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Anticipated Books of 2021

In this ultimate preview guide, discover some of the biggest new releases coming out in the next few months! From edge-of-your-seat thrillers to swoon-worthy love stories, you’ll be the first to know when your next favorite book is hitting the bookshelves.

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    My Year Abroad Book Cover Picture
    My Year Abroad Book Cover Picture

    My Year Abroad

    by Chang-rae Lee

    From the award-winning author of Native Speaker and On Such a Full Sea, an exuberant, provocative story about a young American life transformed by an unusual Asian adventure – and about the human capacities for pleasure, pain, and connection.
    My Year Abroad Book Cover Picture
    My Year Abroad Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    How to Avoid a Climate Disaster Book Cover Picture
    How to Avoid a Climate Disaster Book Cover Picture

    How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

    by Bill Gates

    In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical–and accessible–plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.
    How to Avoid a Climate Disaster Book Cover Picture
    How to Avoid a Climate Disaster Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $26.95

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    The Desolations of Devil's Acre Book Cover Picture
    The Desolations of Devil's Acre Book Cover Picture

    The Desolations of Devil’s Acre

    by Ransom Riggs

    The fate of peculiardom hangs in the balance in this epic conclusion to the bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series.
    The Desolations of Devil's Acre Book Cover Picture
    The Desolations of Devil's Acre Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $22.99

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    Star Wars: Light of the Jedi (The High Republic) Book Cover Picture
    Star Wars: Light of the Jedi (The High Republic) Book Cover Picture

    Star Wars: Light of the Jedi (The High Republic)

    by Charles Soule

    Long before the First Order, before the Empire, before even The Phantom Menace . . . Jedi lit the way for the galaxy in The High Republic.
    Star Wars: Light of the Jedi (The High Republic) Book Cover Picture
    Star Wars: Light of the Jedi (The High Republic) Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.99

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    Sunflower Sisters Book Cover Picture
    Sunflower Sisters Book Cover Picture

    Sunflower Sisters

    by Martha Hall Kelly

    Martha Hall Kelly’s million-copy bestseller Lilac Girls introduced readers to Caroline Ferriday. Now, in Sunflower Sisters, Kelly tells the story of Ferriday’s ancestor Georgeanna Woolsey, a Union nurse during the Civil War whose calling leads her to cross paths with Jemma, a young enslaved girl who is sold off and conscripted into the army, and Anne-May Wilson, a Southern plantation mistress whose husband enlists.
    Sunflower Sisters Book Cover Picture
    Sunflower Sisters Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    Unwinding Anxiety Book Cover Picture
    Unwinding Anxiety Book Cover Picture

    Unwinding Anxiety

    by Judson Brewer

    A step-by-step plan clinically proven to break the cycle of worry and fear that drives anxiety and addictive habits.
    Unwinding Anxiety Book Cover Picture
    Unwinding Anxiety Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    A Bright Ray of Darkness Book Cover Picture
    A Bright Ray of Darkness Book Cover Picture

    A Bright Ray of Darkness

    by Ethan Hawke

    The first novel in nearly twenty years from the acclaimed actor/writer/director is a book about art and love, fame and heartbreak–a blistering story of a young man making his Broadway debut in Henry IV just as his marriage implodes.
    A Bright Ray of Darkness Book Cover Picture
    A Bright Ray of Darkness Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.95

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    My Little Brave Girl Book Cover Picture
    My Little Brave Girl Book Cover Picture

    My Little Brave Girl

    by Hilary Duff

    Actress, singer, and mother Hilary Duff offers a beautiful and inspiring picture book about bravery and love.
    My Little Brave Girl Book Cover Picture
    My Little Brave Girl Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $18.99

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    The Beauty of Living Twice Book Cover Picture
    The Beauty of Living Twice Book Cover Picture

    The Beauty of Living Twice

    by Sharon Stone

    In The Beauty of Living Twice, Sharon Stone chronicles her efforts to rebuild her life, and the slow road back to wholeness and health. In an industry that doesn’t accept failure, in a world where too many voices are silenced, Stone found the power to return, the courage to speak up, and the will to make a difference in the lives of women and children around the globe.
    The Beauty of Living Twice Book Cover Picture
    The Beauty of Living Twice Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.95

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    Beginners Book Cover Picture
    Beginners Book Cover Picture

    Beginners

    by Tom Vanderbilt

    The best-selling author of Traffic and You May Also Like gives us an inspirational journey into the transformative joys that come with starting something new, no matter your age.
    Beginners Book Cover Picture
    Beginners Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $26.95

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    Milo Imagines the World Book Cover Picture
    Milo Imagines the World Book Cover Picture

    Milo Imagines the World

    by Matt de la Peña

    The team behind the Newbery Medal winner and Caldecott Honor book Last Stop on Market Street and the award-winning New York Times bestseller Carmela Full of Wishes once again delivers a poignant and timely picture book that’s sure to become an instant classic.
    Milo Imagines the World Book Cover Picture
    Milo Imagines the World Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $18.99

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    The Conversation Book Cover Picture
    The Conversation Book Cover Picture

