Summer 2021 Scribner Catalog
Title Status: NYP
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TitleThe World's Fastest Man
AuthorKranish, Michael
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1HISTORY / African American & Black
Category Full 2SPORTS & RECREATION / Cycling
Category Full 3HISTORY / United States/20th Century
ISBN-139781501192609
On Sale06/29/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$19
CDN Price$26
Pages384
Cover StatusFinal
In this “sharp-eyed account of a nearly forgotten African-American sports legend” (Publishers Weekly)—the remarkable Major Taylor who became the world’s fastest bicyclist at the height of the Jim Crow era—“Kranish has done historians and fans a service by reminding us that such immortals as Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, Serena Williams and Tiger Woods all followed in Major Taylor’s wake” (The Washington Post).
TitleWhen She Was Good
AuthorRobotham, Michael
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1FICTION / Thrillers/Suspense
Category Full 2FICTION / Thrillers/General
Category Full 3FICTION / Women
ISBN-139781982103644
On Sale06/29/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17
CDN Price
Pages368
Cover StatusFinal
From the bestselling author of The Secrets She Keeps and Good Girl, Bad Girl comes a “gripping…urgent, poignant, and terrifying thriller” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) featuring the brilliant forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven as he becomes embroiled in an explosive murder case with disturbing origins.
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 StatusNYP
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.
TitleHeatwave
AuthorJestin, Victor
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1FICTION / Coming of Age
Category Full 2FICTION / Psychological
Category Full 3FICTION / Literary
ISBN-139781982143480
On Sale06/29/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$22
CDN Price$30
Pages112
Cover StatusFinal
A vivid, mesmerizing novel about a teenage boy on vacation who makes an irrevocable mistake and becomes trapped in a spiral of guilt and desire—in the tradition of Alice McDermotts That Night and E. Lockharts We Were Liars.
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 StatusNYP
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 StatusNYP
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 StatusNYP
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 StatusNYP
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 StatusNYP
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 StatusNYP
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.