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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 January 8, 2024

Paperback releases for the week of January 8th include THE NAZI CONSPIRACY by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch, which recounts the little-known true story of a Nazi plot to kill FDR, Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill at the height of World War II; JUST THE NICEST COUPLE, a twisty novel of domestic suspense from Mary Kubica in which a husband’s disappearance links two couples; REEF ROAD, a riveting, haunting and timely thriller that finds the lives of two women colliding when a severed hand washes ashore in the wealthy enclave of Palm Beach, Florida; HOW FAR THE LIGHT REACHES, Sabrina Imbler's fascinating tour of creatures that invite us to envision wilder, grander and more abundant possibilities for the way we live; and AFTER SAPPHO by Selby Wynn Schwartz, an exhilarating debut novel that reimagines the intertwined lives of feminists at the turn of the 20th century.

Week of January 1, 2024

Paperback releases for the week of January 1st include CODE 6, a bold thriller from James Grippando that asks at what price do we open our lives to Big Data; HOW TO SELL A HAUNTED HOUSE by Grady Hendrix, a gripping novel that explores the way your past --- and your family --- can haunt you like nothing else; CHILDREN OF THE STATE, Jeff Hobbs' timely, insightful and groundbreaking look at the school-to-prison pipeline and life in the juvenile “justice” system; Sarah Levy's DRINKING GAMES, an intimate and darkly funny memoir about how one woman drank and lived --- and how, for her, the last drink was just the beginning; and the paperback original THE LOST VAN GOGH by Jonathan Santlofer, a riveting tale based on rumors that Van Gogh completed a final self-portrait before his death, one that has since been lost to time --- or the black market.

Week of December 25, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of December 25th include WHERE ARE THE CHILDREN NOW? by Alafair Burke, the highly anticipated follow-up to Mary Higgins Clark’s iconic novel, WHERE ARE THE CHILDREN?, featuring the children of Nancy Harmon facing peril once again as adults; PAYBACK IN DEATH, the 57th installment in J. D. Robb's In Death series, in which a retired colleague of Lt. Eve Dallas falls victim to a staged suicide; ALL GOOD PEOPLE HERE, Ashley Flowers' propulsive debut novel about a journalist who uncovers her hometown’s dark secrets when she becomes obsessed with the unsolved murder of her childhood neighbor --- and the disappearance of another girl 20 years later; and the paperback original ON THE PLUS SIDE, a sparkling romantic comedy by Jenny L. Howe in which the new guest on a plus-size makeover show has her style --- and her love life --- transformed.

Weeks of December 11 and 18, 2023

Paperback releases for the weeks of December 11th and 18th include Paul Harding's THIS OTHER EDEN, a spellbinding novel inspired by the true story of Malaga Island, an isolated island off the coast of Maine that became one of the first racially integrated towns in the Northeast; NO ONE LEFT TO COME LOOKING FOR YOU by Sam Lipsyte, a page-turning suspense novel that also serves as a love letter to a bygone era of New York City where young artists could still afford to chase their dreams; WOLF TRAP, a dynamic, twisting thriller from Connor Sullivan that follows a shadow operative in the midst of a conspiracy with worldwide implications; DIAMONDS AND DEADLINES by Betsy Prioleau, the first major biography of the glamorous and scandalous Miriam Leslie, titan of publishing and an unsung hero of women’s suffrage; and A LIFE IN LIGHT, Mary Pipher's memoir in essays reflecting on radiance, resilience and the constantly changing nature of reality.

Week of December 4, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of December 4th include THE HOUSE OF WOLVES, an unforgettable family drama from James Patterson and Mike Lupica, in which Jenny Wolf’s murdered father leaves her in charge of a billion-dollar empire --- and a family more ruthless than the Roys ("Succession") and Duttons ("Yellowstone"); BEFORE WE WERE INNOCENT by Ella Berman, this month's Reese's Book Club pick, a captivating thriller revolving around a summer in Greece for three best friends that ends in the unthinkable when only two return home; QUEENS OF THE AGE OF CHIVALRY, Alison Weir's epic narrative that chronicles the five vividly rendered queens of the Plantagenet kings who ruled England between 1299 and 1399; WEIGHTLESS, a poignant and ruthlessly honest journey through cultural expectations of size, race and gender --- and toward a brighter future --- from journalist, editor and pop-culture critic Evette Dionne; and the paperback original A DIFFERENT KIND OF GONE by Catherine Ryan Hyde, a gripping novel about justice, lies and impossible choices as the truth behind a teenage girl’s disappearance becomes something to conceal.

