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Week of May 17, 2021

Paperback releases for the week of May 17th include FINDING CHIKA, Mitch Albom’s most personal story to date --- an intimate and heartwarming memoir about what it means to be a family and the young Haitian orphan whose short life would forever change his heart; Maggie O'Farrell's HAMNET, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, which takes place in 1850 England and revolves around the Black Death, a plague that is infecting the healthy, the sick, the old and the young alike; MALORIE by Josh Malerman, the thrilling sequel to BIRD BOX, which was the inspiration for the record-breaking Netflix film starring Sandra Bullock; THE END OF THE DAY, Bill Clegg's second work of fiction --- following his acclaimed bestseller DID YOU EVER HAVE A FAMILY --- in which three seemingly disconnected lives come together as half-century-old secrets begin to surface; and TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE by Meg Mitchell Moore, a warm, witty and suspenseful novel filled with small-town secrets, summer romance, big-time lies and spiked seltzer.