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Books of the Month

Each month we feature new titles that you ought to know about! Click below to read more about each of our Books of the Month.


Harlem Shuffle
by Colson Whitehead

Whitehead adds another genre to an ever-diversifying portfolio with his first crime novel, and it’s a corker.
- Bill Ott, Booklist


Afterparties: Stories
by Anthony Veasna So

The mind-frying hilarity of Anthony Veasna So’s first book of fiction settles him as the genius of social satire our age needs now more than ever. Few writers can handle firm plot action and wrenching pathos in such elegant prose. This unforgettable new voice is at once poetic and laugh-out-loud funny. These characters kept talking to me long after I closed the book I’m destined to read again and cannot wait to teach. Anthony Veasna So is a shiny new star in literature’s firmament and Afterparties his first classic.
-Mary Karr, author of Lit: A Memoir


All Our Shimmering Skies
by Trent Dalton

Everyone In This Room will Someday Be Dead
by Emily Austin

This Is Your Mind On Plants
by Michael Pollan


With Teeth
by Kristen Arnett

The Guncle
by Steven Rowley

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
by Ocean Vuong

Paperback Available Now!


by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Silent Patient
by Alex Michaelides


The Mirror & The Light
by Hilary Mantel


A Little Devil in America:
Notes in Praise of Black Performance
by Hanif Abdurraqib

How Much of These Hills Is Gold
by C Pam Zhang


Edie Richter is Not Alone
by Rebecca Handler

Infinite Country
by Patricia Engel



How to Order the Universe
María José Ferrada



Thaddeus Stevens
Bruce Levine

A Children's Bible
by Lydia Millet

Writers & Lovers
by Lily King

by Daniel Kehlmann

Topics of Conversation
by Miranda Popkey


Hardcover Fiction Book of the Month

by William Boyd

From the award-winning, best-selling author comes a rollicking novel with a dark undertow, set around three unforgettable individuals and a doomed movie set.

Available 01/19/21!

Paperback Fiction Book of the Month

by Colum McCann

"A quite extraordinary novel. Colum McCann has found the form and voice to tell the most complex of stories, with an unexpected friendship between two men at its powerfully beating heart."
- Kamila Shamsie, author of Home Fire

Paperback Available 02/02/21!

Hardcover Nonfiction Book of the Month

Four Hundred Souls
edited by Ibram X. Kendi & Keisha N. Blain

A chorus of extraordinary voices comes together to tell one of history’s great epics: the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present—edited by Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, and Keisha N. Blain, author of Set the World on Fire.

Available 02/02/21!

Paperback Nonfiction Book of the Month

Wilmington's Lie
by David Zucchino

From Pulitzer Prize-winner David Zucchino comes a searing account of the Wilmington riot and coup of 1898, an extraordinary event unknown to most Americans

Paperback Available 01/19/21!


Hardcover Book of the Month

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain
by George Saunders

From the New York Times bestselling, Booker Prize–winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo and Tenth of December comes a literary master class on what makes great stories work and what they can tell us about ourselves—and our world today.

Paperback Book of the Month

The Dutch House
by Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth, delivers her most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. The Dutch House is the story of a paradise lost, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, love and forgiveness, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are.

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