Summer 2021 Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Catalog
Title Status: NYP
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TitleBilly Summers
AuthorKing, Stephen
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1FICTION / Thrillers/Suspense
Category Full 2FICTION / Thrillers/Crime
Category Full 3FICTION / Action & Adventure
ISBN-139781982173616
On Sale08/03/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$30
CDN Price$39.99
Pages528
Cover StatusFinal
From legendary storyteller and #1 bestseller Stephen King, whose “restless imagination is a power that cannot be contained,” (The New York Times Book Review) comes a thrilling new novel about a good guy in a bad job.
TitleLightning Strike
AuthorKrueger, William Kent
Sub-ImprintAtria Books
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1FICTION / Mystery & Detective/Private Investigators
Category Full 2FICTION / Thrillers/Suspense
Category Full 3FICTION / Thrillers/Crime
ISBN-139781982128685
On Sale08/24/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$27
CDN Price$36
Pages400
Cover StatusFinal
The author of the instant New York Times bestseller This Tender Land returns with a powerful prequel to his acclaimed Cork O’Connor series—a book about fathers and sons, long-simmering conflicts in a small Minnesota town, and the events that echo through youth and shape our lives forever.
TitleGoldenrod
AuthorSmith, Maggie
Sub-ImprintAtria/One Signal Publishers
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1POETRY / Women Authors
Category Full 2POETRY / Subjects & Themes/Family
Category Full 3POETRY / American/General
ISBN-139781982185060
On Sale07/27/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$20
CDN Price$27
Pages128
Cover StatusFinal
“To read Maggie Smith is to embrace the achingly precious beauty of the present moment.” —Time

From the award-winning poet and bestselling author of Keep Moving and Good Bones, a stunning poetry collection that celebrates the beauty and messiness of life.
TitleWhere the Truth Lies
AuthorBailey, Anna
Sub-ImprintAtria Books
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1FICTION / Thrillers/Suspense
Category Full 2FICTION / Thrillers/Crime
Category Full 3FICTION / Coming of Age
ISBN-139781982157166
On Sale08/03/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$27
CDN Price
Pages384
Cover StatusFinal
When a teenaged girl disappears from an insular small town, all of the community’s most devastating secrets come to light in this stunningly atmospheric and slow-burning suspense novel—perfect for fans of Megan Miranda and Celeste Ng.
TitleEveryone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead
AuthorAustin, Emily
Sub-ImprintAtria Books
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1FICTION / Literary
Category Full 2FICTION / Humorous/Black Humor
Category Full 3FICTION / Women
ISBN-139781982167356
On Sale07/06/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$26
CDN Price$35
Pages256
Cover StatusFinal
This hilarious and profound debut for fans of Mostly Dead Things and Goodbye, Vitamin, follows a morbidly anxious young woman—“the kindhearted heroine we all need right now” (Courtney Maum, New York Times bestselling author)—who stumbles into a job as a receptionist at a Catholic church and becomes obsessed with her predecessor’s mysterious death.
TitleThe Shimmering State
AuthorWestgate, Meredith
Sub-ImprintAtria Books
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1FICTION / Literary
Category Full 2FICTION / Coming of Age
Category Full 3FICTION / Dystopian
ISBN-139781982156718
On Sale08/10/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$27
CDN Price$36
Pages320
Cover StatusReady to Feed
“Cinematic, dreamlike, at times brutal yet poignant.” —Frances Cha, author of If I Had Your Face

“Meredith Westgate has an extraordinary ear, not only for the stories we tell ourselves in order to live, but for the ways that we endlessly revise them to suit the new selves we continue to construct.” —Adam Wilson, author of Sensation Machines

A luminous literary debut following two patients in recovery after an experimental memory drug warps their lives.
TitleSleeping Bear
AuthorSullivan, Connor
Sub-ImprintEmily Bestler Books / Atria Books
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1FICTION / Thrillers/Espionage
Category Full 2FICTION / Thrillers/Political
Category Full 3FICTION / Thrillers/Suspense
ISBN-139781982166397
On Sale07/06/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$27
CDN Price$36
Pages400
Cover StatusFinal
Sleeping Bear is one of the very best thrillers you’ll read this year. It’s one of those rare novels that keeps getting better and better and better. Remember the author’s name—Connor Sullivan.” —James Patterson, New York Times bestselling author

Perfect for fans of Brad Thor and Vince Flynn, this white-knuckled debut thriller follows a former Army veteran seeking solitude in the Alaskan wilderness after her husband’s death—only to find herself a pawn in a deadly game with Russia.
TitleBlack Ice
AuthorThor, Brad
Sub-ImprintEmily Bestler Books / Atria Books
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1FICTION / Thrillers/Political
Category Full 2FICTION / Thrillers/Espionage
Category Full 3FICTION / Thrillers/Suspense
ISBN-139781982104122
On Sale07/20/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$28.99
CDN Price$38.99
Pages336
Cover StatusFinal
Black Ice is another instant classic from Brad Thor, who continues to push the envelope in ways that few before him have ever dared.” —The Real Book Spy

The new Cold War is about to go hot.

#1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Brad Thor is back with his most intense thriller yet.
TitleShallow Waters
AuthorKopacz, Anita
Sub-ImprintAtria/Black Privilege Publishing
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1FICTION / African American & Black/Women
Category Full 2FICTION / Fantasy/Historical
Category Full 3FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
ISBN-139781982179663
On Sale08/03/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$26
CDN Price$35
Pages224
Cover StatusFinal
In this stirring and lyrical debut novel—perfect for fans of The Water Dancer and the Legacy of Orïsha series—the Yoruba deity of the sea, Yemaya, is brought to vivid life as she discovers the power of Black resilience, love, and feminine strength in antebellum America.
TitleEl Chapo
AuthorHurowitz, Noah
Sub-ImprintAtria Books
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Criminals & Outlaws
Category Full 2TRUE CRIME / Organized Crime
Category Full 3BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional/Hispanic & Latino
ISBN-139781982133757
On Sale07/20/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$30
CDN Price$39.99
Pages448
Cover StatusFinal
A stunning investigation of the life and legend of Mexican kingpin Joaquín Archivaldo “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, building on Noah Hurowitz’s revelatory coverage for Rolling Stone of El Chapo’s federal drug-trafficking trial.