New Books! Week of April 29

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Hardcover

 

If It Bleeds by Stephen King

"If It Bleeds contains four new, exceptionally compelling novellas that reaffirm [King's] mastery of the form...the mid-length narrative suits his talents particularly well, permitting a degree of expansiveness while maintaining a controlled, disciplined approach to the material at hand. The results are stories that cover a surprising amount of emotional territory but can still be read in a sitting...a collection filled with startling, sometimes unsettling pleasures. In If It Bleeds, King continues to draw from a rich and varied reservoir of stories. At its best, his work remains deeply empathetic and compulsively readable. May the reservoir never run dry."--William Sheehan, The Washington Post

 

All Adults Here by Emma Straub

" All Adults Here is a novel about how we try and fail at every age and yet somehow survive. It is brimming with kindness, forgiveness, humor and love and yet (magically) is also a page turner that held me captive until it was finished. This is Emma Straub's absolute best and the world will love it. I love it."--Ann Patchett, New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth

 

The Hour of Fate: Theodore Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, and the Battle to Transform American Capitalism by Susan Berfield

"A vivid account of the early 20th-century battle of wills between President Theodore Roosevelt and financier J.P. Morgan. . . Weaving together the perspectives of labor, capital, and government, Berfield . . . finds drama in complex and potentially dry business transactions, and makes insightful comparisons to today's progressive movement. This entertaining account will resonate with American history buffs and those who agree with Berfield that 'the battle to make American capitalism more fair rages just as furiously' today as it did at the turn of the last century." --Publishers Weekly

 

The Index of Self-Destructive Acts by Christopher Beha

A significant novel, beautifully crafted and deeply felt. Beha creates a high bonfire of our era's vanities. His work reminds me of the great Robert Stone and Theodore Dreiser. This is a novel to savour.--Colum McCann, author of Apeirogon and Let the Great World Spin
 
 
Metroplis by Philip Kerr
"Fascinating, brilliantly researched...Just like Bernie, [ Metropolis is] tough, funny, smart and pointed...An excellent introduction for newcomers and a fitting coda for longtime fans...Kerr's powerful series seems more vital than ever, with anti-Semitism, authoritarianism and white nationalism all on the rise. With a final bow from his flawed if improbably endearing hero, Kerr again reminds us: Never forget." --Newsday
 
 
Camino Winds by John Grisham
Just as Bruce Cable's Bay Books is preparing for the return of bestselling author Mercer Mann, Hurricane Leo veers from its predicted course and heads straight for the island. Florida's governor orders a mandatory evacuation, and most residents board up their houses and flee to the mainland, but Bruce decides to stay and ride out the storm. The hurricane is devastating: homes and condos are leveled, hotels and storefronts ruined, streets flooded, and a dozen people lose their lives. One of the apparent victims is Nelson Kerr, a friend of Bruce's and an author of thrillers. But the nature of Nelson's injuries suggests that the storm wasn't the cause of his death: He has suffered several suspicious blows to the head.
 

Pelosi by Molly Ball

"Even after years spent covering the House, and three different Speakers, I have a far richer and more intimate understanding of Nancy Pelosi after reading Molly Ball's masterwork. Molly Ball's achievement with PELOSI is telling us what makes the most powerful woman in American history tick. With that knowledge, we can now examine the Speaker's every accomplishment--political and personal--in the sweeping, elegant context her legacy demands." --Tim Alberta, New York Times bestselling author of American Carnage

 
Paperback
 
 
4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster

"An epic bildungsroman . . . . Original and complex . . . . It's impossible not to be impressed - and even a little awed - by what Auster has accomplished. . . . A work of outsize ambition and remarkable craft, a monumental assemblage of competing and complementary fictions, a novel that contains multitudes."--Tom Perrotta, The New York Times Book Review

 

The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell

"In a novel that spans the breadth of Zambia's precolonial past to its digital future, Serpell's unbound imagination is often a thing of beauty. . . . It is in the familial space with its dramas of loves, betrayals, desires and dreams that [Serpell] excels. Her Zambian characters are especially brimming and compelling. In a nod to Leo Tolstoy, she eventually offers her readers a lovely kernel of an overarching theme that binds her characters across the passage of time and encapsulates her confident writing style: 'Every family is a war but some are more civil than others.'" --Minneapolis Star Tribune

