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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 March 18, 2024

Paperback releases for the week of March 18th include ZERO DAYS by Ruth Ware, an adrenaline-fueled suspense novel about a woman in a race against time to clear her name and find her husband’s murderer; Sandra Brown's OUT OF NOWHERE, a fast-paced, emotional thriller in which the lives of a young mother and a high-rolling consultant collide under devastating circumstances --- culminating in a desperate manhunt that will change their futures forever; WE SHOULD NOT BE FRIENDS, a warm and funny book from Will Schwalbe that follows an improbable and life-changing college friendship over the course of 40 years; TWO WARS AND WEDDING by Lauren Willig, a dramatic coming-of-age story with a dual timeline and a single heroine --- a bold and adventuring young woman who finds herself caught up in two very different wars on both sides of the Atlantic; and the paperback original I PROMISE IT WON’T ALWAYS HURT LIKE THIS, Clare Mackintosh's deeply felt memoir of unfathomable loss and infinite hope.

Week of March 11, 2024

Paperback releases for the week of March 11th include THE ONLY SURVIVORS by Megan Miranda, a thrilling mystery about a group of former classmates who reunite to mark the 10th anniversary of a tragic accident --- only to have one of the survivors disappear, casting fear and suspicion on the original tragedy; Kathleen Grissom's CROW MARY, a sweeping saga inspired by the true story of Crow Mary, an indigenous woman torn between two worlds in 19th-century North America; THE WHITE LADY by Jacqueline Winspear, a heart-stopping book set in post-WWII Britain that follows the coming of age and maturity of former wartime operative Elinor White when she is drawn back into the world of menace she has been desperate to leave behind; and Jenny Jackson's zeitgeisty novel, PINEAPPLE STREET, a deliciously funny, sharply observed debut of family, love and class that follows three women in one wealthy Brooklyn clan.

Week of March 4, 2024

Paperback releases for the week of March 4th include OLD BABES IN THE WOOD, a dazzling collection of short stories from Margaret Atwood that looks deeply into the heart of family relationships, marriage, loss and memory, and what it means to spend a life together; Emily Henry's HAPPY PLACE, a glittering and wise novel in which a couple who broke up months ago pretend to still be together for their annual weeklong vacation with their best friends; THE SOULMATE by Sally Hepworth, a thrilling, addictive book about marriage, betrayal and the secrets that push us to the edge; THE SENATOR'S WIFE, a seductive novel of psychological suspense from Liv Constantine in which a D.C. philanthropist suspects that her seemingly perfect employee is secretly plotting to steal her husband, her reputation --- even her life; and THE OTHER FAMILY DOCTOR by Karen Fine, DVM, a compelling memoir of one woman's dream to become a veterinarian.

Week of February 26, 2024

Paperback releases for the week of February 26th include WEYWARD by Emilia Hart, an enthralling novel of female resilience and the transformative power of the natural world that weaves together the stories of three extraordinary women across five centuries; Tom Rob Smith's COLD PEOPLE, a fast-paced thriller about an Antarctic colony of global apocalypse survivors seeking to reinvent civilization under the most extreme conditions imaginable; THE EXCEPTIONS, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Kate Zernike's inspiring account of the 16 female scientists who forced MIT to publicly admit that it had been discriminating against its female faculty for years --- sparking a nationwide reckoning with the pervasive sexism in science; and ONCE UPON A TOME by Oliver Darkshire, the colorful story of life in one of the world’s oldest bookshops and a love letter to the benign, unruly world of antiquarian bookselling, where to be uncommon or strange is the best possible compliment.

