May Adult Hot Titles

By Amanda Holman | March 9 2018 | Adult

Happy May!

Books to look forward to this May include: a mesmerizing new literary work by Michael Ondaatje, bestselling author of The English Patient; the MM edition of Canto Bight that’s just in time for Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you); and a whole host of titles perfect for those summer beach days. Check out the rest below!

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978-0-525-43481-8
An extraordinary literary event: Arundhati Roy's first novel since her Booker Prize-winning debut, The God of Small Things.
$16.95 US
May 01, 2018
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
464 Pages
Vintage
US,OpnMkt(no EU/CAN)

Stories
978-1-101-97452-0
The dazzling new collection of short stories from the beloved, internationally acclaimed author of #1 NYT bestselling Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.
$16.00 US
May 01, 2018
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
240 Pages
Vintage
US, Opn Mkt (no CAN)

A Novel
978-0-525-53630-7
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERGOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER FOR MYSTERY/THRILLERAn addictive new novel of psychological suspense from the author of #1 New York Times bestseller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train. “Hawkins is at the forefront of a group of female authors—think Gillian Flynn and Megan Abbott—who have reinvigorated the literary suspense novel by tapping a rich vein of psychological menace and social unease… there’s a certain solace to a dark escape, in the promise of submerged truths coming to light.” —Vogue A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.   Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from—a place to which she vowed she'd never return.   With the same propulsive writing and acute understanding of human instincts that captivated millions of readers around the world in her explosive debut thriller, The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins delivers an urgent, twisting, deeply satisfying read that hinges on the deceptiveness of emotion and memory, as well as the devastating ways that the past can reach a long arm into the present.   Beware a calm surface—you never know what lies beneath.
$8.99 US
May 01, 2018
4-3/16 x 6-3/4
Mass Market Paperback
528 Pages
Riverhead Books
US,OpnMkt(no EU/CAN)
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A novel
978-1-5247-1139-9
NATIONAL BEST SELLERFrom the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of The English Patient: a mesmerizing new novel that tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by their unwitting involvement.In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself--shadowed and luminous at once--we read the story of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel. In 1945, just after World War II, they stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women joined by a shared history of unspecified service during the war, all of whom seem, in some way, determined now to protect, and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? And what does it mean when the siblings' mother returns after months of silence without their father, explaining nothing, excusing nothing? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all that he didn't know and understand in that time, and it is this journey--through facts, recollection, and imagination--that he narrates in this masterwork from one of the great writers of our time.
$17.00 US
May 08, 2018
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
304 Pages
Knopf
US, Opn Mkt (no CAN)
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978-1-5247-4334-5
With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town in this powerful new thriller.Suburban New Jersey Detective Napoleon “Nap” Dumas hasn't been the same since senior year of high school, when his twin brother Leo and Leo’s girlfriend Diana were found dead on the railroad tracks—and Maura, the girl Nap considered the love of his life, broke up with him and disappeared without explanation. For fifteen years, Nap has been searching, both for Maura and for the real reason behind his brother's death. And now, it looks as though he may finally find what he's been looking for.  When Maura's fingerprints turn up in the rental car of a suspected murderer, Nap embarks on a quest for answers that only leads to more questions—about the woman he loved, about the childhood friends he thought he knew, about the abandoned military base near where he grew up, and mostly about Leo and Diana—whose deaths are darker and far more sinister than Nap ever dared imagine.
$8.99 US
May 22, 2018
4-3/16 x 6-3/4
Mass Market Paperback
320 Pages
Dutton
US, Canada, Open Mkt
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978-0-525-56437-9
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER Lisbeth Salander is back with a vengeance. The series that began with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo continues as brilliant hacker Lisbeth Salander teams up with journalist Mikael Blomkvist to uncover the secrets of her childhood and to take revenge. Lisbeth Salander—obstinate outsider, volatile seeker of justice for herself and others—seizes on a chance to unearth her mysterious past once and for all. And she will let nothing stop her—not the Islamists she enrages by rescuing a young woman from their brutality; not the prison gang leader who passes a death sentence on her; not the deadly reach of her long-lost twin sister, Camilla; and not the people who will do anything to keep buried knowledge of a sinister pseudoscientific experiment known only as The Registry. Once again, Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are the fierce heart of a thrilling full-tilt novel that takes on some of the world's most insidious problems.
$8.99 US
May 01, 2018
4-3/16 x 6-7/8
Mass Market Paperback
464 Pages
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
978-1-59420-422-7
A brilliant and brave investigation by Michael Pollan, author of five New York Times best sellers, into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences
$28.00 US | $37.00 CAN
May 15, 2018
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
480 Pages
Penguin Press
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too)
978-1-5247-6242-1
In Gretchen Rubin's practical and authoritative examination, The Four Tendencies, the bestselling author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project identifies the four personality types that motivate everything we do.
$7.99 US
May 01, 2018
4-3/16 x 6-7/8
Mass Market Paperback
400 Pages
Harmony
US, Canada, Open Mkt
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978-1-63236-700-6
Continue your journey outside the walls with the manga that inspired the second half of season 1 of the hit anime Attack on Titan! Includes Vols. 5-8. Also includes two EXCLUSIVE sticker sets featuring your favorite characters!
$43.96 US | $47.96 CAN
Jun 13, 2018
5 x 7-1/2
Boxed Set
768 Pages
Kodansha Comics
World