Week of November 27, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of November 27th include HUNTING TIME by Jeffery Deaver, a riveting thriller that finds reward seeker Colter Shaw plunging into the woods and racing the clock in a case where nothing is quite what it seems; THE COUPLE AT THE TABLE, a twisty psychological suspense novel from Sophie Hannah in which honeymooners at a posh resort receive an ominous warning with deadly consequences; John Boyne's ALL THE BROKEN PLACES, a devastating, beautiful story about a woman who must confront the sins of her own terrible past, and a present in which it is never too late for bravery; MOONRISE OVER NEW JESSUP by Jamila Minnicks, a thought-provoking and enchanting debut about a Black woman doing whatever it takes to protect all she loves at the beginning of the civil rights movement in Alabama; and the paperback original THE FICTION WRITER, a page-turner from Jillian Cantor that follows a writer hired by a handsome billionaire to write about his family history with Daphne du Maurier, only to find herself drawn into a tangled web of obsession, marital secrets and stolen manuscripts.

Week of November 20, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of November 20th include A QUIET LIFE, an enormously powerful and life-affirming novel from Ethan Joella about three individuals whose lives intersect in unforeseen ways; Harriet Tyce's IT ENDS AT MIDNIGHT, a chilling psychological thriller set in one of Edinburgh's poshest neighborhoods, where a lavish New Year's Eve party ends in a gruesome double murder; HOLLYWOOD: The Oral History by Jeanine Basinger and Sam Wasson, the real story of Hollywood as told by such luminaries as Steven Spielberg, Frank Capra, Katharine Hepburn, Meryl Streep, Harold Lloyd and nearly 400 others --- assembled from the American Film Institute’s treasure trove of interviews --- which reveals a fresh history of the American movie industry from its beginnings to today; and the paperback original THE WINTHROP AGREEMENT by Alice Sherman Simpson, a captivating historical novel set in Gilded Age New York City about an immigrant daughter’s ascent from a miserable tenement to the heights of haute couture, driven by an insatiable hunger for a place in society and secrets she must not betray.

Week of November 13, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of November 13th include SAM by Allegra Goodman, an unforgettable portrait of coming-of-age that offers subtle yet powerful reflections on class, parenthood, addiction, lust and the irrepressible power of dreams; THE TWIST OF A KNIFE, the ingenious fourth literary whodunit from Anthony Horowitz, who becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation --- and only one man can prove his innocence: his newly estranged partner in solving crime, Detective Hawthorne; MUSSOLINI'S DAUGHTER, Caroline Moorehead's thrilling biography of Edda Mussolini --- Benito Mussolini’s favorite daughter, one of the most influential women in 1930s Europe --- and a heart-stopping account of the unraveling of the Fascist dream in Italy; John Lancaster's THE GREAT AIR RACE, the untold, almost unbelievable story of the daring pilots who risked their lives in an unprecedented air race in 1919 --- and put American aviation on the map; and the paperback original GOOD GIRLS DON'T DIE by Christina Henry, a sharp-edged, supremely twisty thriller about three women who find themselves trapped inside stories they know aren’t their own. 

Week of November 6, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of November 6th include Jane Smiley's A DANGEROUS BUSINESS, a rollicking murder mystery set in Gold Rush California in which two young prostitutes follow a trail of missing girls; THE VILLA by Rachel Hawkins, a brilliant gothic suspense set at an Italian villa with a dark history; NOVELIST AS A VOCATION, an insightful look into the mind of a master storyteller and a unique look at the craft of writing from beloved author Haruki Murakami; Armando Lucas Correa's THE NIGHT TRAVELER, a sweeping novel in which four generations of women experience love, loss, war and hope --- from the rise of Nazism to the Cuban Revolution and, finally, the fall of the Berlin Wall; THE DELUGE by Stephen Markley, a masterful American epic charting a near future approaching collapse and a nascent but strengthening solidarity; and the paperback original THE WISHING BRIDGE, a new holiday novel from Viola Shipman that sparkles with the humor and heart that fans of Kristy Woodson Harvey, Nancy Thayer and Jenny Colgan love most.

Week of October 30, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of October 30th include P. J. Tracy's THE DEVIL YOU KNOW, which finds LAPD Detective Margaret Nolan having to deal with a scandalous deception of deadly proportions that shakes the very foundation of Hollywood and its untouchables…and leaves her entangled in its rotten core; FLIGHT, a truly riveting novel from Lynn Steger Strong, who once again turns her attention to the structural and systemic failings that are haunting Americans, but also to the ways in which family, friends and strangers can support each other through the gaps; TOAD by Katherine Dunn, a previously unpublished novel of the reflections of a deeply scarred and reclusive woman --- a timely story about the ravages of womanhood and a powerful addition to the canon of feminist fiction; and A HEART THAT WORKS, Rob Delaney’s intimate, unflinching and at times fiercely funny exploration of his son Henry’s beautiful, bright life and the devastation of his loss --- from the harrowing illness to the vivid, bodily impact of grief and the blind, furious rage that followed through to the forceful, unstoppable love that remains.