Stunning Debuts

It's a thrill to discover a new author, and even better to get in at the beginning of a break-out author's career. Here are some of the most buzzed-about books of 2016 from those we hope will be around for quite some time. Check out our four featured titles, and be sure to explore the full list below. You never know who just might become the next household name.

A Sparkling Talent Makes Her Fiction Debut

"I loved every minute I spent in Julia Claiborne Johnson’s glass house with her cast of dedicated stone-throwers. This one is special---don’t miss it." -Joshilyn Jackson, author of The Opposite of Everyone

A Strong Endorsement from an Audible Editor

"While a stunningly profound meditation on language as both identity and disguise during wartime, Anna and the Swallow Man also perfectly captures the simple poignancy of a child’s vantage point. This may be my new favorite book." -Emily, Audible Editor

"A Symphony of a Novel..."

"Sunil Yapa inhabits the skins of characters vastly different to himself: a riot cop in Seattle, a punk activist, a disillusioned world traveler and a high-level diplomat, among others. Through it all Yapa showcases a raw and rare talent. This is a protest novel which finds, at its core, a deep and abiding regard for the music of what happens." -Colum McCann, author of the National Book Award winner Let the Great World Spin

A Treat for Book Lovers

"The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend is one of the more surprisingly improbable and delightful books I've read in years. What begins as an unlikely international friendship based on a mutual love of books becomes a sweet and soulful discovery of America. Quirky, unpredictable, funny, and fresh – a wonderful book." -Nickolas Butler, author of Shotgun Lovesongs