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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.

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

1979

by Val McDermid

Internationally bestselling author Val McDermid introduces her newest series in 1979, a propulsive new thriller that follows investigative journalist Allie Burns as she looks into the murder of a friend and fellow journalist during the upheaval of 1979

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.

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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

October 2022

The Pessimists

by Bethany Ball

From Center for Fiction First Novel Prize finalist Bethany Ball comes a biting and darkly funny new novel that follows a set of privileged, jaded Connecticut suburbanites whose cozy, seemingly picture-perfect lives begin to unravel amid shocking turns of fate and revelations of long-held secrets

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October 2022

King of the Blues

by Daniel de Visé

The first full and authoritative biography of an American—indeed a world-wide—musical and cultural legend

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

Five Tuesdays in Winter

by Lily King

By the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Writers & Lovers and Euphoria comes a masterful new collection of short stories

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

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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

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

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

November 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

November 2022

The Funny Stuff

by P. J. O’Rourke

A compendium of quotes and riffs from more than four decades of writing by P.J. O’Rourke on subjects ranging from government (“Giving money and power to politicians is like giving car keys and whiskey to teenage boys”) to fishing (”a sport invented by insects and you are the bait”) to apps (“we need a no-app app—let’s call it a nap”) to be published on what would have been his 75th birthday

November 2022

Brothers in Arms

by James Holland

In the spirit of Stephen Ambrose’s famed bestselling book Band of Brothers, celebrated military historian James Holland chronicles the experiences in WWII of the legendary tank regiment, the Sherwood Rangers

November 2022

Love in the Big City

by Sang Young Park

A funny, transporting, surprising, and poignant novel that was one of the highest selling debuts of recent years in Korea, Love in the Big City tells the story of a young gay man searching for happiness in the lonely city of Seoul

December 2022

Anatomy of 55 More Songs

by Marc Myers

Following his 2016 smash hit Anatomy of a Song, acclaimed music journalist Marc Myers collects fifty-five new oral histories of iconic songs from his popular Wall Street Journal column

December 2022

Animal Life

by Audur Olafsdottir

From a winner of the Nordic Council Literature Prize and the Icelandic Literature Prize, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, comes a dazzling novel about a family of midwives set in the run-up to Christmas in Iceland

December 2022

Anatomy of a Song

by Marc Myers

Based on the popular Wall Street Journal column Anatomy of a Song, the story behind the rock, R&B, and pop hits that have influenced music history over the last fifty years, including Keith Richards on “Street Fighting Man,” Rod Stewart on “Maggie May,” Blondie on “Heart of Glass,” and more.

December 2022

Rock Concert

by Marc Myers

A lively, entertaining, wide-ranging oral history of the golden age of the rock concert based on over ninety interviews with musicians, promoters, stagehands, and others who contributed to the huge cultural phenomenon that is live rock

December 2022

Remembrance Day

by Henry Porter

January 2023

Better the Blood

by Michael Bennett

An absorbing, clever debut thriller that speaks to the longstanding injustices faced by New Zealand’s indigenous peoples, by an acclaimed Māori screenwriter and director

January 2023

Bloodbath Nation

by Paul Auster

An intimate and powerful rumination on American gun violence by Paul Auster, one of our greatest living writers and “genuine American original” (Boston Globe), in an unforgettable collaboration with photographer Spencer Ostrander

January 2023

Ghost Music

by An Yu

From the author of the “original and electric” Braised Pork (Time), An Yu’s enchanting and contemplative novel of music and mushrooms follows a former concert pianist searching for the truth about a vanished musician

January 2023

A Woman’s Life is a Human Life

by Felicia Kornbluh

Published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, this urgent book from historian Felicia Kornbluh reveals two movement victories in New York that forever changed the politics of reproductive rights nationally

January 2023

The Guest Lecture

by Martin Riker

With “a voice as clear, sincere, and wry as any I’ve read in current American fiction” (Joshua Cohen), Martin Riker’s poignant and startlingly original novel asks how to foster a brave mind in anxious times, following a newly jobless academic rehearsing a speech on John Maynard Keynes for a surprising audience

February 2023

Alligator Alley

by Mike Lawson

The latest thriller from Edgar and Barry Award finalist Mike Lawson starring his beloved “troubleshooter” Joe DeMarco

February 2023

The Incredible Events in Women’s Cell Number 3

by Kira Yarmysh

The startling, vivid debut novel by Alexey Navalny’s press secretary, following a woman who is arrested at an anti-corruption rally in Moscow and sentenced to ten days in a special detention center, where she shares a cell with five other women from all walks of life

February 2023

My Nemesis

by Charmaine Craig

From the acclaimed author of Miss Burma, longlisted for the National Book Award and the Women’s Prize, comes a tense and thought-provoking exploration of an intellectual affair and its reverberations across the lives of two couples

February 2023

The Applicant

by Nazlı Koca

A singular debut from “an important and radical new literary voice” (Elif Batuman), The Applicant explores with wit and brevity what it means to be an immigrant, woman, and emerging writer

February 2023

The Lincoln Miracle

by Ed Achorn

The vivid, behind-the-scenes story of perhaps the most consequential political moment in American history—Abraham Lincoln’s history-changing nomination to lead the Republican Party in the 1860 presidential election

February 2023

Still Writing

by Dani Shapiro

“One of those rare books that is both beautiful and useful. Still Writing is an exploration of the writing life, lit up by Shapiro’s luminous voice.” —Susan Orlean

March 2023

River Spirit

by Leila Aboulela

The spellbinding new novel from New York Times Notable Author and Caine Prize winner Leila Aboulela about an embattled young woman’s coming of age during the Mahdist War in 19th century Sudan

March 2023

So Shall You Reap

by Donna Leon

In the thirty-second installment of Donna Leon’s bestselling series, a connection to Guido Brunetti’s own youthful past helps solve a mysterious murder

March 2023

Heart Sutra

by Yan Lianke

From “China’s foremost literary satirist” (Financial Times) comes a captivating new novel set at a religious training center in Beijing, focusing on the unlikely love story of a Buddhist nun and a Daoist priest

March 2023

How to Think Like a Woman

by Regan Penaluna

From a bold new voice in nonfiction, an exhilarating account of the lives and works of influential 17th and 18th century feminist philosophers Mary Wollstonecraft and her predecessors who have been written out of history, and a searing look at the author’s experience of patriarchy and sexism in academia