    The Conversation

    by Robert Livingston

    An essential tool for individuals, organizations, and communities of all sizes to jump-start dialogue on racism and bias and to transform well-intentioned statements on diversity into concrete actions—from a leading Harvard social psychologist.
    The Conversation Book Cover Picture
    The Conversation Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    The Gilded Ones Book Cover Picture
    The Gilded Ones Book Cover Picture

    The Gilded Ones

    by Namina Forna

    In this world, girls are outcasts by blood and warriors by choice. Knowing the dangers that lie ahead yet yearning for acceptance, Deka decides to leave the only life she’s ever known. But as she journeys to the capital to train for the biggest battle of her life, she will discover that the great walled city holds many surprises. Nothing and no one are quite what they seem to be–not even Deka herself.
    The Gilded Ones Book Cover Picture
    The Gilded Ones Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $18.99

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    The Women of Chateau Lafayette Book Cover Picture
    The Women of Chateau Lafayette Book Cover Picture

    The Women of Chateau Lafayette

    by Stephanie Dray

    An epic saga from New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Dray based on the true story of an extraordinary castle in the heart of France and the remarkable women bound by its legacy.
    The Women of Chateau Lafayette Book Cover Picture
    The Women of Chateau Lafayette Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    Bravey Book Cover Picture
    Bravey Book Cover Picture

    Bravey

    by Alexi Pappas

    The Olympic runner, actress, filmmaker and writer Alexi Pappas shares what she’s learned about confidence, self-reliance, mental health, embracing pain, and achieving your dreams.
    Bravey Book Cover Picture
    Bravey Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    The Bad Muslim Discount Book Cover Picture
    The Bad Muslim Discount Book Cover Picture

    The Bad Muslim Discount

    by Syed M. Masood

    Following two families from Pakistan and Iraq in the 1990s to San Francisco in 2016, The Bad Muslim Discount is an inclusive, comic novel about Muslims immigrants finding their way in modern America.
    The Bad Muslim Discount Book Cover Picture
    The Bad Muslim Discount Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $26.95

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    Winterkeep Book Cover Picture
    Winterkeep Book Cover Picture

    Winterkeep

    by Kristin Cashore

    For the past five years, Bitterblue has reigned as Queen of Monsea, heroically rebuilding her nation after her father’s horrific rule. After learning about the land of Torla in the east, she sends envoys to the closest nation there: Winterkeep–a place where telepathic foxes bond with humans, and people fly across the sky in wondrous airships. But when the envoys never return, Bitterblue sets off for Winterkeep herself. On the way, tragedy strikes again–a tragedy with devastating political and personal ramifications.
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    Winterkeep Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $19.99

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    The Charmed Wife Book Cover Picture
    The Charmed Wife Book Cover Picture

    The Charmed Wife

    by Olga Grushin

    Cinderella wants her Prince Charming dead in this sophisticated fairy-tale for the twenty-first century.
    The Charmed Wife Book Cover Picture
    The Charmed Wife Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    Shiver Book Cover Picture
    Shiver Book Cover Picture

    Shiver

    by Allie Reynolds

    In this propulsive locked-room thriller debut, a reunion weekend in the French Alps turns deadly when five friends discover that someone has deliberately stranded them at their remote mountaintop resort during a snowstorm.
    Shiver Book Cover Picture
    Shiver Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    China Book Cover Picture
    China Book Cover Picture

    China

    by Edward Rutherfurd

    Edward Rutherfurd has enthralled millions of readers with his grand, sweeping historical sagas that tell the history of a famous place over multiple generations. Now, in China: The Novel, Rutherfurd takes readers into the rich and fascinating milieu of the Middle Kingdom.
    China Book Cover Picture
    China Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $35.00

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    Neighbors Book Cover Picture
    Neighbors Book Cover Picture

    Neighbors

    by Danielle Steel

    In Danielle Steel’s gripping new novel, a reclusive woman opens up her home to her neighbors in the wake of a devastating earthquake, setting off events that reveal secrets, break relationships apart, and bring strangers together to forge powerful new bonds.
    Neighbors Book Cover Picture
    Neighbors Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.99

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    A Swim in a Pond in the Rain Book Cover Picture
    A Swim in a Pond in the Rain Book Cover Picture

    A Swim in a Pond in the Rain

    by George Saunders

    From the New York Times bestselling, Booker Prize–winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo and Tenth of December comes a literary master class on what makes great stories work and what they can tell us about ourselves—and our world today.
    A Swim in a Pond in the Rain Book Cover Picture
    A Swim in a Pond in the Rain Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    Good Girl, Bad Blood Book Cover Picture
    Good Girl, Bad Blood Book Cover Picture

    Good Girl, Bad Blood

    by Holly Jackson

    The highly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder! More dark secrets are exposed in this addictive, true-crime fueled mystery.
    Good Girl, Bad Blood Book Cover Picture
    Good Girl, Bad Blood Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $17.99

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    The God Equation Book Cover Picture
    The God Equation Book Cover Picture

