Books published by Simon & Schuster

Ada Lace, Take Me to Your Leader

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | May 1, 2018 | 96 pages
From Emily Calandrelli—host of Xploration Outer Space, correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World, and graduate of MIT—comes the third novel in a fun illustrated chapter book series about an eight-year-old girl with a knack for science, math, and solving mysteries with technology. Third grader... More Info

Holding on to Normal

Simon & Schuster | May 1, 2018 | 256 pages
A compelling memoir about trying to live meaningfully with illness and triumph beyond it, by breast cancer survivor Alana Somerville, a teacher and mother of two young children. I looked at all the sick people around me. Was I going to be like them? Was that already me? Did I suddenly have a time... More Info

The Incredible True Story of Blondy Baruti

Simon & Schuster | May 1, 2018 | 320 pages
The inspirational and true rags-to-riches story of how one young boy made it from the war-torn Congolese jungles to America and onto the silver screen, all the while facing extraordinary trials and twists of fate with an unwavering faith and unflagging spirit. Blondy Baruti’s boyhood in the... More Info

When We Were Birds

Simon & Schuster | April 24, 2018 | 256 pages
From Governor General’s Literary Awards finalist Maria Mutch comes a startlingly inventive debut collection that recalls the works of Margaret Atwood, Kelly Link, Karen Russell, and Heather O’Neill. Wolves talk, notes magically appear on a woman’s skin, Red Riding Hood concocts a clever... More Info

Waste of Space

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | April 24, 2018 | 336 pages
New York Times bestselling series Tensions are running high when multi-billionaire Lars Sjoburg is poisoned and demands to go home and everyone is looking to Dash Gibson to solve the case in this third and final book in the New York Times bestselling Moon Base Alpha series. Moon Base Alpha was... More Info

The Human Instinct

Simon & Schuster | April 17, 2018 | 304 pages
A radical, optimistic exploration of how humans evolved to develop reason, consciousness, and free will. Lately, the most passionate advocates of the theory of evolution seem to present it as bad news. Scientists such as Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss, and Sam Harris tell us that our most... More Info

Rebel Mother

Simon & Schuster | April 17, 2018 | 336 pages
“Those who enjoyed Jeannette Walls’s The Glass Castle will find much to admire” (Booklist, starred review) in this “thoroughly engrossing” (The New York Times Book Review) memoir about a boy on the run with his mother, as she abducts him to Latin America in search of the revolution. Carol... More Info

First Class Murder

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | April 17, 2018 | 336 pages
A murdered heiress, a missing necklace, and a train full of shifty, unusual, and suspicious characters leaves Daisy and Hazel with a new mystery to solve in this third novel of the Wells & Wong Mystery series. Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells are taking a vacation across Europe on world-famous... More Info

The Road to Jonestown

Simon & Schuster | April 10, 2018 | 544 pages
2018 Edgar Award Finalist—Best Fact Crime “A thoroughly readable, thoroughly chilling account of a brilliant con man and his all-too vulnerable prey” (The Boston Globe)—the definitive story of preacher Jim Jones, who was responsible for the Jonestown Massacre, the largest murder-suicide in... More Info

Sopa de Piedras

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | April 25, 2018 | 48 pages
When three hungry soldiers come to a town where all the food has been hidden, they set out to make soup of water and stones, and all the town enjoys a feast.  More Info

The Good Liar

Simon & Schuster | April 3, 2018 | 432 pages
One explosion. Three women. Countless secrets. From bestselling author Catherine McKenzie comes a suspenseful, unsettling novel about what lurks in the wake of tragedy. Everybody hides. Everybody lies. On October 10th, three women’s lives are forever altered by a terrible accident. Cecily was... More Info

Still Mine

Simon & Schuster | March 27, 2018 | 416 pages
In this taut psychological thriller, one woman hunts for the truth about the suspicious disappearance of a local girl in a small town, where everyone is implicated. WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU VANISH FROM YOUR LIFE AND LEAVE NO STORY BEHIND? SOMEONE WILL MAKE ONE UP FOR YOU. Clare is on the run. From her... More Info


Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | March 20, 2018 | 368 pages
New York Times bestselling author Teddy Fitzroy returns as FunJungle’s resident sleuth when the zoo’s newest addition goes missing—before she even arrives!—in the latest novel in New York Times bestselling author Stuart Gibbs’s FunJungle series. FunJungle is frenzied, awaiting the arrival... More Info

The Inheritance

Simon & Schuster | March 13, 2018 | 368 pages
This gripping story of the doctors at the forefront of Alzheimer’s research and the courageous North Dakota family whose rare genetic code is helping to understand our most feared diseases is “excellent, accessible...A science text that reads like a mystery and treats its subjects with humanity... More Info

Traveling with Ghosts

Simon & Schuster | February 27, 2018 | 320 pages
A “rich, unblinking” (USA TODAY) memoir that moves from grief to reckoning to reflection to solace as a marine biologist shares the solo worldwide journey she took after her fiancé suffered a fatal box jellyfish attack in Thailand. In the summer of 2002, Shannon Leone Fowler was a blissful... More Info


Simon & Schuster | February 27, 2018 | 576 pages
“Those seeking a grand overview of science’s greatest hits over the past century will find it here” (The Washington Post). Peter Watson’s bold history of science offers a powerful argument—that the many disparate scientific branches are converging on the same truths. Convergence is a... More Info

Things to Do When It's Raining

Simon & Schuster | February 6, 2018 | 256 pages
When secrets tear love apart, can the truth mend it?—from The Globe and Mail–bestselling author Marissa Stapley. When secrets tear love apart, can the truth mend it? Mae Summers and Gabe Broadbent grew up together in the idyllic Summers’ Inn, perched at the edge the St. Lawrence River. Mae... More Info

I Wrote This Book Because I Love You

Simon & Schuster | February 6, 2018 | 224 pages
New York Times essayist and author of We Learn Nothing, Tim Kreider trains his virtuoso writing and singular power of observation on his (often befuddling) relationships with women. Psychologists have told him he’s a psychologist. Philosophers have told him he’s a philosopher. Religious groups... More Info

The Stowaway

Simon & Schuster | January 16, 2018 | 256 pages
The spectacular, true story of a scrappy teenager from New York’s Lower East Side who stowed away on the Roaring Twenties’ most remarkable feat of science and daring: an expedition to Antarctica. It was 1928: a time of illicit booze, of Gatsby and Babe Ruth, of freewheeling fun. The Great War... More Info

War Against War

Simon & Schuster | January 16, 2018 | 400 pages
A dramatic account of the Americans who tried to stop their nation from fighting in the First World War—and came close to succeeding. In this “fascinating” (Los Angeles Times) narrative, Michael Kazin brings us into the ranks of one of the largest, most diverse, and most sophisticated peace... More Info

Getting Off

Simon & Schuster | January 9, 2018 | 224 pages
A courageous account of one woman’s unflinching and ultimately hopeful journey through sex and porn addiction. A fixation on porn and orgasm, strings of failed relationships and serial hook-ups with strangers, inevitable blackouts to blunt the shame – these are not things we often hear women... More Info

Why Time Flies

Simon & Schuster | January 2, 2018 | 320 pages
“An insightful meditation on the curious nature of time…A highly illuminating intellectual investigation” (Kirkus Reviews) explaining the sometimes contradictory ways we experience time. “Time” is the most commonly used noun in the English language; it’s always on our minds and it... More Info

Bedtime Stories for Grown-ups

Simon & Schuster UK | December 5, 2017 | 528 pages
A rich and comforting anthology of more than 70 short stories, poems, fairytales, and bedtime classics—from William Shakespeare to B.J. Novak and from Charles Dickens to Neil Gaiman—for grown-ups who want to unwind, unplug, and slip into soothing stories that will send them off to slumberland.... More Info

A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women

Simon & Schuster | December 12, 2017 | 576 pages
A compelling, radical, “richly explored” (The New York Times Book Review), and “insightful” (Vanity Fair) collection of essays on art, feminism, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy from prize-winning novelist Siri Hustvedt, the acclaimed author of The Blazing World and What I Loved. In... More Info

The Blood of Emmett Till

Simon & Schuster | December 5, 2017 | 304 pages
This extraordinary New York Times bestseller reexamines a pivotal event of the civil rights movement—the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till—“and demands that we do the one vital thing we aren’t often enough asked to do with history: learn from it” (The Atlantic). In 1955, white men in the... More Info

