• The cover of the book Daisy Jones & The Six

    Daisy Jones & The Six

    The explosive breakup of fictional band Daisy Jones & the Six was one of rock and roll’s mysteries for the ages—until now. Through Behind the Music-like interviews with the bandmates, we get the story of singer-songwriter Daisy Jones and her pairing with The Six, prompted by a producer who could see the star-power they’d yield together. But Billy Dunne, the lead of The Six, is stressed out about his partner Camilla’s pregnancy, and Daisy Jones isn’t about to sit meekly by and let him make all the decisions for the band. As tensions rise, we grow ever closer to the night that both ruined them all and kept them in the public imagination forever.

    Out March 5

     
  • The cover of the book Gingerbread

    Gingerbread

    In Helen Oyeyemi’s newest novel, Harriet is a teacher, a mother, and the baker of the best gingerbread you can imagine. One day, her daughter, Perdita, who has celiac disease, ODs on gluten-filled gingerbread and wakes up from a days-long coma with a ring grasped in her palm. The ring matches one Harriet and her long-lost friend Gretel both wore once. How could Perdita have gotten hold of it? As the mother and daughter spend a long night awake, they make a deal. Perdita will tell Harriet where she went during her coma, but only if Harriet explains how she arrived in England from a land that only one country in the world recognizes as real.

    Out March 5

     
  • The cover of the book Era of Ignition

    Era of Ignition

    Hollywood’s history is both racist and sexist—and it’s a history that isn’t over. Actress Amber Tamblyn’s experience in the industry forced her to see this reality up close and personal and began her “ignition” into activism, dissent, and a fight for a better and more equal world. In this passionate memoir-cum-manifesto, Tamblyn not only addresses the film industry, the #MeToo movement, and the terrors of being a mother to a daughter in a world where misogyny is condoned in the highest of our offices, but it’s also a reckoning with herself, her own privilege, and the dangers of white feminism.

    Out March 5

     
  • The cover of the book Daily Rituals: Women at Work

    Daily Rituals: Women at Work

    Whether you’re a creative yourself or merely a fan of such folks, the 143 women artists profiled in this book will open your eyes to the lengths we’ll go to for inspiration. There’s Octavia Butler’s self-made rule to write every day; Collette’s imprisonment in a room by her husband until she finished writing her five daily pages; opera singer Jessye Norman, who had no rituals at all; Isabel Allende’s refusal to start a new book on any day other than January 8. These women found the will to keep going in various, fascinating ways that will give you permission to try new things.

    Out March 5

     
  • The cover of the book The River

    The River

    Best friends Jack and Wynn have decided to spend a few weeks fly-fishing along a river in northern Canada. When they learn that a forest fire is approaching, they have to get moving—but first, they decide to warn the only other humans they’ve encountered so far, a couple they overheard arguing along the riverbank. They only find half of the couple: a nearly dead woman named Maia, whose husband, Pierre, is nowhere to be found. As it becomes clear that Pierre harmed Maia, and that he’s coming for her as well as Jack and Wynn, the journey grows ever tenser as the friends try to keep Maia alive and protect themselves from dual threats.

    Out March 5

     
  • The cover of the book Madame Fourcade's Secret War

    Madame Fourcade's Secret War

    It isn’t so surprising that the history of the French resistance during World War II has largely been about men. In her new book, Lynne Olson rectifies the omission by exploring the dangerous resistance work of Alliance: the longest-lasting and most crucial underground spy network in France, led by Madame Marie-Madeleine Fourcade. Fourcade, a mother of two, had to move often, disguise her appearance, and stay ahead of the Nazis. She was captured twice yet escaped and managed to see the end of the war. Using the code name Hedgehog, the formidable woman who rejected her country’s patriarchal notions comes alive through these pages in all her complex glory.

