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Adrian's Selections

Head Book Buyer Adrian Newell (represented here by Princess Buttercup), thirty-one year Warwick's bookseller, shares her favorite current and upcoming picks.

"I happen to think that an ounce of empathy is worth a boatload of judgment."
Colum McCann

Recommendations: 
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Weather: A novel Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9780385351102
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - February 11th, 2020

I was fortunate to receive an early manuscript of Jenny Offill’s Dept of Speculation and remember how awed I was by her trenchant, brilliant prose and the quirky structural style of the narrative.
I found myself turning down pages and underlined many passages for quick re-read referencing.
Weather is equally awe inspiring.  Her ability to write with such economy while evoking entire universes is her literary superpower.
I loved every minute of this book!


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The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists, and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World's Favorite Insect Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501178061
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - May 12th, 2020

I have always loved butterflies for their beauty but never knew how intelligent they are until reading this book.
An eye-opening & fascinating deep dive into the secret world of these winged beauties, The Language of Butterflies is also a call to action.  Despite being tough & resilient the long term survival of butterflies is not guaranteed.  And when a species, even one so small, is threatened, the ripple effect endangers us all.


The Wicked Sister Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735213036
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 4th, 2020

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Migrations: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250204028
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Flatiron Books - August 25th, 2020

I felt a deep sadness while reading this extraordinary, compelling debut about a time in the not-too-distant future when birds have all but disappeared and animals in the wild are just a memory.
I cannot imagine a world without birdsong!
Franny Stone is the definition of fierce, implacable, tenacious. Her quest to follow the last remaining Arctic terns on their final migration mirrors her own desperate flight from the haunting secrets of her past.  And as her story unfolds you begin to understand that we too will go to great lengths...for love.


Nothing to See Here Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062913463
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - October 29th, 2019

I love Kevin Wilson's ability to write stories that are full of heart, humor with offbeat, yet endearing characters. Nothing to See Here is imaginative, unexpected and pure reading enjoyment!


Deep State: A Thriller (A Hayley Chill Thriller #1) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982126582
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - January 7th, 2020

Hayley Chill is a kick-ass heroine & the twist, with a twist ending is unexpected & fresh!
i'm already casting the movie in my head...


The Beekeeper of Aleppo: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984821218
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - August 27th, 2019

American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250209764
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - January 21st, 2020

American Dirt is a truly spectacular & profound work of fiction...timely, necessary, unforgettable...one of the best books I've read in a long time...a beautiful reminder of why I love being a bookseller.
I cannot wait to get this book into the hands of readers!


The Janes: An Alice Vega Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385545518
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - January 21st, 2020

A pageturner!!
Alice Vega, an unorthodox bounty hunter/private investigator teams up again with ex-cop, Caplan to find some missing underage girls.


Dear Edward: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984854780
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: The Dial Press - January 6th, 2020

The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501191886
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - February 11th, 2020

A fascinating true-crime adventure about the black market trade in rare birds & their eggs, both of which are highly prized by Middle Eastern billionaires who are obsessed with obtaining wild-born raptors for racing. For readers of The Orchid Thief & The Feather Thief.


The Yellow Bird Sings: A Novel Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250179760
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Flatiron Books - March 3rd, 2020

The beautiful, transcendent story of a mother’s unconditional love for her child, the transforming power of music & the necessity of hope even during times of unspeakable hardship.
The Yellow Bird Sings is the perfect counterpoint to another brilliant novel, American Dirt... & to quote Kafka - “the axe for the frozen sea within us.”


The Bramble and the Rose: A Henry Farrell Novel (The Henry Farrell Series #3) Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393249668
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 10th, 2020

I've loved Tom Bouman's books since Dry Bones in the Valley & his latest in the Wild Thyme series is his best yet! Lean prose, grt sense of place, & authentic characters... I didn't want the book to end.


The Familiar Dark: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781524745950
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Dutton - March 31st, 2020

WOW! This one was a complete surprise - a compulsively readable, dark, dark, dark, compelling, gritty noir that will stay w/you for a long time. If you require neat, happy endings or can't handle "child in peril" story lines, don't read this bk. Otherwise, this is one you won't want to miss! Mystic River, Winter's Bone & Freedom's Child are perfect comps.


