New Releases

Most Buzzed About Debuts of 2022

As booksellers, we are always happy to welcome fresh new voices to the literary landscape and 2022’s debuts have blown us away. Familial dramas, modern retellings, cheeky mysteries, character-driven thrillers — the gang’s all here! If finding a new favorite author was at the top of your New Year’s resolutions, you’re in luck. Here’s our roundup of new must-read debuts.

The Manningtree Witches: A Novel

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The Manningtree Witches: A Novel

The Manningtree Witches: A Novel

By A. K. Blakemore

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There have been many books written about the Witch Trials but, A.K. Blakemore’s debut novel takes it to the next level with her breadth and depth of research and care for the women she depicts. Blakemore’s vivid characters will enchant you and her sharp prose will immerse you in the time period. This one is perfect for readers of Wolf Hall and lovers of a fresh take of historical fiction. 

There have been many books written about the Witch Trials but, A.K. Blakemore’s debut novel takes it to the next level with her breadth and depth of research and care for the women she depicts. Blakemore’s vivid characters will enchant you and her sharp prose will immerse you in the time period. This one is perfect for readers of Wolf Hall and lovers of a fresh take of historical fiction. 

The Whalebone Theatre

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The Whalebone Theatre

The Whalebone Theatre

By Joanna Quinn

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This historical fiction novel will delight long-time readers of the genre as well as people picking one up for the first time. Set in England in the years leading up to and then during World War II, the story follows a young woman from her childhood on the shores of the English Channel to her adulthood as a spy. This one has a heroine readers are sure to love and a sweeping setting that will keep pages turning. 

This historical fiction novel will delight long-time readers of the genre as well as people picking one up for the first time. Set in England in the years leading up to and then during World War II, the story follows a young woman from her childhood on the shores of the English Channel to her adulthood as a spy. This one has a heroine readers are sure to love and a sweeping setting that will keep pages turning. 

Malice House

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Malice House

Malice House

By Megan Shepherd

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Knock, Knock, don’t be afraid to open the door for this haunted house horror. A spooky season read with horror books at its core, paired with an artist daughter cleaning out her author father’s home, a cast of characters out to get her, and monsters hiding in the woods — yes, you read that right, monsters. So, when you’re looking to add a fast-paced, gripping horror to your TBR, look no further. 

Knock, Knock, don’t be afraid to open the door for this haunted house horror. A spooky season read with horror books at its core, paired with an artist daughter cleaning out her author father’s home, a cast of characters out to get her, and monsters hiding in the woods — yes, you read that right, monsters. So, when you’re looking to add a fast-paced, gripping horror to your TBR, look no further. 

Sign Here

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Sign Here

Sign Here

By Claudia Lux

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What do you do when your job really is Hell? Claudia Lux’s novel takes readers into the afterlife where Hell is a corporation, and its inhabitants are the employees. This book has wickedly funny characters and an imaginative plot that is perfect for a year-round spooky season. Part thriller, part horror, part comedic romp through the underworld, Sign Here is the perfect book for those who appreciate the truly scary parts of “Succession.”  

What do you do when your job really is Hell? Claudia Lux’s novel takes readers into the afterlife where Hell is a corporation, and its inhabitants are the employees. This book has wickedly funny characters and an imaginative plot that is perfect for a year-round spooky season. Part thriller, part horror, part comedic romp through the underworld, Sign Here is the perfect book for those who appreciate the truly scary parts of “Succession.”  

Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm: A Novel

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Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm: A Novel

Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm: A Novel

By Laura Warrell

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This is a family drama with fathers, mothers and daughters all scored with a soundtrack of jazz music. When one man must navigate the relationships between the women he loves and has loved in the past along with his own teenage daughter, Laura Warrell’s lyrical prose and sweeping story bring us on a ride. This novel has a lot of heart and power told through the kind of voices readers will return to again and again. 

This is a family drama with fathers, mothers and daughters all scored with a soundtrack of jazz music. When one man must navigate the relationships between the women he loves and has loved in the past along with his own teenage daughter, Laura Warrell’s lyrical prose and sweeping story bring us on a ride. This novel has a lot of heart and power told through the kind of voices readers will return to again and again. 

