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Jonathan Safran Foer
Jonathan Safran Foer Here I Am
A marriage implodes; an earthquake devastates Israel. Crisis, questioning, and the meaning of home anchor Here I Am, Foer's hugely anticipated third novel.
Colson Whitehead
Colson Whitehead The Underground Railroad
A runaway slave seeks freedom via subterranean trains in The Underground Railroad, Whitehead's powerful exploration of race and identity in America.
Jacqueline Woodson
Jacqueline Woodson Another Brooklyn
In the lyrical, '70s-set Another Brooklyn, Jacqueline Woodson, author of Brown Girl Dreaming, explores the power of memory, friendship, and the search for home.
Jay McInerney
Jay McInerney Bright, Precious Days
The Bright Lights, Big City author's love affair with New York continues in Bright, Precious Days, his third book about the glamorous Calloways.
Michael J. Sullivan
Michael J. Sullivan Age of Myth (The Legends of the First Empire #1)
Michael J. Sullivan makes his hardcover debut with his latest opus, Age of Myth, the first in a five-book series sure to delight fantasy-lover fans.
Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellowes Belgravia
Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes returns to the page with his new book, Belgravia, an irresistibly romantic novel set in Victorian-era London.
Elin Hilderbrand
Elin Hilderbrand Here's to Us
A bad boy celebrity chef—and his untimely death—anchors Here's to Us, Hilderbrand's Nantucket-set novel about love, loss, and the fluffiest Champagne cake imaginable.
Justin Cronin
Justin Cronin The City of Mirrors (The Passage, #3)
A decade in the making, Justin Cronin's post-apocalyptic Passage trilogy is finally concluding with The City of Mirrors. Find out how the epic series is really all about love.
Joe Hill
Joe Hill The Fireman
Joe Hill says the world will end in fire, and we should listen! In his apocalyptic new thriller, The Fireman, those infected by a contagious plague are bursting into flames.
Louise Erdrich
Louise Erdrich LaRose
A hunting accident changes the lives of two families in LaRose, a poetic new novel from the National Book Award-winning author, set in a small North Dakota reservation town.
Nora Roberts
Nora Roberts The Obsession
Still irresistibly entertaining after more than 200 novels, the bestselling author chats about The Obsession, her new suspense novel starring a woman with a dark past.
Augusten Burroughs
Augusten Burroughs Lust & Wonder
The hilariously honest and slightly warped brain behind Running with Scissors returns with another memoir, Lust & Wonder—this time about his search for love.
Patricia Briggs
Patricia Briggs Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson, #9)
The bestselling urban fantasy writer dishes on her love of werewolves and her new book, Fire Touched, the latest adventure for shape-shifting heroine Mercy Thompson.
Helen Oyeyemi
Helen Oyeyemi What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours
The imaginative author of Boy, Snow, Bird returns with a new collection of interlocking stories, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, about the power and mystery of keys.
Yann Martel
Yann Martel The High Mountains of Portugal
The Life of Pi author returns with The High Mountains of Portugal, a labyrinthine novel that intertwines human stories and spans continents—and there are chimpanzees!
Lois McMaster Bujold
Lois McMaster Bujold Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
Thirty years after the start of her epic Vorkosigan Saga, the science fiction master continues to develop her rich universe in Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen.
China Miéville
China Miéville This Census-Taker
The genre-bending author, known for his peculiar worlds and haunting imagery, chats about his disturbing new book, This Census-Taker, and the value of pessimism.
Marie Kondō
Marie Kondō Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
The decluttering guru takes her beloved KonMari Method to the next level in her new guide, Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up.
Paula Hawkins
Paula Hawkins The Girl on the Train
The Goodreads Choice Winner for Best Mystery & Thriller explains how the runaway success of her novel, The Girl on the Train, has—and hasn't—changed her life.
Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
In his short story collection Trigger Warning, the Goodreads Choice Winner for Best Fantasy demonstrates the haunting genius that has kept him on top.
Connor Franta
Connor Franta A Work in Progress
The young YouTube sensation talks movingly about coming of age in the digital era in A Work in Progress, the Goodreads Choice Winner for Best Memoir.
Isabel Allende
Isabel Allende The Japanese Lover
The Chilean American novelist returns to historical form with The Japanese Lover, an epic love story that ranges from present-day San Francisco to WWII-era Poland.
Interview also available in Spanish!
Orhan Pamuk
Orhan Pamuk A Strangeness in My Mind
Ever-changing Istanbul stars in A Strangeness in My Mind, as a boza seller observes the city over four decades while searching his own heart for love.
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
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.
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