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Some of our favorite new books available in hardcover.

The Wide Wide Sea: Imperial Ambition, First Contact and the Fateful Final Voyage of Captain James Cook by Hampton Sides

From New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides, an epic account of the most momentous voyage of the Age of Exploration, which culminated in Captain James Cook’s death in Hawaii, and left a complex and controversial legacy still debated to this day. On July 12th, 1776, Captain James Cook, already lionized as the greatest explorer in British history, set off on his third voyage in his ship the HMS Resolution. Two-and-a-half years later, on a beach on the island of Hawaii, Cook was killed in a conflict with native Hawaiians. How did Cook, who was unique among captains for his respect for Indigenous peoples and cultures, come to that fatal moment? Hampton Sides’ bravura account of Cook’s last journey both wrestles with Cook’s legacy and provides a thrilling narrative of the titanic efforts and continual danger that characterized exploration in the 1700s. At once a ferociously-paced story of adventure on the high seas and a searching examination of the complexities and consequences of the Age of Exploration, THE WIDE WIDE SEA is a major work from one of our finest narrative nonfiction writers.

Table for Two: Fictions by Amor Towles

The millions of readers of Amor Towles are in for a treat as he shares some of his shorter fiction: six stories set i…

Somehow – Thoughts on Love by Anne Lamott

Love is our only hope,” Anne Lamott writes in this perceptive new book. “It is not always the easiest choice, but it …

James by Percival Everett

From Percival Everett-a recipient of the NBCC Lifetime Achievement Award and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Booker …

The Hunter by Tana French

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Searcher and “one of the greatest crime novelists writing today” (V…

The Book of Doors by Gareth Brown

Cassie Andrews, a mild-mannered bookseller in New York City, inherits the mysterious eponymous volume from a deceased…

The Women

by Kristin Hannah

When her brother ships out to serve in Vietnam, Frankie joins the Army Nurse Corps and follows his path. As green and…

The Curse of Pietro Houdini

by Derek B. Miller

The Curse of Pietro Houdini has everything you want in a historical page-turner of a novel: a colorful cast of charac…

Martyr!

by Kaveh Akbar

How do you make sense of a life when all you can see is loss? How do you find meaning amidst the messiness of living?…

Day

by Michael Cunningham

In this deceptively simple and absolutely beautiful novel, a family navigates life as families do: moving backwards a…

A City on Mars

by Kelly & Zach Weinersmith

HOLIDAY GIFT PICK Space technologies and space business are progressing fast, but we lack the knowledge needed to …

Let Us Descend

by Jesmyn Ward

HOLIDAY GIFT PICK A haunting masterpiece set in the years before the Civil War about an enslaved girl who is sold …