Trespasses

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Trespasses

Trespasses

By Louise Kennedy

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A historical fiction novel set in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, Louise Kennedy’s debut novel is bursting with love, loyalty and the consequences that come when those two find themselves at odds with one another. When one young woman faces the reality of loving someone she knows she shouldn’t, her life changes as she tries to deal with the fallout. 

A historical fiction novel set in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, Louise Kennedy’s debut novel is bursting with love, loyalty and the consequences that come when those two find themselves at odds with one another. When one young woman faces the reality of loving someone she knows she shouldn’t, her life changes as she tries to deal with the fallout. 

The Rabbit Hutch (B&N Discover Prize Winner) (National Book Award Winner)

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The Rabbit Hutch (B&N Discover Prize Winner) (National Book Award Winner)

The Rabbit Hutch (B&N Discover Prize Winner) (National Book Award Winner)

By Tess Gunty

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Jennifer Egan + Denis Johnson = Tess Gunty. In a Midwestern town that’s run out of luck, a group of teenagers live together after they aged out of the foster care system; home is The Rabbit Hutch, an apartment complex that’s seen better days. Powerful and taut, this is a beautifully written story of community and loss, escape and healing, loneliness and hope. Readers won’t soon forget eighteen-year-old Blandine, the big beating heart of this novel. The writing is so assured, it’s hard to believe this is Gunty’s debut, and we can’t wait to see what she does next. Tune into the Poured Over podcast this month as we discuss The Rabbit Hutch with Tess Gunty. 

Jennifer Egan + Denis Johnson = Tess Gunty. In a Midwestern town that’s run out of luck, a group of teenagers live together after they aged out of the foster care system; home is The Rabbit Hutch, an apartment complex that’s seen better days. Powerful and taut, this is a beautifully written story of community and loss, escape and healing, loneliness and hope. Readers won’t soon forget eighteen-year-old Blandine, the big beating heart of this novel. The writing is so assured, it’s hard to believe this is Gunty’s debut, and we can’t wait to see what she does next. Tune into the Poured Over podcast this month as we discuss The Rabbit Hutch with Tess Gunty. 

The Shore: A Novel

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The Shore: A Novel

The Shore: A Novel

By Katie Runde

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The Shore, a fresh take on the classic coming-of-age story from debut author Katie Runde, is a must-add to your Summer Reading TBR list. Every member of the Dunne family faces real challenges in a beautiful (and slim) novel that will make you laugh and break your heart. Fans of Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane and Notes on Your Sudden Disappearance by Alison Espach — this one is perfect for you.

The Shore, a fresh take on the classic coming-of-age story from debut author Katie Runde, is a must-add to your Summer Reading TBR list. Every member of the Dunne family faces real challenges in a beautiful (and slim) novel that will make you laugh and break your heart. Fans of Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane and Notes on Your Sudden Disappearance by Alison Espach — this one is perfect for you.

Holding Her Breath: A Novel

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Holding Her Breath: A Novel

Holding Her Breath: A Novel

By Eimear Ryan

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If you like complicated love stories that also explore ambition and grief, then you should pick up Holding Her Breath. This debut novel follows a former swimmer who’s trying to find herself after a public breakdown, and in her grief, she embarks on a quest to try to discover more about her family history. Razor-sharp and full of heart, this book is perfect for fans of Sally Rooney or Lily King’s Writers & Lovers.

If you like complicated love stories that also explore ambition and grief, then you should pick up Holding Her Breath. This debut novel follows a former swimmer who’s trying to find herself after a public breakdown, and in her grief, she embarks on a quest to try to discover more about her family history. Razor-sharp and full of heart, this book is perfect for fans of Sally Rooney or Lily King’s Writers & Lovers.

Remarkably Bright Creatures (Read with Jenna Pick)

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Remarkably Bright Creatures (Read with Jenna Pick)

Remarkably Bright Creatures (Read with Jenna Pick)

By Shelby Van Pelt

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Tova Sullivan is no stranger to grief, and after her husband’s death, she decides to work the night shift at the aquarium in order to keep herself busy. With the help of a giant octopus named Marcellus, Tova discovers a friendship and reckoning that sets her on a path of healing. Perfect for fans of A Man Called Ove and Good Company

Tova Sullivan is no stranger to grief, and after her husband’s death, she decides to work the night shift at the aquarium in order to keep herself busy. With the help of a giant octopus named Marcellus, Tova discovers a friendship and reckoning that sets her on a path of healing. Perfect for fans of A Man Called Ove and Good Company

Yerba Buena: A Novel

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Yerba Buena: A Novel

Yerba Buena: A Novel

By Nina LaCour

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If you recognize the name Nina LaCour, it’s because she’s a huge name in YA, and Yerba Buena is her adult debut that you won’t want to miss! A stunning love story centering around two women with muddled pasts and the love they’ve found together, this devastatingly beautiful book will make a home in your heart. 

