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Our Most Anticipated Books April 2024

It’s been a busy month — from the Dune frenzy to the Oscars to a lovely St. Patrick’s Day — and we know you’re hoping April brings just as many surprises. Since spring has officially sprung, (and tax season is finally coming to a close) it’s time to lock in for another great month of reading with our very favorite new releases. From coming-of-age stories that tug at the heartstrings to memoirs and cookbooks from our favorite A-listers, nonfiction to keep you feeling like the smartest person in the room to chilling thrillers, April is sure to be another memorable month.

When You See My Mother, Ask Her to Dance: Poems

Hardcover $23.35 $25.95

When You See My Mother, Ask Her to Dance: Poems

When You See My Mother, Ask Her to Dance: Poems

By Joan Baez

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Deeply personal poetry from one of our greatest singer/songwriters. (Amazingly, this is her first collection, and we hope there’s more to come.)

Deeply personal poetry from one of our greatest singer/songwriters. (Amazingly, this is her first collection, and we hope there’s more to come.)

888 Love and the Divine Burden of Numbers: A Novel

Hardcover $26.99 $29.99

888 Love and the Divine Burden of Numbers: A Novel

888 Love and the Divine Burden of Numbers: A Novel

By Abraham Chang

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A love story, a coming-of-age-story, and an immigrant story told in a fresh, funny new voice. (And Kevin Wilson — author of our Fiction Monthly Pick, Now is Not the Time to Panic, loves this novel as much as we do.)

A love story, a coming-of-age-story, and an immigrant story told in a fresh, funny new voice. (And Kevin Wilson — author of our Fiction Monthly Pick, Now is Not the Time to Panic, loves this novel as much as we do.)

The Demon of Unrest: A Saga of Hubris, Heartbreak, and Heroism at the Dawn of the Civil War

Hardcover $31.50 $35.00

The Demon of Unrest: A Saga of Hubris, Heartbreak, and Heroism at the Dawn of the Civil War

The Demon of Unrest: A Saga of Hubris, Heartbreak, and Heroism at the Dawn of the Civil War

By Erik Larson

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Here’s a riveting combination: Erik Larson and the Civil War. Taking us behind the scenes of one of the most chaotic and painful moments in our country’s history, Larson asks us to look long and hard at where we’ve been — and where we might be going.

Here’s a riveting combination: Erik Larson and the Civil War. Taking us behind the scenes of one of the most chaotic and painful moments in our country’s history, Larson asks us to look long and hard at where we’ve been — and where we might be going.

Shakespeare: The Man Who Pays the Rent

Hardcover $28.80 $32.00

Shakespeare: The Man Who Pays the Rent

Shakespeare: The Man Who Pays the Rent

By Judi Dench , Brendan O'Hea

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Backstage with the very witty Dame Judi Dench. Check. Raucous stories. Check. Masterclass in Shakespearean theater. Check. A total delight to read.

Backstage with the very witty Dame Judi Dench. Check. Raucous stories. Check. Masterclass in Shakespearean theater. Check. A total delight to read.

The Age of Magical Overthinking: Notes on Modern Irrationality

Hardcover $26.09 $28.99

The Age of Magical Overthinking: Notes on Modern Irrationality

The Age of Magical Overthinking: Notes on Modern Irrationality

By Amanda Montell

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This is a playful and smart exploration of all our very human foibles and the stories we tell ourselves as we try to make sense of the world. (Think of Amanda as a new best friend who will only tell you the truth.)

This is a playful and smart exploration of all our very human foibles and the stories we tell ourselves as we try to make sense of the world. (Think of Amanda as a new best friend who will only tell you the truth.)

Real Americans (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

Hardcover $26.10 $29.00

Real Americans (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

Real Americans (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

By Rachel Khong

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Other people’s families are always more interesting that our own and we really didn’t want to leave Lily and Nick (and the rest of the cast) behind… Grab a friend, this is a family you’ll want to talk about.

Other people’s families are always more interesting that our own and we really didn’t want to leave Lily and Nick (and the rest of the cast) behind… Grab a friend, this is a family you’ll want to talk about.

You Are Here: Poetry in the Natural World

Hardcover $22.50 $25.00

You Are Here: Poetry in the Natural World

You Are Here: Poetry in the Natural World

Editor Ada Limón

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Edited by Poet Laureate Ada Limón, this anthology of poetry is an ode to the natural world and the way we interact with it. Featuring 50 poems from some of our greatest voices.

Edited by Poet Laureate Ada Limón, this anthology of poetry is an ode to the natural world and the way we interact with it. Featuring 50 poems from some of our greatest voices.

Silk: A World History

Hardcover $29.25 $32.50

Silk: A World History

Silk: A World History

By Aarathi Prasad

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The first book to comprehensively explore the science, culture and history of silk, from its origins to its modern-day impact. This is a deep dive into a fascinating subject, told in poetic prose.

The first book to comprehensively explore the science, culture and history of silk, from its origins to its modern-day impact. This is a deep dive into a fascinating subject, told in poetic prose.

