weekend getaway

Because nothing says 'I'm going to crush this weekend' like a new book and a comfy spot to read.

Walk the Cobbled Streets of Love and Memory in the Novel 'Haunting Paris'
Walk the Cobbled Streets of Love and Memory in the Novel 'Haunting Paris'
In this lyrical novel of love and loss, our heroine Sylvie embarks on a quest through the beautiful City of Lights to find a child gone missing during WWII and to lay to rest the ghost of the great love of her life.
Seek the Truth in 19th Century Scotland's Criminal Court with 'His Bloody Project'
Seek the Truth in 19th Century Scotland's Criminal Court with 'His Bloody Project'
Feudal Scotland would perhaps not be your first choice should a time machine appear in your vicinity. But this gripping novel — told through police statements and court transcripts — is an unputdownable sensation.
Get Caught Up in the Glitz and Grit of Jazz Age San Francisco in 'The Bohemians'
Get Caught Up in the Glitz and Grit of Jazz Age San Francisco in 'The Bohemians'
Dorothea Lange's iconic images of displaced farmers during the Great Depression are seared into our collective consciousness. This vivid coming-of-age novel tells her inspiring origin story in 1920s San Francisco.
Browse Secret Bookshelves in San Francisco and NYC in 'Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore'
Browse Secret Bookshelves in San Francisco and NYC in 'Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore'
Forget the hard sell. A few key phrases will probably prove this delightful adventure is right for you: 24-hour bookstore. Mysterious library. Secret society. Loyal friendship. Flirty romance. Extreme bookishness.
Get Tipsy with the Amazing Fevvers in Victorian London with 'Nights at the Circus'
Get Tipsy with the Amazing Fevvers in Victorian London with 'Nights at the Circus'
You ever have one of those nights where you meet an eccentric stranger and while away the hours listening to outrageous stories over cocktails? This novel is the literary equivalent of that — with a shot of absinthe.
Delve into Secrets and the World of Music with 'The Prague Sonata'
Delve into Secrets and the World of Music with 'The Prague Sonata'
How about a bookish trip to Prague? This novel has it all: a troubled but good-hearted heroine, dangerous secrets, gorgeous scenery, music and art and romance — all played out against the backdrop of Czech history.
Coming-of-Age in Chicago and Mexico with 'I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter'
Coming-of-Age in Chicago and Mexico with 'I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter'
Being 15 years old is hard. Being 15 with immigrant parents who just lost their idealized daughter is untenable. This coming-of-age story set in Chicago and Mexico is poignant and funny with an unforgettable heroine.
Travel with the Circus Excalibur in a Dreamy, Watery World in 'The Gracekeepers'
Travel with the Circus Excalibur in a Dreamy, Watery World in 'The Gracekeepers'
Immerse yourself in this poignant, dreamy fairytale about a world that's covered with water. It's a fantasy tethered to our reality with a shimmer of magic, with unforgettable characters on a grand circus adventure.
It's a Whimsical Mashup of Family Drama and Sci-Fi in Chicago with 'Spoonbenders'
It's a Whimsical Mashup of Family Drama and Sci-Fi in Chicago with 'Spoonbenders'
This story begins as a playful, almost-sci-fi romp, then becomes the heart-warming (and riotously funny) family saga you didn't know you needed — all while transporting you to the Chicago of the 1960s and 1990s.
Gothic Adventure on the Yorkshire Moors with the Brontës in 'The Diabolical Bones'
Gothic Adventure on the Yorkshire Moors with the Brontës in 'The Diabolical Bones'
In this Gothic mystery novel set on the snowy moors of Yorkshire, the Brontë sisters take a break from writing poetry to poke their overly-curious noses into the dark history surrounding a hidden bundle of bones.
Take a Life-Changing Road Trip From Chicago to Mexico City with 'Caramelo'
Take a Life-Changing Road Trip From Chicago to Mexico City with 'Caramelo'
Our heroine Lala is an astute observer. She'll take you on a virtual trip to Mexico City. You'll smell the corn roasting, hear the music dance in the air, and get caught up in all kinds of (excellent) family drama.
