Books published by Harper Perennial

Lonely Hearts Hotel

Harper Perennial | July 9, 2019 | 400 pages
NATIONAL BESTSELLER Longlisted for the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction A Globe and Mail Most Anticipated Book A NOW Magazine Book You Have to Read A Toronto Star Book We Can’t Wait to Read “Heather O’Neill is just getting better and better.” —The Globe and Mail “It would be... More Info

What to Read and Why

Harper Perennial | July 2, 2019 | 352 pages
In this brilliant collection, the follow-up to her New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer, the distinguished novelist, literary critic, and essayist celebrates the pleasures of reading and pays homage to the works and writers she admires above all others, from Jane Austen and Charles... More Info

Against A Darkening Sky

Harper Perennial | April 12, 2016 | 384 pages
From the author of the acclaimed Our Daily Bread and The Empty Room comes a rich and fascinating new novel of mysterious, magic-riddled seventh-century England: Against A Darkening Sky transports the reader to a rich yet violent past where a young woman is torn between her deepest beliefs and her... More Info

Ayesha At Last

Harper Perennial | June 4, 2019 | 320 pages
Soon to be a major motion picture by Warner Brothers Entertainment and Pascal Pictures Pride and Prejudice with a modern twist—a feel-good, laugh-out-loud comedy of love where you least expect it Ayesha Shamsi has a lot going on. Her dreams of being a poet have been set aside for a teaching job... More Info

The Summer We Lost Her

Harper Perennial | June 4, 2019 | 368 pages
How much pressure can a marriage take? Elise Sorenson has been striving for the Olympics for as long as she can remember. The months of intense training and competition in the world of horse shows take her away, far too often, from her husband, Matt, and their eight-year-old daughter, Gracie. Matt,... More Info


Harper Perennial | May 21, 2019 | 144 pages
“Magical prose stylist” Michael Chabon (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times) delivers a collection of essays—heartfelt, humorous, insightful, wise—on the meaning of fatherhood. For the September 2016 issue of GQ, Michael Chabon wrote a piece about accompanying his son Abraham Chabon, then... More Info

What Should Be Wild

Harper Perennial | May 7, 2019 | 368 pages
“Delightful and darkly magical. Julia Fine has written a beautiful modern myth, a coming-of-age story for a girl with a worrisome power over life and death.  More Info

The Perfectionists

Harper Perennial | May 7, 2019 | 416 pages
The revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement—precision—in a superb history that is both an homage and a warning for our future. The rise of manufacturing could... More Info

The Word is Murder

Harper Perennial | May 7, 2019 | 432 pages
A Guardian “Best Thriller of the Year” Anthony Horowitz has delivered yet another twist on the classic crime novel with this contemporary take on Sherlock Holmes. The Word Is Murder is original and suspenseful and a masterful amalgam of homage and parody. The New York Times–bestselling author... More Info

I Never Called It Rape - Updated Edition

Harper Perennial | September 25, 2018 | 256 pages
A new edition of the 1988 classic text that exposed the extreme prevalence of rape in America, coining the term acquaintance rape and establishing the disturbing statistics on sexual assault that still hold just as true today—now featuring an original preface from Gloria Steinem, a new... More Info


Harper Perennial | April 23, 2019 | 336 pages
A striking new collection of ten short stories and two novellas that explores the idea of property in every meaning of the word, from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award finalist So Much for That and the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin.... More Info

The Oracle Year

Harper Perennial | April 30, 2019 | 368 pages
From bestselling comic-book franchise writer Charles Soule comes a clever and witty first novel of a twentysomething New Yorker who wakes up one morning with the power to predict the future—perfect for fans of Joe Hill and Brad Meltzer, or books like This Book Is Full of Spiders and Welcome to... More Info

I'll Be Gone in the Dark

Harper Perennial | February 26, 2019 | 368 pages
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Washington Post | Maureen Corrigan, NPR | Paste | Seattle Times | Entertainment Weekly | Esquire | Slate | Buzzfeed | Jezebel | Philadelphia Inquirer | Publishers Weekly | Kirkus Reviews | Library Journal | Bustle | Mother Jones | Real Simple |... More Info

