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Our Most Anticipated Books: May - July 2021


It’s time for spring and summer reads! Here are a selection of books we are most excited about that are being released in the next three months. Order now, and we’ll have a copy ready for you as soon as the book arrives.

MAY

Secrets of Happiness by Joan Silber (May 4)

“A new Joan Silber book is always a reason to celebrate. Her latest is the story of a family—two families—exploding after a years-long infidelity comes to light, told in intersecting, polyphonic voices, like a tapestry of those affected.” ~ Literary Hub, One of the Most Anticipated Books of the Year.

The Premonition: A Pandemic Story by Michael Lewis (May 4)

Fortunately, we are still a nation of skeptics. Fortunately, there are those among us who study pandemics and are willing to look unflinchingly at worst-case scenarios. Michael Lewis's taut and brilliant nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response to the outbreak of COVID-19.

There's A Revolution Outside, My Love: Letters from a Crisis edited by Tracy K. Smith & John Freeman (May 11)

Galvanizing and lyrical, this is a deeply profound anthology of writing filled with pain and beauty, warmth and intimacy. A remarkable feat of empathy, There’s a Revolution Outside, My Love offers solace in a time of swirling protest, change, and violence—reminding us of the human scale of the upheaval, and providing hope for a kinder future.


JUNE

Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand (June 1) In this satisfying page-turner from "the queen of beach reads" (New York Magazine), a Nantucket novelist has one final summer to protect her secrets while her loved ones on earth learn to live without their golden girl.

Battle for the Big Top: P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling, and the Death-Defying Saga of the American Circus by Les Standiford (June 15)

In Battle for the Big Top, Les Standiford brings to life a remarkable era when three circus kings—James Bailey, P.T. Barnum, and John Ringling—all vied for control of the vastly profitable and influential American Circus.

Dream Girl by Laura Lippman (June 22)

Following up on her acclaimed and wildly successful bestseller Lady in the Lake, Laura Lippman returns with a dark, complex tale of psychological suspense with echoes of Misery involving a novelist, incapacitated by injury, who is plagued by mysterious phone calls.


JULY

This Is Your Mind On Plants by Michael Pollan (July 6)

Michael Pollan offers a radical challenge to how we think about drugs, and an exploration into the powerful human attraction to psychoactive plants--and the equally powerful taboos. Combining history and science with memoir, reflection, and episodes of participatory journalism, Pollan writes with a style all his own.

The Cellist by Daniel Silva (July 13)

Master of international intrigue Daniel Silva follows up his acclaimed #1 New York Times bestsellers The Order, The New Girl, and The Other Woman with this riveting, action-packed tale of espionage and suspense featuring art restorer and spy Gabriel Allon. Silva is a world-class practitioner of spy fiction.

Such a Quiet Place by Megan Miranda (July 13)

A new riveting suspense novel about a mysterious murder in an idyllic and close-knit neighborhood. Pulsating with suspense and with the shocking twists that are Megan Miranda's trademark, Such a Quiet Place is Megan Miranda's best novel yet--a twisty locked-box thriller that will keep you turning pages late into the night.


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