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New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
April 18, 2021

The hill we climb : an inaugural poem for the country / Amanda Gorman ; foreword by Oprah Winfrey.
The four winds / Kristin Hannah.
The red book / James Patterson and David Ellis.
The midnight library / Matt Haig.
Klara and the sun / Kazuo Ishiguro.
The invisible life of Addie LaRue / V.E. Schwab.
Win / Harlan Coben.
Life after death : a novel / Sister Souljah.
The lost apothecary / Sarah Penner.
Sunflower sisters : a novel / Martha Hall Kelly.
Eternal / Lisa Scottoline.
The vanishing half: a novel / Brit Bennett.
Of women and salt / Gabriela Garcia.
We begin at the end / Chris Whitaker.
A court of silver flames / Sarah J. Maas.

Latest Fiction

A history of what comes next / Sylvain Neuvel.
A lie someone told you about yourself / Peter Ho Davies.
The night of the fire : a mystery / Kjell Eriksson ; translated from the Swedish by Paul Norlen.
A rustle of silk / Alys Clare.
The dating plan / Sara Desai.
Off the wild coast of Brittany / Juliet Blackwell.
How to order the universe : a novel / María José Ferrada ; translated by Elizabeth Bryer.
Hummingbird salamander / Jeff VanderMeer.
A stranger at the door / Jason Pinter.
Hide away / Jason Pinter.
Picnic in the ruins : a novel / Todd Robert Petersen.
Peaces / Helen Oyeyemi.
Caul baby : a novel / Morgan Jerkins.
Meet me in paradise / Libby Hubscher.
Twice shy sarah hogle
Animal instinct / David Rosenfelt.
Northern spy / Flynn Berry.
You love me / Caroline Kepnes.
Miss Julia happily ever after / Ann B. Ross.
Good company : a novel / Cynthia D
First person singular : stories / Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel.

Latest Nonfiction

Remember : the science of memory and the art of forgetting / Lisa Genova.
This is the voice / John Colapinto.
Anti racist ally : an introduction to action & activism / Sophie Williams.
Prisoners of geography : ten maps that explain everything about the world / Tim Marshall.
A beginner
Work won
War : how conflict shaped us / Margaret MacMillan.
As long as we both shall eat : a history of wedding food and feasts / Claire Stewart.
Ageless : the new science of getting older without getting old / Andrew Steele.
Hooked : food, free will, and how the food giants exploit our addictions / Michael Moss.
ADHD 2.0 : new science and essential strategies for thriving with distraction--from childhood through adulthood / Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., and John J. Ratey, M.D.
The beginner
The modern homestead garden : growing self-sufficiency in any size backyard / Gary Pilarchik.
The first-time gardener : growing vegetables : all the know-how and encouragement you need to grow and fall in love with! your brand-new food garden / Jessica Sowards of Roots and Refuge Farm.
Complete container herb gardening : design and grow beautiful, bountiful herb-filled pots / Sue Goetz.
Floret Farm
The New York Times Cooking no-recipe recipes / Sam Sifton ; photographs by David Malosh and food styling by Simon Andrews.
Easy knits for beautiful yarns : 21 shawls, hats, sweaters & more designed to showcase special yarns / Toby Roxane Barna.
A little devil in America : notes in praise of Black performance / Hanif Abdurraqib.
Craft in the real world : rethinking fiction writing and workshopping / Matthew Salesses.
Dawnland voices : an anthology of indigenous writing from New England / edited by Siobhan Senier ; Jaime Battiste ; Lisa Brooks ; Stephanie M. Fielding ; Juana Perley ; Cheryl Stedtler ; Trudie Lamb Richmond ; Donald Soctomah ; Joan Tavares Avant ; Ruth Garby Torres ; Carol Dana ; Dawn Dove.
American melancholy : poems / Joyce Carol Oates.
The wild fox of Yemen : poems / Threa Almontaser.
When my brother was an Aztec / Natalie Diaz.
Four lost cities : a secret history of the urban age / Annalee Newitz.
The light of days : the untold story of women resistance fighters in Hitler
Maine at 200 : an anecdotal history celebrating two centuries of statehood / Tom Huntington.
This day in Maine / by Joseph Owen.
The last queen : Elizabeth II
Blow your house down : a story of family, feminism, and treason / Gina Frangello.
Finding Freedom : a cook
Broken (in the best possible way) / Jenny Lawson, full-grown mammal.
The search for John Lennon : the life, loves, and death of a rock star / Lesley-Ann Jones.
Fish out of water : a search for the meaning of life : a memoir / Eric Metaxas.

