Spotlight on Recent Book Releases Available at QPL

Check out our list of recently released books for all ages, including a variety of absorbing novels, twisty thrillers, and mind-expanding nonfiction—from Kristin Dwyer’s debut YA romance Some Mistakes Were Made, to Linda Villarosa’s Under the Skin, which examines the toll racism takes on the health of Black Americans and the entire nation. Read on for more stellar recommendations!

Fiction for Adults

The Summer Place: A Novel
by Jennifer Weiner
Print | Ebook | eAudiobook | CD Audio | Large Print
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of That Summer comes another heartfelt and unputdownable novel of family, secrets, and the ties that bind.

Meant To Be: A Novel
by Emily Giffin
Print | Ebook | eAudiobook | CD Audio | Large Print | Playaway
He is American royalty. She comes from a troubled past. Is their love story meant to be? This “lively page-turner” (The New York Times) offers a nostalgic, hopelessly romantic escape—from the author of Something Borrowed and The Lies That Bind.

This Time Tomorrow
by Emma Straub
Print | Ebook | eAudiobook | CD Audio | Large Print | Playaway
With her celebrated humor, insight, and heart, beloved New York Times bestseller Emma Straub offers her own twist on traditional time travel tropes, and a different kind of love story.

Out of the Clear Blue Sky
by Kristan Higgins
Print | Ebook | eAudiobook
From New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins comes a funny and surprising new novel about losing it all—and getting back more than you ever expected.

The Girl Who Survived: A Riveting Novel of Suspense with a Shocking Twist
by Lisa Jackson
Print | Ebook | Playaway
In this deviously volatile, deliciously creepy thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson, the lone survivor of a brutal family massacre must uncover the awful truth about the fateful night that left her forever marked.

Nonfiction for Adults

African Founders: How Enslaved People Expanded American Ideals
by David Hackett Fischer
Print | Ebook
In this sweeping, foundational work, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Hackett Fischer draws on extensive research to show how enslaved Africans and their descendants enlarged American ideas of freedom in varying ways in different regions of the early United States.

Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation
by Linda Villarosa
Print | Ebook | eAudiobook
From an award-winning writer at the New York Times Magazine and a contributor to the 1619 Project comes a landmark book that tells the full story of racial health disparities in America, revealing the toll racism takes on individuals and the health of our nation overall.

Sisters in Resistance: How a German Spy, a Banker's Wife, and Mussolini's Daughter Outwitted the Nazis
by Tilar J. Mazzeo
Print | Ebook
Discover how three women delivered critical evidence of Axis war crimes to Allied forces during World War II in “a tantalizingly novelistic history lesson" (Kirkus) that’s as twisted as any spy thriller.

Young Adult (Teens) Fiction and Nonfiction

Some Mistakes Were Made
by Kristin Dwyer
Print | Ebook
Sarah Dessen meets Adam Silvera in the debut YA romance everyone is talking about!

The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School
by Sonora Reyes
Print | Ebook
A sharply funny and moving debut novel about a queer Mexican American girl navigating Catholic school, while falling in love and learning to celebrate her true self. Perfect for fans of Erika L. Sánchez, Leah Johnson, and Gabby Rivera.

I Kissed Shara Wheeler: A Novel
by Casey McQuiston
Print | Ebook | eAudiobook
From the New York Times bestselling author of One Last Stop and Red, White & Royal Blue comes a romantic comedy about chasing down what you want, only to find what you need.

Queer Ducks (and Other Animals): The Natural World of Animal Sexuality
by Eliot Schrefer
Print | Ebook
This groundbreaking illustrated YA nonfiction title from two-time National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Eliot Schrefer is a well-researched and teen-friendly exploration of the gamut of queer behaviors observed in animals.

Inheritance: A Visual Poem
by Elizabeth Acevedo
Print | Ebook | eAudiobook
In her most famous spoken-word poem, author of the Pura Belpré-winning novel-in-verse, The Poet X, Elizabeth Acevedo embraces all the complexities of Black hair and Afro-Latinidad—the history, pain, pride, and powerful love of that inheritance.

Children’s Books

Yes We Will: Asian Americans Who Shaped This Country (Picturebook)
by Kelly Yang
Print | Ebook | eAudiobook
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelly Yang comes a gorgeously illustrated picture book about Asian American changemakers doing everything they dreamed of and inspiring all of us to reach for new heights! Each spread is illustrated by a different renowned Asian American or Asian artist, including Yo-Yo Ma, Sandra Oh, and I. M. Pei.

I Won’t Give Up My Rubber Band (Picturebook)
by Shinsuke Yoshitake (Illust.)
Print | Ebook
An everyday object (the endlessly versatile rubber band) becomes an invitation to imagine new possibilities in the latest laugh-out-loud picture book from acclaimed author-illustrator Shinsuke Yoshitake!

Small Town Pride (Middle Grade Novel)
by Phil Stamper
Print | Ebook | eAudiobook
From acclaimed author Phil Stamper (The Gravity of Us and As Far as You’ll Take Me) comes a poignant coming-of-age, contemporary middle grade debut novel about finding your place, using your voice, and the true meaning of pride. Perfect for fans of Rick by Alex Gino and The Best at It by Maulik Pancholy.