This spring and summer is stacked with exciting tie-in reads! From fantasy to historical fiction, now’s your chance to read these books before they hit the screen.
Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
Written with gemlike precision and marked by a sly sense of humor, Conversations with Friends is wonderfully alive to the pleasures and dangers of youth, and the messy edges of female friendship.
“Sharp, funny, thought-provoking . . . a really great portrait of two young women as they’re figuring out how to be adults.”—Celeste Ng, “Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast”
“The dialogue is superb, as are the insights about communicating in the age of electronic devices. Rooney has a magical ability to write scenes of such verisimilitude that even when little happens they’re suspenseful.”—Curtis Sittenfeld, The Week
Now Available in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, eBook, and Audio Download Editions.
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
The #1 New York Times bestselling worldwide sensation with more than 12 million copies sold, “a painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature” (The New York Times Book Review).
“Both a coming-of-age story and a mysterious account of a murder investigation told from the perspective of a young girl…Through Kya’s story, Owens explores how isolation affects human behavior, and the deep effect that rejection can have on our lives.”—Vanity Fair
“Compelling, original…A mystery, a courtroom drama, a romance and a coming-of-age story, Where the Crawdads Sing is a moving, beautiful tale. Readers will remember Kya for a long, long time.”—ShelfAwareness
Now Available in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, Mass Market Paperback, Large Print, eBook, Audio Download, and CD Editions.
Reacher: Killing Floor by Lee Child
Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He’s just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he’s arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Reacher knows is that he didn’t kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn’t stand a chance of convincing anyone. Not in Margrave, Georgia. Not a chance in hell.
“All [Jack Reacher novels] are ripping yarns, but…. Killing Floor wins awards for Best Corrupt Southern Town in a Summer Novel and Best Exploding Warehouse.”—Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly
Now Available in Trade Paperback, Mass Market Paperback, and eBook Editions.
The Rise of the Dragon: An Illustrated History Of The Targaryen Dynasty, Volume One by George R. R. Martin, Elio M. García Jr. and Linda Antonsson
This lavish visual history—featuring over 180 all-new illustrations—is a stunning introduction to House Targaryen, the iconic family at the heart of HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon.
Available October 25, 2022 in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download Editions.
The Gray Man by Mark Greaney
To those who lurk in the shadows, he’s known as the Gray Man. He is a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible and then fading away. And he always hits his target. Always.
Available in Trade Paperback, Mass Market Paperback, and eBook Editions.
Operation Mincemeat: How A Dead Man And A Bizarre Plan Fooled The Nazis And Assured An Allied Victory by Ben Macintyre
The “brilliant and almost absurdly entertaining” (Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker) true story of the most successful—and certainly the strangest—deception carried out in World War II, from the acclaimed author of The Spy and the Traitor
Available in Trade Paperback eBook, and Audio Download Editions.
The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian
The Flight Attendant—now available on HBO Max. Season Two Premiering April 21st.
Now an acclaimed HBO Max series starring Kaley Cuoco and Rosie Perez, a powerful story about the ways an entire life can change in one night: a flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man—and no idea what happened.
Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She’s a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives with them, and the accompanying self-loathing. When she awakes in a Dubai hotel room, she tries to piece the previous night back together, counting the minutes until she has to catch her crew shuttle to the airport. She quietly slides out of bed, careful not to aggravate her already pounding head, and looks at the man she spent the night with. She sees his dark hair. His utter stillness. And blood, a slick, still wet pool on the crisp white sheets. Afraid to call the police—she’s a single woman alone in a hotel room far from home—Cassie begins to lie. She lies as she joins the other flight attendants and pilots in the van. She lies on the way to Paris as she works the first class cabin. She lies to the FBI agents in New York who meet her at the gate. Soon it’s too late to come clean—or face the truth about what really happened back in Dubai. Could she have killed him? If not, who did?
Available in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, Mass Market, eBook, Audio Download, and Large Print Editions.
Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter On The Police Beat In Japan by Jake Adelstein
A riveting true-life tale of newspaper noir and Japanese organized crime from an American investigative journalist who ”pulls the curtain back on … [an] element of Japanese society that few Westerners ever see” (San Francisco Examiner).
“Groundbreaking reporting on the yakuza. . . . Adelstein shares juicy, salty, and occasionally funny anecdotes, but many are frightening. . . . Adelstein doesn’t lack for self-confidence . . . but beneath the bravado are a big heart and a relentless drive for justice.”–The Boston Globe
Available in Trade Paperback, eBook, and Audio Download Editions.
The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis
From the bestselling author of The Queen’s Gambit, the landmark science fiction novel that inspired the classic 1976 film starring David Bowie and is the basis for a forthcoming Showtime series.
“Beautiful science fiction. . . . The story of an extraterrestrial visitor from another planet is designed mainly to say something about life on this one.” —The New York Times
“Those who know The Man Who Fell to Earth only from the film version are missing something. This is one of the finest science fiction novels of its period.” —J.R. Dunn, author of Full Tide of Night
Available May 10, 2022 in Trade Paperback Edition.
The Umbrella Academy Volume 1: Apocalypse Suite by Gerard Way; Illustrated by Various
Check out the New York Times best selling comics series before the new season of Umbrella Academy debuts July 31st 2020 on Netflix!
In an inexplicable worldwide event, forty-three extraordinary children were spontaneously born to women who’d previously shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of the children; when asked why, his only explanation was, “To save the world.”
These seven children form the Umbrella Academy, a dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers. Their first adventure at the age of ten pits them against an erratic and deadly Eiffel Tower, piloted by the fearsome zombie-robot Gustave Eiffel. Nearly a decade later, the team disbands, but when Hargreeves unexpectedly dies, these disgruntled siblings reunite just in time to save the world once again.
Available in Trade Paperback and eBook Editions.
Click to Watch the Date Announcement for The Umbrella Academy—Season 3 Streaming in June on Netflix.
Slow Horses by Mick Herron
Welcome to the thrilling and unnervingly prescient world of the slow horses. This team of MI5 agents is united by one common bond: They’ve screwed up royally and will do anything to redeem themselves.
“I’ll tell you what, to have been lucky enough to play Smiley in one’s career; and now go and play Jackson Lamb in Mick Herron’s novels—the heir, in a way, to le Carré—is a terrific thing.”—Gary Oldman
“Set in the Siberia of British intelligence, Mick Herron’s 2010 novel manages the rare feat of being comical, suspenseful and perceptive about the less-than-straight line that divides success and failure.”—The New York Times
Available in Trade Paperback and eBook Editions.
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Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid
A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup—from the author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Malibu Rising.
“I devoured Daisy Jones & The Six in a day, falling head over heels for it. Taylor Jenkins Reid transported me into the magic of the ’70s music scene in a way I’ll never forget. The characters are beautifully layered and complex. Daisy and the band captured my heart, and they’re sure to capture yours, too.”—Reese Witherspoon
Now Available in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, eBook, Audio Download, and CD Editions.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history.
In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.
Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered.
As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
Available in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, eBook, Audio, and Large Print Editions.