The Backyard Bird Chronicles

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The Backyard Bird Chronicles

The Backyard Bird Chronicles

By Amy Tan
Foreword by David Allen Sibley

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With a wide appeal for novice and experienced bird-watchers alike, as well as environmentalists, The Backyard Bird Chronicles taps into the fascination with our avian friends and will land with readers of The Bird Way and What It’s Like To Be A Bird. Printed in full color with gorgeous portraits, this is a delectable package for bird aficionados.

With a wide appeal for novice and experienced bird-watchers alike, as well as environmentalists, The Backyard Bird Chronicles taps into the fascination with our avian friends and will land with readers of The Bird Way and What It’s Like To Be A Bird. Printed in full color with gorgeous portraits, this is a delectable package for bird aficionados.

All You Need Is Love: The Beatles in Their Own Words: Unpublished, Unvarnished, and Told by The Beatles and Their Inner Circle

Hardcover $28.80 $32.00

All You Need Is Love: The Beatles in Their Own Words: Unpublished, Unvarnished, and Told by The Beatles and Their Inner Circle

All You Need Is Love: The Beatles in Their Own Words: Unpublished, Unvarnished, and Told by The Beatles and Their Inner Circle

By Peter Brown , Steven Gaines

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A comprehensive guide to The Beatles utilizing never-before-seen interviews not just with the musicians themselves, but from the inner circle they kept with them. This is not a mere appreciation book, it digs into the highs and lows for a complete profile of the iconic band.

A comprehensive guide to The Beatles utilizing never-before-seen interviews not just with the musicians themselves, but from the inner circle they kept with them. This is not a mere appreciation book, it digs into the highs and lows for a complete profile of the iconic band.

The Cemetery of Untold Stories

Hardcover $25.20 $28.00

The Cemetery of Untold Stories

The Cemetery of Untold Stories

By Julia Alvarez

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A funny, life-affirming novel about storytelling, friendship and death from the author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents.

A funny, life-affirming novel about storytelling, friendship and death from the author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents.

The Paris Novel

Hardcover $26.10 $29.00

The Paris Novel

The Paris Novel

By Ruth Reichl

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Drop everything and run to Paris with Ruth Reichl in her charming new novel. (And don’t forget to bring snacks.)

Drop everything and run to Paris with Ruth Reichl in her charming new novel. (And don’t forget to bring snacks.)

Clear: A Novel

Hardcover $21.60 $24.00

Clear: A Novel

Clear: A Novel

By Carys Davies

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A beautifully written short novel about the price of isolation and the desire for community and connection that’s perfect for fans of one of our fiction monthly picks, Paul’s Harding’s This Other Eden.

A beautifully written short novel about the price of isolation and the desire for community and connection that’s perfect for fans of one of our fiction monthly picks, Paul’s Harding’s This Other Eden.

The Husbands: A Novel

Hardcover $26.10 $29.00

The Husbands: A Novel

The Husbands: A Novel

By Holly Gramazio

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A coming-of-age story unlike any other in the details, but the real fun lies in the storytelling. This is a wonder of a book, full of laughter and love and insight.

A coming-of-age story unlike any other in the details, but the real fun lies in the storytelling. This is a wonder of a book, full of laughter and love and insight.

Indian Burial Ground

Hardcover $25.20 $28.00

Indian Burial Ground

Indian Burial Ground

By Nick Medina

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We loved Nick Medina’s unsettling, genre-busting debut, and couldn’t wait for his new book, which is best read with the lights on and doors locked.

We loved Nick Medina’s unsettling, genre-busting debut, and couldn’t wait for his new book, which is best read with the lights on and doors locked.

Lucky

Hardcover $26.10 $29.00

Lucky

Lucky

By Jane Smiley

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Musicians and vivacious heroines make for great reading and this new novel from acclaimed writer Smiley is real treat.

Musicians and vivacious heroines make for great reading and this new novel from acclaimed writer Smiley is real treat.

Close to Death (Hawthorne and Horowitz Mystery #5)

Hardcover $27.00 $30.00

Close to Death (Hawthorne and Horowitz Mystery #5)

Close to Death (Hawthorne and Horowitz Mystery #5)

By Anthony Horowitz

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We love puzzling through a mystery where everyone’s a suspect, and this wildly clever story — an ode to the locked-room trope (on a slightly grander scale) doesn’t disappoint.

We love puzzling through a mystery where everyone’s a suspect, and this wildly clever story — an ode to the locked-room trope (on a slightly grander scale) doesn’t disappoint.

While We Were Burning

Hardcover $25.20 $28.00

While We Were Burning

While We Were Burning

By Sara Koffi

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Friendship collides with class and race and work in this thoughtful novel featuring super-relatable characters. This is a book you’ll want to talk about with friends who loved Such Fun Age by Kiley Reid.

Friendship collides with class and race and work in this thoughtful novel featuring super-relatable characters. This is a book you’ll want to talk about with friends who loved Such Fun Age by Kiley Reid.

