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Memoir

Not That Fancy: Simple Lessons on Living, Loving, Eating, and Dusting Off Your Boots by Reba McEntire


The best things in life are really not that fancy. This photo-driven book featuring all-things-Reba invites you to get back to the basics of life: fun, food, friends, and family. In her first book in over two decades, actress and country music legend Reba McEntire takes you behind the scenes and shares the stories, recipes, and Oklahoma-style truths that guide her life.

(Harper Celebrate, $34.99)

Be Useful: Seven Tools for Life by Arnold Swartzegger


The seven rules to follow to realize your true purpose in life—distilled by Arnold Schwarzenegger from his own journey of ceaseless reinvention and extraordinary achievement, and available for absolutely anyone. “Schwarzenegger unpacks the tools for success with a wry sense of humor and broad view of the world.” —Kirkus

(Penguin Press, $28.00)

Fiction

Family Meal

by Bryan Washington


From the bestselling, award-winning author of Memorial and Lot, an irresistible, intimate novel about two young men, once best friends, whose lives collide again after a loss. Family Meal is a story about how the people who know us the longest can hurt us the most, but how they also set the standard for love. With his signature generosity and eye for food, sex, love, and the moments that make us the most human, Bryan Washington returns with a brilliant new novel.

(Riverhead Books, $28.00)

The Leftover Woman

by Jean Kwok


An evocative family drama and a riveting mystery about the ferocious pull of motherhood for two very different women—from the New York Times bestselling author of Searching for Sylvie Lee.

Twisting and suspenseful and surprisingly poignant, it's a profound exploration of identity and belonging, motherhood and family. "A heart-tugging exploration of love, belonging, and the meaning of family." — Ruth Ware 

(William Morrow, $30.00)

Sword Catcher

by Cassandra Clare


Two outcasts find themselves caught in a web of forbidden love, dangerous magic, and dark secrets that could change the world forever in the start of a riveting epic fantasy series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Shadowhunter Chronicles. Can forbidden love bring down a kingdom? And will their discoveries plunge their nation into war—and the world into chaos? “Everything I look for in fantasy.”—George R. R. Martin

(Del Rey, $30.00)

Roman Stories

by Jhumpa Lahiri


The first short story collection by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author and master of the form since her number one New York Times best seller Unaccustomed Earth • Rome—metropolis and monument, suspended between past and future, multi-faceted and metaphysical—is the protagonist, not the setting, of these nine stories. "A delectable, sun-washed treat . . . the stories have the beating heart of the city itself, a place of magnificent decay and vibrant, varied life." —Vogue

(Knopf, $27.00)

Liberation Day: Stories

by George Saunders


Recommended by Stephen!


Now in paperback.

The “best short-story writer in English” (Time) is back with a masterful collection that explores ideas of power, ethics, and justice and cuts to the very heart of what it means to live in community with our fellow humans. Together, these nine subversive, profound, and essential stories coalesce into a case for viewing the world with the same generosity and clear-eyed attention Saunders does, even in the most absurd of circumstances.

(Random House Trade Paperbacks, $17.00)

The Goodbye Cat

by Hiro Arikawa


In the much-anticipated follow-up to the bestselling and beloved The Travelling Cat Chronicles, seven cats weave their way through their owners’ lives, climbing, comforting, nestling, and sometimes just tripping everyone up in this uplifting collection of tales by international bestselling author Hiro Arikawa. A huge bestseller in Japan, this magical book is a joyous celebration of the wondrousness of cats and why we choose to share our lives with them.

(Berkley, $24.00)

Nonfiction

To Rescue the Constitution: George Washington and the Fragile American Experiment

by Bret Baier


A sweeping narrative ranging from the unsettled early American frontier and the battlefields of the Revolution to the history-making clashes within Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, Bret Baier’s To Rescue the Constitution dramatically reveals the life of George Washington, the Founder who did more than perhaps any other individual to secure the future of the United States. "To Rescue The Constitution is a masterful exploration of the electrifying struggle to unite a young United States." —Jay Winik

(Mariner Books, $32.50)

In Search of the Old Ones: An Odyssey Among Ancient Trees

by Anthony D. Fredericks


An extraordinary journey to visit the oldest trees in the United States that beautifully reveals the connection between humans and natural history— a perfect read for nature lovers and fans of The Hidden Life of Trees. Marvelously detailed and deeply passionate, In Search of the Old Ones will transform your perspective of the trees and forests around you. “A fascinating investigation into our relationship with ancient trees and how they reveal so much about our environment and our past.” —Tristan Gooley, author of How to Read a Tree

(Smithsonian Books, $27.95)

For Kids

Remember Us

by Jacqueline Woodson


Recommended by Robin!


National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson brings readers a powerful story that delves deeply into life’s burning questions about time and memory and what we take with us into the future. It seems like Sage’s whole world is on fire the summer before she starts seventh grade. And when the future comes, it is Sage’s memories of the past that show her the way forward. Remember Us speaks to the power of both letting go . . . and holding on.

Ages 10-14.

(Nancy Paulsen Books, $32.50)

The Puppets of Spelhorst

by Kate DiCamillo


Recommended by Robin!


From master storyteller Kate DiCamillo comes an original fairy tale—with enchanting illustrations by Julie Morstad—in which five puppets confront circumstances beyond their control with patience, cunning, and high spirits. A magical and beautifully packaged gift volume designed to be read aloud and shared, The Puppets of Spelhorst is a tale that soothes and strengthens us on our journey, leading us through whatever dark forest we find ourselves in. Ages 7-10.

(Candlewick, $17.99)

Zilot & Other Important Rhymes by Bob Odenkirk


Signed Copies Available!


Emmy Award-winning and New York Times bestselling writer, comedian, and actor Bob Odenkirk and his daughter, illustrator Erin Odenkirk, present poetic nonsense for all ages perfect for fans of Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky!From the titular made-up word for a blanket fort, an adorable dog with a penchant for the zoomies, and a father teaching his kids how umbrellas work, the subjects of these works, complemented by Erin’s whimsical and detailed linework, come alive on these pages. Ages 6- 10.

(Little, Brown Books for YOung Readers, $19.99)

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