 

Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell

"[A] brilliantly inventive . . . wonderful new collection of short stories. . . . Russell grounds each story in human experience, both poignant and hilarious in turn. . . . Underlying all of this is the exquisite beauty of Russell's sentences, which will repeatedly surprise readers with their imagery and masterful language."--BookPage (starred review)


Trust Exercise by Susan Choi

"Choi's voice blends an adolescent's awe with an adult's irony. It's a letter-perfect satire of the special strain of egotism and obsession that can fester in academic settings. . . . [Choi is] a master of emotional pacing: the sudden revelation, the unexpected attack. . . . How cunningly this novel considers the way teenage sexuality is experienced, manipulated, and remembered. . . . The result is a dramatic exploration of the distorting forces of memory, envy, and art. . . . You won't be disappointed."-- The Washington Post

 

The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West by David McCullough

"David McCullough has become perhaps our best-loved chronicler of America's past. . . . The Pioneers is the account not just of one Ohio settlement but of myriad such places across America, where innumerable immigrants (as the settlers were known) came to make a fresh start in a strange land. It is a story as resonant today as ever."--Gerard Helferich, The Wall Street Journal

 

Middle Grade

 

Freedom Fire (Dactyl Hill Squad #2) by Daniel Jose Older

"Epic... This high-energy title is perfect for middle graders, with its strong female protagonist, a fresh perspective on history, helpful notes and resources, and an honest portrayal of the complex topics of race and gender." -- School Library Journal, starred review

 

Jack at the Zoo written by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Greg Pizzoli

Jack, Rex, and the Lady visit the zoo. But when Jack gets hungry, he sneaks into a koala's cage to steal some snacks. In a case of mistaken identity, the Lady takes the koala home and leaves Jack stuck in the cage. How will Jack escape, and will the Lady and Rex be happier with the new Jack. Welcome to the laugh-out-loud and irreverent world of Jack, a new early reader series by the New York Times bestselling and award-winning team of Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli.

 

Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray written by Jess Keating, illustrated by Lissy Marlin

Keating's action-packed mystery... combines intelligence with superhero appeal. Nikki's comical narration is printed on graph-paper pages and embellished by illustrations, all of which give STEM a fun new spin. -- Booklist

 

The One and Only Dylan St. Claire written by Kamen Edwards, illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler

"In this debut, Edwards presents Dylan as a zippy, clever character who is endearing and has a flair for the dramatic. Ebbeler's acrylic full spreads are bright and colorful, and include a diverse cast of characters. . . . A pleasant story for outgoing children and natural born scene-stealers."-- School Library Journal

 

Shuri: A Black Panther Novel by Nic Stone

"For centuries, the Chieftain of Wakanda (the Black Panther) has gained his powers through the juices of the Heart-Shaped Herb. Much like Vibranium, the Heart-Shaped Herb is essential to the survival and prosperity of Wakanda. But something is wrong. The plants are dying. No matter what the people of Wakanda do, they can't save them. And their supply is running short. It's up to Shuri to travel from Wakanda in order to discover what is killing the Herb, and how she can save it, in the first volume of this all-new, original adventure."--

 

Young Adult

 

Heartstopper, Volume 1 written and illustrated by Alice Oseman

Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. A sweet and charming coming-of-age story that explores friendship, love, and coming out. This edition features beautiful two-color artwork.

"Absolutely delightful. Sweet, romantic, kind. Beautifully paced. I loved this book." -- Rainbow Rowell, author of Carry On

 

Forged in Fire and Stars by Andrea Robertson

"An epic and classic fantasy set in a bleak world with a journey to save it all. Purchase for libraries with fans of fantasies like Holly Black's Cruel Prince and Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows." -- School Library Journal

 

Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo

"A quick-paced, entertaining plot, witty banter, and expert characterization make this a light and satisfying read, and a wealth of local details effortlessly immerse the reader in the worlds of Hong Kong and K-pop stardom. Charming and swoonworthy." --Kirkus Reviews

 

Turtle Boy by M Evan Wolkenstein

Seventh-grader Will's Bar Mitzvah community service project, visiting an incurably ill older boy in the hospital, leads to a friendship that is life-changing for both them and those around them.

