Beat the Heat 2022: Recommendations from our Publisher Reps

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Back IN-PERSON! Join us here in the shop as we hear virtually from Liz, Brian, and Emily (three of our favorite people in the universe) as they present their favorite current and upcoming reads. They are our publisher reps from Random House and Penguin, so they know a thing or two about great books. There will be wine, there will be witty banter, and lots of fantastic book recommendations.

Be the first to hear about this season's best upcoming books! (You're guaranteed to impress your book club.)

If you want to join by zoom, please send staff an email (staff at bluewillowbookshop.com). If you are already on the Tough Broads Bookclub invite list, you will be receiving an invitation.

When: Tuesday, June 28th, 2022 at 7:00 PM Central Time

Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 7:00pm
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Blue Willow Bookshop
14532 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
Sea of Tranquility: A novel Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780593321447
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - April 5th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • The award-winning, best-selling author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel returns with a novel of art, time, love, and plague that takes the reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony on the moon five hundred years later, unfurling a story of humanity across centuries and space.
 


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Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780385547345
Availability: Backordered
Published: Doubleday - April 5th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK • ONE OF NPR’s BEST BOOKS OF 2022


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River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780385543101
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - May 17th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The harrowing story of one of the great feats of exploration of all time and its complicated legacy—from the New York Times bestselling author of The River of Doubt and Destiny of the Republic


Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: A novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593321201
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - July 5th, 2022

In this exhilarating novel by the best-selling author of The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry two friends—often in love, but never lovers—come together as creative partners in the world of video game design, where success brings them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of immortality.


The Marriage Portrait: A novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593320624
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf - September 6th, 2022

The author of HamnetNew York Times best seller and National Book Award winner—brings the world of Renaissance Italy to jewel-bright life in this unforgettable portrait of the captivating young duchess Lucrezia de' Medici as she makes her way in a troubled court.


The Whalebone Theatre: A novel Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593321706
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf - October 4th, 2022

A transporting, irresistible debut novel that takes its heroine, Cristabel Seagrave, from the gargantuan cavity of a beached whale into undercover operations during World War II—a story of love, bravery, lost innocence, and self-transformation.


Upgrade: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593157534
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ballantine Books - July 12th, 2022

“Mysterious, fascinating, and deeply moving—exploring the very nature of what it means to be human.”—ALEX MICHAELIDES, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient and The Maidens


Flying Solo: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525619277
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - June 14th, 2022

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A woman returns to her small Maine hometown, uncovering family secrets that take her on a journey of self-discovery and new love, in this warm and charming novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Evvie Drake Starts Over.


An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us Cover Image
By Ed Yong
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593133231
Availability: Backordered
Published: Random House - June 21st, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Every kind of animal, including humans, is enclosed within its own unique sensory bubble, perceiving but a tiny sliver of our immense world.


Ashton Hall: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593359495
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - June 7th, 2022

An American woman and her son stumble upon the dark history of a rambling English manor house in this “masterful, riveting, and atmospheric” (Alka Joshi, author of The Henna Artist) novel from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Belfer.
 


Carrie Soto Is Back: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593158685
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ballantine Books - August 30th, 2022

In this powerful novel about the cost of greatness, a legendary athlete attempts a comeback when the world considers her past her prime—from the New York Times bestselling author of Malibu Rising.


Iona Iverson's Rules for Commuting: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984878649
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Pamela Dorman Books - June 7th, 2022

Nobody ever talks to strangers on the train. It’s a rule. But what would happen if they did?

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Authenticity Project comes an escapist read that will transport you, cheer you, and make you smile—and make you, too, wish you had Iona’s gift for bringing out the best in everyone.


Horse: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399562969
Availability: Backordered
Published: Viking - June 14th, 2022

“Brooks’ chronological and cross-disciplinary leaps are thrilling.” —The New York Times Book Review

Horse isn’t just an animal story—it’s a moving narrative about race and art.” —TIME


Lapvona: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593300268
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Press - June 21st, 2022

Lapvona flips all the conventions of familial and parental relations, putting hatred where love should be or a negotiation where grief should be . . .


The Old Place Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593422342
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - September 20th, 2022

A bighearted and moving debut about a wry retired schoolteacher whose decade-old secret threatens to come to light and send shockwaves through her small Texas town.


The Fishermen and the Dragon: Fear, Greed, and a Fight for Justice on the Gulf Coast Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984880123
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Viking - August 9th, 2022

A gripping, twisting account of a small town set on fire by hatred, xenophobia, and ecological disaster—a story that weaves together corporate malfeasance, a battle over shrinking natural resources, a turning point in the modern white supremacist movement, and one woman’s relentless battle for environmental justice.