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A Gentleman in Moscow A Gentleman in Moscow

Much like his remarkable and bestselling first novel, Rules of Civility, Amor Towles' new book is richly evocative, with a strong sense of time and place, and fully realized characters.

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors. But his reduced circumstances provide him an unexpected doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

"In all ways a great novel, a nonstop pleasure brimming with charm, personal wisdom, and philosophic insight. This book more than fulfills the promise of Towles' stylish debut, Rules of Civility." - Kirkus Reviews (starred)

Today Will Be Different Today Will Be Different

Eleanor knows she's a mess. But today, she'll be her best, and tackle the little things: She will shower and get dressed; she will have her poetry and yoga lessons after dropping off her son, Timby. But today, it turns out, is the day Timby has decided to fake-sick to weasel his way into his mother's company. It's also the day her surgeon husband Joe has chosen to tell his office - but not Eleanor - that he's on vacation. Just when it seems like things can't get worse, an encounter with a former colleague produces a graphic memoir whose dramatic tale threatens to reveal a buried family secret.

"Today Will be Different is so unique, so smart, so funny, so beautifully humane, so utterly of our times, it's astonishing. I've scribbled exclamation points and underlined passages on almost every single page so I can go back and savor." Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl

The Trespasser The Trespasser

Crime fiction lovers and fans of Tana French's Dublin Murder Squad series will relish this sixth installment, featuring detectives Antoinette Conway and Stephen Moran. Called to what seems like a routine case, the team finds a murdered young woman who looks familiar to Detective Conway. Figuring out where she has seen the victim before, going to battle with colleagues who make her feel bullied, and dealing with a ghost from her past leave Conway reeling.

"As atmospheric and intricate as French's past work, this engrossing mystery succeeds in both style and plot. Fans and new readers alike will be captivated." - Shelf Awareness

Hag-Seed Hag-Seed

Margaret Atwood has written the latest in The Hogarth Press' series of Shakespeare re-tellings, taking on tyranny, betrayal, and art. She focuses on the power of an artist to re-imagine his fate. Her Prospero, the actor/impresario Felix Phillips, has spent too many years ignoring office politics so he can concentrate on "the things that really mattered, such as his perceptive script notes and his cutting-edge lighting schemes and the exact timing of the showers of glitter confetti of which he has made such genius use." As a result, he's been ousted as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival, and finds himself in isolated southern Ontario, teaching theater to prisoners at the Burgess Correctional Institution.

"Supremely sagacious, funny, compassionate, and caustic, Atwood presents a reverberating play-within-a-play within a novel." - Booklist

The Girl from Venice The Girl from Venice

"In this refreshing departure from Smith's popular international thrillers, the 15th novel from this two-time Hammett Award winner is a clever, well-crafted, and exciting blend of WWII romance, suspense, and intrigue." - Publishers Weekly

Set in Nazi-occupied Venice, Italy, in 1945, an Italian fisherman finds a Jewish girl floating in the sea. He pulls the apparently dead young woman onto his boat, and covers her with a sailcloth. Soon he finds her sitting up and eating his polenta. She is Giulia Silber, the sole surviving member of a wealthy Jewish family, and the SS wants her.

The Terranauts The Terranauts

Eight scientists called the Terranauts are living in E2, an enclosed, presumably sustainable three-acre world meant to model a possible space colony. Its motto, "Nothing in, nothing out," sums up both the mission and its risks; E2 has to work on its own, and everyone is watching to see whether it will fail.

"An avid, droll, and Darwinian-minded observer of nature both human and at-large, Boyle loves pressure-cooker situations, whether it's life on a small island or in a hippie commune or an architect's studio." - Booklist


"Everyone who reads IQ will be clamoring for the next book, and for the one after that. This is one of the most intriguing - and appealing - detective characters to come along in years." - Carl Hiaasen

Joe Ide's debut is set In East Long Beach, where the LAPD is barely keeping up with the high crime rate. Someone from the neighborhood, Isaiah Quintabe, has taken it upon himself to help solve the cases the police can't or won't touch. They call him I.Q. He's a loner and a high school dropout, with a relentless determination and a fierce intelligence. He charges his clients whatever they can afford, which might be a set of tires or a homemade casserole. To get by, he's forced to take on clients that can pay. This time, it's a rap mogul whose life is in danger. As Isaiah investigates, he encounters a vengeful ex-wife, a crew of notorious cutthroats, a monstrous attack dog, and a hit man who even other hit men say is a lunatic. The deeper Isaiah digs, the more dangerous the case becomes.

Moonglow Moonglow

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon's new book has been declared Best Book of the Year by multiple publications, including the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. A "fictional nonfiction," Moonglow is built from the stories of the so-called Greatest Generation. Specifically, stories told to Chabon over the course of a week by his dying grandfather in 1989. From the Jewish slums of prewar South Philadelphia to the invasion of Germany, from a Florida retirement village to the penal utopia of New York's Wallkill prison, from the heyday of the space program to the twilight of the American Century, the novel revisits an entire era through a single life.

"Charming and elegantly structured...What seduces the reader is Chabon's language, which reinvents the world, joyously, on almost every page." - Publishers Weekly

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