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August Recommendations 2023

 

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store: A Novel By James McBride Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593422946
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 8th, 2023

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR/FRESH AIR, WASHINGTON POST, THE NEW YORKER, AND TIME MAGAZINE

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2023


The Peach Seed: A Novel By Anita Gail Jones Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250872050
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - August 1st, 2023

Fletcher Dukes and Altovise Benson reunite after decades apart—and a mountain of secrets—in this debut exploring the repercussions of a single choice and how an enduring talisman challenges and holds a family together.


Tom Lake: A Reese's Book Club Pick By Ann Patchett Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063327528
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Published: Harper - August 1st, 2023

A Best in Fiction Book for 2023

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK

In this beautiful and moving novel about family, love, and growing up, Ann Patchett once again proves herself one of America’s finest writers.


The Connellys of County Down: A Novel By Tracey Lange Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250865373
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Published: Celadon Books - August 1st, 2023

From Tracey Lange, the New York Times bestselling author of We Are the Brennans, comes The Connellys of County Down: a story about fierce family loyalty, good intentions gone awry, and the consequences of improbable love.


The Invisible Hour: A Novel By Alice Hoffman Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781982175375
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Published: Atria Books - August 15th, 2023

The latest New York Times bestseller from beloved author Alice Hoffman celebrates the enduring magic of books and is a “wonderful story of love and growth” (Stephen King).

One June day when Mia Jacob can no longer see a way to survive, the power of words saves her.


Shark Heart: A Love Story By Emily Habeck Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781668006498
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Published: S&S/ Marysue Rucci Books - August 8th, 2023

A New York Times Editors’ Choice
A USA TODAY Bestseller
A Booklist Editor’s Choice
A Goodreads Choice Award Nominee

A “beautifully written” (Anthony Doerr, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of All the Light We Cannot See) debut novel of marriage, motherhood, metamorphosis, and letting go


The Great Transition: A Novel By Nick Fuller Googins Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781668010754
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Published: Atria Books - August 15th, 2023

This richly imaginative, immersive, and “electrifyingly relevant” (William Kent Krueger, New York Times bestselling author) debut novel follows a shocking disappearance amid the climate crisis of our near future—perfect for fans of Station Eleven and The Last Thing He Told Me.

Emi Vargas, whose parents helped save the world, is tir


Walk the Darkness Down By Daniel Magariel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781635578140
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - August 1st, 2023

A stunning novel "with sentences like burning flags" (Annie Proulx) about a couple trying to rebuild their lives in their deteriorating coastal town.


Under the Tamarind Tree By Nigar Alam Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593544075
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 15th, 2023

A compellingly heartbreaking debut novel about the echoes of Partition and four friends whose dark secrets lead to a life-changing night that comes back to haunt them decades later.

One night. Four friends. Countless secrets.


Sparrow: A Novel By James Hynes Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781419771248
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Published: The Overlook Press - August 8th, 2023

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

Told from the perspective of an enslaved boy being raised in a Roman brothel, a stunning literary historical novel of identity, family, suffering, and freedom


In a brothel on the Spanish coast during the waning years of the Roman Empire, a young enslaved boy of unknown parentage is growing up.


Sun House: A Novel By David James Duncan Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780316129374
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - August 8th, 2023

An epic comedy about the quest for transcendence in an anything-but-transcendent America, set amid the gorgeous landscapes of the American west: A “spiritual journey” full of “fun, joy, love, courage and compassion” (Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Powers) from the author of the perennial cult bestsellers The River Why and 


A Council of Dolls: A Novel By Mona Susan Power Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063281097
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Published: Mariner Books - August 8th, 2023

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

The long-awaited, profoundly moving, and unforgettable new novel from PEN Award–winning Native American author Mona Susan Power, spanning three generations of Yanktonai Dakota women from the 19th century to the present day.


Evergreen (A Japantown Mystery #2) By Naomi Hirahara Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781641293594
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Published: Soho Crime - August 1st, 2023

A Japanese American nurse's aide navigates the dangers of post-WWII and post-Manzanar life as she attempts to find justice for a broken family in this follow-up to the Mary Higgins Clark Award–winning Clark and Division.


None of This Is True: A Novel By Lisa Jewell Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982179007
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Published: Atria Books - August 8th, 2023

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author known for her “superb pacing, twisted characters, and captivating prose” (BuzzFeed), Lisa Jewell returns with a scintillating new psychological thriller about a woman who finds herself the subject of her own popular true crime podcast.


Celebra


Small Town Sins: A Novel By Ken Jaworowski Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250881670
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - August 1st, 2023

EDGAR AWARD FINALIST

Ken Jaworowski’s Small Town Sins is a gripping Rust Belt thriller that captures the characters of a down-and-out Pennsylvania town, revealing their troubled pasts and the crimes that could cost them their lives.


After That Night: A Will Trent Thriller By Karin Slaughter Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780063157781
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Published: William Morrow - August 22nd, 2023

WATCH WILL TRENT ON ABC!

