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Booksellers & Librarians

Grove Atlantic is proud to offer robust sales and marketing support to Booksellers and Librarians across the globe. For decades, we’ve been publishing a rich and diverse catalog of thoughtful, boundary-pushing literature that has often helped expand and define the American cultural landscape. We encourage all Booksellers and Librarians to browse the full Grove Atlantic catalog, and to get in touch to let us know ways in which we might better help you serve your community.

June 2022

The Killing Hills

by Chris Offutt

Acclaimed literary author Chris Offutt now delivers a breakout novel — The Killing Hills, a literary crime novel set in the Kentucky hills in which an Army CID agent on leave ends up investigating a murder and setting the secretive holler clans on edge

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June 2022

Shifty’s Boys

by Chris Offutt

Army-CID-officer-cum-unofficial-PI Mick Hardin is up against unforeseen forces who will stop at nothing in this vividly atmospheric thriller from acclaimed novelist Chris Offutt

June 2022

The Brilliant Abyss

by Helen Scales

A marine biologist vividly brings alive the extraordinary ecosystem of the deep ocean—a realm about which we know less than we do about the Moon—and shows how protecting rather than exploiting it will benefit mankind

June 2022

Hard Like Water

by Yan Lianke

From a visionary, world-class writer, dubbed “China’s most controversial novelist” by the New Yorker, a gripping and biting story of ambition and betrayal, following two young Communist revolutionaries whose forbidden love sets them apart from their traditionally minded village, as the Cultural Revolution sweeps the nation

June 2022

Also a Poet

by Ada Calhoun

A staggering memoir from New York Times-bestselling author Ada Calhoun tracing her fraught relationship with her father and their shared obsession with a great poet

June 2022

The Men

by Sandra Newman

From the author of The Heavens, a dazzling, mind-bending novel in which all people with a Y chromosome mysteriously disappear from the face of the earth

June 2022

The Old Enemy

by Henry Porter

In this soaring third installment in internationally bestselling author Henry Porter’s “timely and terrific” (Mick Herron) Firefly series, former MI6 agent Paul Samson must dodge several attempts on his own life in order to expose a shadowy and dangerous enemy of western democracy

June 2022

When the Stars Begin to Fall

by Theodore Roosevelt Johnson

A bold, thought-provoking pathway to the national solidarity that could, finally, address the ills of racism in America

July 2022

Life Ceremony

by Sayaka Murata

The long-awaited first short story-collection by the author of the cult sensation Convenience Store Woman, tales of weird love, heartfelt friendships, and the unsettling nature of human existence

July 2022

The Murder Book

by Mark Billingham

The latest thriller from internationally bestselling author Mark Billingham finds Tom Thorne settling into a newly content existence, but a spate of brutal murders sets him off on an investigation that may just shatter every happiness he has built

July 2022

Rabbit Hole

by Mark Billingham

The latest thriller from internationally bestselling author Mark Billingham, a standalone with a hint of the legendary DI Tom Thorne

July 2022

Dead Wrong

by Randall Sullivan

Acclaimed journalist Randall Sullivan delivers an explosive investigation into the murder of the Notorious B.I.G., with exclusive material from the FBI investigation and his estate’s wrongful death suit against the City of Los Angeles.

July 2022

Brother Alive

by Zain Khalid

An astonishing debut novel about family, sexuality, and capitalist systems of control, following three adopted brothers who live above a mosque in Staten Island with their imam father

July 2022

The Wonder Test

by Michelle Richmond

New York Times bestselling author Michelle Richmond introduces a tough and spirited new protagonist, FBI Agent Lina Connerly, in this exhilarating race to save Silicon Valley teens from their own parents’ ambition and greed

August 2022

Yesterday’s Spy

by Tom Bradby

From British journalist and bestselling author, Tom Bradby, Yesterday’s Spy is a brilliantly plotted historical espionage novel about a father searching for his disappeared son against the backdrop of the 1953 coup in Tehran

August 2022

Cat Brushing

by Jane Campbell

A rousing and original debut story collection that probes the erotic, emotional, and intellectual lives of elder women, Cat Brushing will be published in the author’s 80th year

August 2022

The Price of Time

by Edward Chancellor

A comprehensive and profoundly relevant history of interest from one of the world’s leading financial writers, The Price of Time explains our current global financial position and how we got here

August 2022

Slenderman

by Kathleen Hale

The first full account of the Slenderman stabbing, a true crime narrative of mental illness, the American judicial system, the trials of adolescence, and the power of the internet

August 2022

The Human Zoo

by Sabina Murray

A blistering new novel that follows a Filipino American journalist’s return to dictatorship-ruled Manila to research her book on tribes from a “cracklingly original” (Elle) and “singular” (New York Times Book Review) author, PEN Faulkner award-winner, Sabina Murray

August 2022

The Irish Assassins

by Julie Kavanagh

A brilliant work of historical true crime charting a pivotal event in the l9th century, the Phoenix Park murders in Dublin, that gripped the world and forever altered the course of Irish history, from renowned journalist, former New Yorker London editor, and Costa Biography Award finalist Julie Kavanagh

August 2022

The Recipe for Revolution

by Carolyn Chute

Nationally bestselling author and winner of the PEN New England Award for Literary Excellence in Fiction, Carolyn Chute, returns with The Recipe for Revolution, a searing portrait of class, politics, and brewing social change

August 2022

Empire State

by Henry Porter

“A powerful, propulsive piece of thriller writing… Porter has consolidated his reputation for writing some of the best espionage thrillers around.”