Latest DVDs

Let him go /|cwritten for the screen and directed by Thomas Bezucha ; produced by Paula Mazur, Mitchell Kaplan, Thomas Bezucha ; a Focus Features presentation ; a Mazur Kaplan production.
The apostle / October Films presents a Butcher
Crocodile Dundee / Rimfire Films Ltd. ; Paramount Pictures ; produced by John Cornell ; directed by Peter Faiman ; screenplay by Paul Hogan, Ken Shadie & John Cornell.
The future of food / produced by Deborah Koons Garcia, Catherine Lynn Butler ; written and directed by Deborah Koons Garcia.
Greenland / STXfilms and Anton present ; a Thunder Road Films, Anton, G-Base production ; in association with Riverstone Pictures ; directed by Ric Roman Waugh ; written by Chris Sparling ; produced by Basil Iwanyk, Sebastien Raybaud, Gerard Butler, Alan Siegel.
Higher ground / Sony Pictures Classics ; Strategic Motion Ventures presents a BCDF Pictures production ; directed by Vera Farmiga ; screenplay by Carolyn S. Briggs and Tim Metcalfe ; produced by Claude Dal Farra ... [et al.].
Immortals / Relativity Media presents ; in association with Virgin Produced ; written by Charles Parlapanides and Vlas Parlapanides ; produced by Gianni Nunnari, Mark Canton, Ryan Kavanaugh ; directed by Tarsem Singh Dhandwar.
The ladykillers / Touchstone Pictures ; produced by Ethan Coen & Joel Coen, Tom Jacobson, Barry Sonnenfeld, Barry Josephson ; written for the screen and directed by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen.
Naked city. Season one.
Naked city. Season two.
Naked city. Season three.
Naked city. Season four.
Win win / Fox Searchlight Pictures presents in association with Everest Entertainment ; produced by Mary Jane Skalski, Michael London, Lisa Maria Falcone, Tom McCarthy ; screenplay by Tom McCarthy ; directed by Tom McCarthy.
Witness / Paramount Pictures presents an Edward S. Feldman production ; produced by Edward S. Feldman ; screenplay by Earl W. Wallace & William Kelley ; directed by Peter Weir.

Latest Audiobooks

Win / Harlan Coben.
Sunflower sisters : a novel / Martha Hall Kelly.
Eternal / Lisa Scottoline.
Little disasters : a novel / Sarah Vaughan.
The survivors / Jane Harper.
The wife upstairs / Rachel Hawkins.
Later / Stephen King.
How beautiful we were / Imbolo Mbue.
Migrations / Charlotte McConaghy.
The code breaker : Jennifer Doudna, gene editing, and the future of the human race / Walter Isaacson.
Beyond order : 12 more rules for life / Jordan B. Peterson.
The rose code / Kate Quinn.
The Paris library : a novel / Janet Skeslien Charles.
The consequences of fear / Jacqueline Winspear.
Double jeopardy / Stuart Woods.

Latest Graphic Novels

Ascender. Volume three, The digital mage / Jeff Lemire, Dustin Nguyen, storytellers ; Steve Wands, lettering & design.
Batgirl. Vol. 8, The Joker war / writer, Cecil Castellucci ; artist, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Robbi Rodriguez, Emanuela Lupacchino, Marguerite Sauvage, Aneke, Wade Von Grawbadger, Mick Gray, Scott Hanna ; colorists, Jordie Bellaire, Marguerite Sauvage, Trish Mulvihill ; letterers, AndWorld Design, Becca Carey.
The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse / Charlie Mackesy.
Captain America. Vol. 4, All die young / Ta-Nehisi Coates, writer ; Bob Quinn (#20-23), Daniel Acuña (#24), Leonard Kirk (#25), artists ; Matt Milla (#20-23 #25), color artist ; VC
The grande odalisque / Vivès/Ruppert + Mulot ; color by Isabelle Merlet ; translation: Montana Kane.
Lady Mechanika. Volume 1, The mystery of the mechanical corpse / created, written & drawn by Joe Benitez ; colors by Peter Steigerwald ; letters by Josh Reed.
Let
Maids / Katie Skelly.
My hero academia. 27, One
One piece. Vol. 96, I am Oden, and I was born to boil / story and art by Eiichiro Oda ; translation, Stephen Paul ; touch-up art & lettering, Vanessa Satone.
Sapiens : a graphic history. The birth of humankind. Volume one / Yuval Noah Harari, David Vandermeulen, Daniel Casanave ; [colors Claire Champion].
Shadow life / Hiromi Goto & Ann Xu.
Whisper me a love song. 1 / Eku Takeshima ; translation, Kevin Steinbach ; lettering, Jennifer Skarupa.
Whisper me a love song. 2 / Eku Takeshima ; translation, Kevin Steinbach ; lettering, Jennifer Skarupa.

