Skip to main content

Ruth Ware's ONE BY ONE is a Suspenseful Thriller Set on a Snow-Covered Mountain

A company retreat goes all wrong when an avalanche hits, the corporate food chain becomes irrelevant, and survival trumps togetherness.

A Failed Bank Robber Takes Eight Prospective Buyers of an Apartment Hostage

As the pressure mounts in ANXIOUS PEOPLE, these strangers slowly begin opening up to one another and revealing long-hidden truths.

TRANSCENDENT KINGDOM is This Month's B&N Pick and a "Read with Jenna" Selection

Yaa Gyasi's follow-up to HOMEGOING is a moving portrait of a family of Ghanaian immigrants ravaged by depression, addiction and grief.

In DON'T LOOK FOR ME, the Greatest Risk isn’t Running Away. It’s Running Out of Time.

It happens all the time. Women disappear, desperate to start over. But what happened to Molly? Nothing about her disappearance makes sense.

Rita Dragonette's Enthralling Novel is Set During the Peak of the Vietnam War

In THE FOURTEENTH OF SEPTEMBER, a young woman traces her path to self-discovery and a “coming of conscience.”

Featured Guide and Monthly Lists & Picks


THE FOURTEENTH OF SEPTEMBER by Rita Dragonette

Private First Class Judy Talton celebrates her 19th birthday by secretly joining the antiwar movement on her college campus. As the recipient of an army scholarship and the daughter of a military family, Judy has a lot to lose. But her doubts about the ethics of war have escalated, especially after her birthdate is pulled as the first in the new draft lottery. If she were a man, she would have been among the first off to Vietnam with an under-fire life expectancy measured in seconds. The stakes become clear for Judy as she is propelled towards a life-altering choice as fateful as that of any lottery draftee, yet also finds herself down a path of self-discovery and, ultimately, a “coming of conscience."

» Click here for the discussion guide.
» Click here to read a Q&A with Rita Dragonette.


Our Favorite Monthly Lists & Picks for September

Each month, we share top book picks from Indie Next and LibraryReads, as well as the Target Book Club title and Pennie's Pick for Costco. We also feature a number of other prominent picks, including Oprah’s Book Club, the Barnes & Noble Book Club, the Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club, Jenna Bush Hager's "Read with Jenna" Today Show Book Club, the "Good Morning America" Book Club, the PBS NewsHour-New York Times “Now Read This” Book Club, and Simon & Schuster’s Book Club Favorites.

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

Latest Guides

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A MAN CALLED OVE comes a poignant, charming novel about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined.

Don't Look for Me by Wendy Walker - Psychological Thriller

In Wendy Walker's new psychological thriller, DON'T LOOK FOR ME, the greatest risk isn’t running away. It’s running out of time.

THE FOURTEENTH OF SEPTEMBER portrays a pivotal time at the peak of the Vietnam War through the rare perspective of a young woman, tracing her path of self-discovery and a “coming of conscience.”

A deeply personal work about identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams, HOMELAND ELEGIES blends fact and fiction to tell an epic story of longing and dispossession in the world that 9/11 made.

A profoundly moving and unconventional mother-daughter saga, THE LAST STORY OF MINA LEE illustrates the devastating realities of being an immigrant in America.

One by One by Ruth Ware - Psychological Thriller

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of THE TURN OF THE KEY and IN A DARK, DARK WOOD returns with another suspenseful thriller set on a snow-covered mountain.

Yaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national bestseller HOMEGOING is a powerful, raw, intimate and deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama.

WHEN WE WERE VIKINGS is an uplifting debut novel about an unlikely heroine whose journey will leave you wanting to embark on a quest of your own...because, after all, we are all legends of our own making.