Beat the Heat 2020: Book Recommendations from our Publisher Reps

Back by popular demand! This time, the duo will become a trio as we welcome Brian, Liz and Emily. They will share their favorite recent and upcoming releases on Zoom. It's not quite the same as all of us cramming into the shop, but we're so happy to host this event, even if it's virtual. Email Valerie at girlboss@bluewillowbookshop.com for an invitation, or if you have questions.

NOTE: The list of books is available for downloading and printing at the bottom of this page.

You can purchase any of their recommendations (listed below) by adding them to your cart. If the book is not yet released, we will give you a call when it comes in.

 

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 7:00pm
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Mexican Gothic Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525620785
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Del Rey - June 30th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian
 


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A Burning: A novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525658696
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Knopf - June 2nd, 2020

A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK!
A New York Times Notable Book


Shadow Garden Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780440000327
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Berkley - July 21st, 2020

A wealthy woman suspects something is off about the luxurious complex she lives in . . . and she is right, in this riveting domestic-suspense novel from international bestselling author Alexandra Burt.

Donna Pryor lives in the lap of luxury. She spends her days in a beautifully appointed condo. Her every whim is catered to by a dedicated staff, and she does not want for anything.


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One to Watch: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525510444
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - July 7th, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Real love . . . as seen on TV. A plus-size bachelorette brings a fresh look to a reality show in this razor-sharp, “thoroughly charming” (Hillary Clinton) debut.


Friends and Strangers: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525520597
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Knopf - June 30th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK

An insightful, hilarious, and compulsively readable novel about a complicated friendship between two women who are at two very different stages in life, from the bestselling author of Maine and Saints for All Occasions.


Death in Her Hands: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984879356
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Penguin Press - June 23rd, 2020

"[An] intricate and unsettling new novel . . . Death in Her Hands is not a murder mystery, nor is it really a story about self-deception or the perils of escapism. Rather, it's a haunting meditation on the nature and meaning of art."
-Kevin Power, The New Yorker


The Sirens of Mars: Searching for Life on Another World Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781101904817
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Crown - July 7th, 2020

“Sarah Stewart Johnson interweaves her own coming-of-age story as a planetary scientist with a vivid history of the exploration of Mars in this celebration of human curiosity, passion, and perseverance.”—Alan Lightman, author of Einstein’s Dreams


The Golden Cage: A novel Cover Image
By Camilla Läckberg, Neil Smith (Translated by)
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657972
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Knopf - July 7th, 2020

"A sexy, deliciously dark journey."
-- Los Angeles Times

A CrimeReads Most Anticipated Book of 2020


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The Vanishing Half: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525536291
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2020 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES * THE WASHINGTON POST * NPR * PEOPLE * TIME MAGAZINE* VANITY FAIR * GLAMOUR 


2021 WOMEN'S PRIZE FINALIST


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Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLIST • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times


Transcendent Kingdom: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525658184
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Knopf - September 1st, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK! • Finalist for the WOMEN'S PRIZE

Yaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national best seller Homegoing is a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama
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Deacon King Kong: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735216723
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - March 3rd, 2020

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction
 
Winner of the Gotham Book Prize

One of Barack Obama's "Favorite Books of the Year"

Oprah's Book Club Pick

Named one of the Top Ten Books of the Year by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly and TIME Magazine

Washington Post Notable Novel


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His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope Cover Image
By Jon Meacham, John Lewis (Afterword by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781984855022
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Random House - August 25th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An intimate and revealing portrait of civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis, linking his life to the painful quest for justice in America from the 1950s to the present—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Soul of America 


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Fortune Favors the Dead: A Novel (A Pentecost and Parker Mystery #1) Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385546553
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Doubleday - October 27th, 2020

“Razor-sharp style, tons of flair, a snappy sense of humor, and all the most satisfying elements of a really good noir novel, plus plenty of original twists of its own.”—Tana French


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Memorial: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593087275
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - October 27th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK