Paperback Recommendations - Summer 2021

Hamnet Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781984898876
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Published: Vintage - May 18th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD 

“Of all the stories that argue and speculate about Shakespeare’s life ... here is a novel ... so gorgeously written that it transports you." —The Boston Globe


The Henna Artist Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780778331476
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Published: Mira Books - April 6th, 2021

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER

A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK

"Captivated me from the first chapter to the final page."--Reese Witherspoon


A Long Petal of the Sea: A Novel Cover Image
By Isabel Allende, Nick Caistor (Translated by), Amanda Hopkinson (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593157497
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 6th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The House of the Spirits, this epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home.


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People We Meet on Vacation Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984806758
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Published: Berkley - May 11th, 2021

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! 
A TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON SUMMER READS NOMINEE!


The Dutch House: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780062963680
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 5th, 2021

New York Times Bestseller | A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick | New York Times Book Review Notable Book | TIME Magazine's 100 Must-Read Books of 2019


On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525562047
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Published: Penguin Books - June 1st, 2021

An instant New York Times Bestseller! 

Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction, the Carnegie Medal in Fiction, the 2019 Aspen Words Literacy Prize, and the PEN/Hemingway Debut Novel Award

Shortlisted for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize 

Winner of the 2019 New England Book Award for Fiction! 


Writers & Lovers Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802148544
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Published: Grove Press - February 16th, 2021

#ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today
Emma Roberts Belletrist Book Club Pick
A New York Times Book Review's Group Text Selection


The Mirror & the Light: A Novel (Wolf Hall Trilogy #3) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250182494
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Published: Picador - May 4th, 2021

The brilliant #1 New York Times bestseller

Named a best book of 2020 by The New York Times, The Washington Post, TIME, The Guardian, and many more


When All Is Said: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250251336
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Published: Picador - March 31st, 2020

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER & INDIE NEXT PICK

"Griffin's stunning debut, brimming with irresistible Irish-isms, is an elegy to love, loss and the complexity of life." –People Magazine

One of Goodreads' 43 Most Anticipated Reads of 2019


Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525562641
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Published: Anchor Books - March 2nd, 2021

OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease.


Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062248589
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Published: Ecco - June 1st, 2021

An Instant New York Times Bestseller 

A New York Times Notable Book 

One of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2020


Long Bright River Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525540687
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Published: Riverhead Books - December 1st, 2020

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR, PARADE, REAL SIMPLE, and BUZZFEED

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


Blacktop Wasteland: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250252692
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Published: Flatiron Books - June 1st, 2021

A New York Times Notable Books of 2020

Like Ocean’s Eleven meets Drive, with a Southern noir twist, S. A. Cosby’s Blacktop Wasteland is a searing, operatic story of a man pushed to his limits by poverty, race, and his own former life of crime.


My Autobiography of Carson McCullers: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781951142292
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Published: Tin House Books - January 5th, 2021

Winner of the Publishing Triangle Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction

Winner of a Lambda Literary Award

Finalist for the National Book Award

Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction


Deacon King Kong: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735216730
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 2nd, 2021

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction
 
Winner of the Gotham Book Prize

One of Barack Obama's "Favorite Books of the Year"

Oprah's Book Club Pick

Named one of the Top Ten Books of the Year by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly and TIME Magazine

Washington Post Notable Novel


The House in the Cerulean Sea Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250217318
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Published: Tor Books - December 29th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER!
A 2021 Alex Award winner!
The 2021 RUSA Reading List: Fantasy Winner!
An Indie Next Pick!
One of Publishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020"
One of Book Riot’s “20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies”


Veritas: A Harvard Professor, a Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525433897
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Published: Anchor Books - June 29th, 2021

From National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author Ariel Sabar, the gripping true story of a sensational religious forgery and the scandal that shook Harvard.


All the Devils Are Here: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #16) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250145246
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Published: Minotaur Books - June 29th, 2021

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
PARADE MAGAZINE – ONE OF FALL'S MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS
AARP'S MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF FALL
CRIMEREADS – ONE OF THE BEST TRADITIONAL MYSTERIES OF THE YEAR
GLOBE AND MAIL - TOP 100 BOOKS OF THE YEAR
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR - ONE OF THE BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR
KIRKUS REVIEWS - ONE OF THE BEST MYSTERIES/THRILLERS OF THE YEAR


Squeeze Me Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525435280
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - May 11th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER - A hilarious novel of social and political intrigue, set against the glittering backdrop of Florida's gold coast, from the author of Skinny Dip and Razor Girl

"If you could use some wild escapism right now, Hiaasen is your guy." --The New York Times

WITH A NEW EPILOGUE


Transcendent Kingdom: A novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984899767
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Published: Vintage - July 6th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK! • Finalist for the WOMEN'S PRIZE

Yaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national bestseller Homegoing is "a book of blazing brilliance" (The Washington Post)—a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama
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Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358505020
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Published: Mariner Books - April 20th, 2021

Winner of the California Bookseller Association's Golden Poppy Award for Nonfiction
Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography
A San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller

“A portrait of a heroics, innovation, grit, and pot-baking . . . strikingly relevant . . .