V.I.B. (very impressive book) Picks

 

Every now and then we encounter a new book that we’re so excited about we want to shout it from the rooftops, so we've created a special tag to distinguish it from the rest: Tattered Cover V.I.B. (very impressive book)! That means it’s a true stand-out in a season of many excellent and compelling new books. 

 

 

Our latest selection is:

Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

This is the book version of what I imagine the Jordan Peele-led Twilight Zone revival might be. Or what Black Mirror is. Or a funhouse refraction of our own world, IRL. These twelve powerfully satirical stories compel us to see our anger and violence at a distance, blown up on a big screen so we can’t look away. They tackle hard truths and invite us along on flights of fierce surreality. And ultimately, they kneel down to empathy. Everyone is in awe of Adjei-Brenyah. Join the club! Read this debut! —Lainie Formby, Adult Frontlist Buyer

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Friday Black Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328911247
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Published: Mariner Books - October 23rd, 2018

American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin (Penguin Poets) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143133186
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Published: Penguin Books - June 19th, 2018

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Vox Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780440000785
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Published: Berkley - August 21st, 2018

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Mad Boy Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781609454586
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Published: Europa Editions - June 12th, 2018

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There There: A novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525520375
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Published: Knopf - June 5th, 2018

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CIRCE (#1 New York Times bestseller) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316556347
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 10th, 2018

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The Gunners Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781619029897
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - March 20th, 2018

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Speak No Evil: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780061284922
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Published: Harper - March 6th, 2018

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How to Stop Time Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525522874
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Published: Viking - February 6th, 2018

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The Dry: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250105622
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 2nd, 2018

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The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501159091
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Published: Scribner - November 14th, 2017

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American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101902783
Availability: Warehouse Out of Stock - Available to Backorder
Published: Crown - October 17th, 2017

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Reputations Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735216860
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 19th, 2017

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My Absolute Darling: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735211179
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 29th, 2017

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Cold Mountain Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802126757
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Published: Grove Press - June 13th, 2017

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Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501116841
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Published: Scribner - June 13th, 2017

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Touch Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735212121
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 30th, 2017

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American War: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780451493583
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Published: Knopf - April 4th, 2017

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Exit West: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735212176
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 7th, 2017

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Rabbit Cake Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781941040560
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Published: Tin House Books - March 7th, 2017

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The Impossible Fortress Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781501144417
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 7th, 2017

The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today's America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594631580
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 10th, 2017

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780761169086
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 20th, 2016

News of the World: A Novel Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780062409201
Availability: Warehouse Out of Stock - Available to Backorder
Published: William Morrow - October 4th, 2016

A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780670026197
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Published: Viking - September 6th, 2016

You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine: A Novel Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062388674
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Published: Harper - August 25th, 2015

The Light of Paris Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399158919
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - July 12th, 2016

Homegoing: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781101947135
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Published: Knopf - June 7th, 2016

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Redemption Road: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780312380366
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - May 3rd, 2016

The Nest Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062414212
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Published: Ecco - March 22nd, 2016

13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl: Fiction Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143128489
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Published: Penguin Books - February 23rd, 2016

A Little Life Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780804172707
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Published: Anchor - January 26th, 2016

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The Past Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062270412
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Published: Harper - January 5th, 2016

Bestselling British writer Tessa Hadley's The Past brings four middle-aged siblings and their families together for what might be their last summer holiday in the family's country home. Old family dynamics and surprising new twists make for a delightful, entertaining and thought-provoking novel. Hadley's storytelling deftly weaves the family's past, with all its ghosts and memories, jealousies and nearly unconditional love in with its present reality of squabbling and deep affection. Each player in The Past is uniquely engaging: from fading beauty Alice with her ex-boyfriend's 20 year old son Kasim, in tow, sister Frans's odd and captivating young children Ivy and Arthur, Harriet, lonely and harboring a dark and secret longing, and all the others, each with an agenda, all under one roof. The perfect storm for an utterly wonderful, brilliantly crafted novel. The Telegraph calls The Past keenly intelligent, and I certainly agree. A wonderful way to begin your reading year. -- Cathy Langer, Tattered Cover Lead Buyer


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City on Fire Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385353779
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 13th, 2015

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Undermajordomo Minor: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062281203
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Published: Ecco - September 15th, 2015

Did You Ever Have a Family Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476798172
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Gallery/Scout Press - September 1st, 2015

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Speak: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062391193
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Published: Ecco - July 7th, 2015

The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451659160
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Simon & Schuster - June 30th, 2015

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The Rocks Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594633317
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 26th, 2015

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Everything I Never Told You: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781594205712
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Published: Penguin Press - June 26th, 2014

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Everything I Never Told You: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143127550
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Published: Penguin Books - May 12th, 2015

The World Before Us Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553418521
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Published: Hogarth - March 31st, 2015

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The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250061874
Availability: Out of Print
Published: St. Martin's Press - February 14th, 2015

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Etta and Otto and Russell and James Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476755670
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Simon & Schuster - January 20th, 2015

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Descent: A Novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781616203047
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Published: Algonquin Books - January 6th, 2015

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The Book of Strange New Things Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553418842
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Published: Hogarth - October 28th, 2014

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Neverhome: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316370134
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 9th, 2014

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Last Night at the Blue Angel: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062315281
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Published: William Morrow - July 1st, 2014

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Euphoria Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780802122551
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - June 3rd, 2014

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The Painter Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385352093
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - May 6th, 2014

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Shotgun Lovesongs: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250039811
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Thomas Dunne Books - March 11th, 2014

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The Swan Gondola Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594486098
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 6th, 2014

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The Kept: A Novel Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062236739
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Published: Harper - January 7th, 2014

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At Night We Walk in Circles Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594631719
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 31st, 2013

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The Night Guest: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780865477735
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 1st, 2013

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The Bone Season: A Novel Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781620401392
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Bloomsbury USA - August 20th, 2013