BLOOMSBURY FEATURED BOOKS FOR DECEMBER
How could two hardworking people do everything right in life and end up destitute? A timely novel that explores the human capacity for resiliency and compassion in times of great upheaval by one of our most beloved and acclaimed authors.
WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING
“A painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature.” – “N.Y. Times Books Review” One of the best novels of 2018.
A murder mystery, a courtroom drama, a family saga – one of his most powerful, surprising and suspenseful thrillers yet.
A stunning work of the imagination from one of the world’s greatest writers.
THE CLOCKMAKER’S DAUGHTER
A love affair and a mysterious murder cast the shadows across generations in this spellbinding novel in the grand storytelling tradition of Daphne DuMaurier.
A groundbreaking, extraordinary novel about twelve unforgettable characters, Urban Indians, living in Oakland, Calif. This is the novel that everyone is talking about, and it’s destined to be a classic.
THE GREAT BELIEVERS
Short-listed for the National Book Award, this emotionally riveting novel captures the heartbreak of the AIDS epidemic so poignantly, reminding us of how may young, often brilliant, people were lost to it and how it affected those who loved them.
Set in post-WWII London, this is a vivid, thrilling novel of violence and love, intrigue and desire from the author of THE ENGLISH PATIENT.
A monumental novel about trees and people, activism and resistance, that is also a stunning evocation of – and a paean to – the natural world.
A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess’s story, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right.
THE WITCH ELM
From the writer who has been called “incandescent” by Stephen King and “absolutely mesmerizing” by Gillian Flynn – “her best and most intricately nuanced novel yet.” ~ “NY Times”
Bookseller Becky Petterson’s ardent championship has made this complex and magical story a Bloomsbury bestseller. A fresh and imaginative retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale, it is one of the year’s strongest fantasy novels.
The publishing event of the year is an intimate, powerful and inspiring memoir by the former and beloved First Lady of the United States.
21 LESSONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Yuval Noah Harari
In SAPIENS, he explored our past. In HOMO DEUS, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today’a most pressing issues in twenty-one accessible chapters, both provocative and profound.
The book we need from her now: How to bring hope back into our lives.
THE LIBRARY BOOK
A dazzling love letter to a beloved institution – and an investigation into one of its greatest mysteries – from the best-selling author hailed as a “national treasure” by the “Washington Post.”
HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MIND
A brilliant and fascinating investigation,by the author of OMNIVORE’S DILEMMA, into the scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs – and the fascinating story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences.
BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS
Will humanity survive? Should we colonize space? Does God exist? These are just a few of the questions addressed in the final book from one of the greatest minds in history.
An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.
LEADERSHIP IN TURBULENT TIMES
Doris Kearns Goodwin
The respected and accessible historian gives us a strong and resonant addition to the literature of the presidency. “A marvelous bouquet with four great presidents, who provide lessons for all. Pull up a chair.” ~ Warren Buffett