was the perfect daughter, beloved by her parents, friends, and
teachers. She was days away from an idyllic post-exams summer
vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone.
teases out her twisty plot at just the right pace, leaving readers on
the edge of their seats. There will surely be comparisons to novels
such as Emma Donoghue’s Room
as well as all of the ‘Girl’ thrillers, but Jewell’s latest really
isn’t at all derivative. Her multilayered characters are sheer
perfection, and even the most astute thriller reader won’t see where
everything is going until the final threads are unknotted.” —Booklist (starred review)
Nova Jacobs holds an MFA from the University of
Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and is a recipient of
the Nicholl Fellowship from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and
Sciences. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Jeremy.
THE LAST EQUATION OF ISAAC SEVERY:
The Family Fang
meets The Storied Life
of A.J. Fikry in this literary mystery about a struggling
bookseller whose recently deceased grandfather, a famed mathematician,
left behind a dangerous equation for her to track down—and
protect—before others can get their hands on it.
Jack Carr is a
former Navy SEAL sniper and current writer. Over his 20 years in
Naval Special Warfare he transitioned from an enlisted SEAL sniper to
commanding a Special Operations Task Unit in the most Iranian
influenced section of southern Iraq throughout the tumultuous
drawdown of U.S. Forces. He lives with his wife and three children in
Park City, Utah.
THE TERMINAL LIST: A Navy SEAL
has nothing left to live for and everything to kill for after he
discovers that the American government is behind the deaths of his team
in this ripped-from-the-headlines political thriller. An intoxicating
thriller that cautions against the seduction of absolute power and
those who would do anything to achieve it, The Terminal List is perfect for fans
of Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, Stephen Hunter, and Nelson DeMille.
as the April Book Club pick by Belletrist, the book club community
founded by Emma Roberts and Karah Priess.
Kate Greathead is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the
MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson
Her writing has appeared in The
New Yorker, The
New York Times, and Vanity
Fair, and on NPR’s Moth
Radio Hour. She was a subject in the American version of
the British Up documentary series. She lives in Brooklyn with her
husband, the writer Teddy Wayne.
LAURA & EMMA: A tender,
witty debut novel about a single mother raising her daughter among the
upper crust of New York City society in the late twentieth century.
Lisa Halliday grew up in
Medfield, Massachusetts and currently lives in Milan, Italy. Her work
has appeared in The
Paris Review and she is the recipient of a 2017 Whiting
Award for Fiction.
ASYMMETRY: A stunning debut
from a rising literary star, Asymmetry
is an urgent, important, and truly original work that will captivate
any reader while also posing arresting questions about the very nature
of fiction itself.
Chris White is an award-winning playwright and
screenwriter, with an MFA in dramatic writing from NYU’s Tisch School
of the Arts. Her plays have been produced nationally and
internationally, and her play, Rhythms,
won the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play. White is a
professor of English at DePauw
teaching creative writing. She lives near the town of Bainbridge,
Indiana on Big Walnut Creek.
THE LIFE LIST OF ADRIAN MANDRICK:
H Is for Hawk
meets Grief Is the
Thing with Feathers in this evocative debut novel about a
pill-popping anesthesiologist and avid birder who embarks on a quest to
find one of the world’s rarest species, allowing nothing to get in his
way—until he’s forced to confront his obsessions and what they’ve cost
Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar is a
Syrian American author. Originally from New York City, Jennifer was
born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother. She is a member of
the Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI) and of American Mensa.
stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, The Saturday Evening Post,
THE MAP OF SALT AND STARS: This
rich, moving, and lyrical debut novel is to Syria what The Kite Runner was
to Afghanistan; the story of two girls living eight hundred years
apart—a modern-day Syrian refugee seeking safety and a medieval
adventurer apprenticed to a legendary mapmaker—places today’s headlines
in the sweep of history, where the pain of exile and the triumph of
courage echo again and again.
Paolo Cognetti was born in 1978 in Milan. He
divides his time between the city and his cabin six thousand feet up
in the Italian Alps. The
Eight Mountains has spent more than a year on the Italian
bestseller lists and has been published or will be published in forty
countries. The novel has won both Italy's Premio Strega and the
French Prix Médicis étranger.