If you recognize the name Nina LaCour, it’s because she’s a huge name in YA, and Yerba Buena is her adult debut that you won’t want to miss! A stunning love story centering around two women with muddled pasts and the love they’ve found together, this devastatingly beautiful book will make a home in your heart. 

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty: A Novel

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You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty: A Novel

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty: A Novel

By Akwaeke Emezi

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What is summer without a whirlwind romance with the perfect guy, or two? Moving on after profound grief has never been so complicated. Last year, we were absolutely stunned by The Death of Vivek Oji. Akwaeke Emezi switches gears and delivers a very fun and steamy romance set in a world of art and celebrity with their own take on second chances. Perfect for fans of Luster and Seven Days in June

What is summer without a whirlwind romance with the perfect guy, or two? Moving on after profound grief has never been so complicated. Last year, we were absolutely stunned by The Death of Vivek Oji. Akwaeke Emezi switches gears and delivers a very fun and steamy romance set in a world of art and celebrity with their own take on second chances. Perfect for fans of Luster and Seven Days in June

More Than You'll Ever Know

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More Than You'll Ever Know

More Than You'll Ever Know

By Katie Gutierrez

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Between this book and Riley Sager’s The House Across the Lake, we’re thinking the book is better than the movie even though there is no movie. If Sager nods to Hitchcock, this debut novel reads like a film noir movie with double lives, cat-and-mouse rhythm, conflict and tension in every chapter. The A/C needs to be cranked to 10 while reading this thriller.

Between this book and Riley Sager’s The House Across the Lake, we’re thinking the book is better than the movie even though there is no movie. If Sager nods to Hitchcock, this debut novel reads like a film noir movie with double lives, cat-and-mouse rhythm, conflict and tension in every chapter. The A/C needs to be cranked to 10 while reading this thriller.

Nightcrawling (Oprah's Book Club)

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Nightcrawling (Oprah's Book Club)

Nightcrawling (Oprah's Book Club)

By Leila Mottley

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When we talk about protecting Black women, this is what we’re talking about. Inspired by true events, Nightcrawling tells the story of young Black woman who desperately turns to walking the streets of Oakland as a means of income, only to find herself entangled in a scandal and failure of the justice system. Leila Mottley’s intense and piercing debut is a must-read for those who can’t stop thinking about  Salvage the Bones and There There. 

When we talk about protecting Black women, this is what we’re talking about. Inspired by true events, Nightcrawling tells the story of young Black woman who desperately turns to walking the streets of Oakland as a means of income, only to find herself entangled in a scandal and failure of the justice system. Leila Mottley’s intense and piercing debut is a must-read for those who can’t stop thinking about  Salvage the Bones and There There. 

The Measure (A Read with Jenna Pick)

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The Measure (A Read with Jenna Pick)

The Measure (A Read with Jenna Pick)

By Nikki Erlick

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If given the chance, would you want to know how long you will live? If this question piqued your interest, your summer book club just got a brand-new treat! The only thing certain is mortality, but the amount of time we have left is different for everyone, and when a mysterious box arrives, eight different people are faced with one life-changing choice. Nikki Erlick’s debut will have us all living life to the fullest, treasuring every moment, and keeping an eye out for her next book! If you enjoyed In Five Years by Rebecca Serle, add this one to your summer reading list. 

If given the chance, would you want to know how long you will live? If this question piqued your interest, your summer book club just got a brand-new treat! The only thing certain is mortality, but the amount of time we have left is different for everyone, and when a mysterious box arrives, eight different people are faced with one life-changing choice. Nikki Erlick’s debut will have us all living life to the fullest, treasuring every moment, and keeping an eye out for her next book! If you enjoyed In Five Years by Rebecca Serle, add this one to your summer reading list. 

