Nick's 2023 Countdown of Books

So Late in the Day: Stories of Women and Men By Claire Keegan Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780802160850
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Published: Grove Press - November 14th, 2023

Crook Manifesto: A Novel By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780385545150
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Published: Doubleday - July 18th, 2023

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author of Harlem Shuffle continues his Harlem saga in a powerful and hugely-entertaining novel that summons 1970s New York in all its seedy glory.

A Best Book of the Year: The New York Times, The Washington Post, TIME, NPR, BookPage


The Liberators By E. J. Koh Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781959030157
Availability: Not in the store. We can order it and should have it in store in 3-5 business days.
Published: Tin House Books - November 7th, 2023

As heard on NPR'S All Things Considered


Blackouts: A Novel By Justin Torres Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780374293574
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 10th, 2023

Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction
Short-listed for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, the California Book Award for Fiction, and the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction
Winner of Tournament of Books


I Have Some Questions for You: A Novel By Rebecca Makkai Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593490143
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Published: Viking - February 21st, 2023

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 

Named a Best Book of 2023 by The Washington Post, People, USA Today, NPR, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Real Simple, The Boston Globe, CrimeReads and more


All the Sinners Bleed: A Novel By S. A. Cosby Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250831910
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Published: Flatiron Books - June 6th, 2023

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • USA Today Bestseller • Washington Post’s The Twelve Best Thrillers of the Year • TIME’s 100 Must Read Books of the Year • Goodreads Choice Award Nominee • USA Today’s Best Reviewed Books of the Year • BookPage's Best Mystery of the Year • Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of the Year • New York Times Book Re


Sing Her Down: A Novel By Ivy Pochoda Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374608484
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Published: MCD - May 23rd, 2023

“Urgent, haunting, and fearless.” —Megan Abbott, author of Beware the Woman

Sing Her Down hits like a shotgun blast.” —Dennis Lehane, author of Small Mercies

Cormac McCarthy meets Killing Eve in this gritty, razor-sharp thriller following two indelible women on a path to certain destruction


Devil Makes Three: A Novel By Ben Fountain Cover Image
$31.99
ISBN: 9781250776518
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 26th, 2023

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2024 JOYCE CAROL OATES PRIZE A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITOR'S CHOICE
WASHINGTON POST BEST FICTION OF 2023 • From the award-winning, bestselling author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk comes a brilliant and propulsive new novel about greed, power, and American complicity set in Haiti


Yellowface: A Reese's Book Club Pick By R. F. Kuang Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063250833
Availability: Likely on our shelves now
Published: William Morrow - May 16th, 2023

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK

“Hard to put down, harder to forget.” — Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author


Birnam Wood: A Novel By Eleanor Catton Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374110338
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 7th, 2023

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

A Best Book of the Year: The New York Times Book Review, NPR, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Time, Financial Times, Slate, The Chicago Public Library,
Kirkus, The Telegraph
A Barack Obama Summer Reading Pick

“[A] savagely satirical thriller.” —People


The Woman Back from Moscow: In Pursuit of Beauty: A Novel By Ha Jin Cover Image
By Ha Jin
$21.99
ISBN: 9781635423778
Availability: Likely on our shelves now
Published: Other Press - November 28th, 2023

Through the life of a remarkable woman—based on pioneering stage director Sun Weishi (1921–1968)—this epic novel immerses us in the multifaceted history of China’s Communist Party.

A powerful, insightful account from the National Book Award–winning author, who came of age during the Cultural Revolution.


The Truth about Horses By Christy Cashman Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781684632121
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Published: Sparkpress - August 15th, 2023

Following her mother's sudden death, fourteen-year-old Reese and her father lose one another, as well their family horse business, and go on separate, grief-stricken paths. In this tender tale of not giving up hope, Reese meets a selective mute and decides to trust a force beyond explanation to run the race her mother always knew she could.


The Curator By Owen King Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781982196806
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Published: Scribner - March 7th, 2023

From New York Times bestselling author Owen King, who “writes with witty verve” (Entertainment Weekly) comes a “richly imagined” (The New York Times) Dickensian fantasy of illusion and charm where cats are revered as religious figures, thieves are noble, scholars are revolutionaries, and conjurers are the most wonderful criminals you can imagine.


The Majority: A Novel By Elizabeth L. Silver Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593331088
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 11th, 2023

Inspired by history, a riveting novel of love and friendship, motherhood and ambition, and one woman’s fight to be a Supreme Court justice.


Tremor: A Novel By Teju Cole Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780812997118
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Published: Random House - October 17th, 2023

An “extraordinary, ambitious” (The Times UK) novel that masterfully explores what constitutes a meaningful life in a violent world—from the award-winning author of Open City


Bright Young Women: A Novel By Jessica Knoll Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781501153228
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Published: S&S/ Marysue Rucci Books - September 19th, 2023

Don’t miss this “breakneck thriller” examining “our culture’s obsession with serial killers and true crime” (Harper’s Bazaar) following two women on the pursuit of justice against all odds.


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Land of Milk and Honey: A Novel By C Pam Zhang Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593538241
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 26th, 2023

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK 

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR, HARPER'S BAZAAR, TOWN & COUNTRY, KIRKUS REVIEWS, ESQUIRE, ELECTRIC LITERATURE, SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN AND MORE!

“One of the most pleasurable, inventive reads of the year… fiendishly, deliciously fun."—San Francisco Chronicle


The Lioness of Boston By Emily Franklin Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781567927405
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - April 11th, 2023

BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER


"Brings Isabella Stewart Gardner fully, intimately alive--irrepressible and avid for life. In this richly compelling novel, Emily Franklin beautifully conjures this extraordinary woman and her world."--Claire Messud, author of The Emperor's Children


Family Meal: A Novel By Bryan Washington Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593421093
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 10th, 2023

“A stunning look at what it really means to be family.” —Michael Schaub, NPR

From the bestselling, award-winning author of Memorial and Lot, an irresistible, intimate novel about two young men, once best friends, whose lives collide again after a loss.


The Pomegranate Gate (The Mirror Realm Cycle #1) By Ariel Kaplan Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781645660576
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Published: Erewhon Books - September 26th, 2023

The first adventure in the Mirror Realm Cycle, a Spanish Inquisition-era fantasy trilogy inspired by Jewish folklore, with echoes of Naomi Novik and Katherine Arden.

Toba Peres can speak, but not shout; sleep, but not dream. She can write with both hands at once, in different languages, but she keeps her talents hidden at her grandparents’ behest. 


Winter Solstice: An Essay By Nina Maclaughlin Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781574232578
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Published: Black Sparrow Press - November 21st, 2023

BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER - LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER - BOSTON.COM BOOKCLUB SELECTION


The Bereaved By Julia Park Tracey Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781736795422
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Published: Sibylline Press - August 8th, 2023

Based on her research into her grandfather's past as an adopted child, Julia Park Tracey has created a mesmerizing work of historical fiction illuminating the darkest side of the Orphan Train.


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The Vaster Wilds: A Novel By Lauren Groff Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593418390
Availability: Likely on our shelves now
Published: Riverhead Books - September 12th, 2023

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2023


NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR, TIME, ESQUIRE, VOGUE, LA TIMES, SLATE, HARPER'S BAZAAR and others