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
978-0-525-50511-2
Look out for Shari Lapena’s new thriller, AN UNWANTED GUEST, available soon.“Smart and suspenseful. . . you'll never see the ending coming.” --PureWowIn this neighborhood, danger lies close to home. A domestic thriller packed full of secrets, and a twisty story that never stops—from the bestselling author of The Couple Next DoorHe looks at her, concerned. “How do you feel?” She wants to say, Terrified. Instead, she says, with a faint smile, “Glad to be home.”Karen and Tom Krupp are happy—they’ve got a lovely home in upstate New York, they’re practically newlyweds, and they have no kids to interrupt their comfortable life together. But one day, Tom returns home to find Karen has vanished—her car’s gone and it seems she left in a rush. She even left her purse—complete with phone and ID—behind.There's a knock on the door—the police are there to take Tom to the hospital where his wife has been admitted. She had a car accident, and lost control as she sped through the worst part of town.The accident has left Karen with a concussion and a few scrapes.  Still, she’s mostly okay—except that she can’t remember what she was doing or where she was when she crashed. The cops think her memory loss is highly convenient, and they suspect she was up to no good. Karen returns home with Tom, determined to heal and move on with her life. Then she realizes something’s been moved. Something’s not quite right. Someone’s been in her house. And the police won't stop asking questions.Because in this house, everyone’s a stranger. Everyone has something they’d rather keep hidden. Something they might even kill to keep quiet.
$8.99 US
May 01, 2018
4-3/16 x 6-3/4
Mass Market Paperback
352 Pages
Penguin Books
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Age 16 and up
Grade 11 & Up
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
978-0-525-53507-2
"Pitch-perfect." —People"You won’t be able to quit these characters." —goopThe addictive novel about four young friends navigating the cutthroat world of classical music and their complex relationships with each other, as ambition, passion, and love intertwine over the course of their lives.Jana. Brit. Daniel. Henry. They would never have been friends if they hadn't needed each other. They would never have found each other except for the art which drew them together. They would never have become family without their love for the music, for each other.Brit is the second violinist, a beautiful and quiet orphan; on the viola is Henry, a prodigy who's always had it easy; the cellist is Daniel, the oldest and an angry skeptic who sleeps around; and on first violin is Jana, their flinty, resilient leader. Together, they are the Van Ness Quartet. After the group's youthful, rocky start, they experience devastating failure and wild success, heartbreak and marriage, triumph and loss, betrayal and enduring loyalty. They are always tied to each other - by career, by the intensity of their art, by the secrets they carry, by choosing each other over and over again.Following these four unforgettable characters, Aja Gabel's debut novel gives a riveting look into the high-stakes, cutthroat world of musicians, and of lives made in concert. The story of Brit and Henry and Daniel and Jana, The Ensemble is a heart-skipping portrait of ambition, friendship, and the tenderness of youth.
$16.00 US
May 15, 2018
6 x 9
Paperback
352 Pages
Riverhead Books
World
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A Novel
978-0-525-57438-5
An original, imaginative, and hilarious debut novel about love, anxiety, and sea creatures, from the author of So Sad Today, now available as an international edition.
$17.00 US
May 01, 2018
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
288 Pages
Hogarth
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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
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A Novel
978-0-525-57581-8
Now in paperback, a propulsive and ambitious thriller about a woman trying to rescue her twin sister from captivity in North Korea, and the North Korean citizens with whom she forms an unlikely alliance
$17.00 US
May 22, 2018
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Paperback
416 Pages
Crown
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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
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A Novel
978-0-525-50556-3
“The most must-read of all must-reads.” —Marie Claire“A kickass debut from start to finish.” —Colson Whitehead, author of The Underground RailroadLee Cuddy is seventeen years old and on the run.   Betrayed by her family after taking the fall for a friend, Lee finds refuge in a cooperative of runaways holed up in an abandoned building they call the Crystal Castle. But the façade of the Castle conceals a far more sinister agenda, one hatched by a society of fanatical men set on decoding a series of powerful secrets hidden in plain sight. And they believe Lee holds the key to it all.   Aided by Tomi, a young hacker and artist with whom she has struck a wary alliance, Lee escapes into the unmapped corners of the city—empty aquariums, deserted motels, patrolled museums, and even the homes of vacationing families. But the deeper she goes underground, the more tightly she finds herself bound in the strange web she’s trying to elude. Desperate and out of options, Lee steps from the shadows to face who is after her—and why.   A novel of puzzles, conspiracies, secret societies, urban exploration, art history, and a singular, indomitable heroine, The Readymade Thief heralds the arrival of a spellbinding and original new talent in fiction.
$12.00 US
May 01, 2018
5-1/16 x 7-3/4
Paperback
384 Pages
Penguin Books
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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
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Are You a Manager or a Movement Starter?
978-0-525-53644-4
Wall Street Journal BestsellerManagers accept the world as it is; movement starters push the boundaries to make it more just, compassionate, and even joyful. We all need to decide: Are we managers or movement starters?Jennifer Dulski, the head of Groups at Facebook, and former president of Change.org, explains how you can turn your mission into a movement that creates change--whether you're at a startup or a political campaign, at a Fortune 500 company or a local community group, or an intern or a CEO. Anyone can spark change if they believe in the power of taking action, no matter where, or how small, they start.Dulski explains how to create a clear vision, inspire supporters, persuade decision makers, navigate criticism, and more. She pairs her own experience as a startup founder, tech executive, and social change leader with powerful stories of movement leaders from both business and activism.Our world needs movement starters more than ever. Packed with practical advice and the inspiring true stories of movement starters from all walks of life, Purposeful will empower you to start your own movement and make your mark on the world.
$18.00 US
May 22, 2018
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
272 Pages
Portfolio
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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

How the World's Best Play the Twenty-First-Century Game
978-0-525-57496-5
In Masters of Modern Soccer, Sports Illustrated writer Grant Wahl asks: How do some of the game's smartest figures master the craft of soccer? By profiling players in every key position (American phenomenon Christian Pulisic, Mexican superstar Javier "Chicharito" Hernández, Belgium's Vincent Kompany, Spain's Xabi Alonso, Germany's Manuel Neuer) and management (Belgium coach Roberto Martínez and Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc), Wahl reveals how elite players and coaches strategize on and off the field and execute in high pressure game situations.
$16.50 US
May 01, 2018
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Paperback
272 Pages
Crown Archetype
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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