Books published by Simon & Schuster


No One Tells You This

Simon & Schuster | July 16, 2019 | 304 pages
Featured in multiple “must-read” lists, No One Tells You This is “sharp, intimate…A funny, frank, and fearless memoir…and a refreshing view of the possibilities—and pitfalls—personal freedom can offer modern women” (Kirkus Reviews). If the story doesn’t end with marriage or a... More Info

The Caregiver

Simon & Schuster | July 9, 2019 | 304 pages
From the critically acclaimed author of This Burns My Heart comes a “luminous mother-daughter saga” (Entertainment Weekly) about a young woman who is forced to flee 1980s Brazil for California, and in doing so unearths the hidden life of her enigmatic mother. Mara Alencar’s mother Ana is her... More Info

Young Castro

Simon & Schuster | June 18, 2019 | 512 pages
An intimate, revisionist portrait of the early years of Fidel Castro, showing how an unlikely young Cuban led his country in revolution and transfixed the world. This book will change how you think about Fidel Castro. Until now, biographers have treated Castro’s life like prosecutors, scouring... More Info

Broken Places & Outer Spaces

Simon & Schuster/ TED | June 18, 2019 | 112 pages
A powerful journey from star athlete to sudden paralysis to creative awakening, award-winning science fiction writer Nnedi Okorafor shows that what we think are our limitations have the potential to become our greatest strengths. Nnedi Okorafor was never supposed to be paralyzed. A college track... More Info

The Last Resort

Simon & Schuster | June 18, 2019 | 320 pages
From bestselling author Marissa Stapley comes a gripping novel about marriage, loyalty, and the deadly secrets that unravel over the course of a two-week couples’ therapy retreat in Mexico. We all have thirteen secrets. Five stay buried forever, but the rest will be revealed. Miles Markell is... More Info

Your Life Is Mine

Simon & Schuster | June 4, 2019 | 304 pages
Instant national bestseller Nathan Ripley follows up the success of Find You in the Dark with another suspenseful page-turner—this time about a woman whose notorious father died when she was a child, but whose legacy comes back to haunt her. Blanche Potter never expected to face her past... More Info

It Came in the Mail

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | June 11, 2019 | 40 pages
From the author-illustrator of Something Extraordinary comes a tale filled with dragons, pickles, friendship, and lots of mail—perfect for fans of Mo Williams and Bob Shea. Liam really wants some mail, so he writes a letter to his mailbox asking for something in return. His mailbox delivers,... More Info

Where Are My Books?

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | June 11, 2019 | 40 pages
A boy investigates a squirrelly situation to track down his missing stories in this charming ode to book lovers of all kinds. Spencer loves to read. He reads a book every night. But one morning his favorite book goes missing, and in its place is a tulip. Spencer searches high and low, but he... More Info

I'll Never Tell

Simon & Schuster | June 4, 2019 | 384 pages
From Catherine McKenzie, the instant bestselling author of The Good Liar, comes a riveting domestic suspense in the vein of Liane Moriarty that sees five siblings forced to confront a tragedy they thought was buried long ago. What happened to Amanda Holmes? After the sudden death of their parents,... More Info


Simon & Schuster | June 11, 2019 | 480 pages
A “meticulously researched” (The New York Times Book Review) examination of energy transitions over time and an exploration of the current challenges presented by global warming, a surging world population, and renewable energy—from Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author... More Info

Oliver Button Is a Sissy

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | June 4, 2019 | 48 pages
This beautiful edition of Tomie dePaola’s progressive 1979 classic stars a special little boy who won’t give up on the dreams that make him unique. Oliver Button is a sissy. At least that’s what the other boys call him. But here’s what Oliver Button really is: a reader, and an artist, and a... More Info

I'm Worried

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | June 4, 2019 | 40 pages
A girl, a flamingo, and a worried potato star in the third book in New York Times bestselling author Michael Ian Black and illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi’s series about feelings—and why they’re good, even when they feel bad. Potato is worried. About everything. Because anything might happen.... More Info