A Lady's Guide to Fortune-Hunting

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A Lady's Guide to Fortune-Hunting

A Lady's Guide to Fortune-Hunting

By Sophie Irwin

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For a witty and irresistible debut perfect for fans of Jane Austen or Bridgerton, check out A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting. When left with her father’s debts, Kitty needs a fortune to save her family, and Kitty’s never been one to back down from a challenge. With a cunning and innovative heroine, a Lord who sees her for what she is and determined to thwart her plan, and a London social season, this book is a must-read!

For a witty and irresistible debut perfect for fans of Jane Austen or Bridgerton, check out A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting. When left with her father’s debts, Kitty needs a fortune to save her family, and Kitty’s never been one to back down from a challenge. With a cunning and innovative heroine, a Lord who sees her for what she is and determined to thwart her plan, and a London social season, this book is a must-read!

Lessons in Chemistry (B&N Exclusive Edition) (2022 B&N Book of the Year)

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Lessons in Chemistry (B&N Exclusive Edition) (2022 B&N Book of the Year)

Lessons in Chemistry (B&N Exclusive Edition) (2022 B&N Book of the Year)

By Bonnie Garmus

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All’s fair in love and chemistry. It’s 1960s California and there are certain things that women just don’t do. When scientist Elizabeth Zott finds herself the host of a television cooking show, she kicks off a revolution that does more than just challenge the status quo. You will fall in love with the cast of characters in this witty, funny debut novel that has already been picked up as an Apple TV+ series. The B&N Exclusive Edition includes an extra chapter, designed endpapers, and an interview with Elizabeth Zott, the main character.  

All’s fair in love and chemistry. It’s 1960s California and there are certain things that women just don’t do. When scientist Elizabeth Zott finds herself the host of a television cooking show, she kicks off a revolution that does more than just challenge the status quo. You will fall in love with the cast of characters in this witty, funny debut novel that has already been picked up as an Apple TV+ series. The B&N Exclusive Edition includes an extra chapter, designed endpapers, and an interview with Elizabeth Zott, the main character.  

Portrait of a Thief

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Portrait of a Thief

Portrait of a Thief

By Grace D. Li

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If you’re looking for a novel full of heists, travel and exploration of Chinese American identity, then look no further than Portrait of a Thief. This thrilling tale follows Will, a Harvard student comfortably living in his carefully curated role, but when asked to pull together a team to heist five priceless paintings stolen from Beijing centuries prior, he finds himself the leader of the crew, with fifty million dollars and their futures on the line. It’s the perfect novel to escape into!

If you’re looking for a novel full of heists, travel and exploration of Chinese American identity, then look no further than Portrait of a Thief. This thrilling tale follows Will, a Harvard student comfortably living in his carefully curated role, but when asked to pull together a team to heist five priceless paintings stolen from Beijing centuries prior, he finds himself the leader of the crew, with fifty million dollars and their futures on the line. It’s the perfect novel to escape into!

The Tobacco Wives

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The Tobacco Wives

The Tobacco Wives

By Adele Myers

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It’s 1947 and Maddie Sykes has just arrived in Bright Leaf, North Carolina — the tobacco capital of the South. When she unexpectedly finds herself as the head seamstress in town, dressing the most elegant of women, she begins to uncover some hidden truths about Big Tobacco.  If you loved The Lost Apothecary from one of our previous B&N Discover authors, Sarah Penner, we highly recommend this dazzling debut from Adele Myers!

It’s 1947 and Maddie Sykes has just arrived in Bright Leaf, North Carolina — the tobacco capital of the South. When she unexpectedly finds herself as the head seamstress in town, dressing the most elegant of women, she begins to uncover some hidden truths about Big Tobacco.  If you loved The Lost Apothecary from one of our previous B&N Discover authors, Sarah Penner, we highly recommend this dazzling debut from Adele Myers!

The Last Confessions of Sylvia P.

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The Last Confessions of Sylvia P.

The Last Confessions of Sylvia P.