Violet and the Hidden Treasure

Simon & Schuster Children's UK | November 14, 2017 | 208 pages
Meet Violet Remy-Robinson, an amateur Sherlock Holmes in the making in this captivating new series, perfect for fans of Chris Riddell, Alex T. Smith, and the Darcy Burdock series. Violet has spent her holidays exploring India with Godmother Celeste, including visiting Celeste’s good friend the... More Info

Violet and the Pearl of the Orient

Simon & Schuster Children's UK | November 14, 2017 | 192 pages
Meet Violet Remy-Robinson, an amateur Sherlock Holmes in the making in this captivating new series, perfect for fans of Chris Riddell, Alex T. Smith, and the Darcy Burdock series. When a new family moves in next door, Violet is sure there's something strange about them. Then her eccentric, but... More Info

Once There Was a Story

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | November 21, 2017 | 160 pages
From beloved author Jane Yolen and acclaimed illustrator Jane Dyer a collection of thirty stories from around the world, perfect for sharing. This collection of well-known and not-so-well known stories, fairy tales, folk tales, and fables from Russia to Africa to Korea and beyond includes magic... More Info

The Only Road

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | October 3, 2017 | 336 pages
PURA BELPRÉ HONOR BOOK ALA NOTABLE BOOK Twelve-year-old Jaime makes the treacherous and life-changing journey from his home in Guatemala to live with his older brother in the United States in this “powerful and timely” (Booklist, starred review) middle grade novel. Jaime is sitting on his bed... More Info

Spy Ski School

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | October 10, 2017 | 384 pages
Ben Ripley enrolls in ski school, where the slopes, and the stakes, get really steep in this bestselling follow-up to the Edgar Award–nominated Spy School, Spy Camp, and Evil Spy School. Thirteen-year-old Ben Ripley is not exactly the best student spy school has ever seen—he keeps flunking... More Info

The Bad Kid

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | September 5, 2017 | 304 pages
Claudeline Feng LeBernardin learns what it really means to be bad in this “sharp, fun, and optimistic” (Kirkus Reviews) Edgar Award–nominated mystery reminiscent of Harriet the Spy. Claudeline Feng LeBernardin is very good at being bad. Her Grandpa Si was a real-life gangster, and Claude... More Info

The Lost Property Office

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | October 31, 2017 | 416 pages
James R. Hannibal presents a thrilling adventure through history, complete with mysteries, secret items, codes, and a touch of magic in this stunning middle grade debut. Thirteen-year-old Jack Buckles is great at finding things. Not just a missing glove or the other sock, but things normal people... More Info

The Science of Why 2

Simon & Schuster | November 14, 2017 | 224 pages
An all-new volume of science questions to delight, entertain, and inform readers of all ages, from bestselling author Jay Ingram. Bestselling author and commentator Jay Ingram is back to explain the magic and mysteries of the world around us. Jay takes readers on a tour of the universe, exploring... More Info

Shoulder to Shoulder

Simon & Schuster | November 14, 2017 | 256 pages
A moving example of unconditional love in difficult times, the bestselling author of Tattoos on the Heart, Father Gregory Boyle, shares what three decades of working with gangs in Los Angeles has taught him about faith, compassion, and the enduring power of radical kinship. In his first book,... More Info

The Patch

Simon & Schuster | September 19, 2017 | 368 pages
Bestselling author Chris Turner brings readers onto the streets of Fort McMurray, showing the myriad ways the oilsands impact our lives and demanding that we ask the question: To both fuel the world and to save it, what do we do about the Patch? The Patch is the story of Fort McMurray and the... More Info


Simon & Schuster | September 12, 2017 | 128 pages
A haunting novel about an unusual family’s breakdown—set in South America during the time of Che Guevara and based on the life of Third Reich cinematographer Hans Ertl—from the literary star Jonathan Safran Foer calls, “a great writer.” Inspired by real events, Affections is the story of... More Info

The Internationalists

Simon & Schuster | September 12, 2017 | 336 pages
A bold and provocative history of the men who fought to outlaw war and how an often overlooked treaty signed in 1928 was among the most transformative events in modern history. On a hot summer afternoon in 1928, the leaders of the world assembled in Paris to outlaw war. Within the year, the treaty... More Info

