Our Most-Anticipated Books for April 2024

Like Love: Essays and Conversations By Maggie Nelson Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781644452813
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Published: Graywolf Press - April 2nd, 2024

Like Love is a momentous, raucous collection of essays drawn from twenty years of Maggie Nelson’s brilliant work. These profiles, reviews, remembrances, tributes, and critical essays, as well as several conversations with friends and idols, bring to life Nelson’s passion for dialogue and dissent.


Women! In! Peril! By Jessie Ren Marshall Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781639732272
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - April 2nd, 2024

Hilarious, heartbreaking, and defiantly optimistic, the twelve stories in Women! In! Peril! balance humor and gravitas to explore the complexities of queerness, toxic relationships, parenting and divorce, Asian and Asian American identity, and so much more.


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The Husbands: A Novel By Holly Gramazio Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780385550611
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Published: Doubleday - April 2nd, 2024

What would you do if you suddenly came home one day to find yourself married? In this weird and wonderful debut novel, an unexpected husband is just the start of a bizarre meditation on love, life, and the limits of infinite choice.


Clear: A Novel By Carys Davies Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781668030660
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Published: Scribner - April 2nd, 2024

"The sheer beauty of Clear—with its perfect sentences, its austere tenderness, and its quiet sense of disquiet—feels timeless ... A poignant, profound depiction of both solitude and connection. Carys Davies has written a masterful, discreetly sublime book."

—Hernan Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Trust and In the Distance


The Invention of Prehistory: Empire, Violence, and Our Obsession with Human Origins By Stefanos Geroulanos Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781324091455
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Published: Liveright - April 2nd, 2024

Books about the origins of humanity dominate bestseller lists, while national newspapers present breathless accounts of new archaeological findings and speculate about what those findings tell us about our earliest ancestors. We are obsessed with prehistory—and, in this respect, our current era is no different from any other in the last three hundred years. In this coruscating work, acclaimed historian Stefanos Geroulanos demonstrates how claims about the earliest humans not only shaped Western intellectual culture, but gave rise to our modern world.


Hell Put to Shame: The 1921 Murder Farm Massacre and the Horror of America's Second Slavery By Earl Swift Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780063265387
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Published: Mariner Books - April 2nd, 2024

"Here is a 1920s tale of a serial murderer whose long record of civil rights cruelties and grotesque crimes was matched only by the steadfast bravery of a few individuals who peered into the depths and could take no more. If Killers of the Flower Moon could somehow be fused with The Devil in the White City and Django Unchained, you might get some idea of the scope of the evil that Earl Swift has so carefully documented in chilling and enraging detail, much of it rendered in incredibly vivid scenes of courtroom drama.”

— Hampton Sides, author of Hellhound On His Trail


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Butter: A Novel of Food and Murder By Asako Yuzuki, Polly Barton (Translated by) Cover Image
By Asako Yuzuki, Polly Barton (Translated by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063236400
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Published: Ecco - April 16th, 2024

The cult Japanese bestseller about a female gourmet cook and serial killer, and the journalist intent on cracking her case, Butter is getting its English-language debut in the capable hands of translator Polly Barton. A deliciously sinister read that goes down smooth.


Bitter Water Opera: A Novel By Nicolette Polek Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644452837
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Published: Graywolf Press - April 16th, 2024

Nicolette Polek, who won my heart with her story collection Imaginary Museums, brings her elegant, exact prose to her debut novel. Bitter Water Opera describes an individual awakening to faith while exploring our deepest existential questions. How do we look beyond ourselves? Where do words go? What is art for?


While We Were Burning By Sara Koffi Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593714959
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 16th, 2024

After her best friend's mysterious death, Elizabeth Smith’s picture-perfect life in the Memphis suburbs has spiraled out of control—so much so that she hires a personal assistant to keep her on track. Composed and elegant, Brianna is exactly who she needs and slides so neatly into Elizabeth’s life, almost like she belonged there from the start. Parasite meets Such a Fun Age in a scorching debut that is as heartbreaking as it is thrilling, examining the intersection of race, class, and female friendship, and the devastating consequences of everyday actions.