Take a Big Bite of Delicious Family Drama with 'Number One Chinese Restaurant'
Take a Big Bite of Delicious Family Drama with 'Number One Chinese Restaurant'
February 12, 2021, is Chinese Near Year and begins the Year of the Ox. It's a time to feast on good-luck foods and look forward to spring. In this novel, the loving but troubled Han family is also on the brink of change.
Plunge into Espionage and Romance in Post-WWII Paris and London with 'Spitfire'
Plunge into Espionage and Romance in Post-WWII Paris and London with 'Spitfire'
Livy Nash has been in a muddle since the war ended, alive but not really living. Her days are spent proofreading, her nights with a bottle for company. Then Ian Fleming invites her into a dangerous game of espionage.
Explore an Edwardian Manor and Mysterious Fens in the Gothic Novel 'Wakenhyrst'
Explore an Edwardian Manor and Mysterious Fens in the Gothic Novel 'Wakenhyrst'
The heroine of this super-gothy Gothic novel is a combination of Jane Eyre, Alice in Wonderland, and Wednesday Addams. There's also a secret diary, a maybe-haunted painting, and a murder. What more could you need?
Embark on a Quest from Yakushima Island to Tokyo in the Magical Novel 'Number9Dream'
Embark on a Quest from Yakushima Island to Tokyo in the Magical Novel 'Number9Dream'
This sweeping adventure will whisk you away with a charming hero to two remarkable destinations: Yakushima Island's dense cedar forests draped with lush moss and the kinetic energy of neon-and-karaoke Tokyo. Buckle up!
There are Deadly Chills and Thrills in Fjällbacka, Sweden with 'The Ice Princess'
There are Deadly Chills and Thrills in Fjällbacka, Sweden with 'The Ice Princess'
'Tis the season of snow and ice, so let's embrace the frosty weather with this thoroughly chilling mystery set in a tiny fishing village on Sweden's east coast. Bad actors getting their comeuppance is so comforting.
Ring in the New Year at a Glamorous Costume Party with 'The Snow Ball'
Ring in the New Year at a Glamorous Costume Party with 'The Snow Ball'
This slim novel is a scintillating, titillating celebration of the breathlessness, devil-may-care sensibility, and desperate optimism of New Year's Eve. Put on a mile-high wig, grab a mask, and prepare to be seduced.
Romp Through Russian Folklore and History with a Fiery Heroine in 'Deathless'
Romp Through Russian Folklore and History with a Fiery Heroine in 'Deathless'
This beautifully odd novel is not a holiday story, but it's perfect for this time of year. A mashup of Russian folklore, fantasy, and history, it features a cast of unforgettable characters led by our heroine Marya.
Meet the Dignified and Heartbroken Hero of the Novel 'Last Night at the Lobster'
Meet the Dignified and Heartbroken Hero of the Novel 'Last Night at the Lobster'
It's just four days until Christmas, and it's Manny's last night working at the Red Lobster that's the center of his life. This quiet story is vast in its emotional scope and sense of place — sweet, sad, and dignified.
Visit 1703 London and Be Dazzled by the Artifacts in 'The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne'
Visit 1703 London and Be Dazzled by the Artifacts in 'The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne'
Escape to 18th-century London and meet Cecily, our intrepid heroine who's curious about the world of botany and solving a murder in equal measure. Yes, she's a bit of a troublemaker, in the very best, charming way.
Two Dramatically and Delightfully Different Stories to Celebrate Thanksgiving
Two Dramatically and Delightfully Different Stories to Celebrate Thanksgiving
Readers' choice: A charming story about the joy and disaster of family togetherness — or a spooky novel about Thanksgiving weekend in an empty dorm with a Ouija board and group of misfits. Both are tasty options.
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