WASHINGTON BLACK by Esi Edugyan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2018

"A thoughtful, boldly imagined ripsnorter that broadens inventive possibilities for the antebellum novel."
High adventure fraught with cliffhanger twists marks this runaway-slave narrative, which leaps, sails, and soars from Caribbean cane fields to the fringes of the frozen Arctic and across a whole ocean. Read full book review >
YOUR DUCK IS MY DUCK by Deborah Eisenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"These brilliant stories invoke the desire for something other than what you've been given, which applies to us as much as to Eisenberg's characters, whose distracted desperation can't help, in the end, but reflect our own."
A vivid mix of stories that pick up and expand on Eisenberg's (The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg, 2010, etc.) signature concerns. Read full book review >

SAFE HOUSES by Dan Fesperman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2018

"Prolific spy novelist Fesperman delivers another winner, this one as fiendishly clever as it is richly entertaining."
In 2014, 35 years after Berlin-based CIA worker Helen Abell went rogue to uncover a high-level agent as a serial rapist, she and her husband are murdered in their farmhouse on Maryland's Eastern Shore—both shot in the face with a hunting rifle. Read full book review >
HAPPINESS by Aminatta Forna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2018

"Low-key yet piercingly empathetic, Forna's latest explores instinct, resilience, and the complexity of human coexistence, reaffirming her reputation for exceptional ability and perspective."
The paths of two people—an American woman who studies the habits of urban foxes and a Ghanaian man specializing in refugee trauma—cross in London, creating a fork in the road for both. Read full book review >
THE GREY BASTARDS  by Jonathan French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2018

"An addictively readable—and undeniably cool—fantasy masterwork."
French's adrenaline-fueled adventure fantasy, which features badass gangs of tattooed half-orcs on the backs of giant war hogs thundering across a lawless wasteland, is an unapologetically brutal thrill ride—like Mad Max set in Tolkien's Middle-earth. Read full book review >

THE STRANGER GAME by Peter Gadol
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"Beautiful, thoughtful meditation on the invisible ties that bind us—even to strangers."
When Rebecca's boyfriend goes missing, she learns that he may be caught up in the stranger game. So she, too, begins to play. Rule No. 1: Choose random people to follow, and don't get caught…. Read full book review >
NO EARLS ALLOWED  by Shana Galen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2018

"Bright, funny, poignant, and entertaining—everything historical romance fans could ask for."
An ex-soldier is charged with bringing an earl's daughter home from the shabby orphanage she's running but finds himself drawn to the woman and the children—and is tempted for the first time ever to ignore his mission. Read full book review >
THE WILDLANDS by Abby Geni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Geni continues to create works of art with perfect voices that are simultaneously thrillers and meditations on nature. It is an incredible trick."
Geni's (The Lightkeepers, 2016) fascination with the borders between human and animal drives this distinctive sophomore novel. Read full book review >