A Real Simple Must-Read Book of Summer 2023
“Mai Nguyen has proven herself to be a real standout.” —Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author
A tender, humorous, and page-turning debut about a Vietnamese Canadian family in Toronto who will do whatever it takes to protect their no-frills nail salon after a new high end salon opens... Read more
From “a writer at the top of her game” (The New York Times) comes a bighearted and sharply funny debut novel about two estranged sisters and the crossroads they face after becoming unexpectedly pregnant at the same time.
Two years after the death of their mother, Jada and Maddy Battle both navigate unplanned pregnancies. Jada, a... Read more
A knockout debut novel that tackles a haunting question: What do our jobs do to our souls?
Seth is a junior copywriter whose latest tagline just went viral. He’s the agency’s hottest new star, or at least he wants his coworker crush to think so. But while he’s busy drooling over his future corner office, the walls crumble around him.
When his job... Read more
The Devil Wears Prada meets The Assistants in this compulsively readable debut following a young woman who takes a job working for an enigmatic influencer and quickly discovers there’s an ugly side to being a #GirlBoss.
After a series of go-nowhere jobs in the New York publishing world, Harper Cruz is broke, lonely, and desperate for a salary... Read more
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“All Chrissy Durang wants is for her son Barnett to come home and take over the family farm. When Barnett does come home, he tells her that he's engaged to Ezra. As Chrissy struggles to accept the situation, chaotic wedding planning begins. Lane balances humorous and poignant moments in Barnett and Ezra's relationship and Chrissy's journey to... Read more
This irreverent debut delivers a headlong human comedy of trauma and triumph, narrated by the concealed inner selves of a woman on the brink: Katherine, a lost creative soul and suburban mother of two, who has struggled into her forties with the urge to self-harm.
"Tracks the scattered parts of one woman as she fractures and finds herself over... Read more
A writer who craves a real-life happily ever after and a gruff fisherman who doesn’t believe in them find out they’re part of the greatest love story of all time.
“Cleverly imagines the epilogue Romeo and Juliet didn’t get to have, and how curses can be blessings in disguise.”—JODI PICOULT
A POPSUGAR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
After a bad breakup,... Read more
In A Quitter’s Paradise, the darkly humorous debut by bold, new voice Elysha Chang, a young woman does everything she can to ignore her mother’s death, even as unearthed family secrets become increasingly inextricable from her own. Eleanor is doing just fine. Yes, she’s hiding things from her husband. Sure, she quit her PhD program and is now... Read moreAudiobook details Add to Wish List
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“This entertaining novel brings you fully into the richly detailed and realistic lives of the four Padavano sisters and their family. You'll alternately want to shake these characters out of their flaws and hug them. Read more
A PEOPLE BEST NEW BOOK • An outlandish comedy of morals and manners about a highborn British family of outrageous characters, by the acclaimed author of The Improbability of Love and House of Trelawney • “A joy to read.”—Vogue
“High Time delves once again into the aristocratic antics of the Trelawney family… Another thrilling portrait of the... Read more