Simon & Schuster | June 4, 2019 | 512 pages
The critically acclaimed “remarkable debut novel…a wild, angry and devastating masterpiece of a book” (NPR) by Stephen Markley, Ohio is a lyrical, emotional, and “genuinely absorbing” (Washington Post) story set in northeastern Ohio depicting one feverish, fateful summer night when as... More Info

Social Intercourse

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | June 4, 2019 | 320 pages
“A funny and satisfying love story [that] challenges simplistic preconceptions.” —Publishers Weekly Beckett Gaines, a gay teen living in South Carolina, has his world turned upside-down by a jock in this laugh-out-loud novel that’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets The Parent Trap.... More Info

Honeybees and Frenemies

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | June 4, 2019 | 256 pages
Twelve-year-old Flor faces a bittersweet summer with a pageant, a frenemy, and a hive full of honey. It’s the summer before eighth grade and Flor is stuck at home and working at her family’s mattress store, while her best friend goes off to band camp (probably to make new friends). It becomes... More Info

This Is MY Room!

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | May 28, 2019 | 48 pages
Jojo’s ready for her first night all alone in her very own room, but a menagerie of animals have other ideas in this charming and fun picture book. Jojo can’t wait to spend the night in her very own bed in her very own room. She doesn’t care what her big sister Margaret says, she’s NOT... More Info

The Naked Truth

Simon & Schuster | May 21, 2019 | 272 pages
“A formidable, addictive storyteller, Morgan provides a highly stimulating story of a midlife education in the messiness of modern sex and love. A steamy, liberating tale of self-exploration and self-love that encourages readers to ‘revel in your sexuality’” —Kirkus Reviews Leslie Morgan,... More Info

Paper Mice

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | May 21, 2019 | 40 pages
It’s the middle of the night, and two paper mice find adventure—and each other—as they explore their new home in this beautifully written, stunningly illustrated story of friendship. With a snip and a clip, two paper mice are made. They are given names: Della and Ralph. Each alone, they... More Info

We Begin Our Ascent

Simon & Schuster | May 14, 2019 | 256 pages
“ and smart, funny and sad, this is an outstanding sports novel, and Joe Mungo Reed is an author to watch” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Sol and Liz are a couple on the cusp. He’s a professional cyclist in the Tour de France, a workhorse, but not yet a star. She’s a... More Info

Things My Son Needs to Know About the World

Simon & Schuster | April 30, 2019 | 208 pages
Fredrik Backman, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown, delivers a poignant and insightful memoir from the front lines of one of the most daunting experiences any man can experience: fatherhood. Things My Son Needs to Know About the World is bestselling author... More Info

Bullshit Jobs

Simon & Schuster | May 7, 2019 | 368 pages
From bestselling writer David Graeber—“a master of opening up thought and stimulating debate” (Slate)—a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs…and their consequences. Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David... More Info


Simon & Schuster | April 9, 2019 | 272 pages
A taut, philosophical mind-bender from the bestselling author of I’m Thinking of Ending Things. We don’t get visitors. Not out here. We never have. Junior and Hen are a quiet married couple. They live a comfortable, solitary life on their farm, far from the city lights, but in close quarters... More Info

Spy School British Invasion

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | April 30, 2019 | 320 pages
Superspy middle schooler Ben Ripley is finally going to take SPYDER down, once and for all, in this latest addition to the New York Times bestselling Spy School series. Stranded in Mexico after nearly capturing the leaders of SPYDER, thirteen-year-old Ben Ripley desperately needs to take a shower.... More Info

Love from A to Z

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | April 30, 2019 | 352 pages
From William C. Morris Award Finalist S.K. Ali comes an unforgettable romance that is part The Sun Is Also a Star mixed with Anna and the French Kiss, following two Muslim teens who meet during a spring break trip. A marvel: something you find amazing. Even ordinary-amazing. Like potatoes—because... More Info

An Invisible Thread

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | May 7, 2019 | 224 pages
From New York Times bestselling authors Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski comes the young readers edition of an unbelievable memoir about an unlikely friendship that forever changed the lives of a busy sales executive and a homeless eleven-year-old boy. On one rainy afternoon, on a crowded New... More Info

Could It Happen Here?

