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    11 new books hitting shelves today.

    Katie Yee

    August 30, 2022, 4:55am

    Don’t walk—run—to your local bookstore/library today!


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    Taylor Jenkins Reid, Carrie Soto is Back

    Carrie Soto’s deep dive into women’s tennis may be the most ambitious. It’s the perfect novel to close out your summer, and whether Carrie defeats Nicki Chan is almost secondary.”
    –The Washington Post

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    Mia Mercado, She’s Nice Though

    “…the author writes in a lively style, and she consistently expresses an appealingly irreverent sensibility … An often amusing romp through contemporary issues by a popular humorist.”

    Didn't Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta

    James Hannaham, Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta
    (Little, Brown and Company)

    “Hannaham combines both modes—wicked satire and selected allusions to The Odyssey and its progeny—to create a scathing, heartbreaking takedown of the carceral system.”
    –Los Angeles Times

    Escape into Meaning

    Evan Puschak, Escape into Meaning

    “Puschak is a writer of enviable promise, pursuing substance with clarity and verve.”

    Rio Cortez, Golden Ax
    (Penguin Books)

    “[These] poems are witty, weighty, and often profoundly radical in their approach to what has been and what may be to come.”

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    Juniper Fitzgerald, Enjoy Me Among My Ruins
    (Feminist Press)

    “This gorgeous memoir from Fitzgerald is a collage of the author’s most potent writing … equal parts rock ‘n’ roll and lyrical musings, with sharp, jagged truths and moments of gooey softness.”

    Mansi Choksi, The Newlyweds: Rearranging Marriage in Modern India

    “Choksi’s narrative structure braids the three couple strands cleverly so that, as the stakes keep rising, the tension escalates through cinematic jumps and cuts. Her scenes are alive with singular details, vivid language and crisp dialogue.”
    –The Star Tribune

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    Mike Mariani, What Doesn’t Kill Us Makes Us

    “The author’s superior storytelling abilities shine throughout and portray his subjects with compassion and nuance.”
    –Publishers Weekly

    Mariame Kaba and Andrea Ritchie, No More Police: A Case for Abolition
    (New Press)

    “The book is deeply researched and flawlessly argued, and the plan they lay out is practical, compassionate, and circumspect. A brilliantly articulated plan to abolish the police.”

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    Greg Steinmetz, American Rascal
    (Simon & Schuster)

    “Steinmetz’s fast-moving and eminently readable biography shows how Gould thrived within the context of his times but also that his greed led to necessary reforms for the health of the country’s economy.”

    Alex Williams and Jeremy Gilbert, Hegemony Now

    “A landmark piece of work combining theoretical rigour and innovation with a magisterial mapping of the landscape of contemporary power. Gilbert and Williams have produced an essential guide to socialist strategy today.”
    –Nick Srnicek

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