2018-10-17 / Book Review

Astoria Bookshop: New Releases

The weather might not feel like autumn, but the calendar says it is–and that means big stacks of exciting new releases on the shelves of Astoria Bookshop every week! Check out some of their personal favorites below, or stop in to browse and find some new favorites of your own–and get a sneak peek at some pre-orders they can’t wait to get in your hands! As always, their calendar is full of exciting events.

New & Noteworthy Fiction & Poetry:

Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami (audiobook available from Libro.fm) – A tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art – as well as a loving homage to The Great Gatsby – Killing Commendatore is a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers.

Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller – A seductive psychological portrait, a keyhole into the dangers of longing and how far a woman might go to escape her past.

The Witch Elm by Tana French (audiobook available from Libro.fm) – A spellbinding standalone from one of the best suspense writers working today, The Witch Elm asks what we become, and what we’re capable of, when we no longer know who we are.

The Best American Short Stories 2018 edited by Roxane Gay – Best-selling, award-winning, pop culture powerhouse Roxane Gay guest edits this year’s Best American Short Stories, the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction.

Saga Volume 8 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples – The multiple Eisner Award-winning series returns with a space-faring adventure about fake news and genuine terror. Get ready for the most shocking, most impactful SAGA storyline yet.

New & Noteworthy Non Fiction:

The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis – Michael Lewis’ brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders.

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman (audiobook available from Libro.fm) – Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman reveal the full story behind their epic romance – presented in a series of intimate conversations between the couple, including photos, anecdotes, and the occasional puzzle.

All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung (audiobook available from Libro.fm) – A profound, moving chronicle of surprising connections and the repercussions of unearthing painful family secrets – vital reading for anyone who has ever struggled to figure out where they belong.

Call Them By Their True Names by Rebecca Solnit (audiobook available from Libro.fm) – In this powerful and wide-ranging collection, Solnit turns her attention to battles over meaning, place, language, and belonging at the heart of the defining crises of our time.

Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister (audiobook available from Libro.fm) – A vital, incisive exploration into the transformative power of female anger and its ability to transcend into a political movement.

New & Noteworthy for Young Readers:

Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo (audiobook available from Libro.fm) – From two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo comes a story of discovering who you are – and deciding who you want to be.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard: The Illustrated Edition – The Tales of Beedle the Bard contains five richly imaginative stories of adventure, cunning, heartache, and, of course, magic. They are to the wizarding community what the tales of the Brothers Grimm are to Muggle families.

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee (audiobook available from Libro.fm) – In this highly anticipated sequel to The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, Felicity Montague must use all her womanly wits and wiles to achieve her dreams of becoming a doctor – even if she has to scheme her way across Europe to do it.

Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel by Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, & Benj Pasek (audiobook available from Libro.fm) – From the show’s creators comes the groundbreaking novel inspired by the hit Broadway show Dear Evan Hansen.

A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs (audiobook available from Libro.fm) – The #1 bestselling series returns with a thrilling new story arc set in America! Vintage photographs reveal the never-before-seen world of peculiar America with a stunning addition – full-color images.

New & Noteworthy for Kids:

Pearl by Molly Idle – Caldecott Honor author-illustrator Molly Idle dazzles with an original mermaid tale about how small, persistent actions can achieve great things. Join us for an event with the author on Tuesday, November 13!

Carmela Full of Wishes by Matt de la Peña & Christian Robinson – With lyrical, stirring text and stunning, evocative artwork, Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson have crafted a moving ode to family, to dreamers, and to finding hope in the most unexpected places.

Baby Feminists by Libby Babbott- Klein & Jessica Walker – An irresistible timely lift-the-flap board book featuring lush illustrations of your favorite feminist icons as adorable babies!

Time for Bed, Miyuki by Roxane Marie Galliez & Seng Soun Ratanavanh – In this beautiful story about family, nature, and love, young children and their parents find a welcome companion for their own bedtime journey.

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