Summer 2023 Avid Reader Press Catalog
TitlePhil
AuthorShipnuck, Alan
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader press
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1SPORTS & RECREATION / Golf
Category Full 2BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
Category Full 3BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous
ISBN-139781476797106
On Sale05/02/23
Title StatusNYP
US Price$18.99
CDN Price$25.99
Pages272
Cover StatusFinal
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “A rollicking good time.” —Golfweek * “Thoroughly engaging.” —The Washington Post

Now with a new afterword: a juicy and freewheeling biography of legendary golf champion Phil Mickelson—who has led a big, controversial life—as reported by longtime Sports Illustrated writer and bestselling author Alan Shipnuck.
TitleDelphi
AuthorPollard, Clare
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader Press
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1FICTION / Literary
Category Full 2FICTION / Family Life/General
Category Full 3FICTION / Disaster
ISBN-139781982197902
On Sale05/09/23
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages224
Cover StatusReady to Feed
A Guardian Best Book of 2022 * “Clever and surprising.” —BuzzFeed * “Brilliantly funny.” —San Francisco Chronicle * “Ingenious.”—The Millions * “Powerful.” —Harper’s Bazaar

A captivating debut novel about a classics professor immersed in research for a new book on a prophecy in the ancient world who confronts chilling questions about her own life just as the pandemic descends—for readers of Jenny Offill, Ottessa Moshfegh, and Sally Rooney.
TitleLife on the Mississippi
AuthorBuck, Rinker
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader press
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries
Category Full 2HISTORY / United States/General
Category Full 3TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues
ISBN-139781501106385
On Sale05/16/23
Title StatusNYP
US Price$19.99
CDN Price$26.99
Pages416
Cover StatusReady to Feed
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “Audacious…Life on the Mississippi sparkles.” —The Wall Street Journal * “A rich mix of history, reporting, and personal introspection.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch * “Both a travelogue and an engaging history lesson about America’s westward expansion.” —The Christian Science Monitor

The eagerly awaited return of master American storyteller Rinker Buck, Life on the Mississippi is an epic, enchanting blend of history and adventure in which Buck builds a wooden flatboat from the grand “flatboat era” of the 1800s and sails it down the Mississippi River, illuminating the forgotten past of America’s first western frontier.
TitleParty of One
AuthorWong, Chun Han
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader Press
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies/Communism, Post-Communism & Socialism
Category Full 2POLITICAL SCIENCE / World/Asian
Category Full 3HISTORY / Asia/China
ISBN-139781982185732
On Sale05/23/23
Title StatusNYP
US Price$30
CDN Price$39.99
Pages400
Cover StatusReady to Feed
From one of the most admired reporters covering China today, a vital new account of the life and political vision of Xi Jinping, the authoritarian leader of the People’s Republic whose hard-edged tactics have set the rising superpower on a collision with Western liberal democracies.
TitleDrowning
AuthorNewman, T. J.
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader Press
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1FICTION / Thrillers/Suspense
Category Full 2FICTION / Thrillers/Psychological
Category Full 3FICTION / Thrillers/Terrorism
ISBN-139781982177911
On Sale05/30/23
Title StatusNYP
US Price$28
CDN Price$32
Pages304
Cover StatusReady to Feed
Flight attendant turned New York Times bestselling author T. J. Newman—whose first book Falling was an instant #1 national bestseller, an international sensation translated into thirty languages, and the biggest thriller debut of 2021—returns for her second book, which “reads like Apollo 13 underwater” (Don Winslow).
TitleGeorge
AuthorHughes, Frieda
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader Press
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Category Full 2PETS / Birds
Category Full 3NATURE / Animals/Birds
ISBN-139781668016503
On Sale06/06/23
Title StatusNYP
US Price$28
CDN Price$37
Pages272
Cover StatusReady to Feed
Poet and painter Frieda Hughes’s chronicle of rescuing a tiny magpie chick who grows into an intelligent, lively companion—a heartwarming memoir of love, obsession, and nature.
TitlePretty Baby
AuthorBelcher, Chris
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader Press
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / LGBTQ+
Category Full 2BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
Category Full 3BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
ISBN-139781982175832
On Sale06/06/23
Title StatusNYP
US Price$18
CDN Price$25
Pages272
Cover StatusReady to Feed
“Absolutely not to be missed.” —Vogue
“A muscular, canny memoir about labor and power and gender…I couldn’t put it down. What a fucking gorgeous book.” —Carmen Maria Machado, author of In the Dream House

A queer teen rebel escapes small-town Appalachia and becomes Los Angeles’s Renowned Lesbian Dominatrix in this searing and darkly funny memoir that upends our ideas about desire, class, and power.
TitleHow to Stay Married
AuthorKey, Harrison Scott
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader Press
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Category Full 2HUMOR / Topic/Marriage & Family
Category Full 3HUMOR / Topic/Religion
ISBN-139781668015506
On Sale06/13/23
Title StatusNYP
US Price$27.99
CDN Price$36.99
Pages288
Cover StatusReady to Feed
From Harrison Scott Key, winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, How to Stay Married tells the hilarious, shocking, and spiritually profound story of one man’s journey through hell and back when infidelity threatens his marriage.
TitleGhost Lover
AuthorTaddeo, Lisa
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader press
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1FICTION / Literary
Category Full 2FICTION / Women
Category Full 3FICTION / Short Stories
ISBN-139781982122195
On Sale06/13/23
Title StatusNYP
US Price$18
CDN Price$25
Pages240
Cover StatusReady to Feed
“Raw and searching...Taddeo returns with more ruthless explorations of the feminine mystique.” —Entertainment Weekly, “The Best New Books of the Month” * “Provocative.” —Los Angeles Times

From the #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Three Women and “our most eloquent and faithful chronicler of human desire” (Esquire), comes an electrifying collection of nine fearless and ferocious short stories.
TitleButts
AuthorRadke, Heather
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader Press
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
Category Full 2SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
Category Full 3BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
ISBN-139781982135492
On Sale06/13/23
Title StatusNYP
US Price$18.99
CDN Price$25.99
Pages320
Cover StatusReady to Feed
One of Esquire’s 20 Best Books of Fall • One of Time’s Most Anticipated Books of Fall

“A deeply thought, rigorously researched, and riveting history of human butts. Radke knows exactly when to approach her subject with levity and when with gravity. A pitch perfect debut.” —Melissa Febos, bestselling author of Girlhood and Body Work