Check out titles due to be released in the upcoming months...
A Burning by Megha Majumdar
Interweaving story lines of a Jivan, young girl who is accused of bombing a train after criticizing the government on Facebook, an aspiring actress to whom Jivan was teaching English, and Jivan's former teacher who is a rising star in a right-wing political party. A Burning is a compelling and beautifully written page-turner.
How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue
Expected Release Date June 16, 2020
In this heartbreaking story, a small African village fights back against the American oil company that is destroying its way of life. Mbue’s first novel, Behold the Dreamers won the PEN/Faulkner Award.
All Things Left Wild by James Wade
After accidentally killing a boy during a horse theft gone wrong, two brothers flee for Texas with the boy's grieving father hot on their trail. Check it out if you like novels with a good chase and a strong sense of place.
Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell
Expected Release Date July 14, 2020
David Mitchell is back with an eclectic group of musicians tries to hit it big on the 1968 music scene. Utopia Avenue features cameos from a dizzying array on 1960s music icons.
The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi
Expected Release Date August 4, 2020
After Vivek's body is found on his parents' front steps, his mother struggles to find out how and why he died while his friends struggle with whether to maintain Vivek's secrets or give his mother the answers and peace she seeks. This novel is at the same time a heartbreaking story of personal identity clashing with culture and family and a compulsively readable mystery.
When These Mountains Burn by David Joy
Expected Release Date August 18, 2020
Set against the backdrop of the Tellico Fire of 2016, this brutal and tender book combines the stories of addicts, fathers and cops.
The Inugami Curse
by Seishi Yokomizo
Expected Release Date August 25, 2020
First published in Japan in 1951, in this classic murder mystery, a rich businessman dies and leaves a diabolical will that pits throws his family into a spiral of murder and revenge. Yokomizo has been called "Japan's Agatha Christie" and The Inugami Curse definitely has that feel.