Recent Fiction Gift Picks

The Cat Who Saved Books: A Novel Cover Image
By Sosuke Natsukawa, Louise Heal Kawai (Translated by)
$24.99
ISBN: 9780063095724
Availability: Available for Pre-Order
Published: HarperVia - December 7th, 2021

"Cats, books, young love, and adventure: catnip for a variety of readers!" –Kirkus

“Bibliophiles will dote on this charming import from Japan, smoothly translated by Louise Heal Kawai." – Library Journal


Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982168438
Availability: At the Store Now
Published: Scribner - September 28th, 2021

A New York Times Notable Book

“If you’re looking for a superb novel, look no further.” —The Washington Post

The instant New York Times bestseller and finalist for the 2021 National Book Award is “wildly inventive, a humane and uplifting book for adults that’s infused with the magic of childhood


Still Life Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593330753
Availability: At the Store Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - November 2nd, 2021

A Good Morning America Book Club Pick
 
A captivating, bighearted, richly tapestried story of people brought together by love, war, art, flood, and the ghost of E. M. Forster, by the celebrated author of Tin Man.


Beasts of a Little Land: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063093577
Availability: Available for Pre-Order
Published: Ecco - December 7th, 2021

"A spectacular debut filled with great characters and heart.” —Lisa See, author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

A Recommended Read from: USA Today * Buzzfeed * Goodreads * Lit Hub * Book Riot * The Everygirl * The Oregonian


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Matrix: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594634499
Availability: At the Store Now
Published: Riverhead Books - September 7th, 2021

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

FINALIST FOR THE 2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION


Named a Best Book of the Year by Time, The Washington Post, NPR, The Financial Times, Esquire, Vulture, Marie Claire, Vox, The Los Angeles Times and more!


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Afterparties: Stories Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063049901
Availability: At the Store Now
Published: Ecco - August 3rd, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A Roxane Gay's Audacious Book Club Pick!

Named a Best Book of Summer by: Wall Street Journal * Thrillist * Vogue * Lit Hub * Refinery29 * New York Observer * The Daily Beast * Time * BuzzFeed * Entertainment Weekly 


Hell of a Book: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593330968
Availability: At the Store Now
Published: Dutton - June 29th, 2021

***2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER***

***THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER***

Winner of the 2021 Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction

Longlisted for the 2022 Carnegie Medal Fiction, the 2021 Joyce Carol Oates Prize and the 2021 Aspen Words Literary Prize 

A Read With Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick! 


Our Country Friends: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984855121
Availability: At the Store Now
Published: Random House - November 2nd, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • GOOD MORNING AMERICA BUZZ PICK • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book ReviewFinancial TimesThe Washington PostTimeLos Angeles TimesGood HousekeepingKirkus Reviews


The Lincoln Highway: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780735222359
Availability: At the Store Now
Published: Viking - October 5th, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A TODAY Show Read with Jenna Book Club Pick


A New York Times Notable Book, and Chosen by Oprah Quarterly and The Washington Post as a Best Book of the Year

“Wise and wildly entertaining . . . permeated with light, wit, youth.” —The New York Times Book Review
 


Beautiful World, Where Are You: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374602604
Availability: At the Store Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 7th, 2021

AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Beautiful World, Where Are You
is a new novel by Sally Rooney, the bestselling author of Normal People and Conversations with Friends.


Bewilderment: A Novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393881141
Availability: At the Store Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 21st, 2021

AN OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB SELECTION
An Instant New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of 2021
Shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize and Longlisted for the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction

A heartrending new novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning and #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Overstory.


Harlem Shuffle: A Novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385545136
Availability: At the Store Now
Published: Doubleday - September 14th, 2021

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, a gloriously entertaining novel of heists, shakedowns, and rip-offs set in Harlem in the 1960s.


The Book of Form and Emptiness: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399563645
Availability: At the Store Now
Published: Viking - September 21st, 2021

“No one writes like Ruth Ozeki—a triumph.” —Matt Haig, New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library

“Inventive, vivid, and propelled by a sense of wonder.” —TIME


Crossroads: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780374181178
Availability: At the Store Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 5th, 2021

Jonathan Franzen’s gift for wedding depth and vividness of character with breadth of social vision has never been more dazzlingly evident than in Crossroads.