Butter: A Novel of Food and Murder

Hardcover $27.00 $30.00

Butter: A Novel of Food and Murder

Butter: A Novel of Food and Murder

By Asako Yuzuki
Translator Polly Barton

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Combining a distinct, offbeat literary style with a propulsive premise, Asako Yuzuki is another deeply engaging author to come out of Japan. Centered around food, the distinctive and downright fun voice alone makes this stand apart; add in characters that are distinctly human and you’ve got this well-rounded and satisfying read. Perfect for fans of Killing Eve or Silence of the Lambs.

Combining a distinct, offbeat literary style with a propulsive premise, Asako Yuzuki is another deeply engaging author to come out of Japan. Centered around food, the distinctive and downright fun voice alone makes this stand apart; add in characters that are distinctly human and you’ve got this well-rounded and satisfying read. Perfect for fans of Killing Eve or Silence of the Lambs.

Ocean's Godori: A Novel

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Ocean's Godori: A Novel

Ocean's Godori: A Novel

By Elaine U. Cho

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Space. Murder. Romance. Tradition and technology collide in this impressive debut, perfect for fans of Gideon the Ninth.

Space. Murder. Romance. Tradition and technology collide in this impressive debut, perfect for fans of Gideon the Ninth.

The Hemlock Queen

Hardcover $27.00 $30.00

The Hemlock Queen

The Hemlock Queen

By Hannah Whitten

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We love Hannah Whitten’s fractured fairy tales and epic world building, and her newest novel, the second installment of the Nightshade Crown series — featuring necromancy and royal intrigue — doesn’t disappoint.

We love Hannah Whitten’s fractured fairy tales and epic world building, and her newest novel, the second installment of the Nightshade Crown series — featuring necromancy and royal intrigue — doesn’t disappoint.

The Familiar

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The Familiar

The Familiar

By Leigh Bardugo

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There are the books that you read, and then there are the books you experience — like the ones Leigh Bardugo writes. So if you’re looking for magic in all the right places, catch her latest historical fantasy.

There are the books that you read, and then there are the books you experience — like the ones Leigh Bardugo writes. So if you’re looking for magic in all the right places, catch her latest historical fantasy.

I Cheerfully Refuse (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

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I Cheerfully Refuse (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

I Cheerfully Refuse (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

By Leif Enger

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A big-hearted, hopeful novel that’s part adventure story, part love story, and a delight to read. The dialogue, characters and sense of place are unforgettable. Not to be missed by fans of Emily St. John Mandel’s Sea of Tranquility or Station Eleven.

A big-hearted, hopeful novel that’s part adventure story, part love story, and a delight to read. The dialogue, characters and sense of place are unforgettable. Not to be missed by fans of Emily St. John Mandel’s Sea of Tranquility or Station Eleven.

Did I Ever Tell You?: A Memoir

Hardcover $26.09 $28.99

Did I Ever Tell You?: A Memoir

Did I Ever Tell You?: A Memoir

By Genevieve Kingston

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Genevieve Kingston’s indelible memoir — as heartbreaking as it is hopeful — is an intimate and compelling story of grief and love, family, and the reverberating impact of what we leave behind.

Genevieve Kingston’s indelible memoir — as heartbreaking as it is hopeful — is an intimate and compelling story of grief and love, family, and the reverberating impact of what we leave behind.

A Short Walk Through a Wide World: A Novel

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A Short Walk Through a Wide World: A Novel

A Short Walk Through a Wide World: A Novel

By Douglas Westerbeke

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This is a gorgeous travel story, an ode to the world and its changes and a search for home, full of curiosity, compassion and characters that come to life. Fans of Matt Haig’s The Midnight Library and V. E. Schwab’s The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, we have your next favorite read right here.

This is a gorgeous travel story, an ode to the world and its changes and a search for home, full of curiosity, compassion and characters that come to life. Fans of Matt Haig’s The Midnight Library and V. E. Schwab’s The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, we have your next favorite read right here.

The Limits: A novel

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The Limits: A novel

The Limits: A novel

By Nell Freudenberger

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The Limits is a sophisticated and propulsive page-turning suspense built around a series of events pushing closer to catastrophe. You won’t stop thinking about the characters (and their choices) in this story of family and home that races around the world.

The Limits is a sophisticated and propulsive page-turning suspense built around a series of events pushing closer to catastrophe. You won’t stop thinking about the characters (and their choices) in this story of family and home that races around the world.

Open Wide: A Cookbook for Friends

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Open Wide: A Cookbook for Friends

Open Wide: A Cookbook for Friends

By benny blanco , Jess Damuck

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Gen Z superstar benny blanco does it all, but what he really loves is food — and feeding his friends. This is a cookbook you want, whether you’re just starting out in the kitchen, or looking to up your skills.

Gen Z superstar benny blanco does it all, but what he really loves is food — and feeding his friends. This is a cookbook you want, whether you’re just starting out in the kitchen, or looking to up your skills.

Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder

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Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder

Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder

By Salman Rushdie

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No one — including the author himself — knew if he would survive the shocking 2022 attempt on his life, and here he tells the unforgettable (and life-affirming) story as only he can.

No one — including the author himself — knew if he would survive the shocking 2022 attempt on his life, and here he tells the unforgettable (and life-affirming) story as only he can.