By Lee Kravetz

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Weaving together three different perspectives, The Last Confessions of Sylvia P. tells the fictional story behind the classic semi-autobiographical novel, The Bell Jar. Perfect for fans of Strange Contagion and Mrs. Fletcher. “It’s a book full of ideas about inspiration and a love for language that translates across borders, physical and generational.”—Adam Johnson, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Orphan Master’s Son

Weaving together three different perspectives, The Last Confessions of Sylvia P. tells the fictional story behind the classic semi-autobiographical novel, The Bell Jar. Perfect for fans of Strange Contagion and Mrs. Fletcher. “It’s a book full of ideas about inspiration and a love for language that translates across borders, physical and generational.”—Adam Johnson, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Orphan Master’s Son

Wild and Wicked Things

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Wild and Wicked Things

Wild and Wicked Things

By Francesca May

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Atmospheric and haunting, Wild and Wicked Things is the perfect speculative escape. This beautifully written tale of queer love in an alternative post-WWI England invokes the glittering world of Gatsby with a blend of blood magic and gothic mystique. Perfect for those hungry for twists on the classics.

Atmospheric and haunting, Wild and Wicked Things is the perfect speculative escape. This beautifully written tale of queer love in an alternative post-WWI England invokes the glittering world of Gatsby with a blend of blood magic and gothic mystique. Perfect for those hungry for twists on the classics.

Other People's Clothes: A Novel

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Other People's Clothes: A Novel

Other People's Clothes: A Novel

By Calla Henkel

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Two American ex-pats obsessed with the Amanda Knox trial find themselves at the nexus of murder and celebrity in glittering late-aughts Berlin. Henkel brilliantly stages a cat and mouse game between a novelist and two art students, one that explores the intensity of female friendships, millennial life, and identity. “Calla Henkel’s young and beautiful buccaneers of Berlin show us how to turn mere fantasies into rocket fuel, how to rearrange reality into a collage of depravity and dopamine hits … This book is fun with a capital F.” —Lauren Mechling, author of How Could She

Two American ex-pats obsessed with the Amanda Knox trial find themselves at the nexus of murder and celebrity in glittering late-aughts Berlin. Henkel brilliantly stages a cat and mouse game between a novelist and two art students, one that explores the intensity of female friendships, millennial life, and identity. “Calla Henkel’s young and beautiful buccaneers of Berlin show us how to turn mere fantasies into rocket fuel, how to rearrange reality into a collage of depravity and dopamine hits … This book is fun with a capital F.” —Lauren Mechling, author of How Could She

Vladimir

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Vladimir

Vladimir

By Julia May Jonas

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This sharp, provocative debut dives deep into issues of power, misogyny, and relationships of all types through the lens of a female English professor whose husband (also a professor) is on the precipice of professional doom. When our narrator becomes increasingly obsessed with a new, young colleague named Vladimir to escape from her current life, things start to get wild. As her perspective and actions transform into outright absurdity, you settle in for the satire and hold on tight! Perfect for anyone who loves a campus novel or who enjoyed “The Chair” with Sandra Oh.

This sharp, provocative debut dives deep into issues of power, misogyny, and relationships of all types through the lens of a female English professor whose husband (also a professor) is on the precipice of professional doom. When our narrator becomes increasingly obsessed with a new, young colleague named Vladimir to escape from her current life, things start to get wild. As her perspective and actions transform into outright absurdity, you settle in for the satire and hold on tight! Perfect for anyone who loves a campus novel or who enjoyed “The Chair” with Sandra Oh.

Black Cake

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Black Cake

Black Cake

By Charmaine Wilkerson

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Two estranged siblings must set aside their differences to deal with their mother’s death and her hidden past — a journey of discovery that takes them from the Caribbean to London to California and ends with her famous black cake. This family saga is full of secrets, betrayal, love, tradition, and in the end, acceptance. Told in dual timelines, we see the story of Eleanor Bennett unfold. This book will stay with you, as well as a craving for Caribbean black cake. A great read for fans of The Vanishing Half or Transcendent Kingdom.

Two estranged siblings must set aside their differences to deal with their mother’s death and her hidden past — a journey of discovery that takes them from the Caribbean to London to California and ends with her famous black cake. This family saga is full of secrets, betrayal, love, tradition, and in the end, acceptance. Told in dual timelines, we see the story of Eleanor Bennett unfold. This book will stay with you, as well as a craving for Caribbean black cake. A great read for fans of The Vanishing Half or Transcendent Kingdom.

