New Books! Week of June 10

These books arrive this week. (Scroll down to order)

 

Hardcover

Night. Sleep. Death. The Stars by Joyce Carol Oates

Night Sleep Death The Stars is a gripping examination of contemporary America through the prism of a family tragedy: when a powerful parent dies, each of his adult children reacts in startling and unexpected ways, and his grieving widow in the most surprising way of all.

 

Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America by Stacey Abrams

"A detailed exposé of how our democracy has been eroded--and a plan to fix it--from an up-and-coming national leader. If you are feeling hopeless about politics, this well-informed blueprint for change may begin to restore your faith." --Kirkus Reviews, *starred review*

 

Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road by Matthew B Crawford

"This book will have you pining for the freedom the open road has always represented. ... Employing memoir, journalism, cultural criticism, and political philosophy--and never shying away from the contentious--the author makes being human seem worthwhile."--Kirkus Reviews

 

Safe by S.K. Barnes

"Safe is an absolutely first rate psychological thriller, with a serpentine plot and complex, fully realized characters. I picked it up before bedtime - an amateur mistake, in retrospect - and kept whispering just one more chapter to myself until I'd finished the whole damn thing." --Cristina Alger, New York Times bestselling author of Girls Like Us

 

Paperback

 

Bunny by Mona Awad

"[One of] the most cerebral and compulsively readable books of the season...This compelling novel about a mysterious grad school clique draws a bit of inspiration from Mean Girls or Heathers...before long, the novel takes a turn into the surreal, applying the logic of a horror movie to its incisive exploration of cruelty between young women." -- Vanity Fair

 

The End of Me by Alfred Hayes

Alfred Hayes (1911-1985) was a journalist, poet, screenwriter, and novelist. Having served in Italy during World War II, he stayed on to co-write several classic Italian neorealist films, including Roberto Rossellini's Paisà and Vittorio De Sica's Bicycle Thieves, as well as to gather material for two celebrated novels, All Thy Conquests and The Girl on the Via Flamina. In the late 1940s he went to work in Hollywood for Warner Brothers, RKO, and Twentieth Century Fox, where his screenplays included Clash by Night, The Left Hand of God, and Joy in the Morning.

 

I LIke to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution by Emily Nussbaum

"Taken together, the pieces in I Like to Watch form a searching, brilliant history of American attraction, repulsion, and fascination in the era of peak TV. The book assembles a picture, alive with rigor and pleasure, that only Nussbaum could paint of a medium that has risen and transformed into a high-culture institution that's also an ever-shifting experiment about scorn and anxiety and desire. We're lucky to have this record of it, as well as this casual reminder that criticism, at its very best, is an irreplaceable thrill." --Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror

 

Neon Girls: A Stripper’s Education in Protest and Power by Jennifer Worley

"A piercing examination of gender politics and a gritty insider's account of union organizing. Worley adroitly captures the devastating dichotomy of feminist power running headlong into the realities of work built around the whims of men. A vivid and erudite exploration of class struggle and gender identity."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

 

 Montauk by Nicola Harrison

"Full of substance and delightful characters with intriguing and intricate lives, Harrison's first novel will be a strong pick for fans of historical fiction featuring strong female leads, such as Kate Alcott's A Touch of Stardust and Jaqueline Winspear's popular "Maisie Dobbs" series." - Library Journal, Starred Review

 

All the Way to the Tigers: A Memoir by Mary Morris

"Mary Morris has long been a master memoirist, and All the Way to the Tigers is among her finest works. Brave, layered, complex, and deeply human, this is a story of a woman traveling alone, only now she is older, wiser, and has even more to teach us about the lengths to which we must go to reach our deepest selves. I loved this book." --Dani Shapiro, New York Times bestselling author of Inheritance and Hourglass

 

Picture Books

 
When the Storm Comes by Linda Ashman, illustrated by Taeeun Yoo
“Endearing…. Easy to imagine how these pages could become a go-to source of calm and comfort.”—Publishers Weekly
 
AntiRacist Baby by Ibram X Kendi, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky
"With bold art and thoughtful yet playful text, Antiracist Baby introduces the youngest readers and the grown-ups in their lives to the concept and power of antiracism. Providing the language necessary to begin critical conversations at the earliest age, Antiracist Baby is the perfect gift for readers of all ages dedicated to forming a just society."
 
