Thunder Song is a new collection of essays about LaPointe’s experience living on Coast Salish land, her identity as a queer Indigenous person, navigating the punk scene, and intergenerational connection. The writing is just as vibrant and stunning as the cover!
– Vicky K.
The House of Hidden Meanings
“RuPaul will live forever. Like Cleopatra. Like Shakespeare. Not only as a creator but as a teacher and great source of inspiration. His memoir is deeply felt and beautifully written.”
– Isaac Mizrahi
Woman, Life, Freedom
“The author of Persepolis returns with a collection about burgeoning activism in Iran....This collection pays homage to victims and celebrates the dreams of Iran’s determined activists....An impassioned message of rage and hope.”
– Kirkus Reviews
Ah, pasta. The love of my life. Pashman has challenged me to up my pasta game with ease while also making sure not to shame me too harshly for my mac n’ cheese consumption. Deeply appreciate that.
– Stacy Wayne D.
The Mystery Writer
“A mischievous twist on mystery novels and the people who write them.”
– Benjamin Stevenson
The Great Divide
Set during the construction of the Panama Canal, Cristina Henríquez’s new novel is a vibrant look at the people whose lives were upended by that massive colonial undertaking. The richness of the characters makes this a truly immersive work of historical fiction.
– Keith M.
“James is funny and horrifying, brilliant and riveting. In telling the story of Jim instead of Huckleberry Finn, Percival Everett delivers a powerful, necessary corrective to both literature and history. I found myself cheering both the writer and his hero. Who should read this book? Every single person in the country.”
– Ann Patchett
“Recent history becomes both thrillingly vivid and achingly past in Vinson Cunningham’s spellbinding debut novel, Great Expectations. A coming-of-age novel of the richest, most expansive kind, it’s a rare debut, one that feels both intimate and revelatory.”
– Megan Abbott
“In this remarkable novel, Katya Apekina unpacks a dizzying nested series of intergenerational traumas and intergenerational gifts. Spellbinding, hallucinatory, and very funny, Mother Doll feels at once deeply researched, deeply felt, and deeply imagined — a rare achievement.”
– Elif Batuman
The extraordinary rediscovered novel from the Nobel Prize-winning author of Love in the Time of Cholera and One Hundred Years of Solitude.
Sassy, snarky, and packed with action, Cascade Failure is the best sort of space western. A little Cowboy BeBop, a little Becky Chambers, and a little Murderbot, this is a thoroughly satisfying read that should be on the top of any sci-fi fan’s TBR.
– Deana R.
“This time will be different,” I tell myself. “This time, I won’t tear through the new Rene Denfeld book in twenty-four hours,” I lie as I turn another page. “This time, I’ll savor it,” I mutter unconvincingly as I look up from my half-read book to discover day has turned to night.
– Tove H.
“Wild and wonderful, punk and propulsive, Memory Piece is about three friends growing from girlhood into a sinister new world. It is about authenticity, surveillance, capitalism, queerness, and the internet. It is about — it is — everything.”
– Julia Phillips
“These irreverent, pulsing, and defiant poems are full of dangerous good sense.”
– Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
There’s Always This Year
Hanif Abdurraqib’s newest book is about basketball, and Ohio, and hope, and what success is and isn’t, and the very idea of a role model. Like all of his work, it’s bound to be stunning and emotionally resonant and impeccably realized and deeply personal.
– Michelle C.
“A rainbow bridge to a fresh set of mythological places and faces.”
– Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
Dog Man: The Scarlet Shedder
Our canine superhero returns in Dog Man: The Scarlet Shedder, the suspenseful and hilarious twelfth graphic novel in the #1 worldwide bestselling series by award-winning author and illustrator Dav Pilkey!
Is there anything more emotional than a Kate DiCamillo story? You’d be hard-pressed to find an answer. Ferris proves yet again that when it comes to touching and resonant books for kiddos and adults alike, no one is writing like her.
– Stacy Wayne D.
Spider in the Well
Part 1: The Newsboy, Part 2: The Well, Part 3... I’ll leave that for you to discover in this silly, shrewd fairytale of a town built on a web of lies. I made a wish that you would read this book and I have it on very good and trustworthy authority that the wishing well is definitely not broken.
– Sarah R.
“A funny and fast-paced story about two steadfast best friends who refuse to go with the flow. It has everything I love: friendship, family drama, and first crushes, plus period equity, loyalty, and standing up for what you believe in. A smart book!”
– Debbi Michiko Florence
Little Blue Truck Feeling Happy
Soft and wooly, shiny and smooth... this Little Blue Truck book for the youngest fan provides fun and sensory exploration, while gently sharing that we don't have to be the same to be the best of ourselves — and the best of friends.
The Marble Queen
The Marble Queen is a YA fantasy graphic novel that’s the political drama of Nimona meets the heartfelt romance of The Princess and the Dressmaker, but this time in a sapphic romance surrounded by a mist of magic.
The Last Bloodcarver
“Brilliantly rendered. The Last Bloodcarver unfolds in gripping detail, following a mystery colored by its beautiful, destructive city. You’ll gasp, you’ll scream, you’ll cry, and you’ll be begging for the next book.”
– Chloe Gong