It's a New Year With New Books to Look Forward to Discovering: January & February 2023 New Releases

The holiday season is always an exciting one for readers: favorite authors release new books and perfect books for gifting appear on store bookshelves. Just as exciting is what's in store in a new year, with debut authors, more new releases from favorite authors, and additions to sequels hitting the shelves. Here's a list of what to look for right now and through February.

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Exiles: A Novel By Jane Harper Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250235350
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 31st, 2023

“Once again Harper proves that she is peerless in creating an avalanche of suspense with intimate, character-driven set pieces - Harper’s legions of fans will exult in reading Exiles.”  —  David Baldacci


Good for a Girl: A Woman Running in a Man's World By Lauren Fleshman Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593296783
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Published: Penguin Press - January 10th, 2023

Lauren Fleshman is one of the most-decorated distance runners in the United States. In Good for a Girl, Fleshman tells of how she fell in love with running as a girl and shares her own running journey. Not just a memoir, it’s a powerful look at how competitive sports are designed for men and boys and routinely fail female athletes, leading to injuries, eating disorders, and mental health issues.


The Bandit Queens: A Novel By Parini Shroff Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593498958
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 3rd, 2023

Filled with clever criminals, second chances, and wry and witty women, Parini Shroff’s The Bandit Queens is a razor-sharp debut of humor and heart that readers won’t soon forget.


The Villa: A Novel By Rachel Hawkins Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250280015
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 3rd, 2023

Inspired by Fleetwood Mac, the Manson murders, and the infamous summer Percy and Mary Shelley spent with Lord Byron at a Lake Geneva castle — the birthplace of Frankenstein — The Villa welcomes you into its deadly legacy.


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The Woman with the Cure By Lynn Cullen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593438060
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Published: Berkley - February 21st, 2023

A riveting novel based on the true story of the woman who stopped a pandemic, from the bestselling author of Mrs. Poe. "Huge applause . . . women have always been in science — despite those who would pretend otherwise.” — Bonnie Garmus, author of Lessons in Chemistry


One Last Shot: Based on a True Story of Wartime Heroism: The Story of Wartime Photographer Gerda Taro By Kip Wilson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063251687
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Published: Versify - January 17th, 2023

From critically acclaimed author Kip Wilson comes this gripping coming of age historical fiction novel in verse about Gerda Taro, a vibrant, headstrong photojournalist with a passion for capturing the truth amid political turmoil and the first woman photojournalist killed in combat.


Hell Bent: A Novel (Alex Stern #2) By Leigh Bardugo Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250313102
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 10th, 2023

In a sequel to the dark academia fantasy, Ninth House, Alex Stern is back and determined to rescue Darlington from purgatory. Without the aid of Ninth House, Alex and Dawes must dive into the society’s deepest secrets to find a portal to the underworld. When Yale faculty members begin to die, Alex realizes that something more is going on in New Haven.


All the Dangerous Things: A Novel By Stacy Willingham Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250803856
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Published: Minotaur Books - January 10th, 2023

Following up her instant bestseller, A Flicker in the Dark, Stacy Willingham delivers a totally gripping thriller about a desperate mother with a troubled past.


Locust Lane: A Novel By Stephen Amidon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250844231
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Published: Celadon Books - January 17th, 2023

For fans of Dennis Lehane's Mystic River by and Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere, Stephen Amidon’s Locust Lane is a taut and utterly propulsive story about the search for justice and the fault lines of power and influence in a seemingly idyllic town. Can anyone be trusted?


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Looking for Jane: A Novel By Heather Marshall Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781668013687
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Published: Atria Books - February 7th, 2023

This powerful debut for fans of Kristin Hannah is about three women whose lives are bound together by a long-lost letter, a mother’s love, and a secret network of women fighting for the right to choose (pre-roe v. wade) — inspired by true stories. "Looking for Jane is a searing, important, beautifully written novel about the choices we all make and where they lead us—as well as a wise and timely reminder of the difficult road women had to walk not so long ago.” Kristin Harmel


Jellyfish Age Backwards: Nature's Secrets to Longevity By Nicklas Brendborg Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316414586
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - January 17th, 2023

Mixing cutting-edge research and stories from habitats all around the world, molecular biologist Nicklas Brendborg explores extended life cycles in all its varieties. Along the way, we meet a man who fasted for over a year; a woman who edited her own DNA; redwoods that survive thousands of years; and in the soil of Easter Island, the key to eternal youth. Jellyfish Age Backwards is a love letter to the immense power of nature, and what the immortal lives of many of earth's animals and plants can teach us about the secrets to longevity.