Small Things Like These Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780802158741
Availability: At the Store Now
Published: Grove Press - November 30th, 2021

"A hypnotic and electrifying Irish tale that transcends country, transcends time." --Lily King, New York Times bestselling author of Writers & Lovers

Small Things Like These is award-winning author Claire Keegan's landmark new novel, a tale of one man's courage and a remarkable portrait of love and family


The Sentence Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062671127
Availability: At the Store Now
Published: Harper - November 9th, 2021

"Dazzling...A hard-won love letter to readers and to booksellers, as well as a compelling story about how we cope with pain and fear, injustice and illness. One good way is to press a beloved book into another's hands. Read The Sentence and then do just that." (USA Today, Four Stars)


Assembly Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780316268264
Availability: At the Store Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 14th, 2021

“The electrifying fiction debut that has been called ‘a modern Mrs. Dalloway.’”—THE ATLANTIC

"Mind-bending and utterly original."—Brandon Taylor

“Slim in the hand, but its impact is massive.”—Ali Smith

One woman. One day. One decision.


Tales from the Cafe Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781335630988
Availability: At the Store Now
Published: Hanover Square Press - October 12th, 2021

From the author of the international bestseller Before the Coffee Gets Cold, this book follows four new customers who hope to travel back in time in a little Japanese caf .


Five Tuesdays in Winter Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802158765
Availability: At the Store Now
Published: Grove Press - November 9th, 2021

"Five Tuesdays in Winter moved me, inspired me, thrilled me. It filled up every chamber of my heart. I loved this book." --Ann Patchett


By the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Writers & Lovers and Euphoria comes a masterful new collection of short stories


The Island of Missing Trees: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781635578591
Availability: At the Store Now
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - November 2nd, 2021

A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK

"A wise novel of love and grief, roots and branches, displacement and home, faith and belief. Balm for our bruised times." —David Mitchell, author of Utopia Avenue


The War for Gloria: A novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524732325
Availability: At the Store Now
Published: Knopf - September 7th, 2021

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR • This “deeply immersive novel” (The Washington Post) from the author of the award–winning Preparation for the Next Life is an “epic coming-of-age tale filled with pain, heartache, fear, and undying love” (The Associated Press), as a young man’s yearning to protect h


The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316592550
Availability: At the Store Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 26th, 2021

The “captivating’’ and “powerful’’ story (Publishers Weekly, starred review) of one man who banishes himself to a solitary life in the Arctic Circle, and is saved by good friends, a loyal dog, and a surprise visit that changes everything, in a novel that is both “ceaselessly brilliant’&rsq


My Monticello: Fiction Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250807151
Availability: At the Store Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - October 5th, 2021

“A badass debut by any measurenimble, knowing, and electrifying.” Colson Whitehead, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Nickel Boys and Harlem Shuffle


Three Novels: Kingdom Cons, Signs Preceding the End of the World, the Transmigration of Bodies Cover Image
By Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman (Translator)
$25.95
ISBN: 9781913505240
Availability: Available to Order
Published: And Other Stories - September 14th, 2021

Inseparable: A Never-Before-Published Novel Cover Image
By Simone de Beauvoir, Sandra Smith (Translated by), Margaret Atwood (Introduction by)
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063075047
Availability: At the Store Now
Published: Ecco - September 7th, 2021

A never-before-published novel by the iconic Simone de Beauvoir of an intense and vivid girlhood friendship 

From the moment Sylvie and Andrée meet in their Parisian day school, they see in each other an accomplice with whom to confront the mysteries of girlhood.


The Archer Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616209902
Availability: At the Store Now
Published: Algonquin Books - September 7th, 2021

“Set in 1970s Bombay, the novel explores art, ambition, gender roles and class with the same shimmering prose of Swamy’s first book, the story collection A House Is a Body.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“[A] sublime, boundary-pushing exploration of sexuality, creativity, and love.”
—NPR

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