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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 26, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of June 26th include THE BOYS FROM BILOXI by John Grisham, a riveting story of two sons of immigrant families who grow up as friends, but ultimately find themselves on opposite sides of the law; A WORLD OF CURIOSITIES, the 18th installment in Louise Penny's beloved series starring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, which our reviewer calls "elegant and beautiful yet horribly violent"; UPGRADE, an intricately plotted, lightning-fast tale from Blake Crouch that charts one man’s thrilling transformation, even as it asks us to ponder the limits of our humanity --- and our boundless potential; LESS IS LOST, the follow-up to Andrew Sean Greer's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, LESS, which marks the return of the awkward and lovable Arthur Less in an unforgettable road trip across America; and LIKE A ROLLING STONE, the deeply personal memoir of Rolling Stone founder, co-editor and publisher Jann Wenner, who vividly describes and brings readers inside the music, the politics and the lifestyle of a generation, an epoch of cultural change that swept America and beyond.

Week of June 19, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of June 19th include THE 6:20 MAN, a brilliant thriller from David Baldacci in which a cryptic murder pulls a former soldier turned financial analyst deep into the corruption and menace that prowl beneath the opulent world of finance; COLD, COLD BONES, Kathy Reichs' 21st novel of suspense featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, who, after receiving a box containing a human eyeball, uncovers a series of gruesome killings eerily reenacting the most shocking of her prior cases; BITTERSWEET by Susan Cain, an Oprah's Book Club pick that explores the power of the bittersweet personality, revealing a misunderstood side of mental health and creativity while offering a roadmap to facing grief in order to live life to the fullest; and Ron Shelton's THE CHURCH OF BASEBALL, the extremely entertaining behind-the-scenes story of the making of the the cult classic Bull Durham --- courtesy of the award-winning screenwriter and director of the film --- and an insightful primer on the art and business of moviemaking.

Week of June 12, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of June 12th include THE MAZE, Nelson DeMille's long-awaited new thriller featuring former NYPD homicide detective John Corey, who is called out of retirement to investigate a string of grisly murders much too close to home; TRACY FLICK CAN'T WIN by Tom Perrotta, a sharp, darkly comic and pitch-perfect chronicle of the second act of one of the most memorable characters of our time; Mohsin Hamid's THE LAST WHITE MAN,   a story of love, loss and rediscovery in a time of unsettling change; GHOST LOVER, an electrifying collection of nine fearless and ferocious short stories from Lisa Taddeo, who brings to life the fever of obsession, the blindness of love and the mania of grief; and SWITCHBOARD SOLDIERS by Jennifer Chiaverini, a bold, revelatory novel about one of the great untold stories of World War I --- the women of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, who broke down gender barriers in the military, smashed the workplace glass ceiling, and battled a pandemic as they helped lead the Allies to victory.  

Week of June 5, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of June 5th include FAIRY TALE by Stephen King, a spellbinding thriller about a 17-year-old boy who inherits the keys to a parallel world where good and evil are at war, and the stakes could not be higher --- for that world or ours; CARRIE SOTO IS BACK, a powerful novel about the cost of greatness from Taylor Jenkins Reid, in which a legendary athlete attempts a comeback when the world considers her past her prime; Michael Connelly's DESERT STAR, a gripping mystery that finds LAPD detective Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch teaming up to hunt the brutal killer who is Bosch’s “white whale” --- a man responsible for the murder of an entire family; THE FAMILY REMAINS, a stand-alone sequel to Lisa Jewell's THE FAMILY UPSTAIRS that revolves around twisted marriages, fractured families and deadly obsessions; and SOLITO, a moving, page-turning memoir from poet Javier Zamora, who tells the unforgettable story of his harrowing migration from El Salvador to the United States at the age of nine.

Week of May 29, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of May 29th include IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS by Therese Anne Fowler, a stylish, insightful take on the dysfunctional family dramedy, in which everyone will have to come to terms with the ways their lives have turned out differently than they expected, as well as the secrets they’ve been keeping from each other --- and themselves; HAPPY-GO-LUCKY, a collection of personal essays from humorist David Sedaris that features his unique and acerbic take on the pandemic, political unrest and the death of his father; MUSTIQUE ISLAND, a sun-splashed romp from Sarah McCoy featuring a rich divorcée and her two wayward daughters in 1970s Mustique, the world’s most exclusive private island; THE SHORE by Katie Runde, a big-hearted novel set over the course of one summer that follows a mother and her two daughters as they grapple with heartbreak, young love and the weight of family secrets; and WOKE UP THIS MORNING, the definitive oral history of the landmark television series "The Sopranos," courtesy of stars Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa.