The Arc: A Novel

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The Arc: A Novel

The Arc: A Novel

By Tory Henwood Hoen

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Do you believe in soulmates? The Arc, a secretive matchmaking service that uses a complex series of assessments to find your ideal mate, would like you to believe they have love down to a science. When Ursula is paired with Rafael, it feels like a sure bet, but the human heart is never predictable. This delightful page-turner about relationships, dating and what it means to be a modern woman is millennial fiction perfection! “Hoen has the rare combination of a satirist’s eye and a romantic’s soul … Clear off space on your shelf of contemporary favorites for this timeless love story wrapped in a timely, funny portrait of modern society.”— Mary Laura Philpott, author of I Miss You When I Blink

Do you believe in soulmates? The Arc, a secretive matchmaking service that uses a complex series of assessments to find your ideal mate, would like you to believe they have love down to a science. When Ursula is paired with Rafael, it feels like a sure bet, but the human heart is never predictable. This delightful page-turner about relationships, dating and what it means to be a modern woman is millennial fiction perfection! “Hoen has the rare combination of a satirist’s eye and a romantic’s soul … Clear off space on your shelf of contemporary favorites for this timeless love story wrapped in a timely, funny portrait of modern society.”— Mary Laura Philpott, author of I Miss You When I Blink

Olga Dies Dreaming

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Olga Dies Dreaming

Olga Dies Dreaming

By Xochitl Gonzalez

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Pulling from her own personal experience in the high-pressure venues of New York City, author Xochitl Gonzalez tackles elitism, racism, and the pitfalls of ambition with a startlingly personal brushstroke. Family drama, politics, long-buried secrets, and romance are all present and accounted for in this must-read debut that follows wedding planner Olga and her search for her own fairytale ending. Set in the months surrounding the most destructive hurricane in Puerto Rico’s history, Olga Dies Dreaming explores the reality (and the struggle) of the American dream.

Pulling from her own personal experience in the high-pressure venues of New York City, author Xochitl Gonzalez tackles elitism, racism, and the pitfalls of ambition with a startlingly personal brushstroke. Family drama, politics, long-buried secrets, and romance are all present and accounted for in this must-read debut that follows wedding planner Olga and her search for her own fairytale ending. Set in the months surrounding the most destructive hurricane in Puerto Rico’s history, Olga Dies Dreaming explores the reality (and the struggle) of the American dream.

The Latinist: A Novel

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The Latinist: A Novel

The Latinist: A Novel

By Mark Prins

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A modern retelling of the immortal and dark Daphne and Apollo myth, The Latinist explores the pitfalls of extreme ambition, passionate desire, and dangerous obsession. With a moody backdrop of Oxford academia and a propulsive mystery threaded throughout, the story follows Tessa and the complicated relationship she has with her charismatic and enigmatic classics professor Chris … a relationship that builds to an explosive conclusion. A debut that reads as if it is from a well-seasoned author and an undeniably twisty way to start off your year’s reading list.

A modern retelling of the immortal and dark Daphne and Apollo myth, The Latinist explores the pitfalls of extreme ambition, passionate desire, and dangerous obsession. With a moody backdrop of Oxford academia and a propulsive mystery threaded throughout, the story follows Tessa and the complicated relationship she has with her charismatic and enigmatic classics professor Chris … a relationship that builds to an explosive conclusion. A debut that reads as if it is from a well-seasoned author and an undeniably twisty way to start off your year’s reading list.

Wahala: A Novel

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Wahala: A Novel

Wahala: A Novel

By Nikki May

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Trouble can take many forms, and in this case, trouble, or “wahala,” takes the form of a new, hideously wealthy friend Isobel who inserts herself into the lives of an inseparable London trio Ronke, Simi, and Boo. The fallout from the subsequent changes in each friend’s life is both endlessly entertaining and thoroughly thought-provoking. A character-driven thriller perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty, Wahala is taut with feeling and heartbreak. It is without a doubt an unputdownable, page-turning novel.

Trouble can take many forms, and in this case, trouble, or “wahala,” takes the form of a new, hideously wealthy friend Isobel who inserts herself into the lives of an inseparable London trio Ronke, Simi, and Boo. The fallout from the subsequent changes in each friend’s life is both endlessly entertaining and thoroughly thought-provoking. A character-driven thriller perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty, Wahala is taut with feeling and heartbreak. It is without a doubt an unputdownable, page-turning novel.

