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2023 Catapult Bestsellers

The Top 40 bestselling books at the Catapult in 2023!

Elif Batuman
Current price: $18.00
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book • Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction • Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction “Easily the funniest book I’ve read this year.” —GQ“Masterly funny debut novel . .  . Erudite but never pretentious, The Idiot will make you crave more books by Batu ... Read More about
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Michelle Zauner
Current price: $17.00
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the indie rock sensation known as Japanese Breakfast, an unforgettable memoir about family, food, grief, love, and growing up Korean American—“in losing her mother and cooking to bring her back to life, Zauner became herself” (NPR). • CELEBRATING OVER ONE YEAR ON ... Read More about
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Rick Rubin
Current price: $32.00
The #1 New York Times bestseller. "A gorgeous and inspiring work of art on creation, creativity, the work of the artist. It will gladden the hearts of writers and artists everywhere, and get them working again with a new sense of meaning and direction. A stunning accomplishment.” —Anne Lamott From t ... Read More about
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the author of The River: In this "end-of-the-world novel more like a rapturous beginning" (San Francisco Chronicle), Hig somehow survived the flu pandemic that killed everyone he knows. His gripping story is "an ode to friendship between two men...the strong bond between a ... Read More about
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Gabrielle Zevin
Current price: $28.00
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • Sam and Sadie—two college friends, often in love, but never lovers—become creative partners in a dazzling and intricately imagined world of video game design, where success brings them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of immortality. It is a love st ... Read More about
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Susan Straight
Current price: $19.00
“A wide and deep view of a dynamic, multiethnic Southern California . . . Susan Straight is an essential voice in American writing and in writing of the West.” —The New York Times Book Review Named a most anticipated book of March 2022 by the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and Alta From the National ... Read More about
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Rivka Galchen
Current price: $18.00
The startling, witty, highly anticipated second novel from the critically acclaimed author of Atmospheric Disturbances. The story begins in 1618, in the German duchy of Württemberg. Plague is spreading. The Thirty Years' War has begun, and fear and suspicion are in the air throughout the Holy Roman ... Read More about
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A New York Times bestsellerA Washington Post bestsellerA Los Angeles Times bestsellerNamed a "Best Essay Collection of the Decade" by Literary HubA Book Riot "Favorite Summer Read of 2020"A Food Tank Fall 2020 Reading Recommendation As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questio ... Read More about
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Stephanie Babin
Current price: $14.99
"There is much here to captivate the youngest readers." —Kirkus Reviews Simple riddles, bold images, and fun, interactive pull-tabs help make the classic guessing game loads of fun. Who likes to hop on lily pads? Who likes to eat honey from beehives? Pull the tabs to reveal ears, eyes, noses, and ev ... Read More about
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Patrick deWitt
Current price: $16.99
Definitely the funniest book I read in 2018. Somehow Dewitt writes in a completely different style every time & his books are always populated with the weirdest normal people you’ll ever encounter. (See also the hilarious The Sisters Brothers & Undermajordomo Minor.) French Exit’s Frances &a ... Read More about
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A New York Times bestseller and enduring classic, All About Love is the acclaimed first volume in feminist icon bell hooks' "Love Song to the Nation" trilogy.  All About Love reveals what causes a polarized society, and how to heal the divisions that cause suffering. Here is the truth about love, an ... Read More about
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES and LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER“Brilliant . . . riveting, scary, cogent, and cleverly argued.”—Beth Macy, author of Dopesick This book is about pleasure. It’s also about pain. Most important, it’s about how to find the delicate balance between the two, and why now more than e ... Read More about
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Rebecca Yarros
Current price: $29.99
A #1 New York Times bestseller • Optioned for TV by Amazon Studios • Amazon Best Books of the Year, #4 • Apple Best Books of the Year 2023 • Barnes & Noble Best Fantasy Book of 2023 • NPR “Books We Love” 2023 • Audible Best Books of 2023 • Hudson Book of the Year • Google Play Best Books of 2023 ... Read More about
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Barbara Kingsolver