Week of February 19, 2024

Paperback releases for the week of February 19th include THE COLLECTOR, a stunning thriller from Daniel Silva in which legendary art restorer and spy Gabriel Allon joins forces with a brilliant and beautiful master-thief to track down the world’s most valuable missing painting --- but soon he finds himself in a desperate race to prevent an unthinkable conflict between Russia and the West; I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS FOR YOU by Rebecca Makkai, a stirring investigation into collective memory and a deeply felt examination of one woman’s reckoning with her past, with a transfixing mystery at its heart; Lynne Olson's EMPRESS OF THE NILE, the remarkable story of the intrepid French archaeologist who led the international effort to save ancient Egyptian temples from the floodwaters of the Aswan Dam; and SINK, Joseph Earl Thomas' wrenching and redemptive coming-of-age story about the difficulty of growing up in a hazardous home and the glory of finding salvation in geek culture.

Week of February 12, 2024

Paperback releases for the week of February 12th include David Baldacci's SIMPLY LIES, a twisting psychological thriller in which two women --- a former detective and a dangerous con artist --- go head-to-head in an electrifying game of cat and mouse; SOMEONE ELSE'S SHOES by Jojo Moyes, a memorable story of mix-ups, mess-ups and making the most of second chances; AFTER THAT NIGHT, a hard-hitting thriller from Karin Slaughter that marks the welcome return of GBI investigator Will Trent and medical examiner Sara Linton; Elin Hilderbrand's THE FIVE-STAR WEEKEND, the   surprising and captivating story of food blogger Hollis Shaw, who, on the heels of a personal tragedy, gathers four friends from different stages in her life to spend an unforgettable weekend on Nantucket; and THE CRITIC'S DAUGHTER by Priscilla Gilman,   an exquisitely rendered portrait of a unique father-daughter relationship and a moving memoir of family and identity.   

Week of February 5, 2024

Paperback releases for the week of February 5th include I WILL FIND YOU, a breathtaking thriller from Harlan Coben in which an innocent father serving life for the murder of his own son receives evidence that his child may still be alive; CITY OF DREAMS, the dramatic second novel in Don Winslow's epic crime trilogy, a sweeping saga of family, love, revenge, survival and the fierce reality behind the dream; THE LAST ORPHAN, the eighth entry in Gregg Hurwitz's pulse-pounding Orphan X series, which marks the return of Evan Smoak (aka The Nowhere Man) --- but this time, everything changes and everything is at risk; and four outstanding books that were 2023 Bookreporter Bets On picks when they released in hardcover: ALL THAT IS MINE I CARRY WITH ME by William Landay, EXILES by Jane Harper, THE HOUSE OF EVE by Sadeqa Johnson, and THE HOUSE OF LINCOLN by Nancy Horan.

Week of January 29, 2024

Paperback releases for the week of January 29th include LOYALTY by Lisa Scottoline, an emotional, action-packed novel of love and justice set during the rise of the Mafia in Sicily; Salman Rushdie's VICTORY CITY, the epic tale of a woman who breathes a fantastical empire into existence, only to be consumed by it over the centuries; EVERY MAN A KING, the highly anticipated sequel to Walter Mosley's DOWN THE RIVER UNTO THE SEA, which finds Joe King Oliver entangled in a dangerous case when he's asked to investigate if a white nationalist is being unjustly set up; FINLAY DONOVAN JUMPS THE GUN, the hilarious and heart-pounding third installment in Elle Cosimano's beloved Finlay Donovan series; and the paperback original MOCKINGBIRD SUMMER by Lynda Rutledge, a powerful coming-of-age novel set amid the turmoil and profound changes of the 1960s.

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. 

Week of January 15, 2024

Paperback releases for the week of January 15th include HORSE by Geraldine Brooks, a sweeping story of spirit, obsession and injustice across American history that revolves around a discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history; THE 9th MAN, a thrilling, action-packed adventure from Steve Berry and Grant Blackwood that sends Luke Daniels on an international manhunt for the truth about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy; Patricia Engel's THE FARAWAY WORLD, a collection of 10 exquisite, award-winning short stories set across the Americas and linked by themes of migration, sacrifice and moral compromise; and REALLY GOOD, ACTUALLY by Monica Heisey, a hilarious and painfully relatable debut novel about one young woman’s messy journey to find joy in the wake of a devastating breakup.