Warm Up with New Romances

Breakfast in bed / Rochelle Alers.
Someone to romance / Mary Balogh.
How to catch a sinful marquess / Amy Rose Bennett.
Any rogue will do / Bethany Bennett.
Lady Maggie
The truth about dukes / Grace Burrowes.
All Scot and bothered / Kerrigan Byrne.
Ten things I hate about the Duke / Loretta Chase.
How to catch a queen / Alyssa Cole.
Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery / Jenny Colgan.
Tall, duke, and dangerous / Megan Frampton.
A duke to die for / Amelia Grey.
The book charmer / Karen Hawkins.
Beauty tempts the beast / Lorraine Heath.
My last duchess / Eloisa James.
The widow
Who wants to marry a Duke / Sabrina Jeffries.
The duke effect / Sophie Jordan.
Lessons in French / Laura Kinsale.
Once dishonored / Mary Jo Putney.
The secret life of Miss Anna Marsh / Ella Quinn
Seduction on a snowy night / Madeline Hunter, Sabrina Jeffries, Mary Jo Putney.
A highlander in a pickup / Laura Trentham.
A highlander is coming to town / Laura Trentham.
A Highlander walks into a bar / Laura Trentham.
Scandalous secrets / Synithia Williams.
The last Christmas cowboy / Maisey Yates.

Latest Paperback Cozies, Mysteries, & Suspense

The broken girls / Simone St. James.
The shotgun wedding / William W. Johnstone and J. A. Johnstone.
News of the world / Paulette Jiles.
To fetch a felon / Jennifer Hawkins.
There
The plot is murder / V.M. Burns.

A Variety of Movies

Panic in the Streets
Hot Coffee
Hollywoodland
Helvetica
Hamlet
Ghost World
Gray
Patience
Insomnia
National Lampoon
I Have Found It
I Am Legend
Roger & Me
In the Shadow of the Stars
Strangers on a Train
Star Trek

Lighten Up Your Life: Comic Novels

Man at the helm: a novel / Nina Stibbe
Very good, Jeeves / by P.G. Wodehouse
Dear Committee Members / Julie Schumacher
The sellout / Paul Beatty
Cold Comfort Farm / Stella Gibbons; with an introduction by Lynne Truss
The last taxi driver / Lee Durkee
Shakespeare for squirrels / Christopher Moore
Made for love: a novel / Alissa Nutting
My sister, the serial killer: a novel / Oyinkan Braithwaite
Less: a novel / Andrew Sean Greer
Confessions of a shopaholic / Sophie Kinsella
Wake up, sir! : a novel / Jonathan Ames
Lucky Jim: a novel / by Kingsley Amis
Jitterbug perfume / Tom Robbins
Crazy rich Asians / Kevin Kwan
Olivia Joules and the overactive imagination / Helen Fielding
Heartburn / Nora Ephron
The hitchhiker

Whole Life Novels

Hannah Coulter: a novel / Wendell Berry
Little big man: a novel / by Thomas Berger
The stone diaries / Carol Shields; introduction by Penelope Lively
Any human heart: a novel / by William Boyd
The book of Ebenezer le Page / G.B. Edwards; introduction by John Fowles
True history of the Kelly gang / Peter Carey
American duchess: a novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt / Karen Harper
Abundance: a novel of Marie Antoinette / Sena Jeter Naslund
The world according to Garp: a novel / by John Irving
Life after life: a novel / Kate Atkinson
Middlesex / Jeffrey Eugenides
Moon tiger / by Penelope Lively
The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao / Junot Díaz
The remains of the day / Kazuo Ishiguro
Old filth / Jane Gardam

