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Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

The unforgettable story of a daredevil female aviator determined to chart her own course in life, at any cost—Great Circle “soars and dips with dizzying flair . . . an expansive story that covers more than a century and seems to encapsulate the whole wide world” (Boston Globe).

“A masterpiece . . . One of the best books I’ve ever read.” —J. Courtney Sullivan

“A feat of a story in every sense.” —Entertainment Weekly

A TODAY SHOW #READWITHJENNA BOOK CLUB PICK 

Available in Hardcover, eBook, Audio, and Large Print Editions.

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Lizzie & Dante by Mary Bly

The insightful, audacious, and deeply romantic story of a woman whose life turns upside down after she meets an enigmatic chef on vacation in Italy.

“You will bask under Bly’s Italian sun with relish and root for Lizzie, who finds happiness before it’s too late. Brava!”—Adriana Trigiani, author of Lucia, Lucia

“It is a joyful, escapist, wise, and satisfying story that answers the questions we didn’t even know we wanted to ask.”—Sophie Kinsella, author of Love Your Life

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The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent

Beach Read meets Sweetbitter in this laugh-out-loud and ultimately heartwarming debut of a good friend’s very bad decision and the summer job that stands to ruin or make her life.

“My perfect summer read! Sure to be one of the sweetest, funniest, and sexiest books of the year.” —Emily Henry, #1 New York Times bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation

NAMED A BEST BEACH READ BY • COSMOPOLITAN • ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY • NEW YORK POST • BUSTLE • COUNTRY LIVING • PARADE • FORTUNE • AND MORE

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Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes a riveting noir about a daydreaming secretary, a lonesome gangster, and the mystery of the missing woman that brings them together.

“A delicious, twisted treat for lovers of noir. Silvia Moreno-Garcia is a masterful writer who pulls you into her dark world and never lets you go. From the suspenseful, slow-burn plot to the crisp, desperate characters, you will be obsessed.”—Simone St. James, New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Down Motel

Coming August 17th!

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The Bookshop of Second Chances by Jackie Fraser

A woman desperate to turn a new page heads to the Scottish coast and finds herself locked in a battle of wills with an infuriatingly aloof bookseller in this utterly heartwarming debut, perfect for readers of Evvie Drake Starts Over.

Thea Mottram packs up and moves to Sussex after inheriting a house and a hefty antique book collection. Once there, she becomes enamored with the quaint cottage and the locals—except for bookshop owner Edward Maltravers, to whom she hopes to sell the antique novel collection. But bickering with Edward proves oddly refreshing and exciting. And as she follows a thrilling yet terrifying impulse to stay in Scotland indefinitely, Thea realizes that her new life may quickly become just as complicated as the one she was running from.

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Secrets of Happiness by Joan Silber

When a man discovers his father in New York has long had another, secret, family—a wife and two kids—the interlocking fates of both families lead to surprise loyalties, love triangles, and a reservoir of inner strength in this “expansive and elegantly crafted novel” (NPR).

“Joan Silber writes with a frankness and freshness that draws the reader closer with every page. It would be impossible to overstate just how good this book is.” —Ann Patchett

“Rich with the complexities of life . . . the stories create a world made fully dimensional through changes of perspective—major characters appear and reappear as part of one or another’s experience and testimony . . . It is a fine thing, subtly done, and truly exhilarating.” —The Wall Street Journal

AN O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF NEXT YEARA LIBRARY JOURNAL TITLE TO WATCH • AARP, A TOP PICK FOR SPRING

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China Room by Sunjeev Sahota

A transfixing novel about two unforgettable characters seeking to free themselves—one from the expectations of women in early 20th century Punjab, and the other from the weight of life in the contemporary Indian diaspora.

China Room, a multi-generational masterpiece based in part on Sahota’s family history, could well see him nominated [for the Booker] again.”—The Daily Mail, “Books to Look Out For 2021”

Coming in July 13th!

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In the Country of Others by Leila Slimani

The award-winning, #1 internationally bestselling new novel by the author of The Perfect Nanny, about a woman in an interracial marriage whose fierce desire for autonomy parallels her adopted country’s fight for independence.

“Slimani excels at telling this wide-ranging story, expertly folding themes of love, loss, alienation, gender, and belonging into a complex narrative set against the backdrop of World War II.” ―Vogue

An exceptional, powerful novel from this justly celebrated writer.” ―Salman Rushdie

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE SUMMER BY VOGUE • ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY • OBSERVER • AND PARADE

Coming August 10th!

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