Speak No Evil

Harper Perennial | March 5, 2019 | 240 pages
"A lovely slender volume that packs in entire worlds with complete mastery. Speak No Evil explains so much about our times and yet is never anything less than a scintillating, page-turning read."—Gary Shteyngart "A wrenching, tightly woven story about many kinds of love and many kinds of... More Info

The Storm

Harper Perennial | March 12, 2019 | 368 pages
Inspired by the 1970 Bhola Cyclone, in which half a million people perished overnight, The Storm seamlessly interweaves five love stories that, together, chronicle fifty years of Bangladeshi history. Shahryar, a recent Ph.D. graduate and father of nine-year-old Anna, must leave the US when his visa... More Info

The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore

By Kim Fu
Harper Perennial | February 12, 2019 | 256 pages
“An ambitious and dynamic portrayal of the harm humans—even young girls—can do.” —Kirkus Reviews A gripping, evocative novel about a group of young girls at a remote camp—and the night that will shape their lives for decades to come A group of young girls descends on Camp Forevermore, a... More Info

How To Stop Time

Harper Perennial | February 5, 2019 | 336 pages
A novel about love, loss and living in the moment, from the bestselling author of The Humans The first rule is that you don’t fall in love. There are other rules too, but that is the main one. No falling in love. No staying in love. No daydreaming of love. Because otherwise, of course, you slowly... More Info

Fascism: A Warning

Harper Perennial | January 29, 2019 | 320 pages
#1 New York Times Bestseller Best Books of 2018 --The Economist A personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today’s world, written by one of America’s most admired public servants, the first woman to serve as U.S.  More Info

Maybe Esther

Harper Perennial | January 29, 2019 | 272 pages
An inventive, unique, and extraordinarily moving debut memoir that pieces together the fascinating story of one woman’s family across twentieth-century Russia, Ukraine, Poland, and Germany. Katja Petrowskaja wanted to create a kind of family tree, charting relatives who had scattered across... More Info

It Devours!

Harper Perennial | January 8, 2019 | 368 pages
New York Times Bestseller A page-turning mystery exploring faith and science from the authors of the New York Times bestselling novel Welcome to Night Vale and the creators of the #1 international podcast of the same name. “It Devours! is different from other mystery novels. It is as captivating... More Info

House Made of Dawn [50th Anniversary Ed]

Harper Perennial Modern Classics | December 11, 2018 | 224 pages
A special 50th anniversary edition of the magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning classic from N. Scott Momaday, with a new preface by the author A young Native American, Abel has come home from war to find himself caught between two worlds. The first is the world of his grandfather’s, wedding him to... More Info

Alice Isn't Dead

Harper Perennial | October 30, 2018 | 336 pages
From the New York Times bestselling co-author of It Devours! and Welcome to Night Vale comes a fast-paced thriller about a truck driver searching across America for the wife she had long assumed to be dead. “This is not a story. It’s a road trip.” Keisha Lewis lived a quiet life with her... More Info

Future Home of the Living God

Harper Perennial | November 13, 2018 | 288 pages
A New York Times Notable Book of 2017 Louise Erdrich, the New York Times bestselling, National Book Award-winning author of LaRose and The Round House, paints a startling portrait of a young woman fighting for her life and her unborn child against oppressive forces that manifest in the wake of a... More Info


Harper Perennial | November 27, 2018 | 496 pages
This is the story of two men, and the two decisions, that transformed world history in a single tumultuous year, 1917: Wilson’s entry into World War One and Lenin’s Bolshevik Revolution. In April 1917 Woodrow Wilson, champion of American democracy but also segregation; advocate for free trade... More Info


Harper Perennial | October 16, 2018 | 128 pages
The daughter of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes looks back on forty-five years of loves, losses, pain, hope and joy in this revealing and poignant poetry collection—first time in paperback. “Hughes writes about tragedy with [Sylvia] Plath-like wit.”—Entertainment Weekly Breaking forty-five... More Info