She Made Me Laugh

Simon & Schuster | September 5, 2017 | 320 pages
“A very personal remembrance of Nora Ephron’s life and loves, and her ups and downs” (USA TODAY) by her long-time and dear friend Richard Cohen in a hilarious, blunt, raucous, and poignant recollection of their decades-long friendship. Nora Ephron (1941–2012) was a phenomenal personality,... More Info

The Mountain

Simon & Schuster | August 15, 2017 | 224 pages
From Paul Yoon, the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of Once the Shore and Snow Hunters, comes a luminous collection of short stories set throughout the world—from the Hudson Valley to the Russian Far East—across periods of time after World War II. In The Mountain, Paul Yoon... More Info

Karma Khullar's Mustache

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | August 15, 2017 | 272 pages
Debut author Kristi Wientge tackles the uncomfortable—but all too relatable—subject of female body hair and self-esteem with this sweet and charming novel in the tradition of Judy Blume. Karma Khullar is about to start middle school, and she is super nervous. Not just because it seems like her... More Info

Not Quite a Genius

Simon & Schuster | August 8, 2017 | 288 pages
From the news editor at Funny or Die and former artistic director at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, a collection of absurdist, hilarious stories and essays on relationships, technology, and contemporary society. This collection of essays and stories spans a wide variety of topics. There’s... More Info

Why Buddhism is True

Simon & Schuster | August 8, 2017 | 304 pages
From one of America’s greatest minds, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. Robert Wright famously explained in The Moral Animal how evolution shaped the human brain. The mind is designed to... More Info

Girl in Snow

Simon & Schuster | August 22, 2017 | 368 pages
“An exciting debut from a talented new voice. Girl in Snow is a propulsive mystery set in a suburban community marked by unsettling voyeurism. Danya Kukafka patiently reveals layers of her characters’ inner lives—their ugliness and vulnerabilities—in prose that sparkles and wounds.  More Info

The Lying Game

Simon & Schuster | July 25, 2017 | 320 pages
From the New York Times and #1 Globe and Mail bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10 and In a Dark, Dark Wood—a novel about the slipperiness of truth and the price of friendships. “I need you.” Three small words that change everything. Isa Wilde knows something terrible has happened when... More Info

How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything

Simon & Schuster | July 25, 2017 | 448 pages
“A dynamic work of reportage” (The New York Times) written “with clarity and...wit” (The New York Times Book Review) about what happens when the ancient boundary between war and peace is erased. Once, war was a temporary state of affairs. Today, America’s wars are everywhere and forever:... More Info

Reckless Years

Simon & Schuster | July 11, 2017 | 304 pages
In this page-turning memoir, a woman tries to reinvent her life after divorce and discovers that sometimes finding yourself is not all it’s cracked up to be. “What to do now, I don’t know. You see, I no longer love my husband.” A thirty-something journalist living in Brooklyn, Heather... More Info

Swimming with Bridgeport Girls

Simon & Schuster | July 11, 2017 | 320 pages
If a Richard Russo protagonist went on a bender in Vegas, the result would be something like Swimming with Bridgeport Girls: an uproarious romantic comedy about a charismatic gambler who loses everything and sets off on a misguided quest (based on a misremembering of how The Great Gatsby ends) to... More Info

How to Fall in Love with Anyone

Simon & Schuster | June 6, 2017 | 256 pages
An insightful, charming, and absolutely fascinating memoir from the author of the popular New York Times essay, “To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This,” (one of the top five most popular New York Times pieces of 2015) explores the romantic myths we create and explains how they limit our ability... More Info

Face Value

Simon & Schuster | June 27, 2017 | 288 pages
“A fascinating look” (The Boston Globe) at how we think and talk about beauty in the twenty-first century—and the unexpected and often positive way that beauty shapes our lives. For decades, we’ve thought of beauty as a negative influence in our lives. We feel insecure in the face of... More Info

If Not Now, When

Simon & Schuster | June 20, 2017 | 384 pages
Based off a true story, a group of Jewish partisans fight the Nazis behind enemy lines during the final year of World War II. Primo Levi’s powerful novel is equal parts suspenseful and philosophical. World War II is in its final throes. As the Nazis retreat from the Red Army, much of Europe is... More Info