Current price: $32.50
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION A New York Times "Ten Best Books of the Year" • An Oprah’s Book Club Selection • An Instant New York Times Bestseller • An Instant Wall Street Journal Bestseller • A #1 Washington Post Bestseller  "Demon is a voice for the ages—a ... Read More about
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Adam Gamble
Current price: $9.95
Good Night San Diego explores the San Diego Zoo, waterparks, San Diego Air and Space Museum, fishing boats, surfer dudes, aircraft carriers, Sunset Cliffs, Olde Globe Theater, Palomar Observatory, Old Town, and more. Welcome to fun in the sun! Little ones will squeal with delight when they visit the ... Read More about
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Bonnie Garmus
Current price: $29.00
#1 GLOBAL BESTSELLER WITH MORE THAN 6 MILLION COPIES SOLD • Meet Elizabeth Zott: “a gifted research chemist, absurdly self-assured and immune to social convention” (The Washington Post) in 1960s California whose career takes a detour when she becomes the unlikely star of a beloved TV cooking show. • ... Read More about
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Patrick deWitt
Current price: $30.00
NATIONAL BESTSELLER From bestselling and award-winning author Patrick deWitt comes the story of Bob Comet, a man who has lived his life through and for literature, unaware that his own experience is a poignant and affecting narrative in itself.  Bob Comet is a retired librarian passing his solitary ... Read More about
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Kevin Maloney
Current price: $18.95
* "Most Anticipated Books of 2023" -- LitHub * "Page One" feature at Poets & Writers* "12 Must-Read Books of January 2023" -- Chicago Review of Books* "Must-Read Paperbacks to Kick Off 2023" -- Book Riot* "30 Indie Books to Look Out for in 2023" --Independent Book Review Provocative, poignant, a ... Read More about
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a page-turning story of shipwreck, survival, and savagery, culminating in a court martial that reveals a shocking truth. The powerful narrative reveals the deeper meaning of the events on The Wager, showing that it was not ... Read More about
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Louise Kennedy
Current price: $18.00
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION “Brilliant, beautiful, heartbreaking.”—J.Courtney Sullivan, New York Times Book Review  “TRESPASSES vaults Kennedy into the ranks of such contemporary masters as McCann, Claire Keegan, Colin Barrett, a ... Read More about
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Meritxell Martí
Current price: $11.99
A bilingual slide-the-tab board book, with text in English and Spanish. Cleverly provides a number of gentle good night wishes for baby at bedtime, as baby along with the cat, the trees outside, and even baby's house all close their eyes and fall asleep. The sliding tabs do the work of closing the e ... Read More about
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Lydia Millet
Current price: $17.95
One of NPR's Books We Love for 2022 • A New Yorker Best Books of 2022 So Far • A Publishers Weekly Best Novel of 2022 • A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2022 • One of Time's 100 Must-Read Books of 2022 • An Oprah Daily and Literary Hub Favorite Book of 2022 • A BookBrowse Best Novel for Book Cl ... Read More about
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Susie Ghahremani
Current price: $9.99
Award-winning illustratorSusie Ghahremani’s picture book Stack the Cats is a fun way for children to learn how to count. One cat sleeps. Two cats play. Three cats stack! Cats of all shapes and sizes scamper, stretch, and yawn across the pages of this adorable counting book. And every now and then, ... Read More about
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Ling Ma
Current price: $19.00
Maybe it’s the end of the world, but not for Candace Chen, a millennial, first-generation American and office drone meandering her way into adulthood in Ling Ma’s offbeat, wryly funny, apocalyptic satire, Severance."A stunning, audacious book with a fresh take on both office politics and what the ap ... Read More about
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Named one of the ten best books of the year by the Chicago TribuneA Publishers Weekly best book of 2019 | A 2019 NPR Staff PickA pathbreaking history of the United States’ overseas possessions and the true meaning of its empire We are familiar with maps that outline all fifty states. And we are also ... Read More about
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Miriam Toews
Current price: $18.00
"Move over, Scout Finch! There's a new contender for feistiest girl in fiction, and her name is Swiv." -USA Today, "Best Books of the Year" "Toews is a master of dialogue." -New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice "A revelation." -Richard Russo NPR Best Books of the Year * Shortlisted for the S ... Read More about
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John Koenig
Current price: $22.99
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “It’s undeniably thrilling to find words for our strangest feelings…Koenig casts light into lonely corners of human experience…An enchanting book. “ —The Washington Post A truly original book in every sense of the word, The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows poetically defines e ... Read More about
