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Marie Benedict Has Penned an Explosive Novel Centered on History's Most Notorious Sisters

THE MITFORD AFFAIR probes the political climate in the lead-up to WWII and how seemingly sensible people can be sucked into radical action.

A Severed Hand Washes Ashore in the Wealthy Enclave of Palm Beach, Florida

The lives of two women --- a lonely writer and a panicked wife --- collide as the world shutters in the pandemic lockdown of 2020.

A Brilliant and Captivating Debut Novel

In the tradition of Alan Hollinghurst and Colm Tóibín, THE NEW LIFE is about two marriages, two forbidden love affairs, and the passionate search for social and sexual freedom in late-19th-century London.

The Bestselling Author of THE GERMAN GIRL Has Penned a Sweeping New Novel

Four women embark on journeys of self-discovery and find themselves to be living testaments to the power of motherly love.

IN THE TIME OF OUR HISTORY by Susanne Pari is January's Target Book Club Pick

This timeless and profoundly relevant novel is alive with the tensions, sacrifices and joys that thrum within the heart of every family.

Special Features

Our Reader-Selected Best Books of 2022

Over the last two months, we asked you to share both your favorite book that you read with your book group and your favorite book that you read outside your group in 2022. The top 10 results in each category are now in!

LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY by Bonnie Garmus, a "Good Morning America" Book Club pick and a Bets On selection, was the top pick in both categories.

A special congratulations to our contest winner, Mary Lou D. from Washingtonville, NY, who won six fabulous book group titles releasing this year: CODE NAME SAPPHIRE by Pam Jenoff, HELLO BEAUTIFUL by Ann Napolitano, THE HOUSE OF EVE by Sadeqa Johnson, LOYALTY by Lisa Scottoline, THE MITFORD AFFAIR by Marie Benedict, and MOONRISE OVER NEW JESSUP by Jamila Minnicks.

» Click here for our reader-selected best books of 2022.

Most Requested Guides of 2022

Our Most Requested Guides feature for 2022 is now available. We took a look at all of the guides that you accessed last year, and from there we pulled together a list of the top 30 titles.

Your #1 most requested guide from last year was THE PERSONAL LIBRARIAN by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray, which was a "Good Morning America" Book Club pick and a Bets On selection.

» Click here for the complete list of the Most Requested Guides of 2022.

Our Favorite Monthly Lists & Picks for February

Each month, we share top book picks from Indie Next and LibraryReads, as well as the Target Book Club title and Costco's "Buyer's Pick." We also feature a number of other prominent picks, including Oprah’s Book Club, the Barnes & Noble Book Club, Reese's Book Club, Jenna Bush Hager's "Read with Jenna" Today Show Book Club, the "Good Morning America" Book Club, and Simon & Schuster’s Book Club Favorites.

» Click here for February's Favorite Monthly Lists & Picks.

Latest Guides

Equal parts crime thriller and family saga, transporting readers from the dusty villages of Uttar Pradesh to the urban energy of New Delhi, AGE OF VICE is an intoxicating novel of gangsters and lovers, false friendships, forbidden romance and the consequences of corruption.

A young Indian woman finds the false rumors that she killed her husband surprisingly useful --- until other women in the village start asking for her help getting rid of their own husbands --- in this razor-sharp debut.

The Blackhouse by Carole Johnstone - Gothic Thriller

From the author of MIRRORLAND comes a richly atmospheric thriller set on an isolated Scottish island where nothing is as it seems and shocking twists lie around every corner.

The House in the Pines by Ana Reyes - Psychological Thriller

Armed with only hazy memories, a woman who long ago witnessed her friend’s sudden, mysterious death and has since spent her life trying to forget sets out to track down answers. What she uncovers, deep in the woods, is hardly to be believed.

Inspired by her own family’s experiences following the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Susanne Pari explores the entangled lives within an Iranian American family grappling with generational culture clashes, the roles imposed on women, and a tragic accident that forces them to reconcile their guilt or forfeit their already tenuous bonds.

The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis - Historical Fiction

Fiona Davis, the New York Times bestselling author of THE LIONS OF FIFTH AVENUE, returns with a tantalizing novel about the secrets, betrayal and murder within one of New York City's most impressive Gilded Age mansions.

The Mitford Affair by Marie Benedict - Historical Fiction

From New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict comes an explosive novel of history's most notorious sisters, one of whom will have to choose: her country or her sisters?

The New Life by Tom Crewe - Historical Fiction

In the tradition of Alan Hollinghurst and Colm Tóibín, this brilliant and captivating debut novel is about two marriages, two forbidden love affairs, and the passionate search for social and sexual freedom in late-19th-century London.

Four generations of women experience love, loss, war and hope from the rise of Nazism to the Cuban Revolution and, finally, the fall of the Berlin Wall in this sweeping novel from the bestselling author of THE GERMAN GIRL.

Reef Road by Deborah Goodrich Royce - Psychological Thriller/Mystery

When a severed hand washes ashore in the wealthy enclave of Palm Beach, Florida, the lives of two women --- a lonely writer obsessed with the unsolved murder of her mother’s best friend and a panicked wife whose husband has disappeared with their children --- collide as the world shutters in the pandemic lockdown of 2020.

Sam by Allegra Goodman - Fiction

What happens to a girl’s sense of joy and belonging --- to her belief in herself --- as she becomes a woman? This unforgettable portrait of coming-of-age offers subtle yet powerful reflections on class, parenthood, addiction, lust and the irrepressible power of dreams.

The Villa by Rachel Hawkins - Gothic Thriller

From New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins comes a deliciously wicked gothic suspense, set at an Italian villa with a dark history, for fans of Lucy Foley and Ruth Ware.