Simon & Schuster | February 5, 2019 | 192 pages
From award-winning author Michael Adams, Could It Happen Here? draws on groundbreaking social research to show whether Canadian society is at risk of the populist forces afflicting other parts of the world. Americans elected Donald Trump. Britons opted to leave the European Union. Far-right,... More Info

Why Do Onions Make Me Cry?

Simon & Schuster | April 2, 2019 | 288 pages
Discovery Channel host and acclaimed writer Jay Ingram helps you find the answers to questions you've never really settled, like “What is déjà vu?” “Why do we blink?”, “Why are yawns contagious?” and the perennial “Do we really use only 10% of our brains?” Note that this book is a... More Info

The Hot Young Widows Club

Simon & Schuster/ TED | April 30, 2019 | 112 pages
From the host of the popular podcast, Terrible, Thanks for Asking, comes a wise, humorous roadmap and caring resource for anyone going through the loss of a loved one—or even a difficult life moment. In the span of a few weeks, thirty-something Nora McInerny had a miscarriage, lost her father to... More Info

Social Misconduct

Simon & Schuster | April 23, 2019 | 336 pages
A timely and shocking thriller about a young woman who is the target of a social-media smear campaign. “Smart, sardonic, sexy, suspenseful—and scary, because it’s probably true.” —Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series Her perfect job becomes the... More Info

What My Mother and I Don't Talk About

Simon & Schuster | April 30, 2019 | 288 pages
*Most Anticipated Reads of 2019 Selection by Publishers Weekly, BuzzFeed, The Rumpus, Lit Hub, The Week, and* Fifteen brilliant writers explore what we don’t talk to our mothers about, and how it affects us, for better or for worse. As an undergraduate, Michele Filgate started writing an... More Info

Love & Courage

Simon & Schuster | April 23, 2019 | 320 pages
From the leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party—Jagmeet Singh—comes a personal and heartfelt story about family and overcoming adversity. In October 2017, Jagmeet Singh was elected as the first visible minority to lead a major federal political party in Canada. The historic milestone was... More Info

The Art of Diplomacy

Simon & Schuster | April 30, 2019 | 288 pages
A personal and insightful call to action and a much-needed book about one of the most important bilateral relationships in the world—the relationship between Canada and the US—and why diplomacy matters now more than ever before. All over the world, diplomacy is under threat. Diplomats used to... More Info

The Log Driver's Waltz

Simon & Schuster | September 25, 2018 | 40 pages
Acclaimed illustrator Jennifer Phelan reimagines Wade Hemsworth’s iconic log driver in a beautiful, contemporary picture-book adaptation of a beloved Canadian classic. If you ask any girl from the parish around What pleases her most from her head to her toes She’ll say I'm not sure that it’s... More Info

Good and Mad

Simon & Schuster | October 2, 2018 | 320 pages
***NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*** ***BEST BOOKS OF 2018 SELECTION BY*** * WASHINGTON POST * People * NPR * ESQUIRE * ELLE * WIRED * REFINERY 29 * “In a year when issues of gender and sexuality dominated the national conversation, no one shaped that exchange more than Rebecca Traister.  More Info

Lying in Wait

Simon & Schuster | November 27, 2018 | 336 pages
The second heartstopping suspense novel by international bestselling author Liz Nugent—filled with dark secrets, twisted relationships, and unexpected surprises. My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it. In 1980s Dublin, Lydia Fitzsimons seems to have the... More Info

The Library Book

Simon & Schuster | October 16, 2018 | 336 pages
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A constant pleasure to read…Everybody who loves books should check out The Library Book.” —The Washington Post “CAPTIVATING…DELIGHTFUL.” —Christian Science Monitor * “EXQUISITELY WRITTEN, CONSISTENTLY ENTERTAINING.” —The New York Times *... More Info


Simon & Schuster | September 11, 2018 | 448 pages
THE INSIDE STORY ON PRESIDENT TRUMP, AS ONLY BOB WOODWARD CAN TELL IT With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes... More Info

Us Against You

Simon & Schuster | September 4, 2018 | 448 pages
From the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of Beartown and A Man Called Ove, hailed as “a writer of astonishing depth [with] the remarkable ability to make you understand the feelings of each of a dozen different characters” (The Washington Times), a heart-wrenching story... More Info