Can I Give You a Squish by Emily Nielson
"Kai is a little mer-boy who’s big on hugs—or “squishes,” as he and his mama call them. But not everyone’s a fan of Kai’s spirited embrace, which he discovers soon after squishing a puffer fish, who swells up in fright! Kai feels awful; but with the help of his friends, he figures out another way to show his affection, and then everyone demonstrates their preferred ways of being greeted. Because, as Kai realizes, “Every fish likes their own kind of squish.”
 
I'm Trying to Love Rocks by Bethany Barton
“As in Barton’s I’m Trying to Love Spiders and Give Bees a Chance, the conversational text is so engaging that the information becomes more interesting and easier to absorb. With an energetic, disarmingly childlike look, the illustrations help viewers visualize and understand the concepts described. A welcome addition to this popular series.”—Booklist  
 
Middle Grade
 
The Afterward by EK Johnston 
"The Afterward features a band of lady knights, a lovely Female/Female romance, and a unique look at what happens after the heroes save the world. High fantasy lovers, you’ll love this.”—Julie C. Dao, author of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns  
 
Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat: Target: Earth by Johnny Marciano, Emily Chenoweth, illustrated by Robb Mommaerts
“These books offer goofy, accessible entertainment that for the right readers, especially reluctant ones, will be like…well, catnip.” - The Wall Street Journal 
 
Warriors: A Shadow in Riverclan by Erin Hunter, illusttated by James L Barry)
"The warrior cats jump off the page in their first-ever original full-color adventure. In this graphic novel, fans and new readers alike will discover an all-new stand-alone story set in Erin Hunter’s #1 bestselling Warriors series."
 
Young Adult
 
The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth
“The romantic story all queer girls deserve: funny, flirty, and absolutely perfect.” -Camryn Garrett, author of Full Disclosure 
 
You Brought Me the Ocean by Alex Sanchez, illustrated by Julie Maroh) 
The voices that shaped LGBTQ Young Adult literature, Lambda Award-Winning author Alex Sanchez (Rainbow Boys) and New York Times bestselling illustrator Julie Maroh (Blue Is the Warmest Color), present a new coming-out romance set against the backdrop of the DC Universe.  
 
Last Things by Jacqueline West
"West goes for a slow build while framing her two narrators as one music-smitten teen approaching a realistic stay-or-go crossroads in his life and another who could well be just an oddball....Come the wild, scary climax, Thea turns out to be much more than she appears.... A suspenseful tale wrought from power chords, creeping darkness, and disquieting twists."--Kirkus Reviews  

 

Night. Sleep. Death. The Stars.: A Novel Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780062797582
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Published: Ecco - June 9th, 2020

Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250257703
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - June 9th, 2020

Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062741967
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Published: William Morrow - June 9th, 2020

Safe: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781524746520
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Published: Dutton - June 9th, 2020

Bunny: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525559757
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Published: Penguin Books - June 9th, 2020

The End of Me Cover Image
By Alfred Hayes, Paul Bailey (Introduction by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781681374338
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Published: NYRB Classics - June 9th, 2020

I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525508984
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 9th, 2020

Neon Girls: A Stripper's Education in Protest and Power Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062971326
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 9th, 2020

Montauk: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250301789
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 9th, 2020

All the Way to the Tigers: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385546096
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Published: Nan A. Talese - June 9th, 2020

Antiracist Baby Board Book Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593110416
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Published: Kokila - June 16th, 2020

Can I Give You a Squish? Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984814777
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Published: Dial Books - June 9th, 2020

I'm Trying to Love Rocks Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780451480958
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 2nd, 2020

The Afterward Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780735231917
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Published: Penguin Books - May 26th, 2020

Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat: Target: Earth #4 Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781524787295
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 2nd, 2020

Warriors: A Shadow in RiverClan (Warriors Graphic Novel) Cover Image
By Erin Hunter, James L. Barry (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062946645
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Published: HarperAlley - June 2nd, 2020

The Falling in Love Montage Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062957115
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Published: HarperTeen - June 9th, 2020

You Brought Me The Ocean Cover Image
By Alex Sanchez, Julie Maroh (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781401290818
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Published: DC Comics - June 9th, 2020

Last Things Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062875075
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Published: Greenwillow Books - June 9th, 2020