MARLENA by Julie Buntin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"Devastating; as unforgettable as it is gorgeous."
Sensitive and smart and arrestingly beautiful, debut novelist Buntin's tale of the friendship between two girls in the woods of Northern Michigan makes coming-of-age stories feel both urgent and new. Read full book review >
THE VENERATION OF MONSTERS by Suzanne Burns
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"Burns is an unmissable heir to writers of the peculiar, from Shirley Jackson to Roald Dahl."
A parade of eccentric women retreat into fantasy as they attempt to cure their loneliness. Read full book review >

ILL WILL by Dan Chaon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A shadowy narrative that's carried well by the author's command and insight."
A dark genre-bending thriller that starts with a drowning but widens to encompass murder, cancer, drug addiction, and satanic ritual abuse. Read full book review >
WHAT WE LOSE by Zinzi Clemmons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A compelling exploration of race, migration, and womanhood in contemporary America."
In this inventive debut novel, a young woman writes her way out of grief. Read full book review >
AN EXTRAORDINARY UNION by Alyssa Cole
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"A masterful tale that bodes well for future work from Cole."
A spy posing as a slave in Civil War Virginia risks her own life and the outcome of the war by falling in love with a fellow spy of another race. Read full book review >

DUKE WITH BENEFITS by Manda Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"A bluestocking Regency romance of unusual intensity."
Love is a riddle that even a genius can't solve alone. Read full book review >
THE LATE SHOW by Michael Connelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"More perhaps than any of Connelly's much-honored other titles, this one reveals why his procedurals are the most soulful in the business: because he finds the soul in the smallest details, faithfully executed."
The 30th novel by the creator of Harry Bosch (The Wrong Side of Goodbye, 2016, etc.) and the Lincoln Lawyer (The Gods of Guilt, 2013, etc.) introduces an LAPD detective fighting doggedly for justice for herself and a wide array of victims. Read full book review >
THE LOCALS by Jonathan Dee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"An absorbing panorama of small-town life and a study of democracy in miniature, with both the people and their polity facing real and particular contemporary pressures."
The residents of a small town in the Berkshires have their world overturned by a billionaire in their midst. Read full book review >