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I Have Some Questions for You: A Novel By Rebecca Makkai Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593490143
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Published: Viking - February 21st, 2023

The riveting new novel from the author of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist The Great Believers is a stirring investigation into collective memory and a deeply felt examination of one woman’s reckoning with her past, with a transfixing mystery at its heart. Timely, hypnotic, and populated with a cast of unforgettable characters, I Have Some Questions for You is at once a compulsive page-turner and a literary triumph.


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Love, Pamela By Pamela Anderson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063226562
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Published: Dey Street Books - January 31st, 2023

Pamela Anderson's blond bombshell image was ubiquitous in the 1990s. Discovered in the stands during a Canadian football game, she was quickly launched into superstardom, becoming Playboy’s favorite cover girl and an emblem of Hollywood glamour and sex appeal. Yet the Pamela Anderson we think we know was created through happenstance rather than careful cultivation. Love, Pamela brings forth her true story: that of a small-town girl getting tangled up in her own dream.


Ghost Music By An Yu Cover Image
By An Yu
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802159625
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Published: Grove Press - January 10th, 2023

Braised Pork author An Yu's enchanting and contemplative novel of music and mushrooms follows a former concert pianist searching for the truth about a vanished musician.


Age of Vice: A Novel By Deepti Kapoor Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593328798
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 3rd, 2023

Equal parts crime thriller and family saga, transporting readers from the dusty villages of Uttar Pradesh to the urban energy of New Delhi, Age of Vice is an intoxicating novel of gangsters and lovers, false friendships, forbidden romance, and the consequences of corruption.


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A Mystery of Mysteries: The Death and Life of Edgar Allan Poe By Mark Dawidziak Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250792495
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 14th, 2023

A brilliant biography of Edgar Allan Poe that examines the renowned author’s life through the prism of his mysterious death and its many possible causes.


Daodejing By Laozi, Brook Ziporyn (Translated by) Cover Image
By Laozi, Brook Ziporyn (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781324092476
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Published: Liveright - January 17th, 2023

Grounded in a lifetime of research and interpretive work and informed by careful study of recent archeological discoveries of alternate versions of the text, Brook Ziporyn, one of the preeminent explicators of Eastern religions in English, brings us a revelatory new translation — and a radical reinterpretation— of the central text of Taoist thought.


Sam: A Novel By Allegra Goodman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593447819
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Published: The Dial Press - January 3rd, 2023

 “I’ve been an Allegra Goodman fan for years, but Sam is hands down my new favorite. I loved this powerful and endearing portrait of a girl who must summon deep within herself the grit and wisdom to grow up.” — Lily King


Edible Economics: A Hungry Economist Explains the World By Ha-Joon Chang Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781541700543
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Published: PublicAffairs - January 17th, 2023

Myth-busting, witty, and thought-provoking, Edible Economics serves up a feast of bold ideas about globalization, climate change, immigration, austerity, automation, and why carrots need not be orange. It shows that getting to grips with the economy is like learning a recipe: when we understand it, we can adapt and improve it — and better understand our world.


The Stolen Heir: A Novel of Elfhame By Holly Black Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316592703
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 3rd, 2023

Return to the opulent world of Elfhame, filled with intrigue, betrayal, and dangerous desires, with this first book of a captivating new duology from the New York Times bestselling author Holly Black. 


The Mitford Affair: A Novel By Marie Benedict Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781728229362
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - January 17th, 2023

In between WWI and WWII, the six Mitford sisters were the talk of English society, each sister more beautiful and talented than the last. However, rumors begin to spread when Diana divorces her wealthy husband and marries a fascist leader and Unity follows suit. Suspicious of her sisters’ frequent trips to Germany, novelist Nancy Mitford must decide where her loyalties lie as Great Britain goes to war with Germany.


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Driving the Green Book: A Road Trip Through the Living History of Black Resistance By Alvin Hall Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063271968
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Published: HarperOne - January 31st, 2023

Join award-winning broadcaster Alvin Hall on a journey through America’s haunted racial past, with the legendary Green Book as your guide. Driving the Green Book, a vital work of national history as well as a hopeful chronicle of Black resilience and resistance, contains 25 outstanding black and white photos and ephemera.


