Most Anticipated Books of 2023

Here's a sampling of what we're looking forward to reading this year!

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Maame: A Novel By Jessica George Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250282521
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 31st, 2023

"An utterly charming and deeply moving portrait of the joys––and the guilt––of trying to find your own way in life." ––Celeste Ng, #1 New York Times bestselling author


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Hungry Ghosts: A Novel By Kevin Jared Hosein Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063213388
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Published: Ecco - February 7th, 2023

“This is a deeply impressive book, and I think an important one. Its intensity, its narrative attack, the fascinations of its era and setting, make it impossible to tear the attention away. Energy and inventiveness distinguish every page.” — Hilary Mantel


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Victory City: A Novel By Salman Rushdie Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593243398
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Published: Random House - February 7th, 2023

The epic tale of a woman who breathes a fantastical empire into existence, only to be consumed by it over the centuries—from the transcendent imagination of Booker Prize–winning, internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie


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In Every Life By Marla Frazee, Marla Frazee (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Marla Frazee, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781665912488
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Published: Beach Lane Books - February 7th, 2023

A simple and profound meditation on the many wonders of life from two-time Caldecott Honor recipient Marla Frazee.

In every life, there is love and loss, hope and joy, wonder and mystery. With glowing art and spare, powerful text, Caldecott Honor–winning creator Marla Frazee celebrates the moments, feelings, and experiences, both big and small, that make up a life.


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The Darkness Manifesto: On Light Pollution, Night Ecology, and the Ancient Rhythms that Sustain Life By Johan Eklöf, Elizabeth DeNoma (Translated by) Cover Image
By Johan Eklöf, Elizabeth DeNoma (Translated by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781668000892
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Published: Scribner - February 14th, 2023

In the bestselling tradition of Why We Sleep and The Sixth Extinction, an urgent and insightful look at the hidden impact of light pollution, and a passionate appeal to cherish natural darkness for the sake of the environment, our own wellbeing, and all life on earth.

How much light is too much light?


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Scorched Grace: A Sister Holiday Mystery By Margot Douaihy Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781638930242
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Published: Gillian Flynn Books - February 21st, 2023

Sister Holiday, a chain-smoking, heavily tattooed, queer nun, puts her amateur sleuthing skills to the test in this "unique and confident" debut crime novel (Gillian Flynn).

When Saint Sebastian's School becomes the target of a shocking arson spree, the Sisters of the Sublime Blood and their surrounding New Orleans community are thrust into chaos.


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Witch King By Martha Wells Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250826794
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Published: Tordotcom - May 30th, 2023

From the breakout SFF superstar author of Murderbot comes a remarkable story of power and friendship, of trust and betrayal, and of the families we choose.

"I didn't know you were a... demon."
"You idiot. I'm the demon."
Kai's having a long day in Martha Wells' WITCH KING....


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Tap! Tap! Tap!: Dance! Dance! Dance! By Herve Tullet Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781797221465
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 16th, 2023

Read, play, and DANCE on the pages of this interactive and definitely out-of-the box picture book from the creator of Press Here!

New from the New York Times bestselling creator Hervé Tullet!


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To Shape a Dragon's Breath: The First Book of Nampeshiweisit By Moniquill Blackgoose Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593498286
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Published: Del Rey - May 9th, 2023

A young Indigenous woman enters a colonizer-run dragon academy—and quickly finds herself at odds with the “approved” way of doing things—in the first book of this brilliant new fantasy series.


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The Ferryman: A Novel By Justin Cronin Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525619475
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 2nd, 2023

“Next to impossible to put down . . . exciting, mysterious, and totally satisfying.”—STEPHEN KING
 
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Passage comes a riveting standalone novel about a group of survivors on a hidden island utopia—where the truth isn't what it seems.


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Knowing What We Know: The Transmission of Knowledge: From Ancient Wisdom to Modern Magic By Simon Winchester Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780063142886
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Published: Harper - April 25th, 2023

From the creation of the first encyclopedia to Wikipedia, from ancient museums to modern kindergarten classes—this is award winning writer Simon Winchester’s brilliant and all-encompassing look at how humans acquire, retain, and pass on information and data, and how technology continues to change our lives and our minds.


