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Our Most Anticipated Books: Summer Edition 2023

There are some great books coming out this summer. Isabel Allende, James Lee Burke, Richard Russo, Ann Patchett and other fantastic authors have books being published in the next few months. Order now, and we’ll have a copy ready for you as

soon as the book arrives.


The Wind Knows My Name by Isabel Allende (June 6)

This powerful and moving novel weaves together past and present, tracing the ripple effects of war and immigration on one child in Europe in 1938 and another in the United States in 2019.

I Am Homeless If This Is Not My Home by Lorrie Moore (June 20)

Lorrie Moore's first novel since A Gate at the Stairs--a daring, meditative exploration of love and death, passion and grief, and what it means to be haunted by the past, both by history and the human heart.

The First Ladies by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray (June 27)

A novel about the extraordinary partnership between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and civil rights activist Mary McLeod Bethune--an unlikely friendship that changed the world, from the bestselling authors of The Personal Librarian.


Flags on the Bayou by James Lee Burke (July 11)

From James Lee Burke comes a novel set in Civil War-era Louisiana as the South transforms and a brilliant cast of characters - enslaved and free women, plantation gentry, and battle-weary Confederate and Union soldiers - are caught in the maelstrom.

Crook Manifesto by Colson Whitehead (July 18)

Crook Manifesto is a darkly funny tale of a city under siege, but also a sneakily searching portrait of the meaning of family. Colson Whitehead's kaleidoscopic portrait of Harlem is sure to stand as one of the all-time great evocations of a place and a time.

Somebody's Fool by Richard Russo (July 25)

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo returns to North Bath, in upstate New York, and to the characters that captured the hearts and imaginations of millions of readers in his beloved best sellers Nobody's Fool and Everybody's Fool.


Tom Lake by Ann Patchett (August 1)

In this beautiful and moving novel about family, love, and growing up, Ann Patchett once again proves herself one of America's finest writers. Tom Lake is a meditation on youthful love, married love, and the lives parents have led before their children were born.

The Last Ranger by Peter Heller (August 1)

A vibrant, lyrical mystery set in Yellowstone National Park where a skirmish between a local hunter and a wolf biologist turns violent, and a park ranger, adrift in his own life, becomes obsessed with discovering the truth.

The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride (August 8)

A novel about small-town secrets and the people who keep them. Bringing his masterly storytelling skills and his deep faith in humanity, James McBride has written a novel as compassionate as Deacon King Kong and as inventive as The Good Lord Bird.

Learned by Heart by Emma Donoghue (August 29)

A heartbreakingly gorgeous novel based on the true story of two girls who fall secretly, deeply, and dangerously in love at boarding school in 19th century York, from the bestselling author of Room and The Wonder.

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