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Maame: A Novel By Jessica George Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250282521
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 31st, 2023

Smart, funny, and deeply affecting, Jessica George's Maame deals with the themes of our time with humor and poignancy: from familial duty and racism, to female pleasure, the complexity of love, and the life-saving power of friendship. Most important, it explores what it feels like to be torn between two homes and cultures, and it celebrates finally being able to find where you belong. "An utterly charming and deeply moving portrait of the joys––and the guilt––of trying to find your own way in life." — Celeste Ng


What Lies in the Woods: A Novel By Kate Alice Marshall Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250859884
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 17th, 2023

Set during the partition of British India in 1947, a time when neighbor was pitted against neighbor and families were torn apart, award-winning author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s novel brings to life the sweeping story of three sisters caught up in events beyond their control, their unbreakable bond, and their incredible struggle against powerful odds.


The Reunion: A Novel By Kayla Olson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781668001943
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Published: Atria Books - January 17th, 2023

When two former teen stars reconnect at the reunion for their hit TV show, they discover their feelings for one another were not merely scripted in this charming and heartwarming novel.


Life on Delay: Making Peace with a Stutter By John Hendrickson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593319130
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Published: Knopf - January 17th, 2023

In the fall of 2019, John Hendrickson wrote a groundbreaking story for The Atlantic about Joe Biden’s decades-long journey with stuttering, as well as his own. The article went viral, reaching readers around the world and altering the course of Hendrickson’s life. Overnight, he was forced to publicly confront an element of himself that still caused him great pain. This is his intimate, candid memoir about a lifelong struggle to speak.


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The Writing Retreat: A Novel By Julia Bartz Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982199456
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - February 21st, 2023

The Plot meets Please Join Us in this psychological suspense debut about a young author at an exclusive writer’s retreat that descends into a nightmare. A claustrophobic and propulsive thriller exploring the dark side of female friendships and fame, The Writing Retreat is the unputdownable debut novel from a compelling new talent.


Superfan: How Pop Culture Broke My Heart: A Memoir By Jen Sookfong Lee Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780771025211
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Published: McClelland & Stewart - January 17th, 2023

A sharply observed and beautifully intimate memoir-in-pieces that uses one woman's life-long love affair with pop culture as a revelatory lens to explore family, identity, belonging, grief, and the power of female rage. Ranging from the unattainable perfection of Gwyneth Paltrow and the father-figure familiarity of Bob Ross, to the long shadow cast by The Joy Luck Club and the life lessons she has learned from Rihanna, Jen weaves together key moments in pop culture with stories of her own failings, longings, and struggles as she navigates the minefields that come with carving her own path as an Asian woman, single mother, and writer.


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Someone Else's Shoes: A Novel By Jojo Moyes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984879295
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - February 7th, 2023

A story of mix-ups, mess-ups and making the most of second chances, this is the new novel from Me Before You and The Giver of Stars author Jojo Moyes. Full of Moyes’ signature humor, brilliant storytelling, and warmth, Someone Else’s Shoes is a story about how just one little thing can suddenly change everything.


The Faraway World: Stories By Patricia Engel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982159528
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - January 24th, 2023

From Patricia Engel, whose novel Infinite Country was a New York Times bestseller and a Reese’s Book Club pick, comes an exquisite collection of ten haunting, award-winning short stories set across the Americas and linked by themes of migration, sacrifice, and moral compromise.


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Central Places: A Novel By Delia Cai Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593497913
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 31st, 2023

A young woman’s past and present collide when she brings her white fiancé home to meet her Chinese immigrant parents in this vibrant debut from an exciting new voice in fiction.


Bloodbath Nation By Paul Auster Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802160454
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Published: Grove Press - January 10th, 2023

An intimate and powerful rumination on American gun violence by writer Paul Auster. Interwoven with Spencer Ostrander's haunting photographs of the sites of more than thirty mass shootings in all parts of the country, Bloodbath Nation presents a succinct but thorough examination of America at a crossroads, and asks the central, burning question of our moment: What kind of society do we want to live in?


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Victory City: A Novel By Salman Rushdie Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593243398
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Published: Random House - February 7th, 2023

The epic tale of a woman who breathes a fantastical empire into existence, only to be consumed by it over the centuries. “A major accomplishment by one of our greatest living writers . . . It does not resemble any other novel I could name.” — The Hours author Michael Cunningham


Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute By Talia Hibbert Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593482353
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Published: Joy Revolution - January 3rd, 2023

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Brown Sisters trilogy, comes a laugh-out-loud story about a quirky content creator and a clean-cut athlete testing their abilities to survive the great outdoors — and each other.


