Living in Cleveland with the Ghost of Joseph Stalin – Marc Sercomb

It’s the summer of 1953. Calvin Jefferson Coolidge is thirteen years old when the ghost of Joseph Stalin appears to him in his Aunt Evelyn’s cluttered Cleveland attic and wants to dictate his memoirs to him. “I want to tell my side of the story,” Uncle Joe tells him. “They’re giving me one year to set the record straight, so we need to get started right away.” Calvin’s life is falling apart at the seams. He’s a misfit and loner whose only friends are famous ...



Our Country Friends – Gary Shteyngart

“A perfect novel for these times and all times, the single textual artifact from the pandemic era I would place in a time capsule as a representation of all that is good and true and beautiful about literature.”—Molly Young, The New York Times Eight friends, one country house, and six months in isolation—a novel about love, friendship, family, and betrayal hailed as a “virtuoso performance” (USA Today) and “an homage to Chekhov with four romances and a finale that will break your heart” (The Washington Post) In the rolling hills ...



Where the Deer and the Antelope Play: The Pastoral Observations of One Ignorant American Who Loves to Walk Outside – Nick Offerman

A humorous and rousing set of literal and figurative sojourns as well as a mission statement about comprehending, protecting, and truly experiencing the outdoors, fueled by three journeys undertaken by actor, humorist, and New York Times bestselling author Nick Offerman Nick Offerman has always felt a particular affection for the Land of the Free—not just for the people and their purported ideals but to the actual land itself: the bedrock, the topsoil, and everything in between that generates the health of your local watershed. In his new book, Nick takes ...

Scam A-Lama Hardball – Jinx James

Jump into the sleazy side of Show Business and laugh out loud at the crazy plot twists in the fast-paced comedy crime novel. When Rock Star Marc Charles goes to sign the recording contract for his big, new album, he discovers there’s a tricky catch …isn’t there always? He has to record a shitty song as part of the deal. Is someone out to wreck the fading star’s comeback plans? Marc and his kid, Jasper, struggle to rejig it, until eventually sounds like a hit. ...



The Speckled Beauty: A Dog and His People – Rick Bragg

From the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All Over but the Shoutin’, the warmhearted and hilarious story of how his life was transformed by his love for a poorly behaved, half-blind stray dog. Speck is not a good boy. He is a terrible boy, a defiant, self-destructive, often malodorous boy, a grave robber and screen door moocher who spends his days playing chicken with the Fed Ex man, picking fights with thousand-pound livestock, and rolling in donkey manure, and his nights howling at the moon. He ...

Reality Barks – Kit James

A rescue dog’s funny story. When a rescue dog is first adopted he has no idea what awaits him in his new life. Will it be good or bad? That’s all Barney worries about. But sharing his new life between two families, living in two different homes, well that’s an eye-opener. Re-named Elliott, he’s a mutt of a country dog discovering city life in Sydney, shared between four slick metros. If that’s not confusing enough, one of them, Jamie, the Ad man Alpha Male of ...



Yours Cheerfully – AJ Pearce

From the author of the “jaunty, heartbreaking winner” (People) and international bestseller Dear Mrs. Bird, a new charming and uplifting novel set in London during World War II about a plucky aspiring journalist. London, November 1941. Following the departure of the formidable Henrietta Bird from Woman’s Friend magazine, things are looking up for Emmeline Lake as she takes on the challenge of becoming a young wartime advice columnist. Her relationship with boyfriend Charles (now stationed back in the UK) is blossoming, while Emmy’s best friend Bunty, still reeling from the ...

Off Schedule – Andrea Buck

Two strangers. Ten days. One motorhome. What could go wrong? As a favor to a friend, Paula agrees to deliver an antique bass to California. The buyer fails to show up, and Paula finds herself stranded in the desert with a homeless dog and an impossible deadline. She needs a miracle, and she needs it fast…

Scam A-Lama Ding Dong: A Funny, Noir Rock Star Rip Off – Jinx James

Scam A-Lama Ding Dong is book 1 of a humorous crime series described by Amazon reviewers as “Hilarious!’; “funny and engrossing”, and “unique and exciting”. Rock Star Marc Charles has seen a few Scams in his time but never one like this, and he’s the target. Newcomer Cory wants the lot, including Marc’s rock star mansion, and with his corporation’s scumbag shakedown scheme he aims to get it in this fast paced Noir mash up of Dark Comedy, Crime and Classic Rock. Rock Stars don’t ...

Oligarchy – Scarlett Thomas

From the author of The Seed Collectors comes a darkly comic take on power, privilege, and the pressure put on young women to fit in—and be thin—at their all–girls boarding school It’s already the second week of term when Natasha, the daughter of a Russian oligarch, arrives at a vast English country house for her first day of boarding school. She soon discovers that the headmaster gives special treatment to the skinniest girls, and Tash finds herself thrown into the school’s unfamiliar, moneyed world of fierce pecking ...

Subpar Parks: America’s Most Extraordinary National Parks and Their Least Impressed Visitors – Amber Share

Based on the wildly popular Instagram account, Subpar Parks features both the greatest hits and brand-new content, all celebrating the incredible beauty and variety of America’s national parks juxtaposed with the clueless and hilarious one-star reviews posted by visitors. Subpar Parks, both on the popular Instagram page and in this humorous, informative, and collectible book, combines two things that seem like they might not work together yet somehow harmonize perfectly: beautiful illustrations and informative, amusing text celebrating each national park paired with the one-star reviews ...

The Unhoneymooners – Christina Lauren

Named a “Must-Read” by TODAY, Us Weekly, Bustle, BuzzFeed, Goodreads, Entertainment Weekly, Publishers Weekly, Southern Living, Book Riot, Woman’s Day, The Toronto Star, and more! For two sworn enemies, anything can happen during the Hawaiian trip of a lifetime—maybe even love—in this romantic comedy from the New York Times bestselling authors of Roomies. Olive Torres is used to being the unlucky twin: from inexplicable mishaps to a recent layoff, her life seems to be almost comically jinxed. By contrast, her sister Ami is an eternal champion…she even managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a slew of ...

Funtastic! 507 Fantastic Fun Facts – Zach Olson

7% of American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows! This fact sounds too absurd to be true, right? But according to the Innovation Center of U.S. Dairy, 16.4 million people don’t know that chocolate milk is milk, cocoa and sugar. Fun facts like this one are perfect conversation starters. Nobody likes to be in an awkward moment of silence where everyone is just sitting at the table and doesn’t know what to talk about. That’s exactly when your trivia knowledge comes to ...



Impostor Syndrome – Kathy Wang

A Good Morning America Buzz Pick * Named A Best Book of Summer by Entertainment Weekly, New York Post, Buzzfeed, TheSkimm, PopSugar, Bustle, HelloGiggles, Ms. Magazine, Oprah Daily * Named A Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by The Millions, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Crimereads A sharp and prescient novel about women in the workplace, the power of Big Tech, and the looming threat of foreign espionage from Kathy Wang, “a skilled satirist of the northern California dream” (Harper’s Bazaar) In 2006 Julia Lerner is living in Moscow, a recent university ...