What's new on our Front Tables this week

In the Heights: Finding Home Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780593229590
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Published: Random House - June 15th, 2021

The eagerly awaited follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new book gives readers an extraordinary inside look at In the Heights, his breakout Broadway debut, written with Quiara Alegría Hudes, now a Hollywood blockbuster.


The Maidens Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250304452
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Published: Celadon Books - June 15th, 2021

"Alex Michaelides’s long-awaited next novel, 'The Maidens,' is finally here...the premise is enticing and the elements irresistible."
—The New York Times

"A deliciously dark, elegant, utterly compulsive readwith a twist that blew my mind. I loved this even more than I loved The Silent Patient and that's saying something!"


The Sweetness of Water (Oprah’s Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316362481
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 15th, 2021

AN OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK

In the spirit of The Known World and The Underground Railroad, “a stunning debut” (Oprah Daily) about the unlikely bond between two freedmen who are brothers and the Georgia farmer whose alliance will alter their lives, and his, forever—from “a storyteller with bountiful insight and assurance” (


Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374603663
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 15th, 2021

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

"[George Packer's] account of America’s decline into destructive tribalism is always illuminating and often dazzling." —William Galston, The Washington Post


Notes on a Silencing: A Memoir Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316491532
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 15th, 2021

A "powerful and scary and important and true" memoir of a young woman's struggle to regain her sense of self after trauma, and the efforts by a powerful New England boarding school to silence her—at any cost (Sally Mann, author of Hold Still).

When Notes on a Silencing hit bookstores in the summer of 2020, even amidst a global pandemic, it sent shock


Pops: Learning to Be a Son and a Father Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063071995
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Published: William Morrow - June 15th, 2021

A deeply personal exploration of fatherhood, addiction, and resiliency from Craig Melvin, news anchor of NBC’s Today show. 


Mexican Gothic Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525620808
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Published: Del Rey Books - June 15th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - "It's Lovecraft meets the Bront's in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird."--The Guardian


Dinosaurs Before Dark Graphic Novel (Magic Tree House (R) #1) Cover Image
By Mary Pope Osborne, Jenny Laird (Adapted by), Kelly Matthews (Illustrator), Nichole Matthews (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593174715
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 15th, 2021

The #1 bestselling chapter book is now a graphic novel! Magic. Mystery. Time-travel. Get whisked back in time in the magic tree house with Jack and Annie!

Where did the tree house come from?


Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250770165
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Published: St. Martin's Press - June 15th, 2021

“Painfully good. The book could have been called, ‘Outrageous.’ The story Andy Slavitt tells is not just about Trump’s monumental failures but also about the deeper ones that started long before, with our health system, our politics, and more.” --Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal

The definitive, behind-the-scenes look at the U.S. Coronavirus crisis from one of the


The World Gives Way: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316592413
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Published: Redhook - June 15th, 2021

“Marissa Levien's debut novel is a thrilling adventure, and in a moment when we're all looking for escape pods, this is a great one.”—Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author 

ONE OF LITHUB'S MOST ANTICIPATED TITLES OF 2021

In a near-future world on the brink of collapse, a young woman born into servitude


The Girl from Widow Hills: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501165436
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 15th, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last House Guest—a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick—comes a “hauntingly atmospheric and gorgeously written page-turner” (Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of A Good Marriage) about a young woman plagued by night terrors after a childhood trauma who wakes one evening to find


The Runaway Pea Cover Image
By Kjartan Poskitt, Alex Willmore (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534490147
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Published: Aladdin - June 15th, 2021

This silly and quirky dinnertime caper about a rebellious pea’s adventures shows what can happen when you take your eyes off your food—perfect for fans of Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet, and Jory John!

It’s time for dinner, but one pesky pea has decided to roll himself off the plate in search of a party!


Make Russia Great Again: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982157470
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 15th, 2021

In “the Trump satire we’ve been waiting for” (The Washington Post), award-winning and bestselling author of Thank You for Smoking delivers a hilarious and whipsmart fake memoir by Herb Nutterman—Donald Trump’s seventh chief of staff—who has written the ultimate tell-all about Trump and Russia.