    Out March 5

     
  • The cover of the book Baby of the Family

    Baby of the Family

    In wealthy families, a patriarch’s death can spell doom and gloom for those who haven’t gotten out from under his shadow. That’s what happens when Roger Whitby Jr. dies and leaves everything to his youngest child, Nick, whom Roger adopted with his fourth wife. Nick is 21 and attempting to find his passion through social justice, though his antics get out of hand. Roger’s older daughters are especially nervous about the development, since it means that Brooke might not get to stay in the Boston house and Shelley might not get to stay in her Upper West Side apartment. As the half-sisters attempt to find Nick, their own lives become infinitely complicated.
    Out March 5

     
  • The cover of the book Too Much Is Not Enough

    Too Much Is Not Enough

    You may remember Andrew Rannells as Hannah’s gay ex-boyfriend on Girls, but he’s also the Tony Award nominee who played Elder Price in the original production of The Book of Mormon, and his rise to stardom was hard-won. Growing up in conservative Nebraska, Rannells loved musicals and started to integrate himself into the theater scene early. He finally came out to his parents just days before moving to New York City, that shining beacon for Broadway hopefuls. With candid humor and the hindsight that comes with seeing it was all worth it, Rannells recounts the many failures along the way, as well as the small, gleaming moments of success, friendship, and love.

    Out March 12

     
  • The cover of the book The Dragonfly Sea

    The Dragonfly Sea

    When Munira’s family discovers she’s pregnant, she’s left to fend for herself and her daughter, Ayaana, on Pate, an island off the coast of Kenya. The island is a melting pot of various faiths and cultures, with businessmen from around the world and a recently arrived force of American soldiers, but it’s Munira and Ayaana’s story that looms large. It’s also the story of Muhidin, a much-traveled sailor who Ayaana adopts as a father figure, and Ziriyab, a migrant fleeing retribution for his former military actions. Author Owuor’s language is as beautiful as ever, and the island of Pate is its own extraordinary character.

    Out March 12

     
  • The cover of the book Grace After Henry

    Grace After Henry

    Grace and Henry were still deeply in love when he died unexpectedly in a freak accident. Grace grieves by shutting down for the first three months, before being prodded back into routine. She resumes working as a chef and tries to decorate the house she and Henry were buying together. The last thing she expects is to see him standing on her front doorstep—except it isn’t him at all, but a long-lost twin brother, Andy, who’s similar to Henry but also different, raised in Australia by the woman who adopted him. There’s no replacing Henry, but perhaps there’s solace to be found through Andy’s desire to get to know the brother he never met.

    Out March 12

     
  • The cover of the book Lot

    Lot

    Bryan Washington’s debut story collection is set in Houston and predominately narrated by an unnamed Afro-Latinx boy who’s trying to come to terms with his sexuality in the face of a deeply homophobic brother and an increasingly disengaged sister. Just as he’s trying to survive his family’s disdain, so too are other characters trying to survive the disdain of the dominant culture. One woman’s affair becomes a neighborhood event that ends tragically. A sex worker and his pimp must face the dangers of their profession with only their wits as protection. It’s a gorgeous collection about both community and the isolation of difference.

    Out March 19

     
  • The cover of the book The Last Year of the War

    The Last Year of the War

    Elise is the daughter of German immigrants and the quintessential American teen when, in 1943, her father is arrested as an alleged Nazi sympathizer. The next time her family sees him is when they’re reunited in a Texas internment camp, where they join other Germans, a few Italians, but mostly people of Japanese descent. Elise meets Mariko, an American teenager just like her, and their friendship blossoms despite their dire circumstances. But when Elise and her family are sent back to Germany, Elise struggles without her friend. As she tries to maintain her sense of self, the friends’ plan of moving to Manhattan together becomes a dream to hold onto.

    Out March 19

     
  • The cover of the book Look How Happy I'm Making You

    Look How Happy I'm Making You

    The desire to have children is a deeply human one, yet it also seems true that ambivalence or a desire not to procreate is just as human. In these stories, Rosenwaike’s characters reckon with the inability to have children, with accidental pregnancies and the sometimes difficult decisions surrounding them. These parents, hopeful parents, and never-want-to-be-parents grapple with what it means to like a child but not want one, what it means to become a parent and suffer terrible depression in its wake, and what it means to live in a world that continues to value women for their reproductive abilities above all else.