City Under One Roof By Iris Yamashita Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593336670
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Published: Berkley - January 10th, 2023

In this gripping debut by Academy Award–nominated screenwriter, Iris Yamashita, a stranded detective tries to solve a murder in a tiny Alaskan town where everyone lives in a single high-rise building.


The Survivalists: A Novel By Kashana Cauley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781593767273
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Published: Soft Skull - January 10th, 2023

A single Black lawyer puts her career and personal moral code at risk when she moves in with her coffee-entrepreneur boyfriend and his doomsday-prepping roommates in a novel that's packed with tension, curiosity, humor, and wit from a writer with serious comedy credentials. “A great and engrossing read, Kashana humanizes a way of life that is often made fun of and makes the reader understand why someone would go to such great lengths to prepare for the future, so much so she almost sold me on those Life Preserver soy bars!” — Trevor Noah


The Daughters of Izdihar (The Alamaxa Duology #1) By Hadeer Elsbai Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063114746
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Published: Harper Voyager - January 10th, 2023

From debut author Hadeer Elsbai comes the first book in an incredibly powerful new duology, set wholly in a new world, but inspired by modern Egyptian history, about two young women: Nehal, a spoiled aristocrat used to getting what she wants and Giorgina, a poor bookshop worker used to having nothing. They find they have far more in common, particularly in their struggle for the rights of women and their ability to fight for it with forbidden elemental magic.


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Vampire Weekend By Mike Chen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780778334316
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Published: Mira Books - January 31st, 2023

Engaging, funny, and unflinching essays about coming of age as a transplant patient and living each day as a gift. Adina Talve-Goodman was born with a congenital heart condition and survived multiple operations over the course of her childhood, including a heart transplant at age nineteen. In these seven essays, she tells the story of her chronic illness and her youthful search for love and meaning, never forgetting that her adult life is tied to the loss of another person — the donor of her transplanted heart.


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Someone Else's Life: A Thriller By Lyn Liao Butler Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781662501081
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Published: Thomas & Mercer - February 1st, 2023

From an unforgettable new voice in Caribbean literature, a sweeping story of two families colliding in 1940s Trinidad, and a chilling mystery that shows how interconnected their lives truly are. “This is a deeply impressive book, and I think an important one. Its intensity, its narrative attack, the fascinations of its era and setting, make it impossible to tear the attention away. Energy and inventiveness distinguish every page.” — Hilary Mantel


Decent People By De'Shawn Charles Winslow Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635575323
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - January 17th, 2023

From Center for Fiction First Novel Prize-winning author De'Shawn Charles Winslow, comes this sweeping and unforgettable novel of a Black community reeling from a triple homicide and the secrets the killings reveal. This is a powerful new novel about shame, race, money, and the reckoning required to heal a fractured community.


Drinking Games: A Memoir By Sarah Levy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250280589
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 3rd, 2023

Part memoir and part social critique, Drinking Games is about how one woman drank and lived — and how, for her, the last drink was just the beginning. Candid and dynamic, this book speaks to the all-consuming cycle of working hard, playing harder, and trying to look perfect while you’re at it. Sarah takes us by the hand through her personal journey with blackouts, dating, relationships, wellness culture, startups, social media, friendship, and self-discovery.


The Racism of People Who Love You: Essays on Mixed Race Belonging By Samira Mehta Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807026366
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Published: Beacon Press - January 10th, 2023

An unflinching look at the challenges and misunderstandings mixed-race people face in family spaces and intimate relationships across their varying cultural backgrounds.


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VenCo: A Novel By Cherie Dimaline Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063054899
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Published: William Morrow - February 7th, 2023

"Once I opened VenCo, I was propelled through an entire night of charmed reading. Cherie Dimaline creates a world utterly fantastical, yet real. VenCo is funny, tense, and cracking with a dark, divine energy." — Louise Erdrich


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Always the Almost By Edward Underhill Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250835208
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Published: Wednesday Books - February 14th, 2023

A trans pianist makes a New Year's resolution on a frozen Wisconsin night to win regionals and win back his ex, but a new boy complicates things in this heartfelt debut YA rom-dram.


A Guide to Being Just Friends: A Novel By Sophie Sullivan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250624208
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 17th, 2023

When Harry Met Sally meets 500 Days of Summer in this playful and emotional romantic comedy from the author of Ten Rules for Faking It.


All the Dangerous Things: A Novel By Stacy Willingham Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250803856
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Published: Minotaur Books - January 10th, 2023

Following up her instant New York Times bestseller, A Flicker in the Dark, Stacy Willingham delivers a totally gripping thriller about a desperate mother with a troubled past.