Herb Nutterman never intended to become D


Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525560173
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Published: Penguin Books - June 15th, 2021

A Christian Science Monitor best book of 2020
 
"Relentlessly accessible. . . . This is that rare history that tells what influential thinkers failed to think, what famous writers left unwritten."
--Jill Leovy, The American Scholar


The Mountains Wild: A Mystery (Maggie D'arcy Mysteries #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250796141
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Published: Minotaur Books - June 15th, 2021

"With its evocative Dublin setting, lyrical prose, tough but sympathetic heroine, and a killer twist in the plot, Sarah Stewart Taylor's The Mountains Wild should top everyone's must-read lists this year!" — New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie


The Damage: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593296134
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - June 15th, 2021

“[One of the] buzziest new books arriving this season… [a] rollercoaster of terror, marked by whip-fast twists and turns.”—New York Times
 
“Pulled me in from the first page... put this one high on your summer list.”—Stephen King
 


The Year of the Witching Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593099612
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Published: Ace Books - June 15th, 2021

A young woman living in a rigid, puritanical society discovers dark powers within herself in this stunning, feminist fantasy debut.


Why We're Polarized Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476700366
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - June 15th, 2021

This New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller shows us that America’s political system isn’t broken. The truth is scarier: it’s working exactly as designed.


Theo TheSaurus: The Dinosaur Who Loved Big Words Cover Image
By Shelli R. Johannes, Mike Moran (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593205518
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Published: Philomel Books - June 15th, 2021

When a big vocabulary leads to big confusion, Theo TheSaurus learns that there are some things you can say without any words at all! This story is Fancy Nancy for dinosaur lovers.


Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063078253
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Published: Harper - June 15th, 2021

Amanda Kloots bravely reflects on love, loss, and life with her husband, Broadway star, and Tony Award nominee Nick Cordero, whose public battle with COVID-19 and tragic death made headlines around the world.


Jenny Mei Is Sad Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316537711
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 15th, 2021

With this educational and entertaining picture book, learn how to approach difficult emotions with compassion and understanding—and be the best friend you can be.

My friend Jenny Mei is sad. But you might not be able to tell.

Jenny Mei still smiles a lot. She makes everyone laugh. And she still likes blue Popsicles the best.


The Dilemma: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250151377
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 15th, 2021

A woman's birthday party takes a dark turn in a poignant, heart-stopping new novel from the reigning queen of suspense, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors, The Breakdown, and Bring Me Back.


The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels (Dangerous Damsels #1) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593200162
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Published: Berkley - June 15th, 2021

“The kind of book for which the word “rollicking” was invented.”—New York Times Book Review

One of Bustle's Best New Books Out June 2021
A Popsugar Best Summer Read of 2021


The Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter Cover Image
$38.00
ISBN: 9780451495235
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Published: Crown - June 15th, 2021

“Important . . . [a] landmark presidential biography . . . Bird is able to build a persuasive case that the Carter presidency deserves this new look.”—The New York Times Book Review


Dino-Gro Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593179871
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Published: Random House Studio - June 15th, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Battle Bunny comes a laugh-out-loud story of a little sponge dinosaur that keeps growing...and growing...and growing....


The Sweetness of Water: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316461276
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 15th, 2021

In the spirit of The Known World and The Underground Railroad, “a stunning debut” (Oprah Daily) about the unlikely bond between two freedmen who are brothers and the Georgia farmer whose alliance will alter their lives, and his, forever—from “a storyteller with bountiful insight and assurance” (Kirkus)

A July Indie Next Pick


Blood Like Magic Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534465282
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 15th, 2021

A rich, dark urban fantasy debut following a teen witch who is given a horrifying task: sacrificing her first love to save her family’s magic.


Becoming Vanessa Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525582120
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 15th, 2021

For readers of Alma and How She Got Her Name and The King of Kindergarten, this story will help kids just starting school transform from timid caterpillars into beautiful butterflies so they can love who they are.


Letters to My White Male Friends Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250276834
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Published: St. Martin's Press - June 15th, 2021

In Letters to My White Male Friends, Dax-Devlon Ross speaks directly to the millions of middle-aged white men who are suddenly awakening to race and racism.


The New Kid Has Fleas Cover Image
By Ame Dyckman, Eda Kaban (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250245243
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 15th, 2021

From bestselling author Ame Dyckman and illustrator Eda Kaban, The New Kid Has Fleas is a hilarious picture book about a new kid in school who appears to have been raised by wolves.

There's a new kid in class, and they're . . . different.

They dress different. Talk different. Eat different.

And the word on the playground is: they have fleas.


The Reason for the Darkness of the Night: Edgar Allan Poe and the Forging of American Science Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780374247850
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 15th, 2021

One of The Christian Science Monitor's ten best books of June

An innovative biography of Edgar Allan Poe—highlighting his fascination and feuds with science.


