Get a sneak peek at future bestsellers with these exciting new additions to our collection.
The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne: A Mystery
London, 1703. Collector Sir Barnaby Mayne fills his cabinets with rare stones, bones, books, and artifacts.
For Cecily Kay, it is a passion for plants that brings her to the Mayne house. The only puzzle she expects to encounter is how to locate the specimens she needs within his cabinets. But when her host is stabbed to death, Cecily finds the confession of the supposed killer unconvincing. To discover the truth, Cecily must enter the world of the collectors, a realm distorted by obsession and greed. An atmospheric new mystery series from the author of City of Ink (2018).
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
In this powerful and timely social history, Isabel Wilkerson (The Warmth of Other Suns, 2010) explains how a rigid social order, or caste, is about power in society. Beginning with the first caste system in the United States, which began with slavery in 1619, Wilkerson details how caste became the cornerstone of U.S. social, political, and economic policy, with whites being dominant, African Americans subordinate, and Native Americans conquered. Wilkerson examines this unspoken caste system, showing how our lives are still defined by this hierarchy of human divisions. "Similar to her previous book, the latest by Wilkerson is destined to become a classic, and is urgent, essential reading for us all." (Library Journal)
The Night Swim
The new season of Rachel Krall's true-crime podcast has brought her to a small coastal town in North Carolina being torn apart by a devastating rape trial. Under pressure to make Season 3 a success, Rachel throws herself into her investigation, but finds herself distracted by a series of mysterious letters she receives. Someone wants her to find out what really happened to Jenny Stills twenty-five years ago. Officially, she drowned, but the letters insist she was murdered. The past and present start to collide as Rachel uncovers startling connections between the two cases. An electrifying thriller from the author of The Escape Room (2019).
A broken engagement only gave Molly Montgomery additional incentive to follow her dream job from the Colorado Rockies to the Florida Keys. As Little Bridge Island Public Library's head of children's services, Molly hopes the messiest thing in her life will be her desk. But fate--in the form of a newborn left in the restroom--has other ideas. When Molly meets sheriff John Hartwell, the two lock horns immediately--although Molly does find herself somewhat distracted by his blue eyes. Recently divorced, John has been having trouble adjusting to single parenthood. But something in Molly's smile gives John hope that his old life might suddenly hold new promise--if only they can get over their differences. A clever, fun romance from the author of No Judgments (2019).
Want to soar like you did while reading Helen Macdonald's award-winning H Is for Hawk (2014)? Then grab this rich collection of both new and previously published nature essays, ranging in subject from the migration of songbirds through New York City's Tribute in Light after 9/11, wild boars, mushroom hunting, birds' nests, and the private evening prayers, or vespers, she holds while falling asleep.