FRIDAY BLACK by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"Corrosive dispatches from the divided heart of America."
Edgy humor and fierce imagery coexist in these stories with shrewd characterization and humane intelligence, inspired by volatile material sliced off the front pages. Read full book review >
EIGHTEEN BELOW by Stefan  Ahnhem
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 4, 2018

"Hats off to Ahnhem for creating a villain more powerful than the franchise team charged with bringing him in."
The third appearance for Swedish cop Fabian Risk and his colleagues in Helsingborg's crime squad (The Ninth Grave, 2017, etc.) presents them two very different crime waves, one that might have been ripped from the headlines, the other more baroque, fantastic, and transcendentally evil. Read full book review >

THAT KIND OF MOTHER by Rumaan Alam
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2018

"With his second novel, Alam cements his status as that kind of writer: insightful, intrepid, and truly impressive."
This story about a white woman who adopts her black nanny's son burrows deep into issues of race, class, and the nature of family. Read full book review >
THE DEEPER THE WATER THE UGLIER THE FISH by Katya Apekina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A dark and unforgettable first book."
A debut novel examines the ripple effects of mental illness and betrayal on a broken family. Read full book review >
TRANSCRIPTION by Kate Atkinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Another beautifully crafted book from an author of great intelligence and empathy."
The author of A God in Ruins (2015) and Life After Life (2013) revisits the Second World War. Read full book review >

THE RIGHT INTENTION by Andrés Barba
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2018

"A gorgeous, fully realized collection in which each novella can be appreciated on its own as well as in concert with the others."
Lonely, desperate, obsessive characters inform the stories in Barba's latest collection. Read full book review >
PRETEND I'M DEAD by Jen  Beagin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2018

"Singularly enjoyable."
A young woman's offbeat adventures among misfits, weirdos, and other human beings. Read full book review >
EVENING IN PARADISE by Lucia Berlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"No dead author is more alive on the page than Berlin: funny, dark, and so in love with the world."
Twenty-two more stories from an author who died in 2004 and made it big in 2015. Read full book review >