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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 16, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of January 16th include THE MAGNOLIA PALACE by Fiona Davis, a tantalizing novel about the secrets, betrayal and murder within one of New York City's most impressive Gilded Age mansions; Diane Chamberlain's THE LAST HOUSE ON THE STREET, a riveting, powerful domestic thriller in which a community’s past sins rise to the surface when two women, a generation apart, find themselves bound by tragedy and an unsolved, decades-old mystery; CHASING HISTORY, a triumphant memoir from Carl Bernstein, the Pulitzer Prize-winning coauthor of ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN and pioneer of investigative journalism, who recalls his beginnings as an audacious teenage newspaper reporter in the nation’s capital --- a winning tale of scrapes, gumshoeing and American bedlam; and THE LOVE OF MY LIFE by Rosie Walsh, a love story wrapped in a mystery --- an up-all-night page-turner with a dark secret at its core.

Week of January 9, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of January 9th include ANTHEM by Noah Hawley, an epic literary thriller in which a band of unlikely heroes on a quest to save one innocent life may end up saving us all; THE STARLESS CROWN, a captivating, deeply visionary adventure from James Rollins about an alliance that embarks on a dangerous journey to uncover the secrets of the distant past and save their world; Julia Kelly's THE LAST DANCE OF THE DEBUTANTE, an unforgettable tale revolving around a group of young women who are swept up in a life-changing journey as they become three of the last debutantes to be presented to Queen Elizabeth II; and Bernardine Evaristo’s astonishing nonfiction debut, MANIFESTO, a vibrant and inspirational account of the Booker Prize winner's life and career as she rebelled against the mainstream and fought over several decades to bring her creative work into the world.

Week of January 2, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of January 2nd include THE MAID, Nita Prose's utterly original debut about a charmingly eccentric hotel maid who discovers a guest murdered in his bed --- and solving this mystery will turn her once orderly world upside down; FIONA AND JANE by Jean Chen Ho, a witty, warm and irreverent first book that traces the lives of two young Taiwanese American women as they navigate friendship, sexuality, identity and heartbreak over two decades; THE GOLDEN COUPLE, an electrifying novel from Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, the duo behind THE WIFE BETWEEN US, AN ANONYMOUS GIRL and YOU ARE NOT ALONE; and the first-ever memoir from the most decorated female skier of all time, RISE, which reveals never-before-told stories of Lindsey Vonn's life in the fast lane, her struggle with depression, and the bold decisions that helped her break down barriers on and off the slopes.

Week of December 26, 2022

Paperback releases for the week of December 26th include DARK HORSE, the seventh installment in Gregg Hurwitz's Orphan X series, which finds Evan Smoak (aka The Nowhere Man) facing his most challenging mission ever; Christopher Golden's new supernatural thriller, ROAD OF BONES, in which an American documentarian travels a haunted highway across the frozen tundra of Siberia; HOW THE WORD IS PASSED, Clint Smith's compelling debut work of nonfiction that examines the legacy of slavery in America --- and how both history and memory continue to shape our everyday lives; and the paperback original MS. DEMEANOR by Elinor Lipman, a delicious and witty story about love under house arrest.

Weeks of December 12 and 19, 2022

Paperback releases for the weeks of December 12th and 19th include BRIGHT BURNING THINGS by Lisa Harding, a devastating and nuanced look at an addict’s journey towards rehabilitation and redemption; THE WHISPERS, an explosive novel about a woman who embarks on a desperate search for her missing best friend and uncovers a twisted web of lies --- from the internationally bestselling author of HER ONE MISTAKE, Heidi Perks; and Brad Ricca's TRUE RAIDERS (billed as “THE LOST CITY OF Z meets THE DA VINCI CODE”), which tells the untold true story of Monty Parker, a British rogue nobleman who, after being dared to do so by Ava Astor --- the so-called “most beautiful woman in the world”--- headed a secret 1909 expedition to find the fabled Ark of the Covenant.

