2018-11-21 / Book Review

Astoria Bookshop’s November New Releases

New releases from Michelle Obama, Stephen King, Jonathan Lethem and more!

Astoria Bookshop is coming into the holiday season and they know you’ve got your eye out for some good books to give to loved ones. Check out some of their personal favorites below, or head over to the shop to browse and find some new favorites of your own – and get a sneak peek at some pre-orders! As always, their calendar is full of exciting events (visit Astoriabookshop.com).

New & Noteworthy Fiction & Poetry:

Elevation by Stephen King - The latest from legendary master storyteller Stephen King, a riveting, extraordinarily eerie, and moving story about a man whose mysterious affliction brings a small town together—a timely, upbeat tale about finding common ground despite deep-rooted differences.

Evening in Paradise: More Stories by Lucia Berlin - A collection of previously uncompiled stories from the short-story master and literary sensation Lucia Berlin

The Feral Detective by Jonathan Lethem - Phoebe’s trip to the desert was always going to be strange, but it was never supposed to be dangerous. Jonathan Lethem’s first detective novel since Motherless Brooklyn is a singular achievement.

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty - From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies. Combining all of the hallmarks that have made her writing a go-to for anyone looking for wickedly smart, page-turning fiction that will make you laugh and gasp, Liane Moriarty once again shows why she is a master of her craft.

The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory - The bestselling author of The Wedding Date serves up a novel about what happens when a public proposal doesn’t turn into a happy ending, thanks to a woman who knows exactly how to make one on her own.

New & Noteworthy Non Fiction:

Becoming by Michelle Obama - An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.

Beastie Boys Book by Michael Diamond - A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itself— by band members ADROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more.

I Might Regret This by Abbi Jacobson - From the co-creator and co-star of the hit series Broad City, a sharp, wildly funny, and relatable essay collection about love, loss, work, comedy, and figuring out who you really are when you thought you already knew.

In The Hurricane’s Eye by Nathaniel Philbrick - The thrilling story of the year that won the Revolutionary War, from the New York Times bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Valiant Ambition.

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight - The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African American of the nineteenth century, Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.

New & Noteworthy for Young Readers:

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid #13: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney - When snow shuts down Greg Heffley’s middle school, his neighborhood transforms into a wintry battlefield. Rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts, and stage epic snowball fights. And in the crosshairs are Greg and his trusty best friend, Rowley Jefferson.

Archenemies by Marissa Meyer - The fiercely awaited second installment of the Renegades series. The line between good and evil has been blurred, but what’s clear to them both is that too much power could mean the end of their city – and the world – as they know it.

Crush by Svetlana Chmakova - Following the overwhelming success of Awkward and Brave, Svetlana Chmakova’s award-winning Berrybrook Middle School series continues with its next installment - CRUSH!

The Hidden Witch by Molly Knox Ostertag - Aster and his family are adjusting to his unconventional talent for witchery; unlike the other boys in his family, he isn’t a shapeshifter. He’s taking classes with his grandmother and helping to keep an eye on his great-uncle whose corrupted magic wreaked havoc on the family.

Lu by Jason Reynolds - Lu must learn to leave his ego on the sidelines if he wants to finally connect with others in the climax to the New York Times bestselling and award-winning Track series from Jason Reynolds.

New & Noteworthy for Kids:

Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes by Eva Chen and Derek Desierto - Parents and children alike will adore Instagram superstar Eva Chen’s precocious debut picture book. A story that’s equal parts fashion fairy-tale and guide to girl power—and fall in love with the brilliantly spirited Juno Valentine.

Don’t Touch My Hair! by Sharee Miller - From the author of Princess Hair, an entertaining picture book that teaches the importance of asking for permission first as a young girl attempts to escape the curious hands that want to touch her hair.

Everybody’s Welcome by Patricia Hegarty and Greg Abbott - An adorable and timely tale about opening a door to those in need, with clever peek-through holes and panoramic pages that beckon young readers inside.

All Right Already! by Jory John and Benji Davies - From the award-winning creators of Goodnight Already!, I Love You Already!, and Come Home Already! comes yet another outrageously funny story that will, by the end, warm readers’ hearts. Duck and Bear are a pair of pals who prove that best friends come in the most unexpected ways.

The Astoria Bookshop is located at 31-29 31st Street, Astoria, NY 11106.

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