The Secret Token by Andrew Lawler

Andrew Lawler takes a deep dive into the mystery of the lost colony of Roanoke in this absorbing history. The book does not only describe Roanoke but also details on how the incident has haunted America since it happened. Perfect for both history nuts and the casually interested. Available in paperback on June 4.

Andrew Lawler will be at the East TN History Center on June 19 at 6:30 p.m. This event is free.

Tom Clancy’s Enemy Contact by Mike Maden

The latest entry in the Jack Ryan Jr. series is here, and it was written by a local author. Mike Maden takes the helm of this espionage thriller series about the son of Jack Ryan. Sure to be a hit with fans of Clancy’s original series. Available in hardcover on June 11.

Mike Maden will be signing books at Union Ave Books on June 15 at 6 p.m. This event is free.

The Line that Held Us by David Joy

A gritty Appalachian story about life, death, drugs and consequences. Joy is a lyrical and empathetic writer and has the ability to turn grim bleakness into beauty. Highly recommended. Available in paperback July 9.

Ace Atkins and David Joy will be at the East Tennessee History Center for a joint reading on July 16 at 6:30 p.m. This event is free.

The Shameless by Ace Atkins

The latest Quinn Colson mystery from Ace Atkins. Quinn Colson is a sheriff in Mississippi trying to clean up his town, battle a corrupt senator and investigate a 20-year-old cold case in this fast-paced mystery from Ace Atkins. Available in hardcover on July 9.