THE EIGHT MOUNTAINS: A modern
Italian masterpiece, The
Eight Mountains is a lyrical coming-of-age story about the
power of male friendships and the enduring bond between fathers and
sons. “There are no more universal themes than those of the landscape,
friendship, and becoming adults, and Cognetti’s writing becomes
classical (and elegant) to best tell this story...a true novel by a great writer” (Rolling Stone Italia).
Peter David, Keith R. A. DeCandido,
and Sarah Shaw
the late twenty-fourth century, decades after the fall of the
once-mighty Terran Empire, the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance
dominates—but a downtrodden few have found the courage and
the strength of will to act.
began with Glass
Empires and Obsidian
Alliances—now continues in twelve new short tales
that revisit and expand upon that so-called “Mirror
Universe,” spanning all five of the core incarnations of Star
a secret weapon of terrifying power and a vision of the
alternate universe’s noble Federation, Spock seizes control
of the Terran Empire and commits it to the greatest gamble in
its history: democratic reform.
is a book I really needed in this dour, dire age: Valente’s
book contains a story and prose that is both electric and
breathless, it has the heart of Douglas Adams and the soul
of David Bowie. I loved it and it made me happy.” —Chuck
York Times bestselling author
Nebula Award winner Jack McDevitt comes the eighth
installment in the popular The Academy series—Priscilla
“Hutch” Hutchins discovers an interstellar message from a
highly advanced race that could be her last chance for a
mission before the program is shut down for good.
retreating indoors due to the April showers, we’ve got books to keep
you company...and you might as well invite your entire book club.
We’re recommending sweeping fiction, page-turning thrillers, and book
club favorites now in trade paperback.
You should make The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane your
next book club pick. Here’s why: One, it’s a powerful story that
paints a portrait of a little-known region in China, and celebrates
the special bond between mothers and daughters. Two, this sweeping
novel is written by Lisa See, the talented and bestselling author
of Snow Flower and
the Secret Fan. And three, this beloved book club
favorite is now available in trade paperback!
We love Lisa Jewell for peeking
behind pristine suburban households and picture perfect family
units to dig up shocking secrets. That’s why we can’t get enough of
her new book. Then
She Was Gone delves into the lingering aftermath of a
young girl’s disappearance and the ways we fail to recognize the
truth, even when it’s right before our eyes. You won’t stop talking
about the twist and turns in this noir-ish thriller.
For readers of:Truly Madly Guilty,
The Good Girl,
Mary Higgins Clark, and Tana French
If your book club hasn’t incorporated short
story collections into your reading pile, you may want to start with
this groundbreaking debut. Nafissa Thompson-Spires’s The Heads of Colored People
is perfect for fans of Junot Díaz and Paul Beatty. This collection
of moving, timely, and darkly funny stories examines the concept of
black identity in this so-called post-racial era—which is sure to
spark some great conversation.
For readers of:The Fire This Time,
Drown, The Sellout, and Loving Day
No, your eyes aren’t deceiving
you. Yes, Ruth Ware’s fourth novel, The Death of Mrs. Westaway, is
finally upon us. This Agatha Christie-esque thriller begins when
Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial
Death of Mrs. Westaway is full of spellbinding menace
and told in Ware’s signature suspenseful style.
this romantic dramedy from the author of Alex, Approximately,
a teen girl’s way-too-ordinary life is driven off the beaten
path when she’s abandoned in the wilderness with her worst
adversary—the boy who broke her heart.
performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin
Luther King Jr. Memorial, and later as a tribute to Walter Dean
Myers, this stirring and inspirational poem is New York Times
bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Jason
Reynolds’s rallying cry to the dreamers of the world.
favorite YA authors, including Ellen Hopkins, Maureen Johnson,
and more, recount their own experiences with mental illness in
this raw, real, and powerful collection of essays that explores
everything from ADD to PTSD.
New York Times
bestselling author Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison comes the
explosive new Brit in the FBI Thriller.
When several major
political figures die mysteriously, officials declare the deaths are
from natural causes. Then the German Vice-Chancellor dies on the
steps of 10 Downing Street, and a drone is spotted hovering over the
becomes clear—these high-profile deaths are well-constructed
assassinations, and the Covert Eyes team is tasked to investigate.
Covert Eyes team must race against the clock to find a ruthless killer
before he unleashes a devastating attack of vengeance and destroys the
city of London.