Two for one!

Did you miss us? It's been a busy start to June for us here at Snowbound, so you're getting TWO emails in one this week. We've got buzzy titles, unique picks, and plenty of new paperbacks to keep you reading this summer. Want the full lists? Check out New Releases for June 7th & New Releases for June 14th. Scroll down for highlights and another round of Staff Picks!

The Jigsaw Man

A serial killer and his copycat are locked in a violent game of cat and mouse. Can DI Anjelica Henley stop them before it's too late? "A tense, fast-paced narrative . . . [with] a fresh voice and perspective" -- NPR Book Review

Thrilling debut »

Ghost of the Hardy Boys

A fascinating look at the lost era of journalism, writing, and book publishing. Fans of the enduring children's book series and those curious about the mystery of the author will want to take on this case.

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Since Charles Darwin, evolutionary biologists believed that the male species of the animal kingdom are the interesting ones for their perceived social position, while the females were dull, passive, and devoted. Cooke tells a new tale that's fierce, dynamic, and truer to life.

Meet the Queens »


Based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred Lexington, Horse is a novel of art and science, love and obsession, and our unfinished reckoning with racism. "A testament to the intelligence and humanity of animals, [and] a stinging rebuke of racist and abusive humans" -- Boston Globe

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Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?

Séamas O’Reilly’s mother died when he was five, leaving him, his ten (!) brothers and sisters, and their beloved father in their sprawling bungalow in rural Derry. It's "...moving and mordantly hilarious, a love letter to the resilience (and the insanity) of family. I laughed, I cried -- but really.”—Patrick Radden Keefe, author of Say Nothing

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Monster's Bones

Vivid and engaging exploration through prehistory to present day, from remote Patagonia to the unforgiving badlands of the American West to the penthouses of Manhattan. With a wide-ranging cast of robber barons, eugenicists, and opportunistic cowboys, discover how a monster of a bygone era ignited a new understanding of our planet and our place within it.

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Woman of Light

A dazzling epic of betrayal, love, and fate that spans five generations of an Indigenous Chicano family in the American West, from the author of the National Book Award finalist Sabrina & Corina

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Woman in the Library

Thrilling! "The library setting, the conceit of four strangers at a table, and the twisty story-within-a-story make Gentill's novel unputdownable. The book is a treat for readers who love books about books and who like their mysteries to keep them guessing until the very last page." — Eva Jurczyk, author of The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

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From the author of Cold Storage and screenwriter of Jurassic Park comes a page-turning, creepily-plausible thriller sparked by a global power outage and the impacts that rain down on a strained Midwestern family.

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Cult Classic

Suspenseful and hilariously insightful tale of love, memory, and mind-control, as a woman improbably confronts ghosts from her romantic past.

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An impressive debut novel about a young Black woman who walks the streets of Oakland and stumbles headlong into the failure of its justice system. Even more remarkable is that the author herself is an Oakland teen and 2018 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate.

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Seaplane on Final Approach

"Erotic possibility and inevitable ruin animate the Alaskan wilderness in this astounding debut about the first summer of the rest of your life...perfectly telegraph[ing] the suspended animation of tourist-trap life within an eerie life-changing season, the gravity of which will only be felt decades later. Original and adventurous, horny and hilarious"
—Rachel Yoder, author of Nightbitch

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Suspenseful tale of love and loss, hope and grief, spanning three decades and weaving in the lives of three friends. "Perrin’s prose is engrossing, transforming ordinary situations into delectable treats." --ForeWord Reviews
June 2022 Indie Next pick!

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Shifty's Boys

Compelling, pacy thriller of murder and mayhem in Kentucky hillcountry, and follow up to The Killing Hills (which Mike loved and recommends).  Atmospheric, dark, and gripping, get in and hold on because these move fast!

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Now in Paperback:

Lots of your favorites are now available in paperback! Your summer reading just got a lot more portable:

Tin Camp Road

A perennial customer favorite set in the U.P. about a mother and daughter fighting for each other and building community and resilience along the way. "Moving and brave" -- People

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Ugly Cry

“If you fight that motherf**ker and you don’t win, you’re going to come home and fight me.” Not the advice you’d normally expect from your grandmother—and what follows is a funny, sad, redemptive memoir.

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Cover of the Week

Dana's pick for cover of the week!
"The Facemaker places Gillies’s ingenious surgical innovations alongside the dramatic stories of soldiers whose lives were wrecked and repaired. The result is a vivid account of how medicine can be an art, and of what courage and imagination can accomplish in the presence of relentless horror."

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New YA:

We Are Inevitable

"No one writes about love like Gayle Forman. Lose yourself in her passionate mash note to rock music, indie bookstores and best of all, the miracles that can happen when you take chances on other people."
—E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars

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We All Fall Down

The first book in a dark fantasy YA duology by Rose Szabo, the author of What Big Teeth, about the power and danger of stories and the untold costs of keeping magic alive, perfect for fans of Aiden Thomas and Marie Rutkoski.

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Summer Activities

We've got lots of new books to help keep the kiddos entertained this summer! Why not try Fun Painting Projects for Kids, check out some word searches for those rainy days, or come see all the great activity books we have in store.

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