Nonbinary: A Memoir Cover Image
By Genesis P-Orridge, Douglas Rushkoff (Afterword by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781419743863
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Published: Abrams Press - June 15th, 2021

A revealing and beautifully open memoir from pioneering industrial music artist, visual artist, and transgender icon Genesis P-Orridge

In this groundbreaking book spanning decades of artistic risk-taking, the inventor of “industrial music,” founder of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, and world-renowned fine artist with COUM Transmissions Genesis P-Orridge (1950&nda


A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984819093
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 15th, 2021

In this inspiring coming-of-age memoir, a world-renowned astrophysicist emerges from an impoverished childhood and crime-filled adolescence to ascend through the top ranks of research physics.
 


Q and U Call It Quits Cover Image
By Stef Wade, Jorge Martin (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062970688
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Published: Quill Tree Books - June 15th, 2021

For fans of Z Is for Moose and Little i, this hilarious and quirky story about friendship and the alphabet will make young readers excited about letter learning.

What happens when best friends Q and U quarrel? It’s a real quandary, since they have always been quality friends—a true squad.


Night, Neon: Tales of Mystery and Suspense Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781613162309
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Published: Mysterious Press - June 15th, 2021

A new collection of dark, chilling tales from the #1 New York Times Bestselling author


The Hollywood Spiral Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538736678
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 15th, 2021

The long-awaited literary return of the author of the critically acclaimed cult classic Apathy and Other Small Victories: a darkly comic novel, set in the near future, about the race to find a missing cyber program with the power to bend reality, all before a fast-approaching comet destroys the Earth.

In the near future, after the internet grinds to a halt amid a w


A Room Made of Leaves Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781922330024
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Published: Text Publishing Company - June 15th, 2021

Kate Grenville's return to the territory of The Secret River is historical fiction turned inside out, a stunning sleight of hand by one of Australia's most celebrated writers.


How to Survive America Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063072756
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Published: Custom House - June 15th, 2021

Legendary comedian D.L. Hughley uses his "hilarious yet soul-shaking" (Black Enterprise) humor to confront racism's unjust impact on the health and wellbeing of Blacks and minorities 


Widespread Panic: A novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593319345
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Published: Knopf - June 15th, 2021

From the modern master of noir comes a novel based on the real-life Hollywood fixer Freddy Otash, the malevolent monarch of the 1950s L.A. underground, and his Tinseltown tabloid Confidential magazine.


Little Ghoul Goes to School Cover Image
By Jef Czekaj, Jef Czekaj (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062441119
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 15th, 2021

Perfect for back-to-school and Halloween, this is a funny and sweet story about a monster’s first day of school by the popular author-illustrator of Cat Secrets. The ideal next read for fans of First Day Jitters, My Monster Mama Loves Me So, and We Don’t Eat Our Classmates.


Even and Odd Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358350385
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Published: Clarion Books - June 15th, 2021

A half-magic girl learns about heroism and taking action when she and her sister confront a wizard who endangers others for her own gain. 

Even and Odd are sisters who share magic. Lately, though, it seems like that’s the only thing they have in common.


The Great Mistake: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525658498
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Published: Knopf - June 15th, 2021

An exultant novel of New York City at the turn of the twentieth century, about one man's rise to fame and fortune, and his mysterious murder—“riveting, immersive...an unparalleled feat of elegance and craftsmanship” (Stephanie Danler, author of Sweetbitter).


When Evil Lived in Laurel: The
$28.95
ISBN: 9781324005759
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 15th, 2021

The inside story of how a courageous FBI informant helped to bring down the KKK organization responsible for a brutal civil rights–era killing.


Noah's Seal Cover Image
By Layn Marlow, Layn Marlow (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536218510
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Published: Candlewick - June 15th, 2021

In a picture-perfect ode to the perfect day at the beach, a young boy experiences the joys of being left alone to play and dream at the edge of a wild sea.


The Summer of Lost Letters Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593349724
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Published: Razorbill - June 15th, 2021

Perfect for fans of Morgan Matson and Ruta Sepetys, this sweet, summery romance set in Nantucket follows seventeen-year-old Abby Schoenberg as she uncovers a secret about her grandmother's life during WWII.


The Islanders Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534427273
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Published: Aladdin - June 15th, 2021

“Storytelling for young readers at its finest—equal parts summer adventure and environmental suspense…[a] love letter to family, friendship, and the natural world.” —Kwame Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The Crossover

From New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe comes a beautiful story of friendship,


The Godmothers: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062983695
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Published: William Morrow - June 15th, 2021

Named a Most Anticipated Novel of the Summer by Newsweek, Buzzfeed, and Veranda


Don't Hate the Player Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547605026
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - June 15th, 2021

"Refreshingly voice-y, wildly smart, and genuinely hilarious." - Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue

From an exciting new voice comes a funny and heartfelt YA romance set in the world of competitive gaming, perfect for fans of Opposite of Always and Slay.