and the death, only a day earlier, of his one-time friend; and MET HER MATCH by Jude Deveraux, which examines the tensions between the wealthy townspeople, the summer vacationers and the working-class people who keep the town of Summer Hill, Virginia, and its resort running.

Week of May 18, 2020

Paperback releases for the week of May 18th include HOW TO FORGET, actress Kate Mulgrew's profoundly honest and examined memoir about returning to Iowa to care for her ailing parents; DOXOLOGY by Nell Zink, a moving and original novel about two generations of an American family that come of age --- one before 9/11, one after; Daniel Okrent's THE GUARDED GATE, the powerful, definitive and timely account of how the rise of eugenics helped America close the immigration door to “inferiors” in the 1920s; THE BODY LIES, a work of riveting psychological suspense from Jo Baker that grapples with how to live as a woman in the world --- or in the pages of a book --- when the stakes are dangerously high; and THE YANKEE WIDOW by Linda Lael Miller, a richly layered, emotional novel about one woman’s courage and the choices she must make in the face of a dangerous war.

Week of May 11, 2020

Paperback releases for the week of May 11th include James Patterson's CRISS CROSS, in which a mysterious serial killer known as "M" launches a deranged "investigation," forcing Alex Cross and his partner, John Sampson, to unearth long-forgotten secrets to survive --- or risk getting buried themselves; THE TURN OF THE KEY, a thrilling novel from Ruth Ware that explores the dark side of technology; SOMEONE WE KNOW by Shari Lapena, a domestic work of suspense that has two intriguing taglines: Maybe you don't know your neighbors as well as you thought you did and You never really know what people are capable of; THE FRIENDS WE KEEP, a heartwarming novel from Jane Green that traces a long friendship among three individuals who grow apart and then surprisingly find one another again; and DAD'S MAYBE BOOK, in which Tim O’Brien shares wisdom from a life in letters, lessons learned in wartime, and the challenges, humor and rewards of raising two sons.

Week of May 4, 2020

Paperback releases for the week of May 4th include THE GUEST BOOK, in which Sarah Blake deftly examines the life and legacy of one unforgettable family as they navigate the evolving social and political landscape from Crockett’s Island, their family retreat off the coast of Maine; ASK AGAIN, YES by Mary Beth Keane, a gorgeous and generous portrait of the daily intimacies of marriage and the power of forgiveness, as two families try to stay afloat amid a resounding tragedy; Karen Abbott's THE GHOSTS OF EDEN PARK, the epic true crime story of the most successful bootlegger in American history and the murder that shocked the nation; SAVE ME THE PLUMS, trailblazing food writer and beloved restaurant critic Ruth Reichl's memoir about her groundbreaking tenure as editor in chief of Gourmet; and THE PIONEERS, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough's chronicle of the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country.

Week of April 27, 2020

Paperback releases for the week of April 27th include BLUE MOON by Lee Child, which finds Jack Reacher coming to the aid of an elderly couple…and confronting his most dangerous opponents yet; ELEVATOR PITCH, an edge-of-your-seat thriller from Linwood Barclay that does for elevators what Psycho did for showers and Jaws did for the beach --- a heart-pounding tale in which a series of disasters paralyzes New York City with fear; Joshilyn Jackson's NEVER HAVE I EVER, a twisting novel of domestic suspense in which a group of women play a harmless drinking game that escalates into a war of dark pasts; and THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR by true-crime writer John Glatt, which tells the devastating story of the Turpins --- a seemingly normal family whose dark secrets would shock and captivate the world.