Week of December 5, 2022

Paperback releases for the week of December 5th include Brendan Slocumb's THE VIOLIN CONSPIRACY, a beautifully rendered and complex debut novel in which a shocking theft sends a Black classical musician on a desperate quest to recover his great-great-grandfather’s heirloom violin on the eve of the most prestigious musical competition in the world; THE DICKENS BOY, a vibrant and engaging novel about the adventures of Charles Dickens’ son in the Australian Outback during the 1860s --- from the award-winning author of modern classics such as SCHINDLER'S LIST and NAPOLEON'S LAST ISLAND, Thomas Keneally; and the paperback original SO LONG, CHESTER WHEELER by Catherine Ryan Hyde, an uplifting novel about looking deeper into the heart and soul to form bonds with the last people we’d expect --- only to discover that they’re the ones who need it most.

Week of November 28, 2022

Paperback releases for the week of November 28th include BLACK CAKE by Charmaine Wilkerson, a moving debut novel in which two estranged siblings must set aside their differences to deal with their mother’s death and her hidden past --- a journey of discovery that takes them from the Caribbean to London to California and ends with her famous black cake; Stuart Woods' A SAFE HOUSE, an adrenaline-charged thriller that finds Stone Barrington taking on a vengeful rival as he tries to hide and protect those closest to him; APPARENTLY THERE WERE COMPLAINTS, a laugh-out-loud, juicy and touching memoir from Emmy Award­–winning actress Sharon Gless, who dishes about her five decades in Hollywood, where she took on some of the most groundbreaking roles of her time; and the paperback original THE PERSONAL ASSISTANT by Kimberly Belle, a deeply addictive thriller that explores the dark side of the digital world when a mommy-blogger’s assistant goes missing.

Week of November 21, 2022

Paperback releases for the week of November 21st include RECKLESS GIRLS by Rachel Hawkins, a deliciously wicked gothic suspense, set on an isolated Pacific island with a dark history; LOST & FOUND, a profound meditation on the families that make us and the families we make from Pulitzer Prize winner Kathryn Schulz, who writes with curiosity, tenderness and humor about the connections between joy and sorrow --- and between us all; Nicholas Meyer's THE RETURN OF THE PHARAOH, which marks the welcome return of Sherlock Holmes in an adventure that takes him to Egypt in search of a missing nobleman, a previously undiscovered pharaoh's tomb, and a conspiracy that threatens his very life; and the paperback original THE REBEL AND THE THIEF, a moving tale of forbidden love and extraordinary courage in the face of disaster from Jan-Philipp Sendker, the internationally bestselling author of THE ART OF HEARING HEARTBEATS.

Week of November 14, 2022

Paperback releases for the week of November 14th include THE (OTHER) YOU, a stirring, reflective collection of short stories in which Joyce Carol Oates ponders alternate destinies --- the other lives we might have led if we had made different choices; HARSH TIMES by Mario Vargas Llosa, a story of international conspiracies and conflicting interests in the time of the Cold War, echoes of which still reverberate today; and Sang Young Park's LOVE IN THE BIG CITY, a funny, transporting, surprising and poignant novel that tells the story of a young gay man searching for happiness in the lonely city of Seoul. Among the week's paperback originals are BEFORE I LET GO, Kennedy Ryan's compelling, scorching novel about hope and healing, and what it truly means to love for a lifetime; and A WISH FOR WINTER, Viola Shipman’s latest winter charmer following THE SECRET OF SNOW, which is sure to tug on heartstrings and delight readers who love books about books, missed connections and the magic of Christmas.

Week of November 7, 2022

Paperback releases for the week of November 7th include KINGDOM OF BONES, the 16th entry in James Rollins' riveting, deeply imaginative Sigma Force thriller series, which is told with his trademark blend of cutting-edge science, historical mystery and pulse-pounding action; MOTHERS, FATHERS, AND OTHERS, a moving, fierce and often funny essay collection from Siri Hustvedt, who explores the shifting borders that define human experience, including boundaries we usually take for granted --- between ourselves and others, nature and nurture, viewer and artwork --- that turn out to be far less stable than we imagine; WOODROW ON THE BENCH, a beautiful memoir from Jenna Blum that recalls the last six months of her beloved black Lab's life and the ways in which he taught her to live; and THE BALLERINAS by Rachel Kapelke-Dale, a captivating, voice-driven debut novel about a trio of ballerinas who meet as students at the Paris Opera Ballet School.