A Nation of Immigrants

Harper Perennial Modern Classics | October 16, 2018 | 128 pages
“In this book, President Kennedy tells us what immigrants have done for America, and what America has done for its immigrants. It is one of the dramatic success stories of world history.... It can stand as a testament to a cause President Kennedy cherished, and which we should carry on.” —... More Info

Reckless Daughter

Harper Perennial | October 2, 2018 | 448 pages
The definitive biography of unmistakable Canadian voice. A national bestseller, now in paperback. With an inimitable sound and unmistakable voice, Joni Mitchell is one of the most iconic performers and storytellers of any generation. Reckless Daughter tells the remarkable, heart-wrenching story of... More Info

That's My Baby

Harper Perennial | September 25, 2018 | 368 pages
A new Deseronto novel from the internationally bestselling author of Tell and Deafening At the end of Frances Itani’s Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist, Tell, a baby is adopted by a young Deseronto couple who are coming to terms with the end of the Great War. Eighteen years on, the baby, Hanora,... More Info

Logical Family

Harper Perennial | September 4, 2018 | 336 pages
"A book for any of us, gay or straight, who have had to find our family. Maupin is one of America’s finest storytellers."—Neil Gaiman "I fell in love with Maupin’s effervescent Tales of the City decades ago, and his genius turn at memoir is no less compelling. Logical Family is a must... More Info

The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell

Harper Perennial Modern Classics | July 28, 2009 | 208 pages
Half an hour after swallowing the drug I became aware of a slow dance of golden lights . . . Among the most profound explorations of the effects of mind-expanding drugs ever written, here are two complete classic books—The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell—in which Aldous Huxley, author... More Info

A Medieval Family

Harper Perennial | August 4, 1999 | 432 pages
The Paston family of Norfolk, England, has long been known to medieval scholars for its large collection of personal correspondence, which has survived five centuries. Until now, however, they have remained virtually unknown to the general reading public.  More Info


Harper Perennial | October 16, 1991 | 272 pages
Correcting the omissions of traditional history, this is "a reliable survey of the real and varied roles played by women in the medieval period. . . . Highly recommended."--Choice  More Info

Dead Reckoning

Harper Perennial | September 11, 2018 | 448 pages
With this book—his most ambitious yet—Ken McGoogan delivers a vivid, comprehensive recasting of Arctic-exploration history. Dead Reckoning challenges the conventional narrative, which emerged out of Victorian England and focused almost exclusively on Royal Navy officers. By integrating... More Info

The Child Finder

Harper Perennial | August 7, 2018 | 288 pages
A haunting, richly atmospheric, and deeply suspenseful novel from the acclaimed author of The Enchanted about an investigator who must use her unique insights to find a missing little girl. "Where are you, Madison Culver? Flying with the angels, a silver speck on a wing? Are you dreaming, buried... More Info

The Lightkeeper's Daughters

Harper Perennial | July 3, 2018 | 336 pages
A Toronto Star bestseller * A Globe and Mail bestseller * A New York Post "must-read" book The Light Between Oceans meets The Language of Flowers in this beautiful debut novel by an acclaimed Canadian children’s author. Elizabeth's eyes have failed. She can no longer read the books she loves or... More Info

Any Man

Harper Perennial | June 26, 2018 | 304 pages
“An explosive, shapeshifting piece of literary real estate, Amber Tamblyn’s arresting debut offers a scathing portrait of American celebrity culture and the way in which it transmutes human tragedy into a vicious circus; victims are forgotten as likes and shares swirl, and ‘news’ becomes a... More Info

90s Bitch

Harper Perennial | June 19, 2018 | 416 pages
To understand how we got here, we have to rewind the VHS tape. 90s Bitch tells the real story of women and girls in the 1990s, exploring how they were maligned by the media, vilified by popular culture, and objectified in the marketplace. Trailblazing women like Hillary Clinton, Anita Hill, Marcia... More Info


