Calypso

Calypso

In which the veteran humorist enters middle age with fine snark but some trepidation as well. Mortality is weighing on Sedaris (Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977-2002, 2017, etc.), much of it his own, professional narcissist that he is. Watching an elderly man have a bowel accident on a plane, he...... Read more

The Lost Man

The Lost Man

A timely novel set in the furthest reaches of Australia by the author of The Dry (2017) and Force of Nature (2018). The three Bright brothers are the overseers of 3,500 square kilometers of land in Queensland, with hours between each of their homes. It’s a vast, unforgiving environment, and no...... Read more

The Water Dancer

The Water Dancer

The celebrated author of Between the World and Me (2015) and We Were Eight Years in Power (2017) merges magic, adventure, and antebellum intrigue in his first novel. In pre–Civil War Virginia, people who are white, whatever their degree of refinement, are considered “the Quality” while those who...... Read more

One Good Deed

One Good Deed

Thriller writer Baldacci (A Minute to Midnight, 2019, etc.) launches a new detective series starring World War II combat vet Aloysius Archer. In 1949, Archer is paroled from Carderock Prison (he was innocent) and must report regularly to his parole officer, Ernestine Crabtree (she’s “damn...... Read more

Jimmy Fallon Publishing New Kids’ Book in 2022

Jimmy Fallon Publishing New Kids’ Book in 2022

Jimmy Fallon will sing the commendations of grandmas in his next picture book for youngsters, People magazine reports. Macmillan engrave Feiwel and Friends will distribute the Tonight Show host’s Nana Loves You More the following spring. The book will be represented by Miguel Ordóñez, who...... Read more