February 2019 New Releases

February Adult PicksLooking for something to read this month? Check out our picks!

good riddanceGood Riddance by Elinor Lipman (out 2/5)
Discarding her late mother’s cherished and heavily annotated high school yearbook, Daphne is entangled in a series of absurdities when the yearbook is discovered by a busybody documentary filmmaker.

the age of lightThe Age of Light by Whitney Scharer (out 2/5)
A debut novel inspired by the life of the Vogue model-turned-renowned photographer finds Lee Miller relocating to 1929 Paris, where she becomes the muse and colleague of the mercurial Surrealist, Man Ray.

the collected schizophreniasThe Collected Schizophrenias: Essays by Esmé Weijun Wang (out 2/5)
The award-winning author of The Border of Paradise presents a collection of evocative essays on mental illness that build on her own experiences with schizoaffective disorder while examining the vulnerabilities of institutionalization, PTSD and Lyme disease.

parklandParkland: Birth of a Movement by Dave Cullen (out 2/12)
The New York Times best-selling author of Columbine offers a deeply moving account of the extraordinary teenage survivors of Parkland who became activists and pushed back against the NRA and Congressional leaders—inspiring millions of Americans to join their grassroots #neveragain movement.

under pressureUnder Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls by Lisa Damour (out 2/12)
A clinical psychologist who specializes in working with girls presents facts about psychological pressure, including the underappreciated value of stress and anxiety, while explaining how to protect girls from toxic cultural pressure.

lost children archiveLost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli (out 2/12)
The award-winning author of Tell Me How It Ends traces a profoundly human family summer road trip across America that is shaped by historical and modern displacement tragedies as well as a growing rift between the two parents.

care and feedingThe Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray (out 2/19)
When their formidably strong-willed eldest sister is arrested, abruptly transitioning their family from respectability to disgrace, two younger sisters confront complicated dynamics in their family and identities to uncover what really happened.

the familiarsThe Familiars by Stacey Halls (out 2/19)
Pregnant for the fourth time after three unsuccessful pregnancies, noblewoman Fleetwood Shuttleworth finds her life intricately bound to a midwife who vows to see her deliver a healthy baby when they are both drawn into the witchcraft accusations that are sweeping the area.

the raven towerThe Raven Tower by Ann Leckie (out 2/26)
The kingdom of Iraden, under the protection of a god known as the Raven, faces unrest and challenges from invaders when a usurper takes over the throne and discovers that the Raven’s power is weakening.

california girlsCalifornia Girls by Susan Mallery (out 2/26)
Three sisters wrestling with difficulties in their personal and professional lives tackle secrets and old wounds while helping their mother relocate from the family home to a condo.