Real Americans – Rachel Khong

READ WITH JENNA’S MAY BOOK CLUB PICK • A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK • From the award-winning author of Goodbye, Vitamin: How far would you go to shape your own destiny? An exhilarating novel of American identity that spans three generations in one family and asks: What makes us who we are? And how inevitable are our futures? “Mesmerizing”—Brit Bennett • “A page turner.”—Ha Jin • “Gorgeous, heartfelt, soaring, philosophical and deft”—Andrew Sean Greer • “Traverses time with verve and feeling.”—Raven Leilani. Real Americans begins on the precipice of Y2K in New York ...



My Beloved Monster: Masha, the Half-wild Rescue Cat Who Rescued Me – Caleb Carr

“The most brilliant feline portrait in literary history.” –People Magazine (Book of the Week). The #1 bestselling author of The Alienist tells the extraordinary story of Masha, a half-wild rescue cat who fought off a bear, tackled Caleb like a linebacker—and bonded with him as tightly as any cat and human possibly can. “Dares us to take a journey into love and pain . . . My Beloved Monster is a love story and a requiem.” –Wall Street Journal. “Excellent…Worth the emotional investment, and the tissues you will need by the end, to ...



The Secret Lives of Booksellers and Librarians – James Patterson, Matt Eversmann

This “celebration of the world of books” (Kirkus) is “a real page turner!” (Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan) that “feels like a love letter” (USA Today) to booksellers and librarians—as told to the greatest storyteller of our time, James Patterson. To be a bookseller or librarian… You have to play detective. Be a treasure hunter. A matchmaker. An advocate. A visionary. A person who creates “book joy” by pulling a book from a shelf, handing it to someone and saying, “You’ve got to read this. You’re ...



A Mystery of Mysteries: The Death and Life of Edgar Allan Poe – Mark Dawidziak

A Mystery of Mysteries is a brilliant biography of Edgar Allan Poe that examines the renowned author’s life through the prism of his mysterious death and its many possible causes. It is a moment shrouded in horror and mystery. Edgar Allan Poe died on October 7, 1849, at just forty, in a painful, utterly bizarre manner that would not have been out of place in one of his own tales of terror. What was the cause of his untimely death, and what happened to him during ...



The Lede: Dispatches from a Life in the Press – Calvin Trillin

 A fascinating portrait of journalism and the people who make it, told through pieces collected from the incomparable six-decade career of bestselling author and longtime New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin. “The Lede contains profiles . . . that are acknowledged classics of the form and will be studied until A.I. makes hash out of all of us.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times. “I’ve been writing about the press almost as long as I’ve been in the game. At some point, it occurred to me that disparate pieces from various ...



Get the Picture: A Mind-Bending Journey among the Inspired Artists and Obsessive Art Fiends Who Taught Me How to See – Bianca Bosker

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Get the Picture is one of the funniest books I’ve read . . . Brilliant.” —The Washington Post. “A gripping and often hilarious investigation into the art world. . . . Bosker goes full Tom Wolfe.” —TIME. “Funny, whip-smart, and gorgeously written, Get the Picture will forever transform the way you see. . . . I loved every word.” —Suleika Jaouad, New York Times bestselling author of Between Two Kingdoms. The New York Times bestselling author of Cork Dork takes readers on another fascinating, hilarious, and revelatory journey—this time burrowing deep inside the secretive world of ...



The Power of Trees: How Ancient Forests Can Save Us if We Let Them – Peter Wohlleben, Jane Billinghurst

“Another love letter from Wohlleben to the green world… makes the case for how we should allow forests throughout the world to regrow and in the process help heal not only the climate but us, as well.”—Lydia Millet, Oprah Daily. An illuminating manifesto on ancient forests: how they adapt to climate change by passing their wisdom through generations, and why our future lies in protecting them. In his beloved book The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben revealed astonishing discoveries about the social networks of trees and ...



Holmes, Marple & Poe – James Patterson, Brian Sitts

Crime! Murder! Who are you going to call? In New York City, three intriguing, smart, and stylish private investigators open Holmes, Marple & Poe Investigations. Who are these detectives with famous names and mysterious, untraceable pasts? Brendan Holmes—The Brain: Identifies suspects via deduction and logic. Margaret Marple—The Eyes: Possesses powers of observation too often underestimated. Auguste Poe—The Muscle: Chases down every lead no matter how dangerous or dark. The agency’s daring methodology and headline-making solves attract the attention of NYPD Detective Helene Grey. Her solo investigation ...



Baking Yesteryear – B. Dylan Hollis

A decade-by-decade cookbook that highlights the best (and a few of the worst) baking recipes from the 20th century Friends of baking, are you sick and tired of making the same recipes again and again? Then look no further than this baking blast from the past, as B. Dylan Hollis highlights the most unique tasty treats of yesteryear. Travel back in time on a delicious decade-by-decade jaunt as Dylan shows you how to bake vintage forgotten greats. With a big pinch of fun and a ...



Around the World in Eighty Games – Marcus du Sautoy

“A delightful global tour of how humans think and play, led by one of our finest mathematical storytellers.” — Ben Orlin, author of Math Games with Bad Drawings. Where should you move first in Connect 4? What is the best property in Monopoly? And how can pi help you win rock paper scissors? Spanning millennia, oceans and continents, countries and cultures, Around the World in Eighty Games gleefully explores how mathematics and games have always been deeply intertwined. Renowned mathematician Marcus du Sautoy investigates how games provided the first opportunities ...



The Christmas Bookshop – Jenny Colgan

The instant New York Times bestseller! “Sublime…Colgan infuses her latest book with humor, wit, suspense and a perfectly cast love triangle.”–USA Today “The Christmas Bookshop is literary hot chocolate with a bourbon shot: hot, sweet but with a surprising emotional kick.”–The Times (UK) Perfect for the holidays! A brand-new heartwarming Christmas novel from the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Bookshop on the Corner and Christmas at the Island Hotel.  Laid off from her department store job, Carmen has perilously little cash and few options. The prospect of spending Christmas with her ...



Drive-Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America’s Fast-Food Kingdom – Adam Chandler

“This is a book to savor, especially if you’re a fast-food fan.”—Bookpage. “This fun, argumentative, and frequently surprising pop history of American fast food will thrill and educate food lovers of all speeds.” —Publishers Weekly. Most any honest person can own up to harboring at least one fast-food guilty pleasure. In Drive-Thru Dreams, Adam Chandler explores the inseparable link between fast food and American life for the past century. The dark underbelly of the industry’s largest players has long been scrutinized and gutted, characterized as impersonal, greedy, ...



Unnatural Death – Patricia Cornwell

Two mauled bodies in the woods. Top secret autopsies. The most chilling cases of Scarpetta’s career. In this thrilling new installment of Patricia Cornwell’s #1 bestselling Scarpetta series, chief medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta finds herself in a Northern Virginia wilderness examining the remains of two campers wanted by federal law enforcement. The victims have been savaged beyond recognition, and other evidence is terrifying and baffling, including a larger-than-life footprint. After one of the most frightening body retrievals of her career, Scarpetta must discover who would commit ...



A Fire in the Flesh – Jennifer L. Armentrout

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes book three in her beloved Flesh and Fire series… The only thing that can save the realms now is the one thing more powerful than the Fates. After a startling betrayal ends with both Sera and the dangerously seductive ruler of the Shadowlands she has fallen madly in love with being held captive by the false King of the Gods, there is only one thing that can free Nyktos and prevent the forces of the Shadowlands ...