Get a sneak peek at future bestsellers with these exciting new additions to our collection.
Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie-scale massacre. She became a member of a club no one wants to belong to--a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls. Quincy is doing well until Lisa, the first Final Girl, is found dead of an apparent suicide, and Sam, the second Final Girl, shows up at her Manhattan home. When new details of Lisa's death emerge, Quincy's life becomes a race against time as she struggles to remember what really happened at Pine Cottage, before what was started ten years ago is finished. A spine tingling debut.
When Janey Sweet, CEO of a wedding dress company, is photographed at a New York fashion show eating a bruffin (a combination of a muffin and a brioche), her business partner, Beau, gives her an ultimatum: Lose thirty pounds or lose your job. Janey knows she's gained some weight since her divorce, so she throws herself headlong into the world of the fitness revolution, sweating through boot camp, spinning, and yoga classes. As she gives up carbs and pays thousands of dollars to charlatans, Janey can't help but wonder: Did she really need to lose weight in the first place? A hilarious send-up of the health and wellness industry from the authors of The Knockoff (2015).
Happiness: A Memoir: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After
Happiness begins with a courtship between two opposites: Heather, a world-roaming California girl, and Brian, an intellectual, homebody writer. Then Heather becomes pregnant, but Brian doesn't want kids, so Heather returns to California to deliver their daughter alone. Mere hours after Gracie's arrival, doctors discover that something is dangerously wrong with her baby, and together Heather and Brian must decide what they are willing to risk to ensure their child survives. “Told with charm and insight, this book is a beautifully drawn portrait of a family—its comforts, disappointments, and on the very best days, moments of grace,” writes Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney (The Nest, 2016).
The Hot One: A Memoir of Friendship, Sex, and Murder
Carolyn Murnick, an online editor for New York Magazine, and Ashley Ellerin were best friends in grade school, but their lives diverged when Carolyn went to college and Ashley moved to L.A., dating movie stars (including Ashton Kutcher) and partying the night away. Ellerin's brutal murder in 2001 filled Murnick with shock and guilt, and when a break in the cold case came seven years later with the arrest of Ashley’s neighbor—a suspected serial killer--Carolyn used her journalism skills to understand what had happened. Murnick also meditates on female friendships, and why girls get pegged as "the smart one" or "the hot one" and how it can warp their lives. Murnick’s debut memoir will shock and fascinate. (Booklist Reviews)
Secrets of the Tulip Sisters
Kelly Murphy's life on the family's tulip farm in Tulpen Crossing, Washington is pretty routine. All that changes when her estranged sister, Olivia, moves back home and Griffith, the town's prodigal son, sets his sights on Kelly. As Griffith and Kelly begin a tentative romance, Kelly and Olivia butt heads. Their secrets tumble out in a big hot mess, revealing some truths that will change everything they thought they knew. Can they forgive each other--and themselves--and redefine what it means to be sisters? A charming summer read from the author of A Million Little Things (2017).