Simon & Schuster | August 21, 2018 | 496 pages
Best Books of Summer 2018 Selection * Vulture * Time * New York Post * The debut of a major talent; a lyrical and emotional novel set in an archetypal small town in northeastern Ohio—a region ravaged by the Great Recession, an opioid crisis, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan—depicting one... More Info

Snow Pony and the Seven Miniature Ponies

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | August 21, 2018 | 48 pages
From Christian Trimmer and bestselling illustrator Jessie Sima comes an adorable and imaginative twist on the tale of Snow White…with lots more ponies! Sweet Snow Pony is loved by all for her beautiful coat as white as snow and her mane as black as ebony. Children come to her farm from all over... More Info

The Mountain

Simon & Schuster | August 14, 2018 | 256 pages
In “a spectacular display of intelligence and feeling” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), Paul Yoon’s collection of short stories ranges throughout the world—from the Hudson Valley to the Russian Far East—across periods of time after World War II, hailed as a "genuine work of... More Info

Karma Khullar's Mustache

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | August 14, 2018 | 288 pages
In the tradition of Judy Blume, debut author Kristi Wientge tackles the uncomfortable—but all too relatable—subject of female body hair and self-esteem with this “sparkling and triumphant tale of a middle school misfit” (Heather Vogel Frederick). Karma Khullar is about to start middle... More Info

The Tangled Tree

Simon & Schuster | August 14, 2018 | 496 pages
Nonpareil science writer David Quammen explains how recent discoveries in molecular biology can change our understanding of evolution and life’s history, with powerful implications for human health and even our own human nature. In the mid-1970s, scientists began using DNA sequences to reexamine... More Info

Wild Things

Simon & Schuster | August 7, 2018 | 336 pages
An irresistible, nostalgic, insightful—and “consistently intelligent and funny” (The New York Times Book Review)—ramble through classic children’s literature from Vanity Fair contributing editor (and father of two) Bruce Handy. The dour New England Primer, thought to be the first American... More Info

Reckless Years

Simon & Schuster | July 24, 2018 | 304 pages
The “searingly honest, brilliantly written” (Delia Ephron, New York Times bestselling author) memoir of a woman trying to reinvent her life who finds, after her divorce, that true freedom to make any choice means being free to make every mistake. “What to do now, I don’t know. You see, I no... More Info

Samurai Scarecrow

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | July 24, 2018 | 48 pages
A young ninja and his adorable younger sister who wants to be just like him are in for the Halloween of their lives in this tender sibling story with graphic novel–inspired illustrations, Samurai style. It is Halloween, and Yukio is excited to celebrate! But whatever Yukio does, his younger... More Info

Equipment for Living

Simon & Schuster | July 24, 2018 | 224 pages
“Funny and smart” (The New Yorker) criticism of why we turn to art—specifically to poetry and popular music—and how it serves as an essential tool to understanding life. How can art help us make sense—or nonsense—of the world? If wrong life cannot be lived rightly, as Theodor Adorno had... More Info

Land of the Dawn-lit Mountains

Simon & Schuster UK | July 17, 2018 | 384 pages
A thrilling and dangerous adventure though the Himalayan state of Arunachal Pradesh—a mountainous area in to the far north-eastern corner of India—one of the world’s least explored regions. Arunachal Pradesh—meaning “land of the dawn-lit mountains”—has remained uniquely isolated.... More Info

No One Tells You This

Simon & Schuster | July 10, 2018 | 304 pages
One of BuzzFeed’s “Exciting Summer Books” If the story doesn’t end with marriage or a child, what then? This question plagued Glynnis MacNicol on the eve of her 40th birthday. Despite a successful career as a writer, and an exciting life in New York City, Glynnis was constantly reminded she... More Info

The Brink

Simon & Schuster | July 10, 2018 | 384 pages
The incredible story of the 1983 war game that triggered a tense, brittle period of nuclear brinkmanship between the United States and the former Soviet Union. What happened in 1983 to make the Soviet Union so afraid of a potential nuclear strike from the United States that they sent mobile ICBMs... More Info