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With so many books and so little time, how can I know what to read? In our new video series “The Word According to Karp,” Simon & Schuster CEO Jonathan Karp shares his thoughts on some personal favorites that are sure to satisfy.

Is This Anything?

The first book in twenty-five years from Jerry Seinfeld features his best work across five decades in comedy.

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Freedom

A profound rumination on the concept of freedom from the New York Times bestselling author of Tribe.

The Other Black Girl

A Novel

Urgent, propulsive, and sharp as a knife, The Other Black Girl is an electric debut about the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publishing.

The Last Thing He Told Me

A Novel

Now a Reese Witherspoon Book Club Selection!

A gripping mystery about a woman who thinks she’s found the love of her life—until he disappears.

Amazon Unbound

Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire

From the bestselling author of The Everything Store, an unvarnished picture of Amazon’s unprecedented growth and its billionaire founder, Jeff Bezos, revealing the most important business story of our time.

Astrid Sees All

A Novel

New York’s last bohemia—the glittering, decadent downtown club scene of the 1980s—is the setting for this brilliantly winning novel about a smart, vulnerable young woman taking a deep dive into her dark side, essential for fans of Sweetbitter, Fleabag, and books by Patti Smith.


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Infinite Country

A Novel

A REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK

Rich with Bogotá urban life, steeped in Andean myth, and tense with the daily reality of the undocumented in America, Infinite Country is the story of two countries and one mixed-status family—for whom every triumph is stitched with regret, and every dream pursued bears the weight of a dream deferred.


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The Code Breaker

Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies.


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The Final Revival of Opal & Nev

An electrifying novel about the meteoric rise of an iconic interracial rock duo in the 1970s, their sensational breakup, and the dark secrets unearthed when they try to reunite decades later for one last tour.


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High Conflict

Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out

When we are baffled by the insanity of the “other side”—in our politics, at work, or at home—it’s because we aren’t seeing how the conflict itself has taken over.

 


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