Harper Perennial | June 12, 2018 | 320 pages
From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself. “I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was... More Info

Everybody's Son

Harper Perennial | June 5, 2018 | 352 pages
The bestselling, critically acclaimed author of The Space Between Us and The World We Found deftly explores issues of race, class, privilege, and power and asks us to consider uncomfortable moral questions in this probing, ambitious, emotionally wrenching novel of two families—one black, one... More Info

Not That Bad

Harper Perennial | May 1, 2018 | 368 pages
Edited and with an introduction by Roxane Gay, the New York Times bestselling and deeply beloved author of Bad Feminist and Hunger, this anthology of first-person essays tackles rape, assault, and harassment head-on. “Roxane Gay is the brilliant girl-next-door: your best friend and your sharpest... More Info

Mockingbird Songs

Harper Perennial | May 1, 2018 | 240 pages
An indelible portrait of one of the most famous and beloved authors in the canon of American literature—a collection of letters between Harper Lee and one of her closest friends that reveals the famously private writer as never before, in her own words. The violent racism of the American South... More Info

Anxiety for Beginners

Harper Perennial | May 1, 2018 | 384 pages
When Eleanor Morgan published a first-person account of her struggles with anxiety as part of the online series the VICE Guide to Mental Health, the response was staggering. Within four days, the article was read by five million people in fifteen countries, prompted tens of thousands of reader... More Info

Brave New World

Harper Perennial Modern Classics | January 19, 2010 | 384 pages
The astonishing novel Brave New World, originally published in 1932, presents Aldous Huxley's legendary vision of a world of tomorrow utterly transformed. In Huxley's darkly satiric yet chillingly prescient imagining of a "utopian" future, humans are genetically designed and pharmaceutically... More Info

Lean on Pete movie tie-in

Harper Perennial | September 12, 2017 | 304 pages
Willy Vlautin's award-winning novel follows the story of a newly orphaned fifteen-year old-boy struggling to make his way to a long lost aunt, who just might give him a home—now a major motion picture starring Chloë Sevigny (American Horror Story), Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire) and Travis... More Info

I'll Take You There

Harper Perennial | November 21, 2017 | 272 pages
In this radiant homage to the resiliency, strength, and power of women, Wally Lamb—author of numerous New York Times bestselling novels including She’s Come Undone, I Know This Much is True, and We Are Water—weaves an evocative, deeply affecting tapestry of one Baby Boomer's life and the trio... More Info

The Library at the Edge of the World

Harper Perennial | November 14, 2017 | 352 pages
In the bestselling tradition of Fannie Flagg and Jenny Colgan comes Felicity Hayes-McCoy’s U.S. debut about a local librarian who must find a way to rebuild her community and her own life in this touching, enchanting novel set on Ireland’s stunning West Coast. As she drives her mobile library... More Info


Harper Perennial | November 7, 2017 | 432 pages
A sensational, eye-opening account of Emma Jung’s complex marriage to Carl Gustav Jung and the hitherto unknown role she played in the early years of the psychoanalytic movement. Clever and ambitious, Emma Jung yearned to study the natural sciences at the University of Zurich. But the strict... More Info


Harper Perennial | October 10, 2017 | 384 pages
Dolen Perkins-Valdez’s enchanting and unforgettable novel, based on little-known fact, combines the narrative allure of Cane River by Lalita Tademy and the moral complexities of Edward P. Jones’s The Known World as it tells the story of four black enslaved women in the years preceding the Civil... More Info

Dust Tracks on a Road

Harper Perennial | October 10, 2017 | 336 pages
From Zora Neale Hurston, one of the most important African American writers of the twentieth century, comes her riveting autobiography—now available in a limited Olive Edition. First published in 1942 at the height of her popularity, Dust Tracks on a Road is Zora Neale Hurston’s candid, funny,... More Info

The Known World

Harper Perennial | October 10, 2017 | 544 pages
From Edward P. Jones comes one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory—winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction—now available in a limited Olive Edition. The Known World tells the story of Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former... More Info