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Spring has Sprung: Check Out Forge’s Spring and Summer Preview!

Spring has officially sprung, which means a slew of new books are arriving on the scene from Forge! We’re so excited to share the lineup of amazing books we have coming your way this spring and summer. If you’re on the hunt for some books to read out in the sunshine (or in the comfort of the AC), then take a look at what Forge has in store for you!

Can’t I Go Instead by Lee Geum-yi; translated by An Seonjae

Can't I Go Instead

Two women’s lives and identities are intertwined—through World War II and the Korean War—revealing the harsh realities of class division in the early part of the 20th century.

Available today!

Fire with Fire by Candice Fox 

Fire with Fire

Candice Fox’s Fire with Fire is a non-stop, gripping thriller from “a bright new star in crime fiction.” (James Patterson)

A pair of desperate parents. A man on the run. A rookie cop.
Four people with everything on the line.
What will be left in the ashes of the next 24 hours?

Coming 5.09.23!

The Quantum Solution by Eric Van Lustbader

The Quantum Solution

Evan Ryder is back, and in deadly peril, in The Quantum Solution, the fourth heart-stopping installment of this enthralling series by master thriller writer and New York Times bestselling author Eric Van Lustbader.

Coming 5.09.23!

Raw Dog by Jamie Loftus

Raw Dog

Part travelogue, part culinary history, all capitalist critique—comedian Jamie Loftus’s debut, Raw Dog, will take you on a cross-country road trip in the summer of 2021, and reveal what the creation, culture, and class influence of hot dogs says about America now.

Coming 5.23.23!

A Good Family by Matt Goldman

A Good Family

New York Times bestselling author and Emmy Award-winner Matt Goldman’s A Good Family is a gripping, emotional thrill ride about the secrets hidden underneath a picture-perfect neighborhood.

Coming 5.30.23!

Mr Katō Plays Family by Milena Michiko Flašar; translated by Caroline Froh

Mr Kato Plays Family

Milena Michiko Flašar’s Mr Katō Plays Family is an eccentric second-lease-on-life novel for fans of A Man Called Ove and Beautiful World, Where Are You.

Coming 6.20.23!

Mrs. Plansky’s Revenge by Spencer Quinn

Mrs. Plansky's Revenge

Mrs. Plansky’s Revenge is bestselling author Spencer Quinn’s first novel in a new series since the meteoric launch of Chet and Bernie–introducing the irresistible and unforgettable Mrs. Plansky, in a story perfect for book clubs and commercial fiction readers.

Coming 7.25.23!

At the Coffee Shop of Curiosities by Heather Webber

At the Coffee Shop of Curiosities

From the USA Today bestselling author of In the Middle of Hickory Lane comes Heather Webber’s next enchanting novel, At the Coffee Shop of Curiosities!

A mysterious letter. An offer taken. And the chance to move forward. Ava and Maggie soon find they’re kindred spirits, as they’re both haunted—not by spirits, but by regret. Both must learn to let go of the past to move on—because sometimes the waves of change bring you to the place where you most belong

Coming 8.01.23!

Five Years After by William R. Forstchen

Five Years After

From William R. Forstchen, the New York Times bestselling author of the One Second After series, comes Five Years After, a near-future thriller where John Matherson must contend with new threats to the fragile civilization that he helped rebuild.

Coming 8.22.23!

And here are some great books coming out in trade paperback!

December ’41 by William Martin

December '41

From New York Times bestselling author William Martin comes a WWII thriller as intense as The Day of the Jackal and as gripping as The Eye of the Needle. In December ’41, Martin takes us on the ultimate manhunt, a desperate chase from Los Angeles to Washington, D. C., in the first weeks of the Second World War.

Coming 5.23.23!

Gone to Dust by Matt Goldman

Gone to Dust

Set in Minnesota, Gone to Dust is the New York Times bestselling debut private eye murder mystery from Emmy Award-winning Seinfeld writer Matt Goldman.

Coming 6.06.23!

Bark to the Future by Spencer Quinn

Bark to the Future

Spencer Quinn’s Bark to the Future continues the adventurous New York Times and USA Today bestselling series that Stephen King calls “without a doubt the most original mystery series currently available.”

Coming 6.06.23!

Wake of War by Zac Topping

Wake of War

Zac Topping’s Wake of War is a timely account of the lengths those with power will go to preserve it, and the determination of those they exploit to destroy everything in the name of freedom anew.

Coming 6.13.23!

The Last Crown by Elzbieta Cherezinska; translated by Maya Zakrzewska-Pim

The Last Crown

Across Baltic shores, English battlegrounds, and the land of Northern Lights, author Elzbieta Cherezinska’s The Last Crown is the follow up to The Widow Queen, and the epic conclusion of Swietoslawa’s journey from Polish princess to Queen of Denmark & Sweden and Queen Mother of England.

Coming 6.27.23!

Midnight on the Marne by Sarah Adlakha

Midnight on the Marne

Set during the heroism and heartbreak of World War I, and in an occupied France in an alternative timeline, Sarah Adlakha’s Midnight on the Marne explores the responsibilities love lays on us and the rippling impact of our choices.

Coming 7.4.23!

The House Guest by Hank Phillippi Ryan

The House Guest

The House Guest is another diabolical cat-and-mouse thriller from USA Today bestselling author Hank Phillippi Ryan—but which character is the cat, and which character is the mouse?

Coming 8.01.23!

The Net Beneath Us by Carol Dunbar

The Net Beneath Us

In her debut novel, Carol Dunbar draws from her own lived experiences, vividly describing the wonder and harshness of life off the grid. Told over the course of a year, The Net Beneath Us is a lyrical exploration of loss, marriage, parenthood, and self-reliance; a tale of how the natural world—without and within us—offers us healing, if we can learn where to look.

Coming 8.08.23!

The Last Dreamwalker by Rita Woods

The Last Dreamwalker

From Hurston/Wright Legacy Award-winning author Rita Woods, The Last Dreamwalker tells the story of two women, separated by nearly two centuries yet inextricably linked by the Gullah-Geechee Islands off the coast of South Carolina—and their connection to a mysterious and extraordinary gift passed from generation to generation.

Coming 8.15.23!


Forge’s Food & Drink Pairings for Your Book Club: Summer Edition!

By Ariana Carpentieri:

Nothing beats grabbing a book on a sunny day, settling in, cracking it open, and relaxing the day away by getting lost within the pages. It’s essentially the human equivalent of being a house-cat. But you know what would take your reading day over the top? If you had the perfect food and drink to pair with your sensational summer reads! We’ve got you covered there, cool cats. Read onwards to see what we suggest you match up with your Forge summer reading list!

Bark to the Future by Spencer Quinn

Bark to the Future

What to eat: Chet and Bernie, the best human and dog duo around, are big fans of eating at Burger Heaven. So we suggest you fire up the grill and make a burger for yourself to chow down on as you read this book!

What to drink: To pair with your burger, we feel an all-American classic Coca-Cola is the perfect way to go.

In the Middle of Hickory Lane by Heather Webber

In the Middle of Hickory Lane

What to eat: This wholesome read will have you craving something equally as sweet to eat (not to mention that cupcake on the cover looks pretty appetizing!) so we’d highly suggest taking a look at this wonderful roundup of summer treats that author Heather Webber put together herself when choosing what yummy dessert you’d like to pair with this read!

What to drink: A sweet read calls for a sweet drink (do you see a central theme here?) so we think a frozen strawberry daiquiri would really be the icing on the cake.

All the Dirty Secrets by Aggie Blum Thompson

All the Dirty Secrets

What to eat: This book is gripping and will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end, so trust us when we say you’re going to grab a big ‘ole bucket of popcorn for this one.

What to drink: Chapter one starts off with the mention of a whiskey sour, so we think sipping on a drink like this would be the perfect choice for a book as strong as this one.

Omega Rules by Eric Van LustbaderOmega Rules

What to eat: This book is full of adventure, thrilling twists, and plenty of action. We think a classy, hearty meal like grilled salmon that’s also rich in Omega-3 (see what we did there?) would be an excellent choice to pair with this book.

What to drink: An equally as classy drink to go along with your refined meal? A martini, of course. Shaken or stirred; whichever floats your boat.

Midnight on the Marne by Sarah Adlakha

Midnight on the Marne

What to eat: With its backdrop being an occupied France in an alternative timeline, we think having a French-inspired dessert such as macarons to munch on would be the pièce de résistance.

What to drink: This book is powerful, captivating, and entrancing. So we think the best drink to go with such a fantastic read is a classic iced Cafè Au Lait.

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