Get a sneak peek at future bestsellers with these exciting new additions to our collection.
Good Luck with That
Emerson, Georgia, and Marley have been friends ever since they met at a weight-loss camp as teens. When Emerson tragically passes away, she leaves one final wish for her best friends: to conquer the fears they still carry as adults. For Marley, it's coming to terms with the survivor's guilt she's carried around since her twin sister's death. For Georgia, it's about learning to stop trying to live up to her mother's and brother's ridiculous standards. An insightful and heartfelt novel by the author of On Second Thought (2017).
It is 1928, and twenty-five-year-old Clara Darden is teaching at the lauded Grand Central School of Art located in New York City's Grand Central Terminal. The looming Great Depression will bring poverty and even greater tragedy to her life. In 1974, Virginia Clay works at the Terminal's information booth. When Virginia stumbles upon a striking watercolor hidden in the Terminal's decaying depths, she embarks on a quest to find the artist of the unsigned masterpiece, leading her to Clara Darden, and the mystery of her disappearance. A captivating novel by the author of The Address (2017).
Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear
One morning, novelist Kim Brooks (The Houseguest, 2016) made a split-second decision to let her four-year-old son stay in the car for five minutes while she went into the store to run a quick errand. Observed by a bystander who called the police, she was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Fueled by the shame and repercussions of her own story, Brooks interviews other mothers who have done similar things (like letting their kids play at a local park alone) and examines how today’s culture of anxious and judgmental parenting affects our children in the long run.
Toucan Keep a Secret: A Meg Langslow Mystery
Meg Langslow is at Caerphilly, Virginia's Trinity Episcopal Church locking up after an event when she hears the sound of hammering in the crypt. Creeping down the stairs, Meg finds the murdered body of an elderly parishioner, along with several spilled urns and a gold ring with a ruby. The curmudgeonly victim had become disgruntled with the church and ranted all over town about taking back his wife's ashes. Did someone who had it in for him follow him to the crypt? Or did he see someone breaking in and investigate? Why was the ruby left behind? Another hilarious mystery from the popular Andrews (Gone Gull, 2017).
Walls: A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick
Frye, an ancient and medieval history teacher, offers a history of walls and wall builders. Writing in a breezy and often humorous style, Frye skips across history to discuss ancient Greek walls, Hadrian’s Wall in England, the Great Wall of China, France’s Maginot Line, the Berlin Wall, and the controversial border walls of today. Frye ruminates on the reasons walls exist and will continue to exist, their contribution to the growth of civilization, and what they can and cannot do.