AUTONOMOUS by Annalee Newitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A strong and cerebral start if perhaps a little too open-ended."
This debut work by the co-founder of sci-fi website io9 explores issues of free will and property in a corporate-run future. Read full book review >
LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"With her second novel, Ng further proves she's a sensitive, insightful writer with a striking ability to illuminate life in America."
This incandescent portrait of suburbia and family, creativity, and consumerism burns bright. Read full book review >

THE REFUGEES by Viet Thanh Nguyen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Nguyen is the foremost literary interpreter of the Vietnamese experience in America, to be sure. But his stories, excellent from start to finish, transcend ethnic boundaries to speak to human universals."
A collection of stories, most set amid the Vietnamese exile communities of California, by the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Sympathizer (2015). Read full book review >
AFTER THE FLARE by Deji Bryce Olukotun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"An absorbing novel that explores a compelling, African-centered future world."
In a deceptively slim novel, Olukotun (Nigerians in Space, 2014) orchestrates a complex dystopian story about what happens when a massive solar flare damages electrical systems worldwide and leaves Nigeria with the only functioning space program on the planet. Read full book review >
THE LONELY HEARTS HOTEL by Heather O’Neill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Big and lush and extremely satisfying; a rare treat."
Walking the hypnotic line between tragedy and fairy tale, O'Neill's latest novel (The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, 2014, etc.) follows two spectacularly talented orphans as they fall into the bleak underworld of 1930s Montreal. Read full book review >

SAY NOTHING by Brad Parks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"The nerve-shredding never lets up for a minute as Parks picks you up by the scruff of the neck, shakes you vigorously, and repeats over and over again till a climax so harrowing that you'll be shaking with gratitude that it's finally over."
A Virginia judge's 6-year-old twins are kidnapped by someone who wants to influence an important ruling he's soon to make—and doesn't mind putting him through the emotional wringer in the process. Read full book review >
THE ESSEX SERPENT by Sarah Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Stuffed with smarts and storytelling sorcery, this is a work of astonishing breadth and brilliance."
The unlikely friendship between a canny widow and a scholarly vicar sets the stage for this sweeping 19th-century saga of competing belief systems. Read full book review >
FIERCE KINGDOM by Gin Phillips
Released: July 11, 2017

"Poignant and profound, this adrenaline-fueled thriller will shatter readers like a bullet through bone."
A deadly game of hide-and-seek is set inside a darkened menagerie. Read full book review >