Book picks by Maya Martin, Square Books

A Deeper South

by Pete Candler

The author’s road trips through the American South lead to a personal confrontation with history

In A Deeper South: The Beauty, Mystery, and Sorrow of the Southern Road, Pete Candler offers a travel narrative drawn from twenty-five years of road-tripping through the backroads of the American South.


Don’t Let the Devil Ride

by Ace Atkins

S.A. Cosby meets Don Winslow in the breakout thriller from New York Times bestselling author Ace Atkins. A Memphis woman hires a PI to find her missing husband, only to discover that he is involved in a dangerous web of international intrigue—and she and her children are now at risk.



by Lisa Wingate

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a sweeping novel inspired by the untold history of women pioneers who fought to protect children caught in the storm of land barons hungry for power and oil wealth.


The Rom-Commers

by Katherine Center

The New York Times bestselling author Katherine Center’s next laugh out loud, feel good rom-com about writing your own story.

She’s rewriting his love story. But can she rewrite her own?


The Ministry of Time

by author

Part time travel romance, part spy thriller and 100% “multi-faceted joyride” (Harper’s Bazaar, UK): Welcome to The Ministry of Time, the exhilaratingly original debut novel by Kaliane Bradley.


The Great River

by Boyce Upholt

A sweeping history of the Mississippi River—and the centuries of human meddling that have transformed both it and America.


Bloody Tuesday

by John Giggie

The dramatic story of one of the most violent episodes of the civil rights movement and its role in the ongoing reckoning with racial injustice in the United States.


The Second Coming

by Garth Risk Hallberg

From the New York Times best-selling author of City on Fire, an intimate epic that plunges us deep into the lives of a teenage girl and her father as they navigate love, grief, betrayal, and redemption



by Julia Phillips

A mesmerizing novel of two sisters whose lives are upended by an unexpected visitor—a tale of family, obsession, and a mysterious creature in the woods, by the celebrated, bestselling author of Disappearing Earth