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The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder By David Grann Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385534260
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Published: Doubleday - April 18th, 2023

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a page-turning story of shipwreck, survival, and savagery, culminating in a court martial that reveals a shocking truth.


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Sunshine: A Graphic Novel By Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Illustrator) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338356311
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Published: Graphix - April 18th, 2023

The extraordinary -- and extraordinarily powerful -- follow-up to Hey, Kiddo.

When Jarrett J. Krosoczka was in high school, he was part of a program that sent students to be counselors at a camp for seriously ill kids and their families. Going into it, Jarrett was worried: Wouldn't it be depressing, to be around kids facing such a serious struggle?


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Reynard's Tale: A Story of Love and Mischief By Ben Hatke Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781250857910
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Published: First Second - April 18th, 2023

In this atmospheric tribute to the medieval folklore tradition of trickster tales starring Reynard the fox, beloved children's cartoonist Ben Hatke turns his pen to a very special project for adult readers.


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Going Zero: A Novel By Anthony McCarten Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063227071
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Published: Harper - April 11th, 2023

From four-time Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Anthony McCarten comes a breakneck, wickedly entertaining thriller for our times, a twisty, action-packed novel reminiscent of the best Michael Crichton technothrillers, in which a woman must find a way to elude the most powerful forces of government and high tech.

TWO HOURS TO VANISH


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The Soulmate: A Novel By Sally Hepworth Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250229700
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Published: St. Martin's Press - April 4th, 2023

Get ready for a thrilling, addictive novel about marriage, betrayal, and the secrets that push us to the edge in Sally Hepworth's The Soulmate.


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Big Tree By Brian Selznick, Brian Selznick (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Brian Selznick, Brian Selznick (Illustrator)
$32.99
ISBN: 9781338180633
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 4th, 2023

The fate of all life on Earth may depend on the bravery of two little seeds in this epic adventure from the #1 New York Times bestselling creator and Caldecott Medalist of The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

“The tale of the natural world is the greatest story we have to tell, and Brian delivers a brilliant chapter of that tale throughout the pages of Big Tree.” —


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The Society of Shame By Jane Roper Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593468760
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Published: Anchor - April 4th, 2023

In this timely and witty combination of So You've Been Publicly Shamed and Where'd You Go, Bernadette? a viral photo of a politician's wife's “feminine hygiene malfunction” catapults her to unwanted fame in a story that's both a satire of social media stardom and internet activism, and a tender mother-daughter tale.


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School Trip: A Graphic Novel By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062885531
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Published: Quill Tree Books - April 4th, 2023

New York Times bestselling author Jerry Craft is back with the newest adventures of Jordan, Drew, Liam, and all the characters that fans first met in New Kid, winner of the Newbery Award and the Coretta Scott King Author Award!


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Hang the Moon: A Novel By Jeannette Walls Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501117299
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Published: Scribner - March 28th, 2023

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2023 by LitHub!

From Jeannette Walls, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Castle, comes a riveting new novel about an indomitable young woman in Virginia during Prohibition.

Most folk thought Sallie Kincaid was a nobody who’d amount to nothing.


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A House With Good Bones By T. Kingfisher Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250829795
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Published: Tor Nightfire - March 28th, 2023

A haunting Southern Gothic from an award-winning master of suspense, A House With Good Bones explores the dark, twisted roots lurking just beneath the veneer of a perfect home and family.

"Mom seems off."

Her brother's words echo in Sam Montgomery's ear as she turns onto the quiet North Carolina street where their mother lives alone.


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We Don't Lose Our Class Goldfish: A Penelope Rex Book By Ryan Higgins Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781368076982
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - March 28th, 2023

Penelope Rex faces her biggest (and fishiest) fear in this companion to the #1 New York Times best-selling We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins.


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The Dance Tree: A Novel By Kiran Millwood Hargrave Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063274778
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Published: HarperVia - March 14th, 2023

“An intriguing, haunting novel pulsing with raw, beautiful emotion.


