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Brown Girls: A Novel by Daphne Palasi Andreades

For fans of Ocean Vuong’s On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

A blazingly original debut novel about a group of friends and their immigrant families from Queens, New York—a tenderly observed, fiercely poetic love letter to a modern generation of brown girls.

“A poetic story for anyone who has longed to leave home, only to find that home resides within you.”—Sandra Cisneros

“Wonderfully New York–centric in both voice and attitude—Brown Girls flows like a late-night FM radio dedication to the crew, the block, and the mission . . . This one’s a ride—watch the open doors.”—Paul Beatty, Man Booker Prize–winning author of The Sellout

Coming January 4th 2022!

Soon to Be Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions.

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Moon and the Mars: A Novel by Kia Corthron

For fans of Brit Bennet’s The Vanishing Half

An exploration of NYC and America in the burgeoning moments before the start of the Civil War through the eyes of a young, biracial girl—the highly anticipated new novel from the winner of the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize.

“Corthron, a true heir to James Baldwin, presents a startlingly original exposure of the complex roots of American racism.” —Naomi Wallace, MacArthur “Genius” Playwriting Fellow and author of One Flea Spare

“Corthron’s new historical epic spins an absorbing and linguistically nimble tale that proves she’s one of our most dynamic and risk-taking writers.”—Chicago Review of Books

Available in Hardcover and eBook Editions.

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The Corpse Flower: A Novel by Anne Mette Hancock

For fans of Lars Kepler’s The Rabbit Hunter

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo meets Sharp Objects in this internationally bestselling psychological thriller, for fans of Jo Nesbø and Henning Mankell, now for the first time in English.

“Scandinavian noir at its noirest. It’s hard, maybe unthinkable, to imagine how Hancock will follow it up.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“[A] gripping debut . . . Assured prose matches the intricate plot. Hancock is off to a strong start.”—Publishers Weekly

Coming October 12th!

Soon to Be Available in Hardcover and eBook Editions.

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Out of Love: A Novel by Hazel Hayes

For fans of Sally Rooney’s Normal People

For anyone who has loved and lost, and lived to tell the tale, this gorgeously written debut is a love story told in reverse, a modern novel with the heart of a classic: truthful, tragic, and ultimately full of hope.

“Hazel Hayes writes with such honesty and casual confidence and flowing dialogue, you feel you are overhearing it rather than reading it. The writing sparkles with wit, and a poignant emotional reality. I love it.”—Matt Haig, bestselling author of How to Stop Time and The Midnight Library

“A smart, touching, time-bending romance. Funny and affecting.”—David Nicholls, bestselling author of One Day and Sweet Sorrow

Coming September 28th!

Soon to Be Available in Trade Paperback, eBook, and Audio Editions.

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Fiona and Jane: A Novel by Jean Chen Ho

For fans of Weike Wang’s Chemistry

A witty, warm, and irreverent book that traces the lives of two young Taiwanese American women as they navigate friendship, sexuality, identity, and heartbreak over two decades.

“I loved every one of these vibrant, sharply-observed stories that explore the complexities of friendship, love, lust, youth and identity. Jean Chen Ho’s writing is spiky, surprising and funny, suffused with wit and sadness . . . A striking debut from a very talented writer.”—Charles Yu, National Book Award-winning author of Interior Chinatown

“Unsentimental, subtly subversive, and always surprising, Jean Chen Ho’s beautiful debut Fiona and Jane glides me into revelations about the ambiguities of friendship, queer sexuality, and love . . . I love this book.”—Cathy Park Hong, author of Pulitzer Prize finalist Minor Feelings

Coming January 4th 2022!

Soon to Be Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions. 

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The Family: A Novel by Naomi Krupitsky

For fans of Elizabeth Gilbert’s City of Girls

A captivating debut novel about the tangled fates of two best friends and daughters of the Italian mafia, and a coming-of-age story of twentieth-century Brooklyn itself.

“Fans of Adriana Trigiani and Lynda Cohen Loigman will inhale this tense, engrossing novel about family ties, women’s friendships, and the treacherous complications of loyalty.”—Booklist, starred review

“Krupitsky has constructed a work of exquisite tension . . . A tremendous debut.”—Fiona Davis, author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue

Coming November 2nd!

Soon to Be Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions.

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The Maid: A Novel by Nita Prose

For fans of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

A charmingly eccentric hotel maid discovers a guest murdered in his bed. Solving the mystery will turn her once orderly world upside down in this utterly original debut.

“A heroine as loveable and quirky as Eleanor Oliphant, caught up in a crime worthy of Agatha Christie. Loved it!”—Clare Pooley, New York Times bestselling author of The Authenticity Project

“A murder mystery set in a luxury hotel, The Maid is equal parts fun and intrigue . . . A supremely clever and heartwarming story that is not to be missed.”—Stephanie Wrobel, USA Today bestselling author of Darling Rose Gold

Coming January 4 2022!

Soon to Be Available in Hardcover, eBook, Audio, and Large Print Editions.

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The Survivors: A Novel by Alex Schulman

For fans of The Dinner and Atonement

A gripping psychological thriller: in the wake of their mother’s death, three estranged brothers return to the Swedish lakeside cottage where, more than two decades before, an unspeakable accident forever altered their family and changed the course of their lives.

“Takes you deep into an emotional labyrinth [where] you’ll cry for these brothers. For the men they became, for the boys they were, for the innocence they lost. Brilliant, haunting and unforgettable.”—Fredrik Backman, author of A Man Called Ove

“Startling and original.”Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Coming October 5th!

Soon to Be Available in Hardcover, eBook, Audio, and Large Print Editions.

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Always in December: A Novel by Emily Stone

For fans of One Day in December and Me Before You


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