Poetry: New and Recommended

Homie : poems / Danez Smith
A sand book / Ariana Reines
Love poems : (for people with children) / John Kenney
Deaf republic: poems / Ilya Kaminsky
Build yourself a boat / Camonghne Felix
Like falling through a cloud: a lyrical memoir of coping with forgetfulness, confusion, and a dreaded diagnosis / Eugenia Zukerman
Dunce / Mary Ruefle
An American sunrise: poems / Joy Harjo
Balancing act 2: an anthology of poems by fifty Maine women / introduction by Kate Kennedy; art works by Celeste Roberge and Joy Drury Cox
Delights & shadows: poems / by Ted Kooser
Gabriel: a poem / Edward Hirsch
If they come for us: poems / Fatimah Asghar
Citizen : an American lyric / Claudia Rankine
Come closer and listen: new poems / Charles Simic
Sight lines / Arthur Sze
Looking for the Gulf Motel / Richard Blanco
Wade in the water: poems / Tracy K. Smith
Traveling light: poems / Linda Pastan
The lost child: Ozark poems / Wesley McNair
Night sky with exit wounds / Ocean Vuong
Break the glass / Jean Valentine
Native guard / Natasha Trethewey
Dog songs: thirty-five dog songs and one essay / Mary Oliver

SPPL Author Talk Guests – Fiction

A sharp bend in the road : seventeen intriguing stories / Gerard Bianco.
Trespasser / Paul Doiron.
Soon the light will be perfect / Dave Patterson.
The one-in-a-million boy / Monica Wood.
Victoria Falls : a novel / James Hornor.
Within plain sight / Bruce Robert Coffin.
Playing god / Kate Flora.
A fatal obsession / James Hayman.
Death at St. Vedast / Mary Lawrence.

SPPL Author Talk Guests – Nonficiton

The life in your garden : gardening for biodiversity / Reeser Manley and Marjorie Peronto.
Forever becoming : the ever deepening realization of Presence in my life / Vivian Franck.
Shots fired : the misunderstandings, misconceptions, and myths about police shootings / Joseph K. Loughlin and Kate Clark Flora.
Well read, well fed : a year of great reads and simple dishes for book clubs / Marcia F. Brown.
The red ribbon : a memoir of lightning and rebuilding after loss / by Nancy Freund Bills.
Call me American : a memoir / Abdi Nor Iftin with Max Alexander.
Maine
Baseball
Birth, death, and a tractor : connecting an old farm to a new family / Kelly Payson-Roopchand.
Transforming memories : sharing spontaneous writing using loaded words / Liz Crocker with Polly Bennell & Holly Book.
Finding your inner moose : Ida LeClair
The great Mars Hill bank robbery / Ronald Chase.
Maine nursing : interviews and history on caring and competence / Valerie Hart, Susan Henderson, Juliana L
Maine

Re-Imagine Your World: Alternative History Novels

The man in the high castle / Philip K. Dick.
Machines like me : and people like you / Ian McEwan.
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell / Susanna Clarke ; illustrations by Portia Rosenberg.
The Eyre affair : a novel / Jasper Fforde.
The mirage / Matt Ruff.
The infinities / John Banville.
Not on fire, but burning : a novel / Greg Hrbek.
The years of rice and salt / Kim Stanley Robinson.
The underground railroad : a novel / Colson Whitehead.
Rodham : a novel / Curtis Sittenfeld.
The plot against America / Philip Roth.
Underground airlines / Ben H. Winters.
Untold story : a novel / Monica Ali.
11/22/63 : a novel / Stephen King.
The Yiddish policemen
The philosopher

Thrills, Action, and Adventure!

To wake the giant : a novel of Pearl Harbor / Jeff Shaara.
Wrath of Poseidon / Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell.
Broken : six short novels / Don Winslow.
Burn-in : a novel of the real robotic revolution / P.W. Singer and August Cole.
Final judgment / Marcia Clark.
Have you seen me? / Kate White.
Journey of the Pharaohs / Clive Cussler and Graham Brown.
Seeing darkness / Heather Graham.
The paladin : a spy novel / David Ignatius.
The Southern book club
Things you would know if you grew up around here / Nancy Wayson Dinan.
This is how I lied / Heather Gudenkauf.