Week of May 22, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of May 22nd include EVERY CLOAK ROLLED IN BLOOD, James Lee Burke's most autobiographical novel to date and a continuation of his epic Holland family saga, which finds a writer grieving the death of his daughter while battling earthly and supernatural outlaws; FOX CREEK, the 19th installment in William Kent Krueger's masterful mystery series starring Cork O'Connor, who races against time to save his wife, a mysterious stranger and an Ojibwe healer from bloodthirsty mercenaries; THE HOMEWRECKERS by Mary Kay Andrews, a delightful summer read about flipping houses and finding true love; HAVEN, a beautiful story of adventure and survival from Emma Donoghue, in which three men vow to leave the world behind them as they set out in a small boat for an island their leader has seen in a dream; and Jennifer Hillier's THINGS WE DO IN THE DARK, a meticulously plotted thriller about a woman who is suspected of killing her celebrity husband, and her long-hidden past now threatens to destroy her future.

Week of May 15, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of May 15th include THIS TIME TOMORROW, in which Emma Straub --- with her celebrated humor, insight and heart --- offers her own twist on traditional time-travel tropes and a different kind of love story; JAMES PATTERSON BY JAMES PATTERSON, a memoir that poses the question: How did a kid whose dad lived in the poorhouse become the most successful storyteller in the world?; THE LOST SUMMERS OF NEWPORT by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig and Karen White, a novel of money and secrets set among the famous summer mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, spanning over a century from the Gilded Age to the present day; Bob Harig's TIGER & PHIL, an in-depth chronicle of the decades-long rivalry that drove the success of golf's two biggest stars, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson; and the paperback original BETWEEN TWO STRANGERS by Kate White, a twisty and addictive psychological thriller about a woman who receives a bewildering inheritance that may have something to do with her past.

Week of May 8, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of May 8th include ESCAPE, the third installment in James Patterson and David Ellis' fast-paced thriller series featuring Detective Billy Harney, who chases down a billionaire crime boss and a prison escape artist while a young girl's life hangs in the balance; THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig, a dazzling novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived; Alice Elliott Dark's FELLOWSHIP POINT, the masterful story of a lifelong friendship between two very different women with shared histories, divisive loyalties, hidden sorrows and 80 years of summers on a pristine point of land on the coast of Maine; THE UNSINKABLE GRETA JAMES, a tender and emotionally resonant story from Jennifer E. Smith in which an indie musician reeling from tragedy and a public breakdown reconnects with her father on a weeklong cruise; and TRAILED by Kathryn Miles, a riveting deep dive into the unsolved murder of two free-spirited young women in the wilderness, a journalist's obsession --- and a new theory of who might have done it.​

Week of May 1, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of May 1st include THE LIONESS, a riveting historical thriller from Chris Bohjalian in which a luxurious African safari turns deadly for a Hollywood starlet and her entourage; TWO NIGHTS IN LISBON by Chris Pavone, a stunning thriller about a woman under pressure and how far she will go when everything is on the line; Jamie Ford's THE MANY DAUGHTERS OF AFONG MOY, a powerful exploration of the love that binds one family across the generations; BULLY MARKET by Jamie Fiore Higgins, a rare insider’s account on Wall Street where greed coupled with misogyny and discrimination enforces a culture of exclusion in the upper echelons of Goldman Sachs; and Casey Sherman's HELLTOWN, a landmark true crime narrative that reveals the secrets of notorious serial killer Tony Costa --- the most dangerous man on Cape Cod --- and unspools the threads connecting Costa, Kurt Vonnegut and Norman Mailer in the seaside city that played host to horrors unlike any ever seen before.

Week of April 24, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of April 24th include NO PLAN B by Lee Child and Andrew Child, the chilling 27th installment in the Jack Reacher series, in which two homicides are part of something much larger and more far-reaching than Reacher ever suspects; THE LIFEGUARDS, a gripping novel from Amanda Eyre Ward that sees the bonds between three picture-perfect --- but viciously protective --- mothers and their close-knit sons tested during one unforgettable summer; Debbie Macomber's THE BEST IS YET TO COME, an intimate novel about two lost souls who have a new chance at belonging when a woman alone in the world bravely chooses to open her heart; THE PUZZLER, A.J. Jacobs' account of the rollicking journey he embarked on to understand the enduring power of puzzles --- why we love them, what they do to our brains and how they can improve our world; and ALL IN by Billie Jean King, an inspiring self-portrait of the champion of equality that encompasses her brilliant tennis career, unwavering activism, and an ongoing commitment to fairness and social justice.