CATAPULT by Emily Fridlund
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Bracing, often brilliant stories deliver a shock to the routine narratives we tell."
Eleven stories of misshapen families and broken friendships disturb and unsettle. Read full book review >
LITTLE SISTER by Barbara Gowdy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"This imaginative, alluring novel from an acclaimed Canadian author unspools steadily and grippingly and may earn Gowdy many new fans stateside."
The electrifying story of a cinema owner who finds herself living another woman's life whenever it storms. Read full book review >

EXIT WEST by Mohsin Hamid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"One of the most bittersweet love stories in modern memory and a book to savor even while despairing of its truths."
Hamid (Discontent and Its Civilizations, 2014, etc.) crafts a richly imaginative tale of love and loss in the ashes of civil war. Read full book review >
KEEP HER SAFE by Sophie Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Hannah (Closed Casket, 2016, etc.) continues her quest to identify all the reassuring certitudes mystery novels take for granted and demonstrate how much fun it is to toss them overboard. There's no point in objecting to the coincidences and implausibilities required to launch this brilliant nightmare: resistance is futile."
Overwhelmed by complications arising from her unplanned third pregnancy, a Hertfordshire housewife flees her home for the comforts of an upscale Arizona resort and lands smack in the middle of a fictionalization of the JonBenét Ramsey case, which quickly swallows her up. Read full book review >
RABBIT CAKE by Annie Hartnett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"How a whip-smart young girl handles the loss of her mother and the reorientation of her family; charming and beautifully written."
A brilliant debut novel about a child grieving the loss of a mother. Read full book review >

STANDARD DEVIATION by Katherine Heiny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2017

"An amusingly engaging take on long-term marriage with a lovably loopy character at its center."
In her debut novel, the author of the charming short story collection Single, Carefree, Mellow (2015) matures into new (equally beguiling) terrain, exploring marriage, fidelity, friendship, and parenting. Read full book review >
MAGPIE MURDERS by Anthony Horowitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Fans who still mourn the passing of Agatha Christie, the model who's evoked here in dozens of telltale details, will welcome this wildly inventive homage/update/commentary as the most fiendishly clever puzzle—make that two puzzles—of the year."
A preternaturally brainy novel within a novel that's both a pastiche and a deconstruction of golden-age whodunits. Read full book review >
THE TALENTED RIBKINS by Ladee Hubbard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"To describe this novel, as someone inevitably will, as Song of Solomon reimagined as a Marvel Comics franchise is to shortchange its cleverness and audacity."
Hubbard shrewdly molds the pop-culture mythology of the comic-book superhero team into a magical-realist metaphor for African-American struggles since the real-life heroic battle against segregation in the middle of the 20th century. Read full book review >