The Lost History of Stars

by Dave Boling

From a forgotten moment in history comes an inspiring novel about finding strength and courage in the most unimaginable places. In turn-of-the-century South Africa, fourteen-year-old Lettie, her younger brother, and her mother are Dutch Afrikaner… READ MORE

The Girl of the Lake

by Bill Roorbach

Nine richly varied, often funny, always moving stories that cross a range of landscapes and generations to reveal the complex workings of the human heart. Bill Roorbach conjures vivid characters whose layered interior worlds feel… READ MORE

The Leavers

by Lisa Ko

“There was a time I would have called Lisa Ko’s novel beautifully written, ambitious, and moving, and all of that is true, but it’s more than that now: if you want to understand a forgotten… READ MORE

The Last Days of Café Leila

by Donia Bijan

“A glorious treat awaits you at the literary table of Donia Bijan.” —Adriana Trigiani Set against the backdrop of Iran’s rich, turbulent history, this exquisite debut novel is a powerful story of food, family, and… READ MORE

Make Trouble

by John Waters

From an icon of popular culture, here is inspiring advice for artists, graduates, and all who seek happiness and success on their own terms. So what if you have talent? Then what? When John Waters… READ MORE

Our Short History

by Lauren Grodstein

“Lauren Grodstein breaks your heart, then miraculously pieces it back together so it’s bigger—and stronger—than before.”  —Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You How can a woman learn to let go of the… READ MORE

Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History

by Bill Schutt

For centuries scientists have written off cannibalism as a bizarre phenomenon with little biological significance. Its presence in nature was dismissed as a desperate response to starvation or other life-threatening circumstances, and few spent time… READ MORE

Cruel Beautiful World

by Caroline Leavitt

“A gorgeous, seductive novel that is also terrifying and pulse-pounding.” —Wiley Cash, author of The Dark Road to Mercy “Backdropped by the Vietnam War and the Manson murders, Cruel Beautiful World is a fast-moving page-turner… READ MORE

The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin

by Stephanie Knipper

In the spirit of Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s The Language of Flowers–and with a touch of the magical–The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin is a spellbinding debut about a wondrously gifted child and the family that she… READ MORE

As Good As Gone

by Larry Watson

“Honest, warm, humane, and at times shocking, As Good as Gone is an achievement of empathy and dignity.” —Smith Henderson, author of Fourth of July Creek Calvin Sidey is always ready to run, and it… READ MORE