How to Catch a Queen by Alyssa Cole
After marrying the newly crowned King Sanyu of Njaza, Shanti Mohapi soon discovers that royal life is not what she expected and goes on the run when turmoil erupts in their kingdom and marriage.
A Certain Hunger by Chelsea G. Summers
A passionate food critic who travels the world to sate her appetites for wonderful food and sex reflects on how her early years on an idyllic farm led to her culinary career and violent psychopathic impulses.
This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens
Born in the shadow of a boy who was born moments earlier and heralded as 1990 London’s first baby, Minnie encounters her more fortunate rival on various disastrous birthdays before making unexpected discoveries when they both turn 30.
Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
A 1980s cultural assessment of the fantastical future of online behavior continues the story that began in the internationally best-selling futuristic novel, Ready Player One, that inspired a blockbuster Steven Spielberg film.
The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar
Follow three generations of Syrian Americans who are linked by a mysterious species of bird and the truths they carry close to their hearts. By the author of The Map of Salt and Stars.
In Search of a Name by Marjolijn van Heemstra
Inspired by the stories of her great-uncle’s World War II heroism, an expectant mother researching family history uncovers disturbing clues about her ancestor’s actual wartime activities.
Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
In a small back alley in Tokyo at a century-old coffee shop rumored to offer patrons the chance to travel back in time, four customers reevaluate their formative life choices.
The Orchard by David Hopen
Reinventing himself upon moving to a glitzy Miami suburb, a student at an Orthodox Jewish academy is welcomed into a circle of popular students whose faith is unconventionally tested by their charismatic rabbi.
Here Is the Beehive by Sarah Crossan
Ana Kelly, an estate lawyer, can deal with death until her lover, Connor, dies in an accident, forcing her to reconcile painful truths about the affair and the fickleness of love and desire as she befriends Connor’s widow.
Metazoa: Animal Life and the Birth of the Mind by Peter Godfrey-Smith
The scuba-diver author of Other Minds blends philosophical reflections with the latest biological research in an investigation into the evolution of subjective awareness in animals that describes his remarkable encounters with undersea life.
The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans
With this collection of short stories, Evans zooms in on particular moments and relationships in her characters’ lives in a way that allows them to speak to larger issues of race, culture, and history. She introduces us to Black and multi-racial characters who are experiencing the universal confusions of lust and love, and getting walloped by grief–all while exploring how history haunts us, personally and collectively. Ultimately, she provokes us to think about the truths of American history – about who gets to tell them, and the cost of setting the record straight.
From a Certain Point of View by Tom Angleberger, et al.
A 40th-anniversary tribute to the legacy of The Empire Strikes Back features literary reimaginings of key storylines from alternate perspectives and includes contributions by such acclaimed writers as Austin Walker, Hank Green, and Tracy Deonn.