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    13 new books to look out for this week.

    Katie Yee

    June 16, 2020, 9:00am

    Ah, Tuesday rears its head again. Consider this your weekly reminder to keep supporting black-owned indie bookstores and new authors. (Special congratulations to our very own Emily Temple, whose debut novel, The Lightness, is out today!)

    Here’s a baker’s dozen of books, fresh out of the publishing oven.


    Lucie Britsch, Sad Janet

    Lucie Britsch, Sad Janet

    “Britsch’s monologue about the experience of unhappiness is undeniably infectious.”
    –Publishers Weekly


    miss iceland

    Audur Ava Olafsdottir, Miss Iceland
    (Grove Press)

    “…a beautiful book. It is at once a poetic, light-hearted narrative filled with endearing characters; and yet also a sharply edged social critique.”


    Emily Temple, The Lightness

    Emily Temple, The Lightness
    (William Morrow)

    “A dark, glittering fable about the terror of desire.”


    Max Brooks, Devolution
    (Del Rey)

    “The story is told in such a compelling manner that horror fans will want to believe and, perhaps, take the warning to heart.”


    Daniel Lee, The S.S. Officer’s Armchair

    “[A] fascinating true-life detective story, as the author engagingly chronicles his searches in archives and interviews with elderly survivors.”


    Marisel Vera, The Taste of Sugar

    “Vera’s novel is historical fiction at its best, featuring engaging survivors from a forgotten past.”


    the brothers york

    Thomas Penn, The Brothers York
    (Simon & Schuster)

    “Superb … The tragedy and brutality of the Wars of the Roses jumps out from every page.”
    –Financial Times


    the margot affair

    Sanaë Lemoine, The Margot Affair

    “Francophiles and anyone who appreciates an emotionally rewarding story will enjoy Lemoine’s lush, well-crafted tale.”
    –Publishers Weekly


    Valarie Kaur, See No Stranger
    (One World)

    “A beautifully written exposé of activism, rebirth and ‘revolutionary love’ that is much needed for all readers in our current times.
    –Library Journal


    Chase Purdy, Billion Dollar Burger

    ” A thoughtful, entertaining, well-researched, and essential book.”


    Paul Preston, A People Betrayed

    “Preston has written an admirable book – a lively, comprehensive history of modern Spain, but also, at barely one remove, a compelling essay on contemporary corruption.”
    –The Guardian


    Mary Jordan, The Art of Her Deal
    (Simon & Schuster)

    “…a solid narrative, written without embellishment or much editorial comment, allowing the facts to speak for themselves.”
    –The Washington Post


    Robert M. Gates, Exercise of Power

    “It’s refreshing to see a secretary of defense call for the use of the military as a choice of last resort.”

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