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May 11th

New From
Jennifer Weiner
"That Summer"


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Summer comes another timely and deliciously twisty novel of intrigue, secrets, and the transformative power of female friendship.


Available 
May 18th 
New From
John Green
"The Anthropocene Reviewed"

John Green's gift for storytelling shines throughout this masterful collection. The Anthropocene Reviewed is a open-hearted exploration of the paths we forge and an unironic celebration of falling in love with the world.


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STAFF PICKS
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New Releases!

"Great Circle"
by Maggie Shipstead
#1 May Indie Next Pick
"Great Circle is about two women 100 years apart: pilot Marian Graves and Hadley Baxter, the actress cast to play the famous pilot. This epic novel is fascinating, adventurous, and well-written, with great characters, historical details, and fantastic settings. Don't miss this journey!"
- Kathy Morrison, Newtown Bookshop, Newtown, PA

An unforgettable story of a daredevil female aviator determined to chart her own course in life, at any cost-Great Circle spans Prohibition-era Montana, the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, New Zealand, wartime London, and modern-day Los Angeles.  Read more...

"Hour of the Witch"
by Chris Bohjalian
May Indie Next Pick
A young Puritan woman--faithful, resourceful, but afraid of the demons that dog her soul--plots her escape from a violent marriage in this riveting and propulsive novel of historical suspense from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant.
Boston, 1662. Mary Deerfield is twenty-four-years-old. Her skin is porcelain, her eyes delft blue, and in England she might have had many suitors. But here in the New World, amid this community of saints, Mary is the second wife of Thomas Deerfield, a man as cruel as he is powerful.  

"The Premonition"
by Michael Lewis
For those who could read between the lines, the censored news out of China was terrifying. But the president insisted there was nothing to worry about.
Fortunately, we are still a nation of skeptics. Fortunately, there are those among us who study pandemics and are willing to look unflinchingly at worst-case scenarios.  

"Killing The Mob"
by Bill O'Reilly
In the tenth book in the multimillion-selling Killing series, Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard take on their most controversial subject yet: The Mob.
O'Reilly and co-author Martin Dugard trace the brutal history of 20th Century organized crime in the United States, and expertly plumb the history of this nation's most notorious serial robbers, conmen, murderers, and especially, mob family bosses.  Read more...

"Project Hail Mary"
by Andy Weir
May Indie Next Pick
A lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this incredible new science-based thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian.
Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission-and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish.
Except that right now, he doesn't know that. He can't even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it.  Read more...

"The Woman with the Blue Star"
by Pam Jenoff
May Indie Next Pick
Kelli's Staff Pick 
Paperback Original
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris comes a riveting tale of courage and unlikely friendship during World War II.
1942. Sadie Gault is eighteen and living with her parents in the Krak w Ghetto during World War II. When the Nazis liquidate the ghetto, Sadie and her pregnant mother are forced to seek refuge in the perilous tunnels beneath the city. One day Sadie looks up through a grate and sees a girl about her own age buying flowers.  Read more...

"Olympus Texas"
by Stacey Swann
May Indie Next Pick
A bighearted debut with technicolor characters, plenty of Texas swagger, and a powder keg of a plot in which marriages struggle, rivalries flare, and secrets explode, all with a clever wink toward classical mythology.
The Briscoe family is once again the talk of their small town when March returns to East Texas two years after he was caught having an affair with his brother's wife. His mother, June, hardly welcomes him back with open arms. Her husband's own past affairs have made her tired of being the long-suffering spouse.  Read more...

"Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica's Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night "
by Julian Sancton
May Indie Next Pick
The harrowing true survival story of an early polar expedition that went terribly awry-with the ship frozen in ice and the crew trapped inside for the entire sunless, Antarctic winter
In August 1897, the young Belgian commandant Adrien de Gerlache set sail for a three-year expedition aboard the good ship Belgica with dreams of glory. His destination was the uncharted end of the earth: the icy continent of Antarctica.  Read more...

"Finding The Mother Tree  : Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest"
by Suzanne Simard
From the world's leading forest ecologist who forever changed how people view trees and their connections to one another and to other living things in the forest--a moving, deeply personal journey of discovery
Suzanne Simard is a pioneer on the frontier of plant communication and intelligence; she's been compared to Rachel Carson, hailed as a scientist who conveys complex, technical ideas in a way that is dazzling and profound. Her work has influenced filmmakers (the Tree of Souls of James Cameron's Avatar) and her TED talks have been viewed by more than 10 million people worldwide.  