The Maid

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The Maid

The Maid

By Nita Prose

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A debut for the many fans of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely FineThe Curious Incident of the Dog in Nighttime and The Thursday Murder Club. Meet the unflappable Molly Gray. For every curveball thrown her way, maid Molly keeps the life rules of her dear departed grandmother at heart and uses them to help solve the untimely murder of a guest. The characters around the Regency Grand Hotel would push anyone to their limits, so her subsequent suspect list is endless. Imperturbable Molly will take you by the hand as you solve this fun, fast and endlessly sweet mystery together!

A debut for the many fans of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely FineThe Curious Incident of the Dog in Nighttime and The Thursday Murder Club. Meet the unflappable Molly Gray. For every curveball thrown her way, maid Molly keeps the life rules of her dear departed grandmother at heart and uses them to help solve the untimely murder of a guest. The characters around the Regency Grand Hotel would push anyone to their limits, so her subsequent suspect list is endless. Imperturbable Molly will take you by the hand as you solve this fun, fast and endlessly sweet mystery together!

Daughter of the Moon Goddess (Celestial Kingdom Duology #1)

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Daughter of the Moon Goddess (Celestial Kingdom Duology #1)

Daughter of the Moon Goddess (Celestial Kingdom Duology #1)

By Sue Lynn Tan

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This captivating fantasy seamlessly weaves ancient Chinese mythology into a sweeping adventure of immortals and magic. Inspired by the legend of the Chinese moon goddess, Chang’e, this debut is the first in a romantic duology. With its lush world-building, strong female protagonist, and vivid characters, this tale of love, sacrifice, and honor is already topping all the fantasy must-read lists. “Daughter of the Moon Goddess … floats you into the Celestial Kingdom, introduces you to monsters both literal and figurative, and leaves you dreaming of dragons.” — Andrea Stewart, author of The Bone Shard Daughter

This captivating fantasy seamlessly weaves ancient Chinese mythology into a sweeping adventure of immortals and magic. Inspired by the legend of the Chinese moon goddess, Chang’e, this debut is the first in a romantic duology. With its lush world-building, strong female protagonist, and vivid characters, this tale of love, sacrifice, and honor is already topping all the fantasy must-read lists. “Daughter of the Moon Goddess … floats you into the Celestial Kingdom, introduces you to monsters both literal and figurative, and leaves you dreaming of dragons.” — Andrea Stewart, author of The Bone Shard Daughter

A Flicker in the Dark

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A Flicker in the Dark

A Flicker in the Dark

By Stacy Willingham

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The past is never far behind in Stacy Willingham’s A Flicker in the Dark. Willingham delivers in keeping us riveted as one timeline intersects with another. At age twelve, Chloe Davis’s father confessed to the murder of six teenage girls in a small Louisiana town. Twenty years later, after grappling with the truth and moving on from the aftermath, Chloe is successful and finally on the brink of happiness, until a new murder brings that terrifying summer crashing back. This atmospheric phycological thriller will have you on the edge of your seat.

The past is never far behind in Stacy Willingham’s A Flicker in the Dark. Willingham delivers in keeping us riveted as one timeline intersects with another. At age twelve, Chloe Davis’s father confessed to the murder of six teenage girls in a small Louisiana town. Twenty years later, after grappling with the truth and moving on from the aftermath, Chloe is successful and finally on the brink of happiness, until a new murder brings that terrifying summer crashing back. This atmospheric phycological thriller will have you on the edge of your seat.

Greenwich Park

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Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park

By Katherine Faulkner

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An intriguing debut about newly pregnant Helen, who is dealing with the arrival of the enigmatic, unpredictable stranger and fellow mom-to-be, Rachel. Helen’s idyllic life is thrown into chaos as buried secrets come to light and surface relationships begin to crack. With gothic imagery, a twists-and-turns plot, and a shockingly satisfying ending, Greenwich Park is a can’t-miss, riveting domestic thriller. “A gloriously tangled game of cat and mouse that kept the twists coming until the very last moment.” — Ruth Ware, author of One By One 

An intriguing debut about newly pregnant Helen, who is dealing with the arrival of the enigmatic, unpredictable stranger and fellow mom-to-be, Rachel. Helen’s idyllic life is thrown into chaos as buried secrets come to light and surface relationships begin to crack. With gothic imagery, a twists-and-turns plot, and a shockingly satisfying ending, Greenwich Park is a can’t-miss, riveting domestic thriller. “A gloriously tangled game of cat and mouse that kept the twists coming until the very last moment.” — Ruth Ware, author of One By One