August 2022

The Hundred Waters

by Lauren Acampora

Celebrated by the Boston Globe as “a brilliant anthropologist of the suburbs,” the deliciously weird and darkly offbeat Lauren Acampora returns to the secret lives of the polished Connecticut haven that got us all hooked on NPR Best Book of the Year The Wonder Garden, and jolts us with the sparks that fly when those lives collide

September 2022

Queer

by William S. Burroughs

A haunting tale of possession and exorcism, now reissued on the seventieth anniversary of the year of its writing, the definitive text of William S. Burroughs’s early, long-unpublished novel, now a cult classic and a highly regarded part of his oeuvre

September 2022

The Search for the Genuine

by Jim Harrison

The first general nonfiction title in thirty years from a giant of American letters, The Search for the Genuine is a sparkling, definitive collection of Jim Harrison’s essays and journalism—some never before published

September 2022

Sugar Street

by Jonathan Dee

Publishing for the first time with Grove Atlantic, Pulitzer Prize finalist and celebrated author of seven novels Jonathan Dee delivers a daring, tense, ticking time bomb of a novel about an anonymous white man on the run from his own identity

September 2022

The Subterraneans

by Jack Kerouac

“Each book by Kerouac is unique, a telepathic discord. Such rich, natural writing is nonpareil in the later twentieth century.” —Allen Ginsberg

September 2022

If Walls Could Speak

by Moshe Safdie

One of the world’s greatest and most thoughtful architects recounts his extraordinary career and the iconic structures he has built—from Habitat in Montreal to Marina Bay Sands in Singapore—and offers a manifesto for the role architecture should play in society

September 2022

The Beautiful Mrs. Seidenman

by Andrzej Szczypiorski

“Lyrical and deeply unsettling.” –The New York Times

October 2022

Ten Men Dead

by David Beresford

“An excellent history of the 1981 hunger strike in Ireland that details the broad cast of characters with insight and care.” –from The New York Times Book Review‘s “Best Books of 1989”

October 2022

The Evolution of Charles Darwin

by Diana Preston

From the Los Angeles Times Book Prize-winning historian, the colorful, dramatic story of Charles Darwin’s journey on HMS Beagle that inspired the revolutionary theories in his path-breaking books On the Origin of Species and The Descent of Man

October 2022

A Ballet of Lepers

by Leonard Cohen

A never-before-published early novel and stories by the legendary musician, songwriter, and poet Leonard Cohen

October 2022

1989

by Val McDermid

In the new installment to her historical crime series that began with 1979, internationally bestselling author Val McDermid delivers a propulsive new thriller that finds journalist Allie Burns has become an editor, and as the Cold War and AIDS crisis deliver a nonstop tide of news, most of it bad, a story falls into her lap. And then there’s a murder.

October 2022

Freeman’s: Animals

by John Freeman

Featuring new work from Mieko Kawakami, Martín Espada, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Arthur Sze, Camonghne Felix, and more, the latest installment of the acclaimed literary journal Freeman’s explores the irrevocably intertwined lives of animals and the humans that exist alongside them

November 2022

Foster

by Claire Keegan

An international bestseller and one of The Times’ “Top 50 Novels Published in the 21st Century,” Claire Keegan’s piercing contemporary classic Foster is a heartbreaking story of childhood, loss, and love; now released as a standalone book for the first time ever in the US

November 2022

The Commanders

by Lloyd Clark

From an acclaimed military historian, the interlocking lives of three of the most important and consequential generals in World War II

November 2022

Father of the Rain

by Lily King

Award-winning author Lily King’s new novel spans three decades in a riveting psychological portrait of a wildly charismatic patriarch as seen through the eyes of his daughter.

November 2022

The English Teacher

by Lily King

“Beautifully written and carefully observed . . . King is a wildly talented writer.” —Claire Dederer, Chicago Tribune

November 2022

Pathetic Literature

by Eileen Myles

An utterly unique collection composed by the award-winning poet, a global anthology of pieces from lesser-known classics by luminaries like Franz Kafka, Samuel Delany, and Gwendolyn Brooks to up-and-coming unpublished writers that examine pathos and feeling, giving a well-timed rehab to the word “pathetic” 

November 2022

Welcome to the Game

by Craig Henderson

From a brilliant new voice, Welcome to the Game is a gripping thriller that races through Motor City at heart-stopping pace as its protagonists swerve to avoid danger at every turn