Novel Bay Adds New Titles to Its Shelves

Looking for something new to add to your shelves? See what Novel Bay, 44 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, has in the store for some inspiration!


She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan
This is Mulan meets The Song of Achilles: an accomplished, poetic debut about war and destiny that sweeps across an epic, alternate China. In a famine-stricken village on a dusty, yellow plain, two children are given two fates: the boy, greatness; the girl, nothingness.

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
After her mother dies in an accident, 16-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape – until Bree witnesses a magical attack during her first night on campus. This book was recently discussed on NPR.


For Your Own Good by Samantha Downing
USA Today bestselling author Samantha Downing is back with her latest sneaky thriller set at a prestigious private school. It’s complete with interfering parents, overly eager students and one teacher who just wants to teach them all a lesson.


Bitter Sweet by LaVyrle Spencer
Ann Hazelwood, author of the Door County Quilts series, says this is the best romance set in Door County!

Shattered by the loss of her husband, Maggie struggles each day to put her grief behind her, to be there for her teenage daughter and to face life again. When she returns to her Door County hometown, she never expects to feel a spark of longing for her high school sweetheart. 

This has been out of print for many years, but thanks to super-sleuth John, we have a limited number of copies in stock. Get yours today!


Seek You by Kristen Radtke
In Seek You, Radtke digs into the ways in which we attempt to feel closer to one another, and the distance that remains. Through the lenses of gender and violence, technology and art, Radtke ushers us through a history of loneliness and longing, and shares what feels impossible to share.

Seek You is being acclaimed in book reviews around the world for its stunning and poignant meditation on loneliness in a form that defies categorization. This hybrid graphic narrative is stunning and poignant, and it reaches beyond the pandemic.

Radtke is a Green Bay-area native whose parents live in Door County.


My School Stinks by Becky Scharnhorst
This hilarious back-to-school story told through journal entries is about a boy who finds himself at a new school where the other students are real animals. It’s perfect for fans of Ryan T. Higgins’ We Don’t Eat Our Classmates and Elise Parsley’s If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligatorto School, Don’t! It’s a great book for children who are preparing to go back to school.

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