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Birnam Wood: A Novel By Eleanor Catton Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374110338
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 7th, 2023

Birnam Wood is terrific. As a multilayered, character-driven thriller, it’s as good as it gets. Ruth Rendell would have loved it. A beautifully textured work—what a treat.” —Stephen King

“One of the finest writers of our time.” —Jonathan Ruppin, The Independent


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Pineapple Street: A Novel By Jenny Jackson Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593490693
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - March 7th, 2023

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2023 by Time, Vogue, Elle, Southern Living, Bustle, and more

“A vibrant and hilarious debut…Pineapple Street is riveting, timely, hugely entertaining and brimming with truth.” —Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, New York Times bestselling author of The Nest


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The Moth Keeper: (A Graphic Novel) By K. O'Neill Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780593182260
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Published: Random House Graphic - March 7th, 2023

Being a Moth Keeper is a huge responsibility and a great honor, but what happens when the new Moth Keeper decides to take a break from the moon and see the sun for the first time? From the author of the beloved Tea Dragon Society comes a must-read for fans of the rich fantasies of Hayao Miyazaki and the magical adventures of Witch Hat Atelier.


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Enchantment: Awakening Wonder in an Anxious Age By Katherine May Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593329993
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 28th, 2023

“I love Katherine May’s new book, Enchantment.…It’s a beautiful offering of light, truth and charm in these strange, dark times.” – New York Times bestselling author Anne Lamott
 


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The Crane Husband By Kelly Barnhill Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250850973
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Published: Tordotcom - February 28th, 2023

Award-winning author Kelly Barnhill brings her singular talents to The Crane Husband, a raw, powerful story of love, sacrifice, and family.

“If I had to nominate a worthy successor to Angela Carter, I would nominate Kelly Barnhill. "—Laura Ruby

A Most Anticipated in 2023 Pick for BuzzFeed | The Minneapolis Star Tribune


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I Have Some Questions for You: A Novel By Rebecca Makkai Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593490143
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Published: Viking - February 21st, 2023

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2023 by TIME, NPR, USA Today, Elle, Newsweek, Salon, Bustle, AARP, The Millions, Good Housekeeping, and more

“Unputdownable and unforgettable.” —Andrew Sean Greer, author of Less is Lost


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Wedding of the Season By Lauren Edmondson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781525899997
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Published: Graydon House - February 21st, 2023

"Elin Hilderbrand meets Edith Wharton in this delightfully juicy tale. I loved every minute." --Meg Mitchell Moore, bestselling author of Vacationland

It's the wedding of the season and all of Newport is abuzz in this funny, joyous, whip-smart novel about two modern-day society families and the summer wedding that has the whole town talking...


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Crook Manifesto: A Novel By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385545150
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Published: Doubleday - July 18th, 2023

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning Colson Whitehead continues his Harlem saga in a powerful and hugely-entertaining novel that summons 1970s New York in all its seedy glory.


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Tom Lake: A Novel By Ann Patchett Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063327528
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Published: Harper - August 1st, 2023

In this beautiful and moving novel about family, love, and growing up, Ann Patchett once again proves herself one of America’s finest writers.

“Patchett leads us to a truth that feels like life rather than literature.” —The Guardian


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Rook By William Ritter Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781643752402
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - August 22nd, 2023

This standalone adventure set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Jackaby series brims with humor, heart, and—of course—a hefty dose of supernatural mayhem.
 
Abigail Rook never intended to be the mortal bridge between the human and supernatural world.


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The Covenant of Water By Abraham Verghese Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780802162175
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Published: Grove Press - May 2nd, 2023

From the New York Times-bestselling author of Cutting for Stone comes a stunning and magisterial epic of love, faith, and medicine, set in Kerala, South India, and following three generations of a family seeking the answers to a strange secretThe Covenant of Water is the long-awaited new novel by Abraham Verghese, the author of the major word-of-mouth bestseller Cutt


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Happy Place By Emily Henry Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593441275
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Published: Berkley - April 25th, 2023

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2023 by BuzzFeed ∙ Paste Magazine ∙ Southern Living ∙ and more!

A couple who broke up months ago pretend to still be together for their annual weeklong vacation with their best friends in this glittering and wise new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Henry.