The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
The irascible A. J. Fikry, owner of Island Books—the only bookstore on Alice Island—has already lost his wife. Now his most prized possession, a rare book, has been stolen from right under his nose in the most embarrassing of circumstances. The store itself, it seems, will be next to go.
One night upon closing, he discovers a toddler in his...
Black Girls Must Be Magic
“Masterfully written and pitch perfect, Black Girls Must Be Magic is, simply, magic.”—Good Morning America
In this highly anticipated second installment in the Black Girls Must Die Exhausted series, Tabitha Walker copes with more of life’s challenges and a happy surprise—a baby—with a little help and lots of love from friends old and new.
For...Read more »
Crying in the Bathroom
“I enjoyed listening to this book - I was impressed with the honesty in which the author told even the most difficult stories from her life so far. Love that she narrated it herself too.”Ellen, Banter Bookshop
The Hotel Nantucket
“The queen of beach reads” (New York Magazine) delivers an immensely satisfying page-turner in this tale about a summer of scandal at a storied Nantucket hotel.
Fresh off a bad breakup with a longtime boyfriend, Nantucket sweetheart Lizbet Keaton is desperately seeking a second act. When she’s named the new general manager of the Hotel Nantucket,... Read more »
The Silence that Binds Us
Joanna Ho, New York Times bestselling author of Eyes That Kiss in the Corners, has written an exquisite, heart-rending debut young adult novel that will inspire all to speak truth to power.
Maybelline Chen isn’t the Chinese Taiwanese American daughter her mother expects her to be. May prefers hoodies over dresses and wants to become a writer....Read more »
The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP
Discover the story of one of the most transcendent players in NBA history–from his early life living in poverty in Greece to his inspiring rise to super-stardom in America.As the face of the NBA's new world order, Giannis Antetokounmpo has overcome unfathomable obstacles to become a symbol of hope for people all over the world, the... Read more »
As Marie Antoinette took her last breath as Queen of France in Paris, another formidable monarch—Antoinette’s dearly beloved sister, Charlotte—was hundreds of miles away, in Naples, fighting desperately to secure her release from the revolutionaries who would take her life. Little did Charlotte know, however, that her sister’s execution would... Read more »
The Mermaid of Black Conch
WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD • This enchanting tale of a cursed mythical creature and the lonely fisherman who falls in love with her is "a daring, mesmerizing novel … single-handedly bringing magic realism up-to-date (Maggie O’Farrell, best-selling author of Hamnet).
In 1976, David is fishing off... Read more »
A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop
American pop music is arguably this country’s greatest cultural contribution to the world, and its singular voice and virtuosity were created by a shining thread of Black women geniuses stretching back to the country’s founding. This is their surprising, heartbreaking, soaring story—from “one of the generation’s greatest, most insightful, most... Read more »
River of the Gods
Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The harrowing story of one of the great feats of exploration of all time and its complicated legacy—from the New York Times bestselling author of The River of Doubt and Destiny of the Republic
For millennia the location of the Nile River’s headwaters was shrouded in mystery. In the 19th century, there was a frenzy of... Read more »
The Unsinkable Greta James
“The Unsinkable Greta James by Jennifer E. Smith is just plain AWESOME! Greta is a rising indie musician who finds herself on an Alaskan cruise with her dad after her mom dies unexpectedly, she splits with her music producer boyfriend, and had a major meltdown at her last public appearance three months prior. Greta needs a reset. She has to decide what is most important to her-whether she really can make her dreams come true. Add in Ben, the visiting Jack London scholar, and you have a novel with the perfect combo of an unexpected romance and family angst. Pick up your copy today-trust me, you’ll thank me.”Kathleen, A Great Good Place for Books
Take My Hand
“Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez is historical fiction that addresses a still very relevant topic -- women's reproductive rights, and it does so in a very personal way. Set in 1973 and 2016, the book is based on the true story of forced sterilizations performed by the US government primarily on poor women of color. I loved that the nuances of 1970's Alabama were well depicted --not just the racism and poverty that is well known but also the better educated and prosperous black community. The nature of the topic has a forceful emotional and psychological impact.”Beth, A Great Good Place for Books
Thank You For Listening
“Sewanee used to be an actress until a terrible accident, but now she narrates audiobooks, and she's very good at it, as only an actress can be. While at Las Vegas for an audiobook convention, she meets Nick, who is very sexy and very interested in her, which hasn't happened in a while. They have fun then part ways, though Sewanee can't stop thinking about him. Then comes the bombshell that a mega romance author who recently passed away specifically wanted Sewanee to narrate her last project -- with romance audio superstar Brock McKnight... As Brock becomes more and more real to her despite having one of the most well-protected identities in the industry, and while Nick keeps popping up in her thoughts, Sewanee has to decide what she really wants from her life, and how she can go about getting it. An amazing audiobook narrator herself, Whelan gives us a glimpse inside the industry, as well as a fun, at times laugh-out-loud romance that's as much about personal growth as relationship growth. (And if you're a fan of audiobooks, you're in for a treat, as Whelan narrates this one herself!)”Melissa, Fiction Addiction
By Her Own Design
A Novel of Ann Lowe, Fashion Designer to the Social Register
The incredible untold story of how Ann Lowe, a Black woman and granddaughter of slaves, rose above personal struggles and racial prejudice to design and create one of America's most famous wedding dresses of all time for Jackie Kennedy.
1953, New York City
Less than a week before the society wedding of the year where Jacqueline Bouvier will marry...Read more »