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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: A Novel
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.
Colleen Hoover
Colleen Hoover Ugly Love
Packing an emotional wallop into each book, the writer behind the wildly popular Slammed and Hopeless series returns with a new heartbreaker romance, Ugly Love.
Jacqueline Winspear
Jacqueline Winspear The Care and Management of Lies
The bestselling mystery writer takes a break from her Maisie Dobbs series to pen a stand-alone historical novel, The Care and Management of Lies, set during World War I.
Nick Harkaway
Nick Harkaway Tigerman
On a radioactive island a middle-aged British sergeant becomes a crime-fighting superhero in Tigerman, a genre-bending adventure from the author of Angelmaker.
Diana Gabaldon
Diana Gabaldon Written in My Own Heart's Blood (Outlander, #8)
The historical fiction phenom is back with her latest romantic time-traveling adventure, Written in My Own Heart's Blood, next in the bestselling Outlander series.
Herman Koch
Herman Koch Summer House with Swimming Pool
A doctor conceals the truth when his celebrity patient dies in Summer House with Swimming Pool, a dark novel now available in English from the author of The Dinner.
Charlaine Harris
Charlaine Harris Midnight Crossroad (Midnight, Texas #1)
The paranormal powerhouse behind the Sookie Stackhouse series trades Louisiana's vampires for a mysterious new Texas town in Midnight Crossroad, first in her new trilogy.
Michael Cunningham
Michael Cunningham The Snow Queen
After having a vision of what might be God in Central Park, a Brooklyn man confronts his spirituality in The Snow Queen, a new novel from the author of The Hours.
Emma Donoghue
Emma Donoghue Frog Music
The bestselling author of Room returns with a historical mystery, Frog Music, about the unsolved murder of trouser-wearing free spirit Jenny Bonnet in 1876 San Francisco.
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