PATSY by Nicole Dennis-Benn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2019

"Dennis-Benn has written a profound book about sexuality, gender, race, and immigration that speaks to the contemporary moment through the figure of a woman alive with passion and regret."
A woman comes to terms with how her immigration to America affects her family back home in Jamaica—and herself. Read full book review >
A GIRL RETURNED by Donatella Di Pietrantonio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2019

"A gripping, deeply moving coming-of-age novel; immensely readable, beautifully written, and highly recommended."
In this slim novel by award-winning Italian author Di Pietrantonio, her first translated into English, a 13-year-old girl raised by distant relatives as their own is sent abruptly back to her birth family with little explanation. Read full book review >

HOW RORY THORNE DESTROYED THE MULTIVERSE by K.  Eason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2019

"Do not, under any circumstances, miss out on this."
Ten generations after Sleeping Beauty was woken by her prince, a new princess is born to the (now interplanetary) kingdom of Thorne. Read full book review >
MURMUR by Will Eaves
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2019

"A wildly inventive and moving exploration of the human mind under conditions of duress."
A challenging literary experiment about the shifting nature of human consciousness, inspired by English computer scientist Alan Turing, who was persecuted for being gay. Read full book review >
BLOOMLAND by John Englehardt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2019

"Hugely important, hauntingly brutal—Englehardt has just announced himself as one of America's most talented emerging writers."
Gun violence, grief, and the struggle to construct a coherent identity in the funnel cloud of the American absurd. Read full book review >

GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER by Bernardine Evaristo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2019

"Beautiful and necessary."
A magnificent chorus of black British voices and a winner of the 2019 Booker Prize. Read full book review >
SABRINA & CORINA by Kali Fajardo-Anstine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2019

"Fajardo-Anstine takes aim at our country's social injustices and ills without succumbing to pessimism. The result is a nearly perfect collection of stories that is emotionally wrenching but never without glimmers of resistance and hope."
Eleven achingly realistic stories set in Denver and southern Colorado bear witness to the lives of Latina women of Indigenous descent trying to survive generations of poverty, racism, addiction, and violence. Read full book review >
EARLY RISER by Jasper Fforde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2019

"Whip-smart, tremendous fun, and an utter delight from start to finish."
Fforde (The Eye of Zoltar, 2014, etc.) returns from his "creative hiatus" with a madcap adventure through the Welsh winter, which has grown so deadly most humans literally sleep through it. Read full book review >