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Your Spring Fiction Preview

Mark your to-read lists with these upcoming novels! From debuts to new stories from beloved authors, these books won’t let you stop reading.

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    Peaces Book Cover Picture

    Peaces

    by Helen Oyeyemi

    The prize-winning, bestselling author of GingerbreadBoy, Snow, Bird; and What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours returns with a vivid and inventive new novel about a couple forever changed by an unusual train voyage.
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    Peaces Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    Olympus, Texas

    by Stacey Swann

    A bighearted debut with technicolor characters, plenty of Texas swagger, and a powder keg of a plot in which marriages struggle, rivalries flare, and secrets explode, all with a clever wink toward classical mythology (“Wildly entertaining” –Richard Russo).
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    Olympus, Texas Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $26.95

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    Big Time

    by Jen Spyra

    The debut collection of raucous, dark, strange, satirical stories from the former Late Show with Stephen Colbert writer and New Yorker contributor, featuring a foreword by Stephen Colbert.
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    Big Time Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    How Beautiful We Were

    by Imbolo Mbue

    From the celebrated author of the New York Times bestseller Behold the Dreamers comes a sweeping, wrenching story about the collision of a small African village and an American oil company.
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    How Beautiful We Were Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    The Performance

    by Claire Thomas

    A novel about three women at turning points in their lives, and the one night that changes everything.
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    The Performance Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $26.00

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    Rainbow Milk

    by Paul Mendez

    An essential and revelatory coming-of-age narrative from a thrilling new voice, Rainbow Milk follows nineteen-year-old Jesse McCarthy as he grapples with his racial and sexual identities against the backdrop of his Jehovah’s Witness upbringing.  
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    Rainbow Milk Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $26.95

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    Highway Blue

    by Ailsa McFarlane

    “Ailsa McFarlane’s prose combines the razor sharp truth telling of Ottessa Moshfegh with the troubled heart of Raymond Carver. I’ve never read anything quite like it.”—Emma Copley Eisenberg, author of The Third Rainbow Girl
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    Highway Blue Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $25.00

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    Gold Diggers

    by Sanjena Sathian

    Gold Diggers takes a wincingly hilarious coming-of-age story, laces it with magical realism and a trace of satire, and creates a world that’s both achingly familiar and marvelously inventive…This is a dizzyingly original, fiercely funny, deeply wise novel about the seductive powers—and dangers—of borrowed ambition.” —Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere
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    Gold Diggers Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    First Person Singular

    by Haruki Murakami

    The eight stories in this new book are all told in the first person by a classic Murakami narrator. From memories of youth, meditations on music, and an ardent love of baseball, to dreamlike scenarios and invented jazz albums, together these stories challenge the boundaries between our minds and the exterior world. Occasionally, a narrator may or may not be Murakami himself. Is it memoir or fiction? The reader decides.
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    First Person Singular Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    Rock the Boat

    by Beck Dorey-Stein

    Old friends discover how much has changed–and how much has stayed the same–when they return to their seaside hometown in this clever and poignant novel by the New York Times bestselling author of From the Corner of the Oval.
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    Rock the Boat Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    The Lamplighters Book Cover Picture

    The Lamplighters

    by Emma Stonex

    Inspired by a haunting true story, a gorgeous and atmospheric novel about the mysterious disappearance of three lighthouse keepers from a remote tower miles from the Cornish coast–and about the wives who were left behind.
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    The Lamplighters Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    Whereabouts

    by Jhumpa Lahiri

    Exuberance and dread, attachment and estrangement: in this novel, Jhumpa Lahiri stretches her themes to the limit. The woman at the center wavers between stasis and movement, between the need to belong and the refusal to form lasting ties.
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    Hardcover
    $24.00

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    Malibu Rising

    by Taylor Jenkins Reid

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six . . . Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of the summer. But over the course of twenty-four hours, their lives will change forever.
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    Malibu Rising Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    Songs in Ursa Major

    by Emma Brodie

    A scintillating debut from a major new voice in fiction, Songs in Ursa Major is a love story set in 1969, alive with music, sex, and the trappings of fame.
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    Songs in Ursa Major Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $26.95

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    Great Circle

    by Maggie Shipstead

    Spanning Prohibition-era Montana, the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, New Zealand, wartime London, and modern-day Los Angeles, Great Circle tells the unforgettable story of a daredevil female aviator determined to chart her own course in life, at any cost.
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    Great Circle Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.95

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