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Liberty Equality Fashion: The Women Who Styled the French Revolution By Anne Higonnet Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780393867954
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 23rd, 2024

How did women go from wearing hallway-spanning undergarments in the late 18th century to the slim silhouettes of the Napoleonic era? And why, less than a decade later, were they back in cumbersome, unwieldy fashions?

Anne Higonnet, professor of art history at Barnard and Columbia, breathes new life into the story of three women who led a fashion revolution and turned themselves into international style celebrities.


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The Paris Novel By Ruth Reichl Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780812996302
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Published: Random House - April 23rd, 2024

The perfect book to make you feel like you're the plucky protagonist in a Nancy Meyers film. Food writer, James Bear award winner, and now twice novelist Ruth Reichl returns to fiction with The Paris Novel.


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The Backyard Bird Chronicles By Amy Tan, David Allen Sibley (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Amy Tan, David Allen Sibley (Foreword by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780593536131
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Published: Knopf - April 23rd, 2024

A book of birding essays written AND illustrated by living legend Amy Tan? Some people get all the talent... But don't take our word for it, this stunning collection of musings, observations and sketches comes with the David Allen Sibley stamp of approval.


Our Kindred Creatures: How Americans Came to Feel the Way They Do About Animals By Bill Wasik, Monica Murphy Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780525659068
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Published: Knopf - April 23rd, 2024

Before the Civil War, animals' suffering had rarely been discussed; horses pulling carriages and carts were routinely beaten in public view, and dogs were pitted against each other for entertainment and gambling. But in 1866, a group of activists began a dramatic campaign to change the nation’s laws and norms, and by the century’s end, most Americans had adopted a very different way of thinking and feeling about the animals in their midst.


The Road to Freedom: Economics and the Good Society By Joseph E. Stiglitz Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781324074373
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 23rd, 2024

From one of the world’s leading economists, a compelling new vision of personal and economic freedom. The Road to Freedom breaks new ground, showing how economics—including recent advances in which Stiglitz has played such an important role—reframes how to think about freedom and the role of the state in a twenty-first century society.


The Demon of Unrest: A Saga of Hubris, Heartbreak, and Heroism at the Dawn of the Civil War By Erik Larson Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780385348744
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Published: Crown - April 30th, 2024

NEW. ERIK. LARSON.

Master storyteller Erik Larson offers a gripping account of the chaotic months between Lincoln’s election and the Confederacy’s shelling of Sumter—a period marked by tragic errors and miscommunications, enflamed egos and craven ambitions, personal tragedies and betrayals.


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A Magical Girl Retires: A Novel By Park Seolyeon, Anton Hur (Translated by) Cover Image
By Park Seolyeon, Anton Hur (Translated by)
$21.99
ISBN: 9780063373266
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Published: HarperVia - April 30th, 2024

Calling all magical girlies! Were you a Sailor Moon or Card Captor Sakura devotee? Are you now an exasperated adult on SSRIs? Have I got a book for you. A millennial turned magical girl must combat climate change and credit card debt in this delightful, witty, and wildly imaginative ode to magical girl manga.


Silk: A World History By Aarathi Prasad Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780063160255
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Published: William Morrow - April 30th, 2024

In a gorgeous history that spans continents and millennia, Aarathi Prasad weaves together the complex story of the queen of fabrics. Through the scientists who have studied silk, and the biology of the animals from which it has been drawn, Prasad explores the global, natural, and cultural history (and future) of a unique material that has fascinated the world for thousands of years.


Real Americans: A novel By Rachel Khong Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593537251
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Published: Knopf - April 30th, 2024

“Aglow with love in its many forms, suffused with questions of where—and to whom—we belong, Real Americans is a book of rare charm. Khong untangles the roots of family with a wry, tender attention that will leave readers as comforted as they are challenged.”

—C Pam Zhang, author of How Much of These Hills Is Gold and Land of Milk and Honey


Bite by Bite: Nourishments and Jamborees By Aimee Nezhukumatathil Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063282261
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Published: Ecco - April 30th, 2024