New Books! Week of May 27

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A Burning by Megha Majumdar

"A Burning by Megha Majumdar is quietly beautiful and devastating. Its tone and pacing are measured perfectly. It is as funny as it is sad. This book won't let you go, and you won't want it to end." --Tommy Orange, author of There, There

Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why: Essays by Alexandra Petri

"Alexandra Petri is a genius who makes the pain more bearable. I'm indebted to her always...for the mirth and for the rage."-- Rebecca Traister

Parakeet by Marie-Helene Bertino

Brilliant, chaotic, and fantastically untethered from humdrum reality . . . Bertino playfully, precisely builds a big world in these pages, somehow making the case that there's too much love, pain, and magic to ever fit in one story, and fitting it in all the same. --Booklist (starred review)

Surviving Autocracy by Masha Gessen

"A handbook for an age in which egomania is morphing into autocracy at warp speed. . . . Belongs on the shelf alongside Timothy Snyder's On Tyranny and Amy Siskind's The List as a record of how far we have fallen. Gessen is a Suetonius for our time, documenting the death of the old America while holding out slim hope for its restoration." --Kirkus (starred review)

Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias by Pragya Agarwal

"Approaching the contentious issue of social bias with nuance and a broad range of exhaustive research, behavioural scientist, activist and writer, Agarwal demonstrates how unconscious prejudice is still immensely prevalent in contemporary society. Cogently argued and intensely persuasive, Sway is an enlightening account of how entrenched sets of stereotypes have become. " -- Waterstones




Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

"The charm of Holmes' novel comes not only from a genuine friendship between Evvie and Dean that develops into a sweet romance but also from watching amiable Evvie stumble through the process of finding herself in a realistic way. A warm and funny book that will utterly captivate fans of Abbi Waxman and Taylor Jenkins Reid." --Booklist (starred review)

Fall: Or, Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson

" Fall is at once science fiction and fantasy, with quantum computing enabling what amounts to magic, and while Stephenson spins out a pleasingly plausible vision of our near future, he carves out his most comfortable position in the uncertain nexus where that future becomes past and we rewrite our own apocrypha. Vintage Stephenson, which is to say it's like nothing he's ever written."-- Wired

The Fallen by Carlos Manuel Alvarez

“A searing work of literary excellence, Cuban writer Álvarez’s disturbing, dazzling debut novel arrives stateside, Anglophone-enabled by award-winning Irish writer/translator Wynne. Álvarez unravels this story of an imploding family-in-crisis with symmetrical precision.”--Booklist

The Golden Hour by Beatriz Williams

"The stories of two remarkable women a generation apart are cleverly entwined in Williams's sweeping family saga... Williams illuminates the story with exotic locales and bygone ambiance, and seduces with the irresistible Windsors. Readers will appreciate the wartime espionage that keeps the suspense high."-- Publishers Weekly

Knife: A New Harry Hole Novel by Jo Nesbo

"' Knife', Mr. Nesbo's 12th Harry Hole book, translated from the Norwegian by Neil Smith, is arguably the best entry yet in the author's outstanding series. ... The moral conundrums in ' Knife' are Dostoevskian, the surprises are breathtaking, the one-liners are amusing and the suspense is unrelenting. This is that rare lengthy book that one wouldn't want shortened by even a single page."-- Tom Nolan, The Wall Street Journal


Young Adult/Middle Grade


Chicken Little: The Real and Totally True Tale written and illustrated by Sam Wedelich

Chicken Little is NOT afraid of anything. Well, okay, maybe a mysterious BONK to the head can produce panic. But only momentarily. It's not as though she meant to send the barnyard into a tailspin, thinking that the sky was falling. How ridiculous! But can she calm her feathered friends with facts and reason?

A Small Zombie Problem by K G Campbell

"Campbell's series-starter is an off-kilter delight... and readers who like macabre tales tempered with butterflies will eagerly follow Campbell's likable protagonist onward to his next adventure."-- Booklist, starred review

The State of Us by Shaun David Hutchinson

"While the joyful love story is front and center, Hutchinson's deft handling of his characters provides a perfect--and surprisingly subtle--vehicle for relating the inner journeys of queer and questioning teens, most notably Dean's exploration of his place on the asexual spectrum. Charming, humorous, nicely paced, and never dull, this timely romance will appeal beyond its genre--a must for all collections."--Booklist (starred review)

This Is What I Know about Art written by Kimberly Drew, illustrated by Ashley Luksshevsky

"Drew's experience teaches us to embrace what we are afraid of and be true to ourselves. She uses her passion to change the art world and invites us to join her."--Janelle Monáe, award-winning singer, actress, and producer

A Song Below Water by Bethany C Morrow

"Morrow has deftly woven a contemporary tale with mythical elements to take on the invisibility and marginalization of Black women, touching on issues such as misogynoir, body image, social justice, and generational trauma. Empowering and innovative. Morrow elevates mermaids and sirens to -legitimate and compelling vanguards for social change." -- School Library Journal


Picture Books


I Am Curious: A Little Book about Albert Einstein

Written by Brad Meltzer, Illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos

The littlest readers can learn about Albert Einstein in this board book version of the New York Times bestselling Ordinary People Change the World biography.

Petra by Marianna Coppo

Petra is a little rock who believes she is a mighty mountain . . . until a dog fetches her for its owner, and she is tossed into a bird's nest. A mountain? No, Petra is now an egg! An egg of the world in a world of possibility. Until she's flung into a pond, and becomes an amazing island . . . and, eventually, a little girl's pet rock. What will she be tomorrow? Who knows? But she's a rock, and this is how she rolls!

Runaway Signs written by Joan Holub, illustrated by Alison Farrell

"Wry, pun-filled text…Humorous illustrations depict the black silhouettes of newly liberated, ambulatory figures (a park ranger, hikers, a bear, road workers). Entire signs, like HAIRPIN TURN and ONE WAY sport sturdy white arms and legs…This union of dialogue-rich text and panoramic representations of a diverse town provides a just-right balance between community-safety instruction and kid-appealing hijinks. Perfect for end-of-the-school-year read-alouds and good fun all year long."-- Kirkus Reviews


A Burning: A novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525658696
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Published: Knopf - June 2nd, 2020

Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why: Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324006459
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 2nd, 2020

Parakeet: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374229450
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 2nd, 2020

Surviving Autocracy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593188934
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2020

Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias Cover Image
ISBN: 9781472971357
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Published: Bloomsbury Sigma - June 2nd, 2020

Evvie Drake Starts Over: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525619260
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 2nd, 2020

Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062458728
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 2nd, 2020

The Fallen: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781644450253
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Published: Graywolf Press - June 2nd, 2020

The Golden Hour: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062834768
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 2nd, 2020

Knife: A New Harry Hole Novel (Harry Hole Series) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525564850
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - June 2nd, 2020

Chicken Little: The Real and Totally True Tale Cover Image
By Sam Wedelich, Sam Wedelich (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338359015
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 2nd, 2020

A Small Zombie Problem (Zombie Problems #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553539585
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Published: Yearling - June 2nd, 2020

The State of Us Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062950314
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Published: HarperTeen - June 2nd, 2020

This Is What I Know About Art (Pocket Change Collective) Cover Image
By Kimberly Drew, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593095188
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 2nd, 2020

A Song Below Water: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250315328
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Published: Tor Teen - June 2nd, 2020

I am Curious: A Little Book About Albert Einstein (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593110072
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Published: Dial Books - June 2nd, 2020

Petra Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735267985
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Published: Tundra Books - June 2nd, 2020