“Enter the world of Karin Slaughter. Just be forewarned, there’s no going back.” —Lisa Gardner

GBI investigator Will Trent and medical examiner Sara Linton are back in an electrifying thriller from New York Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter


Daughter of the Dragon: Anna May Wong's Rendezvous with American History By Yunte Huang Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781631495809
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Published: Liveright - August 22nd, 2023

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2023
New York Times • 10 Best California Books of 2023
Best Books of 2023: Smithsonian, BookRiot
Best Books of August 2023: New York Times Book Review, The Atlantic, Christian Science Monitor, InsideHook, BookRiot, WNET AllArts, Arlington Magazine


The Deadline: Essays By Jill Lepore Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781631496127
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Published: Liveright - August 29th, 2023

"Jill Lepore is unquestionably one of America’s best historians; it’s fair to say she’s one of its best writers too." —Jonathan Russell Clark, Los Angeles Times

Best Books of 2023: New Yorker, TIME

A book to be read and kept for posterity, The Deadline is the art of the essay at its best.


The Underworld: Journeys to the Depths of the Ocean By Susan Casey Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780385545570
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Published: Doubleday - August 1st, 2023

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From bestselling author Susan Casey, an awe-inspiring portrait of the mysterious world beneath the waves, and the men and women who seek to uncover its secrets


Trail of the Lost: The Relentless Search to Bring Home the Missing Hikers of the Pacific Crest Trail By Andrea Lankford Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780306831959
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Published: Hachette Books - August 22nd, 2023

** THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER **

** AN AMAZON "BEST BOOKS OF THE MONTH" FOR AUGUST 2023 (Biographies & Memoirs) **

From an award-winning former law enforcement park ranger and investigator, this female-driven true crime adventure follows the author’s quest to find missing hikers along the Pacific Crest Trail by pairing u


Wifedom: Mrs. Orwell's Invisible Life By Anna Funder Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593320686
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Published: Knopf - August 22nd, 2023

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR • WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION FINALIST This is the story of the marriage behind some of the most famous literary works of the 20th century —and a probing consideration of what it means to be a wife and a writer in the modern world


Young Queens: Three Renaissance Women and the Price of Power By Leah Redmond Chang Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780374294489
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 15th, 2023

One of the New Yorker’s Best Books of 2023
One of BookRiot's Best Biographies of 2023
Longlisted for the 2024 Women's Prize in Nonfiction

The boldly original, dramatic intertwined story of Catherine de’ Medici, Elisabeth de Valois, and Mary, Queen of Scots—three queens exercising power in a world dominated by men.


Holler Rat: A Memoir By Anya Liftig Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781419763007
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Published: Abrams Press - August 15th, 2023

From a critically acclaimed, Pushcart Prize–nominated performance artist, a funny, vivid, and ultimately heartbreaking memoir about forging identity in the chasm between cultures and classes
 
Anya Liftig grew up with her feet in two very different worlds.


Everything/Nothing/Someone: A Memoir By Alice Carrière Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781954118294
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - August 29th, 2023

New York Times Editor's Choice *


Our Missing Hearts: Reese's Book Club (A Novel) By Celeste Ng Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593492666
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Published: Penguin Books - August 22nd, 2023

An instant New York Times bestseller • A New York Times Notable Book • Named a Best Book of 2022 by People, TIME Magazine, The Washington Post, USA Today, NPR, Los Angeles Times, and Oprah Daily, and more • A Reese's Book Club Pick • New York Times Paperback Row Selection


The Book of Goose: A Novel By Yiyun Li Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250872418
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Published: Picador - August 8th, 2023

Winner of the 2023 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
Long-listed for the 2023 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice
A Slate Top Ten Book of the Year

A TIME Best Fiction Book of 2022


An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us By Ed Yong Cover Image
By Ed Yong
$20.00
ISBN: 9780593133255
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 29th, 2023

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A “thrilling” (The New York Times), “dazzling” (The Wall Street Journal) tour of the radically different ways that animals perceive the world that will fill you with wonder and forever alter your perspective, by Pulitzer Prize–winning science journalist Ed Yong
 


Dinosaurs: A Novel By Lydia Millet Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324066125
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 22nd, 2023

One of NPR's Books We Love for 2022 • A New Yorker Best Books of 2022 So Far • A Publishers Weekly Best Novel of 2022 • A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2022 • One of Time's 100 Must-Read Books of 2022 • An Oprah Daily and Literary Hub Favorite Book of 2022 • A BookBrowse Best Novel for Book Clubs in 2024


Killers of a Certain Age By Deanna Raybourn Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593200704
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Published: Berkley - August 15th, 2023

Older women often feel invisible, but sometimes that’s their secret weapon.


Pet By Catherine Chidgey Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781609459307
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Published: Europa Editions - August 8th, 2023

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
The Washington PostThe New YorkerSlateCrimeReadsGood HousekeepingAmazon Book Review


A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE


The Night Ship: A Novel By Jess Kidd Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982180829
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Published: Atria Books - August 8th, 2023

Based on a true story, an epic historical novel from the award-winning author of Things in Jars that illuminates the lives of two characters: a girl shipwrecked on an island off Western Australia and, three hundred years later, a boy finding a home with his grandfather on the very same island.

1629: A newly orphaned young girl named Mayken is bound for the Dutch East Indies on


The Bereaved By Julia Park Tracey Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781736795422
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Published: Sibylline Press - August 8th, 2023

Based on her research into her grandfather's past as an adopted child, Julia Park Tracey has created a mesmerizing work of historical fiction illuminating the darkest side of the Orphan Train.