    Out March 19

     
  • The cover of the book The Parade

    The Parade

    Four and Nine are foreigners in an unnamed country, sent to build a road connecting the two halves of the nation that have been fighting a bitter civil war for a decade. The truce is dicey, and Four, who’s been doing this kind of work for a while, recognizes the danger in meddling with local affairs. Nine, however, is more reckless, making a vacation out of the job and leaving behind uncertain consequences. As the job becomes increasingly complicated and the two men’s attitudes keep butting heads, the novel’s questions become clearer: what role do foreigners have to play in any country’s war or peace? How do we reconcile hatred, and is one highway enough to do anything?

    Out March 19

     
  • The cover of the book The Old Drift

    The Old Drift

    In 1904, along the Zambezi River lay a European settlement called Old Drift. An English photographer, an Italian hotel manager and his daughter, and a native resident’s lives become entwined through a bizarre accident that leaves all three of them—and their ancestors—changed forever. As debut novelist Serpell moves seamlessly through the ages of the Republic of Zambia, she explores both the real history of the place (including an early and competitive space program) and a set of magical, surrealist happenings. The breadth of the culture and characters will keep you riveted into the future in this epic and tightly controlled debut.

    Out March 26

     
  • The cover of the book Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss

    Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss

    Professor Chandra is an economist who has, yet again, not received the Nobel Prize. As if that weren’t bad enough, he’s also been asked to take a sabbatical. And if that weren’t enough, he’s struck by a rogue bicyclist and has a heart attack, resulting in a medical order to rest for once in his life. At a loss, he considers his options. He and his eldest daughter haven’t spoken in years; his middle child lives in Hong Kong; and his youngest is living with Chandra’s ex-wife and her new husband in Colorado. Deciding this is his best bet at rest and relaxation, cantankerous Chandra heads to Boulder, where things begin to get out of hand.

    Out March 26

     
  • The cover of the book Guestbook

    Guestbook

    Guestbook is preoccupied with ghosts of various kinds: the haunting ones, the imagined presence of former inhabitants, the benevolent spirits that seem to move through our lives. Using found photographs, illustrations, social media content, and more, Shapton explores the ways we relate to those who lived (and died) before us. From a tennis player whose personal ghost helps him win—but also causes him to collapse—to the ecstatic comments left on a mysterious photograph shared on social media, the ghostly presence of the unknown is all over this collection of vignettes, images, and stories. A moody book for the existentially concerned among us.

    Out March 26

     
  • The cover of the book The Other Americans

    The Other Americans

    In Laila Lalami’s novel, the other Americans of the title are those marginalized in our society: immigrants; those who are not white; those with mental health concerns; and more. The plot centers around a hit-and-run that occurs in a small California town, in which Nora Guerraoui’s father is killed while she’s in Oakland drinking champagne. But she isn’t our only way into the crime. Instead, we see it from multiple perspectives, like Nora’s old friend who’s a veteran and can’t sleep, and the undocumented laborer who witnesses the hit-and-run but can’t get involved with the police, and even the dead man himself. Lalami paints a picture of a crime, its aftermath, and the ways we other our fellow Americans.

    Out March 26

     
  • The cover of the book Biased

    Biased

    The fact is that every level of society’s structures has been built on explicit and unconscious bias—so we can be anti-racism allies yet still be biased. Racism isn’t the provenance of a few bad actors, but a structural issue that’s deeply embedded into our psyches. Dr. Jennifer L. Eberhardt has been researching unconscious bias for years, using courtrooms, boardrooms, prisons, classrooms, and small businesses as her labs. While she’s proven just how widespread the issue is, she’s not despairing. Instead, she’s designed anti-bias initiatives and helped businesses address the biases working inside their corporate systems. Here, she shares her findings and shows us how it’s possible to change.

    Out March 26

     
  • The cover of the book Good Talk

    Good Talk

    In this much-anticipated graphic memoir, Mira Jacob, an Indian-American writer, explores what it means to be a mother raising a brown son with a white Jewish dad in contemporary America. Jacob’s son has always been curious, but when his questions begin to revolve around race, fear, and the rhetoric surrounding the 2016 elections, Jacob decides to be as honest as she can be. The result of their talks is this book, full of heart even as Jacob must try to explain the violence of the world to her son while also explaining why certain things are not okay. She manages to balance both humor and the deadly serious importance of raising a child to respect himself as well as his fellow humans.

    Out March 26