Black Lives Matter

Your house will pay / Steph Cha.
A lesson before dying / Ernest J. Gaines.
An American marriage / by Tayari Jones.
Between the world and me / Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Big Black : Stand at Attica / written by Frank "Big Black" Smith, Jared Reinmuth ; illustrated by Améziane ; lettered by AndWorld Design.
Citizen : an American lyric / Claudia Rankine.
How to be an antiracist / Ibram X. Kendi.
I am Alfonso Jones / written by Tony Medina ; illustrated by Stacey Robinson and John Jennings ; foreword by Bryan Stevenson.
If Beale Street could talk / James Baldwin.
Invisible man / Ralph Ellison.
I
Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption / Bryan Stevenson.
Kindred / Octavia E. Butler.
March. Book one / [written by] John Lewis, Andrew Aydin ; [illustrated by] Nate Powell.
Men we reaped : a memoir / Jesmyn Ward.
Native son / Richard Wright ; with an introduction by Arnold Rampersad.
So you want to talk about race / Ijeoma Oluo.
Stamped : racism, antiracism, and you / written by Jason Reynolds ; adapted from Stamped from the beginning by and with an introduction from Ibram X. Kendi Ibram X. Kendi.
They can
The city we became / N.K. Jemisin.
The fire this time : a new generation speaks about race / edited by Jesmyn Ward.
The hate u give / Angie Thomas.
The Nickel boys / Colson Whitehead.
The other Wes Moore : one name, two fates / Wes Moore ; [afterword by Tavis Smiley].
The Turner house / Angela Flournoy.
This book is anti-racist / by Tiffany Jewell ; illustrated by Aurélia Durand.
We cast a shadow : a novel / Maurice Carlos Ruffin.
When they call you a terrorist : a Black Lives Matter memoir / Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele ; [with a foreword by Angela Davis].
White fragility : why it

Bingeworthy Reads

The magicians : a novel / Lev Grossman.
Me before you / Jojo Moyes.
My brilliant friend / Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein.
Outlander / Diana Gabaldon.
The quiet game / Greg Iles.
Still life / Louise Penny.
The sweetness at the bottom of the pie / Alan Bradley.
Tales of the city / Armistead Maupin.
The walking dead. Vol. 1, Days gone bye / Robert Kirkman, creator, writer, letterer ; Tony Moore, penciler, inker, gray tones ; Cliff Rathburn, additional gray tones.
The white queen / Philippa Gregory.
Annihilation / Jeff VanderMeer.
The cold dish / Craig Johnson.
Fall of giants / Ken Follett.
The fifth season / N. K. Jemisin.
The Forsyte saga / by John Galsworthy ; with a pref. by Ada Galsworthy
A game of thrones / George R. R. Martin.
Gilead / Marilynne Robinson.
The golden compass / by Philip Pullman ; [appendix illustrations by Ian Beck].
The last kingdom : a novel / Bernard Cornwell.
Leviathan wakes / James S.A. Corey.

Short on time? Try one of these short novels!

Chemistry: a novel / Weike Wang.
So lucky / Nicola Griffith.
The story of a shipwrecked sailor : who drifted on a life raft for ten days without food or water, was proclaimed a national hero, kissed by beauty queens, made rich through publicity, and then spurned by the government and forgotten for all time / Gabriel Gárcia Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Randolph Hogan
Convenience store woman / Sayaka Murata ; translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori.
The uncommon reader / Alan Bennett.
Breakfast at Tiffany
Train dreams / Denis Johnson.
The prime of Miss Jean Brodie / Muriel Spark.
Dept. of speculation / Jenny Offill.
Things fall apart / Chinua Achebe.
The sense of an ending / Julian Barnes.
Amsterdam / Ian McEwan
The outsiders / S.E. Hinton.
Every heart a doorway / Seanan McGuire.
The house on Mango Street / Sandra Cisneros.
Fox 8 : a story / George Saunders ; illustrations by Chelsea Cardinal.
Lanny : a novel / Max Porter.
And every morning the way home gets longer and longer : a novella / Fredrik Backman ; translated by Alice Menzies.
Interventions : a novella & three stories / by Richard Russo ; [artwork by Kate Russo].
The last days of new Paris : a novella / China Miéville.