978-0-525-43480-1
A powerful new statement about feminism today, from the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists.
$8.95 US
May 01, 2018
4-3/8 x 6-1/4
Paperback
80 Pages
Anchor
US, Opn Mkt (no CAN)

A Photographic History from Atari to Xbox
978-1-59327-743-7
Striking photos of 86 video game consoles and the hardware inside them, spanning more than 40 years of products. Eye candy for geeks, gamers, and hardware enthusiasts of all ages.
$24.95 US | $33.95 CAN
Nov 06, 2018
8 x 10
Hardcover
264 Pages
No Starch Press
World

978-1-9848-1700-6
Part of the "Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi" publishing program, this book brings to life the inhabitants and visitors of a mysterious casino city dubbed "a Star Wars Monte Carlo-type environment, a little James Bond-ish, a little To Catch a Thief" by The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson.
$7.99 US
May 29, 2018
4-3/16 x 6-7/8
Mass Market Paperback
400 Pages
Del Rey
World
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The Complete Guide to A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life
978-0-7352-2074-4
A fully illustrated guide to Deborah Harkness's #1 New York Times bestselling All Souls trilogy--"an irresistible . . . wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy" (People)
$40.00 US | $54.00 CAN
May 08, 2018
7-1/8 x 9-1/8
Hardcover
496 Pages
Viking
US, Canada, Open Mkt

A Novel of Suspense
978-0-525-61936-9
A gripping thriller about a mysterious man who may or may not have dementia--who may or may not have a long-lost daughter, and may or may not be a serial killer--from a master of twists and turns, in the tradition of Laura Lippman and Megan Abbott.
$17.00 US
May 15, 2018
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Paperback
368 Pages
Ballantine Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt
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A Novel
978-0-525-51170-0
In a beach town overrun with vacationers and newly colonized by socialites, one woman goes to extreme lengths when the life she loves is upended. The ultimate summer read, this multigenerational novel of money, class, and family is perfect for fans of Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's The Nest.
$18.00 US
May 22, 2018
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Paperback
416 Pages
Random House
World
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A Novel
978-1-5247-9882-6
The bestselling author of The Paris Wife returns to the subject of Ernest Hemingway in a novel about his passionate, stormy marriage to Martha Gellhorn--a fiercely independent, ambitious young woman who would become one of the greatest war correspondents of the twentieth century
$18.00 US
May 01, 2018
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Paperback
400 Pages
Ballantine Books
US, Opn Mkt (no CAN)
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How We Meet and Why It Matters
978-0-525-53737-3
"Hosts of all kinds, this is a must-read!" --Chris Anderson, owner and curator of TEDA bold new approach to how we gather that will transform the ways we spend our time together--at work, at home, in our communities, and beyond.In The Art of Gathering, Priya Parker argues that the gatherings in our lives are lackluster and unproductive--which they don't have to be. We rely too much on routine and the conventions of gatherings when we should focus on distinctiveness and the people involved. At a time when coming together is more important than ever, Parker sets forth a human-centered approach to gathering that will help everyone create meaningful, memorable experiences, large and small, for work and for play.Drawing on her expertise as a facilitator of high-powered gatherings around the world, Parker takes us inside events of all kinds to show what works, what doesn't, and why. She investigates a wide array of gatherings--conferences, meetings, a courtroom, a flash-mob party, an Arab-Israeli summer camp--and explains how simple, specific changes can invigorate any group experience.The result is a book that's both journey and guide, full of exciting ideas with real-world applications. The Art of Gathering will forever alter the way you look at your next meeting, industry conference, dinner party, and backyard barbecue--and how you host and attend them.
$18.00 US
May 15, 2018
6 x 9
Paperback
320 Pages
Riverhead Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt
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25 Bright Ideas for DIY Decor
978-1-68369-017-7
Say goodbye to dull décor and hello to color with 25 simple DIY projects with Rachel Mae Smith, the pink-haired proprietor of popular lifestyle blog The Crafted Life!
$22.99 US | $29.99 CAN
May 01, 2018
7-1/2 x 8-1/2
Hardcover
176 Pages
Quirk Books
World

American National Security in an Age of Lies
978-0-525-55858-3
A blistering critique of the forces threatening the American intelligence community, beginning with the President of the United States himself, in a time when that community's work has never been harder or more important
$28.00 US | $37.00 CAN
May 01, 2018
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
304 Pages
Penguin Press
World

978-1-57687-848-4
Paper Sweets: Punch out, Fold up and Yum!
$14.95 US | $14.95 CAN
May 01, 2018
9-1/5 x 12
Paperback
40 Pages
powerHouse Books
World

978-1-61695-900-5
The seventeenth book in Cara Black's New York Times bestselling Parisian detective series.
$15.95 US | $19.95 CAN
May 08, 2018
5 x 7-1/2
Paperback
368 Pages
Soho Crime
World