Summer 2021 Scribner Catalog
Pub Month: July 2021
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TitleThe Institute
AuthorKing, Stephen
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatMass Market Paperbound
Category Full 1FICTION / Thrillers/Suspense
Category Full 2FICTION / Science Fiction/Genetic Engineering
Category Full 3FICTION / Thrillers/Supernatural
ISBN-139781982110574
On Sale06/29/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$10.99
CDN Price$14.99
Pages672
Cover StatusFinal
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King whose “storytelling transcends genre” (Newsday) comes “another winner: creepy and touching and horrifyingly believable” (The Boston Globe) about a group of kids confronting evil.
TitleStranger in the Shogun's City
AuthorStanley, Amy
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1HISTORY / Asia/Japan
Category Full 2HISTORY / Modern/19th Century
Category Full 3HISTORY / Women
ISBN-139781501188534
On Sale07/06/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$18
CDN Price$25
Pages352
Cover StatusFinal
*Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Biography*
*Winner of the 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award*
*Winner of the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography*

A “captivating” (The Washington Post) work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman during the first half of the 19th century in Edo—the city that would become Tokyo—and a portrait of a city on the brink of a momentous encounter with the West.
TitleOut of Darkness, Shining Light
AuthorGappah, Petina
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1FICTION / African American & Black/Historical
Category Full 2FICTION / Historical/General
Category Full 3FICTION / Friendship
ISBN-139781982110345
On Sale07/06/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages320
Cover StatusFinal
“Engrossing, beautiful, and deeply imaginative” (Yaa Gyasi, author of Homegoing), this epic novel about the explorer David Livingstone and the extraordinary group of Africans who carry his body across impossible terrain “illuminates the agonies of colonialism and blind loyalty” (O, The Oprah Magazine).
TitleThe Bone Code
AuthorReichs, Kathy
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1FICTION / Thrillers/Suspense
Category Full 2FICTION / Thrillers/General
Category Full 3FICTION / Mystery & Detective/Women Sleuths
ISBN-139781982139964
On Sale07/06/21
Title StatusBSB
US Price$27
CDN Price
Pages368
Cover StatusFinal
#1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs returns with her twentieth gripping novel featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, whose examinations, fifteen years apart, of unidentified bodies ignite a terrifying series of events.
TitleMother Daughter Widow Wife
AuthorWasserman, Robin
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1FICTION / Literary
Category Full 2FICTION / Women
Category Full 3FICTION / Psychological
ISBN-139781982139506
On Sale07/13/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages352
Cover StatusFinal
*Finalist for the 2021 Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction​*

From the author of Girls on Fire comes a “sharp and soulful and ferociously insightful” (Leslie Jamison) novel centered around a woman with no memory, the scientists studying her, and the daughter who longs to understand.
TitleThe Startup Wife
AuthorAnam, Tahmima
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1FICTION / Literary
Category Full 2FICTION / Family Life/General
Category Full 3FICTION / Coming of Age
ISBN-139781982156183
On Sale07/13/21
Title StatusBSB
US Price$26
CDN Price$35
Pages304
Cover StatusFinal
“Tahmima Anam deftly uses humor to explore both start-up culture and the institution of marriage in an utterly charming and genuinely thoughtful way.” —Rumaan Alam, author of Leave the World Behind

Newlyweds Asha and Cyrus build an app that replaces religious rituals and soon find themselves running one of the most popular social media platforms in the world.
TitleThe Director
AuthorLetersky, Paul
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Law Enforcement
Category Full 2HISTORY / United States/20th Century
Category Full 3TRUE CRIME / Espionage
ISBN-139781982164706
On Sale07/13/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$28
CDN Price$37
Pages320
Cover StatusFinal
The first book ever written about FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover by a member of his personal staff—his former assistant, Paul Letersky—The Director offers unprecedented insight into an American legend.
TitleBetter to Have Gone
AuthorKapur, Akash
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Category Full 2BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional/General
Category Full 3RELIGION / Mysticism
ISBN-139781501132513
On Sale07/20/21
Title StatusBSB
US Price$27
CDN Price$36
Pages368
Cover StatusFinal
A spellbinding story about love, faith, the search for utopia—and the often devastating cost of idealism.
TitlePromised Land
AuthorStebenne, David
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1HISTORY / United States/20th Century
Category Full 2HISTORY / Social History
Category Full 3SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes & Economic Disparity
ISBN-139781982102715
On Sale07/20/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages336
Cover StatusFinal
A groundbreaking work of history about the American middle class—its rise, why it faltered, and who truly benefited from its dominance.
TitleThe Devil You Know
AuthorAdshead, Gwen
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
Category Full 2TRUE CRIME / Murder/General
Category Full 3PSYCHOLOGY / Forensic Psychology
ISBN-139781982134792
On Sale07/20/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$28
CDN Price$37
Pages320
Cover StatusFinal
In eleven vivid narratives based on decades of providing therapy to people in prisons and secure hospitals, an internationally renowned forensic psychiatrist and psychotherapist demonstrates the remarkable human capacity for radical empathy, change, and redemption.