New Adult Books February 2024

Updated January 31, 2024
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The age of deer : trouble and kinship with our wild neighbors
Howsare, Erika
A masterful hybrid of nature writing and cultural studies that investigates our connection with deer--from mythology to biology, from forests to cities, from coexistence to control and extermination--and invites readers to contemplate the paradoxes of how humans interact with and shape the...
The American daughters : a novel
Ruffin, Maurice Carlos
"An enthralling tale of a secret resistance movement run by Black women in pre-Civil War New Orleans."--Time "Stirring . . . In telling this important, neglected history with imagination-fueled research, The American Daughters offers an inspiring story of people...
The Book of Love
Link, Kelly
NATIONAL BESTSELLER * In the long-awaited first novel from short story virtuoso and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kelly Link, three teenagers become pawns in a supernatural power struggle. "A dreamlike, profoundly beautiful novel [that] pushes our understanding of what a fantasy...
Cahokia jazz : a novel
Spufford, Francis
Named a Best Book of the Year by The Guardian and The Financial Times From "one of the most original minds in contemporary literature" (Nick Hornby) the bestselling and award-winning author of Golden Hill delivers a noirish detective novel set in the 1920s that...
The Excitements
Wray, C. J.
"Irresistible...Filled with surprise, poignancy, and excitement, this is a surefire winner." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) A brilliant and witty drama about two brave female World War II veterans who survived the unthinkable without ever losing their killer instinct...or their joie...
Filterworld : how algorithms flattened culture
Chayka, Kyle
A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK * From New Yorker staff writer and author of The Longing for Less Kyle Chayka comes a timely history and investigation of a world ruled by algorithms, which determine the shape of culture itself. "[Filterworld] is about how algorithms...
Grief is for people
Crosley, Sloane
One of the Most Anticipated Books of the Year: TIME, The Washington Post, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Publishers Weekly, Paste, The Millions, Kirkus Reviews, Lit Hub, Real Simple, Nylon, BookPage, The Story Exchange, Sunset, and...
Hard by a great forest
Vardiashvili, Leo
NAMED ONE OF THE OBSERVER'S 10 BEST NEW NOVELISTS FOR 2024 "The stakes could barely be higher in Leo Vardiashvili's propulsive page-turner...It's a spellbinding achievement."--The Financial Times "Has a commercial-fiction spring in its step.......
How to Live Free in a Dangerous World: A Decolonial Memoir
Lawson, Shayla.
"Phenomenal.... Amemoir that opens into the world, with brilliance, courage, and elegant prose.... This is a book to read, read again, and remember."-Imani Perry, New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award winner South to America Poet and journalist...
A love song for Ricki Wilde
Williams, Tia
In this enchanting love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Seven Days in June, a free-spirited florist and an enigmatic musician are irreversibly linked through the history, art, and magic of Harlem. "The book's...
Martyr!
Akbar, Kaveh
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK * A newly sober, orphaned son of Iranian immigrants, guided by the voices of artists, poets, and kings, embarks on a remarkable search for a family secret that leads him to a terminally ill painter living out...
Nightwatching
Sierra, Tracy
Unputdownable · Psychological Suspense · Horror · Tense · Gripping A FALLON BOOK CLUB PICK "Pulse-pounding locked-room suspense." --Elle "Nightwatching is like nothing I've read before. I wolfed it down in two sittings; it's...
Our enemies will vanish : the Russian invasion and Ukraine's war of independence
Trofimov, Yaroslav
"Our Enemies Will Vanish achieves the highest level of war reporting: a tough, detailed account that nevertheless reads like a great novel. One is reminded of Michael Herr's Dispatches . . . Frankly, it's what we have all aspired to. I did not really understand Ukraine until I read...
Rethinking diabetes : what science reveals about diet, insulin, and successful treatments
Taubes, Gary
An eye-opening investigation into the history of diabetes research and treatment by the award-winning journalist and best-selling author of Why We Get Fat * "[Gary] Taubes's meticulous, science-based work makes him the Bryan Stevenson of nutrition, an early voice in the wilderness for...
The Secret History of Bigfoot : Field Notes on a North American Monster
O'connor, John
"A winning portrait of America at its weirdest." -- Publishers Weekly STARRED Review From the shrouded forests of the Pacific Northwest to off-the-wall cryptozoological conventions, one man searches high and low for the answer to the question: real or not, why do we want to believe? ...
Simply the Best
Phillips, Susan Elizabeth.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips returns with the next book in her Chicago Stars series where a successful sports agent and the sister of his biggest client engage in a take-no-prisoners battle of the sexes. Take one hard-driving sports agent...
The survivors of the Clotilda : the lost stories of the last captives of the American slave trade
Durkin, Hannah
Joining the ranks of Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and Zora Neale Hurston's rediscovered classic Barracoon, an immersive and revelatory history of the Clotilda, the last slave ship to land on US soil, told through the stories of its survivors--the last documented survivors...
The tainted cup : a novel
Bennett, Robert Jackson
A Holmes and Watson-style detective duo take the stage in this fantasy with a mystery twist, from the Edgar-winning, multiple Hugo-nominated Robert Jackson Bennett "Great fantasy detective stories are too rare, but Bennett--[a] rising star of fantasy--more than delivers."--Charlie...
Wandering stars
Orange, Tommy
A TIME MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK * The Pulitzer Prize-finalist and author of the breakout bestseller There There ("Pure soaring beauty."The New York Times Book Review) delivers a masterful follow-up to his already classic first novel. Extending his constellation of...
The Warm Hands of Ghosts
Arden, Katherine.
NATIONAL BESTSELLER * During the Great War, a combat nurse searches for her brother, believed dead in the trenches despite eerie signs that suggest otherwise, in this hauntingly beautiful historical novel with a speculative twist, from the author of The Bear and the Nightingale.

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