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From floundering to navigating, this gefilte-fish-out-of-water story follows the unorthodox path of a Jewish woman working for a Muslim government. “Marrying one woman is like eating chicken every day for the rest of your life,” the cultural attaché —a.k.a. my boss—warned the week before my Jewish w ... Read More about
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**Nominated for the 2022 BookTube Prize in Nonfiction** Anthony Bourdain's long time director and producer takes readers behind the scenes to reveal the insanity of filming television in some of the most volatile places in the world and what it was like to work with a legend. In the nearly two years ... Read More about
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Hernan Diaz
Current price: $17.00
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BOOKS OF 2022ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2022LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 BOOKER PRIZE “Buzzy and enthralling …A glorious novel about empires and erasures, husbands and wives, staggering for ... Read More about
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Andrew Krivak
Current price: $17.99
From National Book Award in Fiction finalist Andrew Krivak comes a gorgeous fable of Earth's last two human inhabitants, and a girl's journey home In an Edenic future, a girl and her father live close to the land in the shadow of a lone mountain. They possess a few remnants of civilization: some boo ... Read More about
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Erling Kagge
Current price: $14.95
"A joyful celebration" (NPR) that shows us why silence is essential to our sanity and happiness—and how it can open doors to wonder and gratitude—from a renowned explorer and acclaimed author. In this astonishing and transformative meditation, Erling Kagge, famed Norwegian explorer and the first p ... Read More about
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Maylis De Kerangal
Current price: $18.00
** SELECTED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES AS 1 OF THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR ** ** INCLUDED ON THE NEW YORKER'S BEST BOOKS OF 2023 ** “At The New York Times Book Review, I think it's fair to say we were dazzled by the way the author creates . . . a miniature masterpiece of narrative tension and compressi ... Read More about
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James McBride
Current price: $28.00
THE RUNAWAY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK FROM ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE'S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE OF 2024 NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR/FRESH AIR, WASHINGTON POST, THE NEW YORKER, AND TIME MAGAZINE ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2023 “A murder mystery locked ... Read More about
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Shortlisted for the International Booker Prize and the Ursula K. Le Guin Prize, The Employees reshuffles a sci-fi voyage into a riotously original existential nightmare Now in paperback, The Employees chronicles the fate of the interstellar Six-Thousand Ship. The human and humanoid crew members comp ... Read More about
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Elisa Shua Dusapin
Current price: $16.95
From the author of Winter in Sokcho, Winner of the 2021 National Book Award for Translated Literature. The days are beginning to draw in. The sky is dark by seven in the evening. I lie on the floor and gaze out of the window. Women's calves, men's shoes, heels trodden down by the weight of bodies bo ... Read More about
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Gianfranco Calligarich
Current price: $17.00
Leo. Oh, Leo. Che sfiga.    The first novel from award-winning author Gianfranco Calligarich to be published in English, Last Summer in the City is a witty and despairing classic of Italian literature. Biting, tragic, and endlessly quotable, this translated edition features an introductory appreciat ... Read More about
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#1 New York Times bestseller “Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.” —Alexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and o ... Read More about
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Lizz Huerta
Current price: $11.99
A lush, immersive debut fantasy about a group of women whose way of life is threatened by a new king; a fierce celebration of community, sisterhood, and finding our power.Indir is a Dreamer, descended from a long line of seers; able to see beyond reality, she carries the rare gift of Dreaming truth. ... Read More about
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Anthony Doerr
Current price: $20.00
On the New York Times bestseller list for over 20 weeks * A New York Times Notable Book * A National Book Award Finalist * Named a Best Book of the Year by Fresh Air, Time, Entertainment Weekly, Associated Press, and many more “If you’re looking for a superb novel, look no further.” —The Washington ... Read More about
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