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Newtown Bookshop Events

Email kathy@newtownbookshop.com to be 
put on list to receive Zoom invite for our Book Clubs

May 11th 7:00pm
Will Be Held Virtually
Guest Authors
Mona Shroff and Farah Heron
in Conversation

May 20th 11:00am
Will Be Held Virtually
Daytime Book Club
"Heft"
by Liz Moore

May 25th 7:00pm
Will Be Held Virtually
Evening Book Club
"The Dearly Beloved"
by Cara Wall

June 17th 11:00am
Will Be Held Virtually
Daytime Book Club
"All Adults Here"
by Emma Straub

June 29th 7:00pm
Will Be Held Virtually
Evening Book Club
"Fahrenheit 451"
by Ray Bradbury


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New Releases!


Coming From 
Stuart Gibbs
on May 11th



"The Bruce Swap"
by Ryan T. Higgins
Picture Book
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Bruce is a bear who struggles with fun.
When Bruce says no to fun one too many times, Nibbs, Thistle, and Rupert secretly wish Bruce was more fun. And the geese secretly wish for sandwiches.  

"Llama Llama Meets the Babysitter"
by Anna Dewdney
Picture Book
With over 30 million copies in print, Anna Dewdney's New York Times bestselling Llama Llama books have provided hours of comfort and fun-to-read-aloud rhyme.
"I have something new to talk about . . . tonight I will be going out," Mama gently tells Llama Llama.
    At first, Llama feels okay with this.   

"Wishes"
by Muon Thi Van
Picture Book
Kids Indie Next Pick
An arresting, poetic journey and a moving reflection on immigration, family, and home, from an acclaimed creative team.
Wishes tells the powerful, honest story about one Vietnamese family's search for a new home on the other side of the world, and the long-lasting and powerful impact that makes on the littlest member of the family.
"National Geographic Kids Almanac 2022"
by National Geographic Kids
Ages 8 to 12
Kids can have fun keeping up with our quickly changing world with the New York Times best-selling almanac, packed with incredible photos, tons of fun facts, adventures with National Geographic Explorers, crafts, activities, and fascinating features about animals, science, nature, technology, conservation, and more.  Read more...

"Last Gate of the Emperor"
by Kwame Mbalia and 
Prince Joel Makonnen
Ages 8 to 12
From Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel David Makonnen comes an Afrofuturist adventure about a mythical Ethiopian empire. Sci-fi and fantasy combine in this epic journey to the stars.
Yared Heywat lives an isolated life in Addis Prime -- a hardscrabble city with rundown tech, lots of rules, and not much to do. His worrywart Uncle Moti and bionic lioness Besa are his only family... and his only friends.

"Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy"
by Emmanuel Acho
Ages 10 to 14
Adapted from Emmanuel Acho's New York Times bestseller 
Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, comes an essential young readers edition aimed at opening a dialogue about systemic racism with our youngest generation.
Young people have the power to affect sweeping change, and the key to mending the racial divide in America lies in giving them the tools to ask honest questions and take in the difficult answers.

"Flight of the Puffin"
by Ann Braden
Ages 10 to 14
One small act of kindness ripples out to connect four kids in this stirring novel by the author of the beloved The Benefits of Being an Octopus.
Libby comes from a long line of bullies. She wants to be different, but sometimes that doesn't work out. To bolster herself, she makes a card with the message You are amazing. That card sets off a chain reaction that ends up making a difference in the lives of some kids who could also use a boost-be it from dealing with bullies, unaccepting families, or the hole that grief leaves.

"Take Me Home Tonight"
by Morgan Matson
Young Adult
Ferris Bueller's Day Off meets Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist in this romp through the city that never sleeps from the New York Times bestselling author of Since You've Been Gone.
Two girls. One night. Zero phones.
Kat and Stevie-best friends, theater kids, polar opposites-have snuck away from the suburbs to spend a night in New York City. They have it all planned out. They'll see a play, eat at the city's hottest restaurant, and have the best. Night. Ever. What could go wrong?

"Blades of Secrets"
by Tricia Levenseller
Young Adult
In Blade of Secrets, the first book in Tricia Levenseller's exciting new YA fantasy duology, a teenage blacksmith with social anxiety is forced to go on the run to protect the world from the most powerful magical sword she's ever made.
Eighteen-year-old Ziva prefers metal to people. She spends her days tucked away in her forge, safe from society and the anxiety it causes her, using her magical gift to craft unique weapons imbued with power.  Read more...

"Realm Breaker"
by Victoria Aveyard
Young Adult
Kids Indie Next Pick
Irresistibly action-packed and full of lethal surprises, this stunning new fantasy series from Victoria Aveyard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Red Queen series, begins where hope is lost and asks: When the heroes have fallen, who will take up the sword?
A strange darkness grows in Allward.
Even Corayne an-Amarat can feel it, tucked away in her small town at the edge of the sea.