    The God Equation

    by Michio Kaku

    Michio Kaku, renowned theoretical physicist and New York Times bestselling author of Hyperspace and The Future of Humanity, tells the story of the greatest quest in all of science.
    The God Equation Book Cover Picture
    The God Equation Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $22.00

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    Like Streams to the Ocean Book Cover Picture
    Like Streams to the Ocean Book Cover Picture

    Like Streams to the Ocean

    by Jedidiah Jenkins

    The New York Times bestselling author of To Shake the Sleeping Self delivers a moving reflection on the hidden, sometimes difficult topics we must consider in order to live an authentic life—ego, love, family, work—for anyone seeking a companion on the road to understanding.
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    Like Streams to the Ocean Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $26.00

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    A New Day Book Cover Picture
    A New Day Book Cover Picture

    A New Day

    by Brad Meltzer

    This rambunctious and big-hearted story of kindness–reminiscent of the Crayons and Cindy Lou Who–is written by the bestselling author of Ordinary People Change the World and illustrated by the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of Beekle.
    A New Day Book Cover Picture
    A New Day Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $17.99

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    The Anthropocene Reviewed (Signed Edition) Book Cover Picture
    The Anthropocene Reviewed (Signed Edition) Book Cover Picture

    The Anthropocene Reviewed (Signed Edition)

    by John Green

    A deeply moving and insightful collection of personal essays from #1 bestselling author John Green, adapted from his critically acclaimed podcast.
    The Anthropocene Reviewed (Signed Edition) Book Cover Picture
    The Anthropocene Reviewed (Signed Edition) Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    Between Two Kingdoms Book Cover Picture
    Between Two Kingdoms Book Cover Picture

    Between Two Kingdoms

    by Suleika Jaouad

    A searing, deeply moving memoir of illness and recovery that traces one young woman’s journey from diagnosis to remission and, ultimately, a road trip of healing and self-discovery.
    Between Two Kingdoms Book Cover Picture
    Between Two Kingdoms Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    Humor, Seriously Book Cover Picture
    Humor, Seriously Book Cover Picture

    Humor, Seriously

    by Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas

    Anyone—even you!—can learn how to harness the power of humor in business (and life), based on the popular class at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
    Humor, Seriously Book Cover Picture
    Humor, Seriously Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    The Most Fun We Ever Had Book Cover Picture
    The Most Fun We Ever Had Book Cover Picture

    The Most Fun We Ever Had

    by Claire Lombardo

    When Marilyn Connolly and David Sorenson fall in love in the 1970s, they are blithely ignorant of all that awaits them. By 2016, their four radically different daughters are in a state of unrest. With the arrival of Jonah Bendt–a child placed for adoption by one of the daughters fifteen years before–the Sorensons will be forced to reckon with the rich and varied tapestry of their past: years marred by adolescent angst, infidelity, and resentment, but also the transcendent moments of joy that make everything else worthwhile.
    The Most Fun We Ever Had Book Cover Picture
    The Most Fun We Ever Had Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.95

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    Eternal Book Cover Picture
    Eternal Book Cover Picture

    Eternal

    by Lisa Scottoline

    Lisa Scottoline offers a sweeping and shattering epic of historical fiction fueled by shocking true events, the tale of a love triangle that unfolds in the heart of Rome…in the creeping shadow of fascism.
    Eternal Book Cover Picture
    Eternal Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    Chatter Book Cover Picture
    Chatter Book Cover Picture

    Chatter

    by Ethan Kross

    An award-winning psychologist reveals the hidden power of our inner voice and shows how we can harness it to live a healthier, more satisfying, and more productive life.
    Chatter Book Cover Picture
    Chatter Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    Big Feelings Book Cover Picture
    Big Feelings Book Cover Picture

    Big Feelings

    by Alexandra Penfold

    In their bestselling picture book All Are Welcome, Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman celebrate kindness, inclusivity, and diversity. Now with Big Feelings, they help children navigate the emotional challenges they face in their daily lives.
    Big Feelings Book Cover Picture
    Big Feelings Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $18.99

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    American Baby Book Cover Picture
    American Baby Book Cover Picture

    American Baby

    by Gabrielle Glaser

    The shocking truth about postwar adoption in America, told through the bittersweet story of one teenager, the son she was forced to relinquish, and their search to find each other.
    American Baby Book Cover Picture
    American Baby Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    Rock Force Book Cover Picture
    Rock Force Book Cover Picture

    Rock Force

    by Kevin Maurer

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of No Easy Day comes a thrilling World War II story of the American airborne soldiers who captured a Japanese-held island fortress.
    Rock Force Book Cover Picture
    Rock Force Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    The Push Book Cover Picture
    The Push Book Cover Picture

    The Push

    by Ashley Audrain

    A tense, page-turning psychological drama about the making and breaking of a family–and a woman whose experience of motherhood is nothing at all what she hoped for–and everything she feared.
    The Push Book Cover Picture
    The Push Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $26.00

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    The Prophets Book Cover Picture
    The Prophets Book Cover Picture

    The Prophets

    by Robert Jones, Jr.

    A singular and stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence.
    The Prophets Book Cover Picture
    The Prophets Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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