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Our Most Anticipated Books: November 2021 - January 2022


It's not too early to think about holiday gifts and reading in the new year. Here is 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.

NOVEMBER

These Precious Days by Ann Patchett (November 2)

A literary alchemist, Patchett plumbs the depths of her experiences to create gold: engaging and moving pieces that are both self-portrait and landscape, each vibrant with emotion and rich in insight. Turning her writer’s eye on her own experiences, she transforms the private into the universal, providing us all a way to look at our own worlds anew, and reminds how fleeting and enigmatic life can be.

The Sentence by Louise Erdrich (November 9)

In this stunning and timely novel, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich creates a wickedly funny ghost story, a tale of passion, of a complex marriage, and of a woman's relentless errors.

Never by Ken Follett (November 9)

The new must-read epic from master writer Ken Follett: an action-packed, globe-spanning spy thriller about brinkmanship, impossible decisions, and the unforeseen consequences that could lead to the next world war.

Atlas of the Heart by Brené Brown (November 30)

In her latest book, bestselling author Dr. Brené Brown writes, "If we want to find the way back to ourselves and one another, we need language and the grounded confidence to both tell our stories and to be stewards of the stories that we hear. This is the framework for meaningful connection."

DECEMBER

Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman (December 7) In Call Us What We Carry, Gorman explores history, language, identity, and erasure through an imaginative and intimate collage. Harnessing the collective grief of a global pandemic, these poems shine a light on a moment of reckoning and reveal that Gorman has become our messenger from the past, our voice for the future.

Bright Burning Things by Lisa Harding (December 7)

A rising international literary star makes her American debut with this visceral, tender, and brave portrait of addiction, recovery, and motherhood, as harrowing and intense as Shuggie Bain.

JANUARY

To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara (January 11)

From the author of the classic A Little Life--a bold, brilliant novel spanning three centuries and three different versions of the American experiment, about lovers, family, loss and the elusive promise of utopia.

The Final Case by David Guterson (January 11)

A provocative new novel from the best-selling author of Snow Falling on Cedars—a moving father-son story that is also a taut courtroom drama and a bold examination of privilege, power, and how to live a meaningful life.

Anthem by Noah Hawley (January 18)

Noah Hawley’s new novel is an adventure that finds unquenchable lights in dark corners. Unforgettably vivid characters and a plot as fast and bright as pop cinema blend in a Vonnegutian story that is as timeless as a Grimm’s fairy tale.

Her Hidden Genius by Marie Benedict (January 25)

Marie Benedict's powerful new novel shines a light on a woman who sacrificed her life to discover the nature of our very DNA, a woman whose world-changing contributions were hidden by the men around her but whose relentless drive advanced our understanding of humankind.


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