Get a sneak peek at future bestsellers with these exciting new additions to our collection.
Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners
Dearest loved ones, far and near--evergreen tidings from the Baumgartners! Violet Baumgartner has opened her annual holiday letter the same way for the past three decades. And this year she's going to throw her husband, Ed, a truly perfect retirement party, one worthy of memorializing in her upcoming letter. But the event becomes a disaster when, in front of 200 guests, Violet learns her daughter Cerise has been keeping a shocking secret from her, shattering Violet's carefully constructed world. This formidable St. Paul matriarch learns the hard way that no family is perfect in this witty, sparkling debut.
Lessons from Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog
Faced with the challenges of life after middle age, humorist Dave Barry (Best. State. Ever., 2017) looks to his always-happy older dog, Lucy, to learn how to live his best life. From “Make New Friends,” “Don’t Stop Having Fun,” “Let Go of Your Anger,” and “Pay Attention to the People You Love,” Lucy teaches Dave seven lessons on how to live in the present, let go of daily grievances, and feel good in your own skin. Barry’s signature sarcasm and dry wit are on display in this laugh-out-loud self-help book that any pet owner can appreciate.
The Library Book
At 10:52 a.m. on April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the historic Central Library of the Los Angeles Public Library. As patrons and staff cleared the building, a fire was breaking out in the stacks, reaching 2,000 degrees. By the time it was extinguished seven hours later, the fire had destroyed 400,00 books and damaged 700,000 more in the worst library fire in American history. Did someone set the fire, and why? After moving to Los Angeles, author Susan Orlean (The Orchid Thief, 1998) decided to seek out answers. Her account of the tragedy and its aftermath is a love letter to libraries and one of the most anticipated books published this fall.
Open Your Eyes
Jane Campbell avoids confrontation at any costs. She always lets her husband, Leon--a bestselling crime writer--take the lead, while she focuses on their two young children and her job as a creative writing teacher. But that all changes when Leon is brutally attacked in the driveway of their Liverpool home while their children wait quietly in the car. With her husband in a coma, Jane must open her eyes to the problems in her life, as well as the secrets her husband has been keeping from her. A gripping domestic thriller from the author of The Trophy Child (2017).
After a whirlwind romance, a young woman returns to the opulent, secluded Long Island mansion of her new fiancé Max Winter--a wealthy politician and recent widower. But all is not as it appears at the Asherley estate. The house is steeped in the memory of Max's beautiful first wife Rebekah, while his very alive teenage daughter Dani makes her life a living hell. As the soon-to-be second Mrs. Winter grows more in love with Max, and more afraid of Dani, she is drawn deeper into the family's dark secrets. A spellbinding re-imagining of Daphne Du Maurier's magnificent Rebecca from the author of The Almost Archer Sisters (2008).