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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.

Josh Malerman, author of Malorie: A Bird Box Novel

Twelve years after Malorie and her children rowed up the river to safety, a blindfold is still the only thing that stands between sanity and madness. One glimpse of the creatures that stalk the world will drive a person to unspeakable violence. All Malorie can do is survive --- and impart her fierce will to do so on her children. But then comes what feels like impossible news. And with it, the first time Malorie has allowed herself to hope. Someone very dear to her, someone she believed dead, may be alive. Malorie has a harrowing choice to make: to live by the rules of survival that have served her so well, or to venture into the darkness and reach for hope once more.