Shark Heart: A Love Story - Emily Habek (Marysue Rucci Books)

This debut novel about a woman and her husband who is diagnosed with a rare condition that will transform him into a great white shark has been described as “a bit Shakespeare, a bit Kafka, and a bit Disney”.

How to Age Disgracefully - Clare Pooley (Pamela Dorman Books)

An eclectic Senior Citizens’ Social Club gets caught up in a fight to save the local community center in this cozy mystery from New York Times bestselling author Clare Pooley.

The Dress Diary: Secrets From a Victorian Woman's Wardrobe - Kate Strasdin (Pegasus Books)

Fashion historian and museum curator, Kate Strasdin, reveals the intricate life of Anne Sykes, a Victorian woman, who kept a scrapbook of fabric documenting her life.

The Final Act of Juliette Willoughby - Ellery Lloyd (Harper)

An art historian becomes obsessed with unraveling the tragic mystery behind a long dead surrealist painter and her supposedly lost painting.

*starred Kirkus review

Dreadful - Caitlin Rozakis (Titan Books)

Don’t let the title fool you, this is anything but dreadful! Have you ever wondered what would happen if you took a dark wizard and gave him amnesia?  Hilarious and heartwarming, this story answers the universal question: what do you do if you are supposed to be evil but actually want to be good?



I Cheerfully Refuse - Leif Enger (Grove Press)

In a very near-future Earth where the effects of global warming and the pandemic have taken their toll, a man lives happily with his bookseller wife in their small town near Lake Superior.  A surprise visitor unknowingly triggers an unlikely odyssey across the lake on a small sailboat.  Come for the cozy vibes and interesting cast of characters, stay to find out how the odyssey ends.


The Britannias: An Archipelago's Tale - Alice Albina (Norton)

This autobiography, travelogue, history, geography, and feminist fantasy explores the storied British islands from Orkney (3000 BC) to the Channel Islands (20th century). Do the island's memories, mythologies, rituals, and artifacts indicate a female authority?

The Wounded World: W. E. B. DuBoise and the First World War - Chad Williams (Picador)

The dramatic, well-researched account of DuBois's failed efforts to write the definitive history of Black participation in World War I.

House of Lillies: The House That Made Medieval France - Justine Firnhaber-Baker (Basic Books)

Recently published and already praised as "one of the most entertaining popular history books published in recent years," this articulate, well-researched story sets the exploits of the Capetian kings against the "fascinating, clever, and often destructive queens and consorts." Forget Game of Thrones.

A Gentleman from Japan: The Untold Story of an Incredible Journey from Asia to Queen Elizabeth's Court - Thomas Lockley (Hanover Square Press)

An enslaved, 15th-century Japanese man is trafficked to several countries and continents one of the many, forgotten stories on the margins of history.