2018-02-21 / Front Page

New Releases From Kristin Hannah, JoJo Moyes, Morgan Jerkins And More At Astoria Bookshop!

Astoria Bookshop has got some great new books. Check out what’s new below, or visit the bookshop to peruse the fresh new arrivals in person. As always, their calendar is full of exciting events. Visit www.astoria bookshop.com. RSVP on Facebook for all events and programs.

New & Noteworthy Fiction & Poetry:

“An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones. This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. “An American Marriage” is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward—with hope and pain—into the future.

“Still Me” by Jojo Moyes. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Jojo Moyes, a new book featuring her iconic heroine of “Me Before You” and “After You,” Louisa Clark. Funny, romantic, and poignant, “Still Me” follows Lou as she discovers who she is and who she was always meant to be—and to live boldly in her brave new world.

“Frankenstein In Baghdad” by Ahmed Saadawi. A prize-winning novel by “Baghdadʼs new literary star” (The New York Times), “Frankenstein in Baghdad” captures with white-knuckle horror and black humor the surreal reality of contemporary Iraq.

“The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah. In this unforgettable portrait of human frailty and resilience, Kristin Hannah reveals the indomitable character of the modern American pioneer and the spirit of a vanishing Alaska—a place of incomparable beauty and danger. “The Great Alone” is a daring, beautiful, stay-up-all-night story about love and loss, the fight for survival, and the wildness that lives in both man and nature.

“The Largesse Of The Sea Maiden” by Denis Johnson. Twenty-five years after “Jesusʼ Son,” a haunting new collection of short stories on mortality and transcendence, from National Book Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Denis Johnson. Finished shortly before Johnsonʼs death, this collection is the last word from a writer whose work will live on for many years to come.

New & Noteworthy Non Fiction:

This Will Be My Undoing” by Morgan Jerkins. “A writer to be reckoned with”—Roxane Gay. From one of the fiercest critics writing today, Morgan Jerkinsʼ highly-anticipated collection of linked essays interweaves her incisive commentary on pop culture, feminism, black history, misogyny, and racism with her own experiences to confront the very real challenges of being a black woman today.

It’s Even Worse Than You Think” by David Cay Johnson. “It’s Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America” tells us exactly how it is making America worse again.

A Book of Book Lists” by Alex Johnson. This is a book of book lists. Lists that make you smile, make you wonder, and see titles together in entirely new ways. From Bin Ladenʼs bookshelf to the books most frequently left in hotels, from prisonersʼ favorite books to Member of Parliamentsʼ most borrowed books, these lists are proof that a personʼs bookcase tells you everything you need to know about them, and sometimes more besides.

Feel Free” by Zadie Smith. From Zadie Smith, one of the most beloved authors of her generation, a new collection of essays. Equally at home in the world of good books and bad politics, Brooklyn-born rappers and the work of Swiss novelists, she is by turns wry, heartfelt, indignant, and incisive—and never any less than perfect company.

“Enlightenment Now” by Steven Pinker. The follow-up to Pinker’s groundbreaking “The Better Angels of Our Nature” presents the big picture of human progress: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science.

New & Noteworthy for Young Readers:

Tempests and Slaughter” by Tamora Pierce. The highly anticipated new Tortall legend from Tamora Pierce, the #1 New York Times bestselling author who is legend herself, is a must-read for any fantasy lover!

Love, Hate & Other Filters” by Samira Ahmed. In this unforgettable debut novel, an Indian American Muslim teen copes with Islamophobia, cultural divides among peers and parents, and a reality she can neither explain nor escape.

‘The Hazel Wood” by Melissa Albert. Welcome to The Hazel Wood, Melissa Albertʼs fierce, captivating, contemporary fantasy about a 17-year-old girl who must venture into the world behind a pitch-dark, cult-classic collection of fairy tales to save her mother.

“American Panda” by Gloria Chao. An incisive, laugh-out-loud contemporary debut about a Taiwanese-American teen whose parents want her to be a doctor and marry a Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer despite her squeamishness towards germs and crush on a Japanese classmate.

“Roses and Radicals” by Susan Zimet. The story of women’s suffrage is epic, frustrating, and as complex as the women who fought for it. Illustrated with portraits, period cartoons, and other images, “Roses and Radicals” celebrates this captivating yet overlooked piece of American history and the women who made it happen.

New & Noteworthy for Kids:

Shaking Things Up” by Susan Wood. Fresh, accessible, and inspiring, “Shaking Things Up” introduces 14 revolutionary young women—each paired with a noteworthy female artist—to the next generation of activists, trailblazers, and rabble-rousers.

What Do Animals Do All Day?” By Susan Hunt. What do animals do all day? Find out in this fully illustrated book that features more than 100 animals. Children can explore 14 scenes set in diverse habitats—including the jungle, the desert, and the savanna—then turn the page to find out what each animal is called, and what it gets up to in the wild.

The Big Umbrella” by Amy June Bates. Beloved illustrator Amy June Bates makes her authorial debut alongside her 11-year-old daughter with this timely and timeless picture book about acceptance.

Rabbit & Possum” by Dana Wulfekotte. Rabbit likes to leap before she looks. Possum is a little more cautious. Together, they are a dynamic duo ready to charm fans of Frog and Toad or Toot & Puddle!

Happy Reading!

The Astoria Bookshop is located at 31-29 31st Street, Astoria.

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