Something to Look Forward to


Mark your calendars!  Good things are on their way!  From the weather forecasts that claim winter is loosening its stranglehold (we'll believe it when we see it) to the books we can't wait to have on our shelves, there's a lot to look forward to in the coming months.  Check out the upcoming titles our booksellers are most excited to share!



Trust Exercise: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250309884
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - April 9th, 2019

Pulitzer Prize finalist Choi opens her new novel in the early 1980s South, where two first-year students at a high-powered performing arts high school fall in love and, like their peers, circle around acting teacher Mr. Kingsley like moths to flame. Years later, we meet David and Sarah again and learn that things were not as they had seemed. —Peter

Hicotea: A Nightlights Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9781910620342
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Published: Nobrow - March 12th, 2019

This follow up story to Lorena Alvarez’s Nightlights looks really great. Her illustrations are beautiful paired with a magical world that touches on so many things that little ones are navigating.  —Rachel

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The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062862822
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Published: Ecco - May 7th, 2019

This is a novel that spans continents, generations, and centuries, and somehow still manages to be intensely personal.  Not your usual take on a "coming to America" story.  —Caitlin

The Rosewater Insurrection (The Wormwood Trilogy #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316449083
Availability: Ships from our warehouse today
Published: Orbit - March 12th, 2019

Fans of Jeff Vandermeer should give The Wormwood Trilogy a try — science fiction with an ecological edge set in Nigeria.  Rosewater, the first book is out now.  —Rachel

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Beowulf: A New Translation Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374110031
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: MCD x FSG Originals - August 25th, 2020

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Described as "a radical new translation" I am chomping at the bit to see Headley's new take on this Old English epic.  —Anthony

Aru Shah and the Song of Death (A Pandava Novel Book 2) (Pandava Series #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781368013840
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - April 30th, 2019

I cant wait for this second installment of Aru Shah, a middle grade fantasy based on Hindu mythology. Rick Riordan fans should be excited for this one!  —Rachel

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Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062838377
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - April 2nd, 2019

Greystone Secrets, a new middle grade series by best-selling author Margaret Haddix, blends suspense, science fiction and real life issues all into one epic adventure. —Sam

You Are Never Alone Cover Image
By Elin Kelsey, Soyeon Kim (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781771473156
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Published: Owlkids - April 15th, 2019

One of my favorite picture books is You Are Stardust, beautiful dioramic art combined with thoughtful science. This new book by Elin Kelsey promises big ideas for little ones to think about, reminding us again how interconnected the universe is. —Rachel

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The Poison Thread: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143134053
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Published: Penguin Books - June 18th, 2019

Purcell's first Victorian gothic, The Silent Companions, delved wholeheartedly into the genre.  This one is a bit more subtle, blending a touch of Dickensian social commentary in with the mayhem, murder, and supernatural happenings.  —Caitlin