 

Picture Books

 

Citizen Baby: My Vote by Megan E Bryant, Daniel Prosterman, illustrated by Micah Player

Citizen Baby knows a thing or two about voting. It's important to meet the candidates (they love babies!) and to call voters. Plus, you get a sticker at the polls! Children and adults alike will enjoy learning about voting in this adorable, informative board book.

 

Clever Hans: The True Story of the Counting, Adding, and Time-Telling Horse by Kerrie Kokias, illustrated by Mike Lowery

"Kokias' clear, accessible tone pairs well with Lowery's cartoon style. The comically smiling horse invites readers in, and intermittent paneled frames help organize the flow of information and visually propel the storytelling arc. Clever, indeed." - Kirkus Reviews

 

The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish by Lil Miss Hot Mess, Illustrated by Olga De Dios

"This book's gonna werk, werk, werk all through Pride Month and beyond. Drag persona Lil Miss Hot Mess rewrites 'The Wheels on the Bus' to create a fun, movement-filled, family-friendly celebration of drag. . . . Appropriately psychedelic. . . . Fun, fun, fun all through the town!"-- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

 

I Really Want the Cake written by Simon Philip, illustrated by Lucia Gaggiotti

A child and a dog fight a losing battle to resist a tempting-but forbidden-chocolate cake. Each step in this hilarious struggle is narrated by the child in a three-line rhyme that culminates in an increasingly emotional refrain (in fun type to match) as the battle for self-control escalates... This humorous struggle for self-control also models apology and restitution. -- Kirkus Reviews

 

Ocean!: Waves for All written by Stacy McAnulty, illustrated by David Litchfield

The creators of Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years (2017) return with an autobiographical introduction to Ocean . . . a worthy addition to the Our Universe series, as well as an entertaining introduction to this topic. -- Booklist

 

If It Bleeds Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982137977
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Published: Scribner - April 21st, 2020

All Adults Here: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594634697
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 4th, 2020

The Hour of Fate: Theodore Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, and the Battle to Transform American Capitalism Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635572490
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - May 5th, 2020

The Index of Self-Destructive Acts Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781947793828
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Published: Tin House Books - May 5th, 2020

Metropolis (A Bernie Gunther Novel #14) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735218901
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 5th, 2020

Camino Winds Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385545938
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Published: Doubleday - April 28th, 2020

4 3 2 1: A Novel Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250618801
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Published: Picador - May 5th, 2020

The Old Drift: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781101907153
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Published: Hogarth - May 5th, 2020

Orange World and Other Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525566076
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Published: Vintage - May 5th, 2020

Pelosi Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250252869
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - May 5th, 2020

The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501168703
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 5th, 2020

Trust Exercise: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250231260
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - May 5th, 2020

Freedom Fire (Dactyl Hill Squad #2) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781338268850
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - May 5th, 2020

Jack at the Zoo (A Jack Book #5) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593113912
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2020

Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray (Elements of Genius #1) Cover Image
By Jess Keating, Lissy Marlin (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338295207
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 5th, 2020

The One And Only Dylan St. Claire Cover Image
By Kamen Edwards, Jeffrey Ebbeler (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984893468
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2020

Shuri: A Black Panther Novel (Marvel) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338585476
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 5th, 2020

Heartstopper: Volume 1 Cover Image
By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338617436
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Published: Graphix - May 5th, 2020

Forged in Fire and Stars (Loresmith #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525954125
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Published: Philomel Books - May 5th, 2020

Somewhere Only We Know Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250250780
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Published: Square Fish - May 5th, 2020

Turtle Boy Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593121573
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2020

Citizen Baby: My Vote Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781524793128
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Published: Penguin Workshop - May 5th, 2020

Clever Hans: The True Story of the Counting, Adding, and Time-Telling Horse Cover Image
By Kerri Kokias, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525514985
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2020

The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish Cover Image
By Lil Miss Hot Mess, Olga de Dios (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762467655
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Published: Running Press Kids - May 5th, 2020

I Really Want the Cake  Cover Image
By Simon Philip, Lucia Gaggiotti (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338589412
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Published: Orchard Books - May 5th, 2020

Ocean! Waves for All (Our Universe #4) Cover Image
By Stacy McAnulty, David Litchfield (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250108098
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 5th, 2020