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Several People Are Typing: A Novel by Calvin Kasulke

A work-from-home comedy where WFH meets WTF. Told entirely through clever and captivating Slack messages, this irresistible, relatable satire of both virtual work and contemporary life is The Office for a new world.

“An absurd, hilarious romp through the haunted house of late-stage capitalism.”—Carmen Maria Machado, author of In the Dream House

“A poignant depiction of the always-on nature of the contemporary workplace. Kasulke’s ear for dialogue is remarkable as he truly captures the injokes, asides, and odd language of Slack communication. Funny, relatable, and incredibly timely, this is a hugely entertaining debut.” —Booklist, starred review

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The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

The remarkable story of J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white to leave a lasting legacy that enriched our nation, from New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict, and acclaimed author Victoria Christopher Murray.

“Historical fiction at its best . . . The Personal Librarian spins a complex tale of deceit and allegiance as told through books.”—Good Morning America

“A fascinating story!”—Real Simple

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Olympus, Texas by Stacey Swann

A bighearted debut with technicolor characters, plenty of Texas swagger, and a powder keg of a plot in which marriages struggle, rivalries flare, and secrets explode, all with a clever wink toward classical mythology.

“There is a surplus of buried hurt and unspoken disappointments within the Briscoe family. It may be difficult for these characters to realize their flaws and tangled desires, but it sure is pleasurable to read about them . . . I experienced the characters’ grief and regret as if they were my own.”—New York Times Book Review

The Iliad meets Friday Night Lights in this muscular, captivating debut that reimagines Greek myths in a backwater east Texas town. The abrupt arrival of a ne’er-do-well son disrupts the fragile balance amid a family plagued by erotic trysts, broken promises, and social envy. Readers will thrill to Swann’s classical allusion.”—Oprah Daily

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Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

A magnificent new novel from the Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro—author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day. 

“For four decades now, Ishiguro has written eloquently about the balancing act of remembering without succumbing irrevocably to the past. Memory and the accounting of memory, its burdens and its reconciliation, have been his subjects . . .  Klara and the Sun complements [Ishiguro’s] brilliant vision . . . There’s no narrative instinct more essential, or more human.” —The New York TimesBook Review

One of the most affecting and profound novels Ishiguro has written . . . I’ll go for broke and call Klara and the Sun a masterpiece that will make you think about life, mortality, the saving grace of love: in short, the all of it.” Maureen Corrigan, NPR

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The Push by Ashley Audrain 

A tense, page-turning psychological drama about the making and breaking of a family—and a woman whose experience of motherhood is nothing at all what she hoped for—and everything she feared. 

“Hooks you from the very first page and will have you racing to get to the end.”Good Morning America 

“A chilling psychological look at the dark, uncomfortable parts of motherhood and a provocative page turner.” theSkimm 

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This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens 

Their lives began together, but their worlds couldn’t be more different. After thirty years of missed connections, they’re about to meet again . . . 

“A funny, pull-at-your-heartstrings read, this is the perfect companion for curling up with hot chocolate and a blanket. Unashamedly romantic and packed full of holiday sparkle, it’s a hug in book form.”—Josie Silver, author of One Day in December

“[A] cute contemporary romantic comedy . . . The characters in this page-turning novel are richly drawn and transform substantially, especially Minnie, and all suggest that maybe happy ever after is up to us.”—NPR Books

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Memorial by Bryan Washington 

A funny and profound story about family in all its strange forms, joyful and hard-won vulnerability, becoming who you’re supposed to be, and the limits of love. 

“Wryly funny, gently devastating.” —Entertainment Weekly

Memorial is a wonderful unconventional rom-com [and]. . . a radiant exploration of love’s permutations.”—O, The Oprah Magazine

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The Midnight Library by Matt Haig 

The dazzling reader-favorite about the choices that go into a life well lived, from the acclaimed author of How To Stop TimeandThe Comfort Book. 

“A feel-good book guaranteed to lift your spirits.”The Washington Post 

“Charming . . . [Matt Haig] will reward readers who take this book off the shelf.” —Publisher’s Weekly

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Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie 

“A lovely, heartrending story about love and loss, prejudice and pain, and the sometimes dangerous, always durable ties that link a family together.”—Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of  The Nightingale 

“[An] epic, twisty debut . . . Sometimes bleak, sometimes hopeful, Lemmie’s heartbreaking story of familial obligations packs an emotional wallop.” —Publishers Weekly 

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The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis  

In New York Times bestselling author Fiona Davis’s latest historical novel, a series of book thefts roils the iconic New York Public Library, leaving two generations of strong-willed women to pick up the pieces. 

“The Lions of Fifth Avenue is a book written for booklovers.”O, The Oprah Magazine

“Davis delves into the history of the New York Public Library in this delightful mystery. . . . The characters and story are stellar, but the real star of the show is the library, which Davis evokes beautifully.”Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan 

The author of the New York Times bestselling phenomenon Crazy Rich Asians takes you from Capri to NYC, where Lucie Tang Churchill finds herself torn between two men—and two very different cultures. 

“Kevin Kwan has had a singular influence on Asian American storytelling and Hollywood’s pop cultural landscape.” — Los Angeles Times 

“A summer romp with a satirical sting.”— NPR 

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The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett 

From TheNew York Times bestselling author of  The Mothers, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white. 

“Bennett’s tone and style recalls James Baldwin and Jacqueline Woodson, but it’s especially reminiscent of Toni Morrison’s 1970 debut novel, The Bluest Eye.”The Wall Street Journal

A story of absolute, universal timelessness …For any era, it’s an accomplished, affecting novel. For this moment, it’s piercing, subtly wending its way toward questions about who we are and who we want to be . . .”Entertainment Weekly

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