Simon the Fiddler: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062966742
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: William Morrow - April 14th, 2020

News of the World was one of my favorite books of 2017 so I was thrilled to receive a very early reading copy of Simon the Fiddler!
Powerful prose vividly evokes a time and place...Texas during the aftermath of the Civil War...and captures the stark realities of trying to scratch out a living with few available resources beyond persistence, the kindness of strangers and a healthy dose of good timing and luck.
Jiles' characters are compelling and exhibit a joyful determination in the face of hardship that is endearing and admirable.
Simon the Fiddler is an exceptional book and Jiles is the consummate storyteller!


If I Had Your Face: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593129463
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ballantine Books - April 21st, 2020

The Night Fire (A Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch Novel #22) Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316485616
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 22nd, 2019

Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781524732363
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - October 15th, 2019

A Dangerous Man (An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel #18) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525535690
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 4th, 2020

Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635570106
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - November 12th, 2019

Have you ever wondered what happens to all those items you've donated? You might be shocked to know that only a fraction ever makes it to thrift store shelves, that instead, the majority goes to the landfill or exported to other countries to be reused or recycled in ways you've never imagined.
Secondhand is a fascinating, informative look into the afterlife of discarded items & the ecological impact created by our obsessive consumerism.
Highly recommended!


On Swift Horses: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525538110
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - November 5th, 2019

Rich, evocative prose, complicated characters who don't fit easily into societal norms along with a well-developed sense of place and time drives this powerful, compelling debut.


Thirteen: The Serial Killer Isn't on Trial. He's on the Jury. (Eddie Flynn #3) Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250297600
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - August 13th, 2019

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525562023
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Press - June 4th, 2019

City of Girls: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594634734
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - June 4th, 2019

African Samurai: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781335141026
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hanover Square Press - April 30th, 2019

The Sun Is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316414425
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - March 19th, 2019

Rules for Visiting: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525559221
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Press - May 14th, 2019

Keep You Close: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781524797058
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - May 28th, 2019

A Nearly Normal Family: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250204431
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Celadon Books - June 25th, 2019

The Escape Room: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250219657
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - July 30th, 2019

The Last Good Guy (A Roland Ford Novel #3) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525537649
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 13th, 2019

As Long as We Both Shall Live: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250076397
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Flatiron Books - January 15th, 2019

The Silent Patient Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250301697
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Published: Celadon Books - February 5th, 2019

The River: A novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525521877
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - March 5th, 2019

My Lovely Wife Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780451491725
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - March 26th, 2019

The Last Stone: A Masterpiece of Criminal Interrogation Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802147301
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - April 2nd, 2019

The Perfect Predator: A Scientist's Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316418089
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hachette Books - February 26th, 2019

The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780778307785
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Park Row - April 2nd, 2019

Once More We Saw Stars: A Memoir Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781524733537
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - May 14th, 2019

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The Library Book Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781476740195
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019

I love Susan Orlean's writing -- especially her ability to take a relatively unknown topic and bring it to life.

The Library Book centers around the devestating fire at the Los Angeles Public Library on April 29, 1986 that destroyed over 400,000 books, but ultimately it's a love letter to the public library system and the significant contribution they bring to communities all over the country. Part history of libraries, part true crime, The Library Book will appeal to history buffs and bibliophiles alike.


In Pieces Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781538763032
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 15th, 2019

America's sweetheart is now America's brave heart. In Pieces is moving, revelatory, timely and not to be missed.


Small Fry: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802147219
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - June 18th, 2019

Number One Chinese Restaurant: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250229328
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - June 4th, 2019

Magpie Murders: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062645234
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - March 27th, 2018

Clock Dance Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525563020
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - April 30th, 2019

The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101981634
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - April 23rd, 2019

Tin Man: A Novel Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780735218765
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 9th, 2019

A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143110439
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - March 26th, 2019

From the bestselling author of The Rules of Civility, this elegant historical novel is set in Russia during the tumultuous years of the Bolshevik revolution. 
Count Rostov is condemned to permanent house arrest at the sumptuous Metropole Hotel where he inhabits a tiny attic while managing to live the fullest of lives.
An intriguing, well-written tale of privilege, political upheaval and revolution.


Anatomy of a Miracle: A Novel* Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780553447606
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hogarth - January 8th, 2019