Our Most Anticipated Books of February 2021

Fiction

Coming February 2nd

   

Land of Big Numbers by Te-Ping Chen

In her debut collection, Wall Street Journal reporter Te-Ping Chen uses her experiences covering Hong Kong and Beijing to paint vivid portrayals of the men and women of modern China and its diaspora.

Fake Accounts by Lauren Oyler

"This novel made me want to retire from contemporary reality. I loved it." —Zadie Smith

Coming February 9th

Kink: Stories edited by R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell

Sexy, exciting, and yes, kinky stories from some of today's very best writers. Seriously, just look at the contributor list and tell me you aren't salivating.

A Tip for the Hangman by Allison Epstein

A historical thriller in the very best sense of the term! Playwright and bon vivant Christopher Marlowe (yes, THE Marlowe) is swept up in a tale of intrigue and espionage in Elizabeth's court.

Super Host by Kate Russo

Ever had one of those super quirky Air Bnb hosts that leaves you wondering 'what is with this dude'? Kate Russo is here to answer that question. Super Host is the quirky, unsettling, somehow endearing portrait of Bennett Driscoll, former artist, divorcee and newly-minted AirBed host.

Rabbit Island by Elvira Navarro

Elvira Navarro writes like a dream... or is it a nightmare? Smoke-saturated hostels, dive bars, run-down neighborhoods with scenic views of the open sewer--Navarro's crisp prose stands in stark contrast to the dingy settings of her stories.

Coming February 16th

The Memory Theater by Karin Tidbeck

In a world just parallel to ours exists a mystical realm known only as the Gardens. It is a place where feasts never end, games of croquette have devastating consequences, and teenagers are punished for growing up.

No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood

NEW. PATRICIA. LOCKWOOD. Her debut novel comes packed with all the punch and humor readers of her poetry and memoir have come to adore.

Coming February 23rd

The Slaughterman's Daughter by Yaniv Iczkovits

An irresistible, picaresque tale of two Jewish sisters in late-nineteenth-century Russia, The Slaughterman's Daughter is filled with "boundless imagination and a vibrant style" (David Grossman), as well as enough intrigue and misadventure to stupefy the Coen brothers.

The Smash-Up by Ali Benjamin

Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome gets a modern update in YA author Ali Benjamin's adult debut. Ethan (start-up mogel) and his wife Zo (filmmaker) move to a small town to live the #simplelife, only to find themselves in turmoil as former employees come forward with aligations of assault against Ethan.


Non-Fiction

Coming February 2nd

Animal, Vegetable, Junk by Mark Bittman

Journalist, cookbook author and food writer extraordinaire, Mark Bittman tackles the history of the world. Specifically, how our appetites, agriculture and economies of food production and consumption have shaped the Earth, our food and ourselves.

Love is an Ex-Country by Randa Jarrar

Queer. Muslim. Arab American. A proudly Fat woman. Randa Jarrar is all of these things. In this viscerally elegant and intimately edgy memoir of a cross-country road trip, she explores how to claim joy in an unraveling and hostile America (Kirkus Reviews).

Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob
by Russell Shorto

Best-selling author Russell Shorto, praised for his incisive works of narrative history, never thought to write about his own past. He grew up knowing his grandfather and namesake was a small-town mob boss but maintained an unspoken family vow of silence. Then an elderly relative prodded: You're a writer--what are you gonna do about the story?

Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age
by Annalee Newitz

Join Annalee Newitz as she takes us on a tour of four ancient cities, from Chatahuyuk in Turkey, to Pompeii, pre-Columbian Cahokia in what's present-day Illinois and the medieval capital of the Khmer empire. With a poet's touch, Newitz explores the rise and fall of each city and what their past can tell us about our present.

Coming February 9th

Nuestra América: My Family in the Vertigo of Translation
by Claudio Lomnitz

"An autobiography in which we Latin Americans all recognize ourselves." --Mario Vargas Llosa, winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature

Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future
by Elizabeth Kolbert


Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction, returns to humanity's transformative impact on the environment, now asking: after doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it?

Coming February 23rd

Mazel Tov by J. S. Margot

Mazel Tov is a book about finding familiarity in the strange, but also the stranger in ourselves, in which courage and humour save us from the usual romanticising. Any reader interested in the central questions of our time will find enlightenment here. - Deborah Feldman, author of the New York Times bestseller Unorthodox

The New Enlightenment and the Fight to Free Knowledge
by Peter B. Kaufman

How do we create a universe of truthful and verifiable information, available to everyone? In The New Enlightenment and the Fight to Free Knowledge, MIT Open Learning's Peter B. Kaufman describes the powerful forces that have purposely crippled our efforts to share knowledge widely and freely.

The Charismatic Gymnasium: Breath, Media, and Religious Revivalism in Contemporary Brazil
by Maria José de Abreu

Maria José de Abreu examines the conservative Charismatic Catholic movement in contemporary urban Brazil to rethink the relationship between theology, the body, and neoliberal governance, showing how it works to produce subjects who are complicit with Brazilian neoliberalism.

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Land of Big Numbers: Stories Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358272557
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Published: Mariner Books - February 2nd, 2021

Fake Accounts Cover Image
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Published: Catapult - February 2nd, 2021

Kink: Stories Cover Image
By R.O. Kwon (Editor), Garth Greenwell (Editor)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982110215
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 9th, 2021

A Tip for the Hangman: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Doubleday - February 9th, 2021

Super Host Cover Image
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 9th, 2021

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Published: Two Lines Press - February 9th, 2021

The Memory Theater: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Pantheon - February 16th, 2021

No One Is Talking About This: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 16th, 2021

The Slaughterman's Daughter: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Schocken - February 23rd, 2021

The Smash-Up: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Random House - February 23rd, 2021

Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food, from Sustainable to Suicidal Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328974624
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Published: Mariner Books - February 2nd, 2021

Love Is an Ex-Country Cover Image
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Published: Catapult - February 2nd, 2021

Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob Cover Image
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 2nd, 2021

Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age Cover Image
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 2nd, 2021

A Tip for the Hangman: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385546713
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Published: Doubleday - February 9th, 2021

Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future Cover Image
$28.00
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Published: Crown - February 9th, 2021

Mazel Tov Cover Image
By J. S. Margot, Jane Hedley-Prole (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781782275282
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Published: Pushkin Press - February 23rd, 2021

The New Enlightenment and the Fight to Free Knowledge Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781644210604
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Published: Seven Stories Press - February 24th, 2021

The Charismatic Gymnasium: Breath, Media, and Religious Revivalism in Contemporary Brazil Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781478011347
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Published: Duke University Press - February 26th, 2021