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Patti Smith
Patti Smith M Train
The poet rocker follows up her celebrated memoir Just Kids with an adventurous new book, M Train, peppered with Polaroids and full of her travels and reflections.
Jim Butcher
Jim Butcher The Aeronaut's Windlass (The Cinder Spires, #1)
Steampunk, cosplay, and cats! The Dresden Files author chats about The Aeronaut's Windlass, first in a new series packed with action and grand-scale conspiracies.
Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science
The renowned evolutionary biologist and vocal atheist reflects on his life in science in Brief Candle in the Dark, his latest memoir and follow-up to An Appetite for Wonder.
Wm. Paul Young
Wm. Paul Young Eve
A source of inspiration and controversy, his first novel, The Shack, was a Christian fiction phenomenon. Now Young revisits the Garden of Eden in his new book, Eve.
N.K. Jemisin
N.K. Jemisin The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1)
A woman with the power to summon earthquakes searches for her daughter in the barren postapocalyptic world of The Fifth Season, first in a new fantasy series.
Louis de Bernières
Louis de Bernières The Dust That Falls from Dreams
In The Dust that Falls from Dreams, the latest novel from the author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, a British family with four daughters weathers World War I.
Ernest Cline
Ernest Cline Armada
A hotshot gamer must save the Earth from extraterrestrials in Armada, the latest science fiction romp from the bestselling geek who gave us Ready Player One.
Candace Bushnell
Candace Bushnell Killing Monica
Grab your stilettos—the Sex and the City author is back with Killing Monica, a new screwball comedy about a successful writer who wants to kill off a beloved character.
Judy Blume
Judy Blume In the Unlikely Event
The giant of children's lit plumbs an unusual event from her own girlhood—when three planes crashed in her hometown—for her new novel for adults, In the Unlikely Event.
Laurell K. Hamilton
Laurell K. Hamilton Dead Ice (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #24)
After 22 years with her hard-boiled heroine Anita Blake, the paranormal queen reflects on how her bestselling series has evolved and chats about her latest, Dead Ice.
Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison God Help the Child
The celebrated author of Beloved talks about her latest novel, the taut and unflinching God Help the Child, the business of color in modern America, and why she has to write.
David McCullough
David McCullough The Wright Brothers
The two-time Pulitzer winner chronicles the daredevil ingenuity of two bicycle mechanics destined for greatness in his new work of narrative history, The Wright Brothers.
Sara Gruen
Sara Gruen At the Water's Edge
A Philadelphia socialite and her husband hunt Scotland's Loch Ness monster in At the Water's Edge, a new World War II-era novel from the author of Water for Elephants.
Jon Ronson
Jon Ronson So You've Been Publicly Shamed
He's dallied with psychopaths and extremists—now Ronson tackles our outrage-obsessed social media culture in his latest nonfiction adventure, So You've Been Publicly Shamed.
Kazuo Ishiguro
Kazuo Ishiguro The Buried Giant
An elderly couple eludes ogres, dragons, and peculiar memory loss on a journey through medieval Britain in The Buried Giant, new from the author of Never Let Me Go.
Erik Larson
Erik Larson Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
The narrative nonfiction master mixes political intrigue and personal tragedy in Dead Wake, an account of the shocking 1915 sinking of the British luxury liner Lusitania.
Nick Hornby
Nick Hornby Funny Girl
A Lucille Ball-obsessed actress seeks TV stardom in 1960s London in Funny Girl, the first new novel in five years from the author of High Fidelity and About a Boy.
Kristin Hannah
Kristin Hannah The Nightingale
The bestselling author's latest is the World War II epic The Nightingale, inspired by the true story of a heroic young woman who led Allied soldiers out of occupied France.
Alan Bradley
Alan Bradley As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Flavia de Luce, #7)
Precocious preteen sleuth Flavia de Luce is groomed to join a secret society in As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust, the latest caper from the beloved mystery writer.
Yu Hua
Yu Hua The Seventh Day
The bestselling Chinese author talks about growing up during the Cultural Revolution, writing about the absurdities of Communism, and his new novel, The Seventh Day.
Anthony Doerr
Anthony Doerr All the Light We Cannot See
The Goodreads Choice Winner for Best Historical Fiction talks about his captivating World War II tale, All the Light We Cannot See, which took ten years to write.
Liane Moriarty
Liane Moriarty Big Little Lies
Death, secrets, and schoolyard power play are in the mix in her suspenseful sixth novel, Big Little Lies, a Goodreads Choice Finalist for Best Fiction.
Pierce Brown
Pierce Brown Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1)
At just 26, this Goodreads Choice Winner for Best Debut Author has struck gold with Red Rising, the first installment of a dystopian trilogy set on Mars.
Stephen King
Stephen King Revival
The horror maestro's new novel, Revival, is a Frankenstein-inspired story of fate, rock and roll, religion, and addiction, with a conclusion as terrifying as they come.
Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
Happy 75th birthday to the acclaimed writer, whose wicked sense of humor is on display in Stone Mattress: Nine Tales, a new collection of dark and vengeful short fiction.
Marilynne Robinson
Marilynne Robinson Lila (Gilead, #3)
The Pulitzer winner returns to the small town of Gilead to examine the human condition and the deprived childhood of a minister's wife in her latest novel, Lila.
John Grisham
John Grisham Gray Mountain
In his new thriller, Gray Mountain, New York lawyer Samantha Kofer takes an unpaid internship in Appalachia, where she stumbles on a high-stakes secret.
David Mitchell
David Mitchell The Bone Clocks
Mind bending and genre defying, The Bone Clocks, a new masterwork from the acclaimed author of Cloud Atlas, sends a gifted teen runaway on a paranormal adventure.
Sarah Waters
Sarah Waters The Paying Guests
Clandestine passion boils over in the suspenseful historical novel The Paying Guests, set in 1920s London following the social upheaval of World War I.
Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho Adultery
Married with children, a dissatisfied woman recklessly rekindles an old flame in Adultery, the latest novel from the international bestselling author of The Alchemist.
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