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    15 new books to add to your TBR pile.

    Katie Yee

    July 21, 2020, 10:11am

    The sun is shining, the temperatures are rising, and the books just keep on coming! Here are fifteen of the biggest new titles hitting bookshelves today.


    Adrian Tomine, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist

    Adrian Tomine, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist
    (Drawn & Quarterly)

    “A hilarious, frequently cringe-inducing masterpiece from a fearless artist at the height of his powers.”
    –Library Journal


    Catherine Lacey, Pew

    Catherine Lacey, Pew

    “An ambitious, powerful fable of identity and belief . . . Lacey’s talent shines in this masterful work, her best yet.”
    –Publishers Weekly


    Nicholson Baker, Baseless:

    Nicholson Baker, Baseless
    (Penguin Press)

    “…ever articulate and witty … For readers who care about government openness, the narrative will be simultaneously illuminating and profoundly depressing.”



    Maggie O’Farrell, Hamnet

    “This striking, painfully lovely novel captures the very nature of grief.”


    the pull of the stars_emma donoghue

    Emma Donoghue, The Pull of the Stars
    (Little, Brown)

    “Emma Donoghue takes the stuff of a newspaper headline as a starting point, and expands and transforms its core element into an original and arresting work of fiction.”
    –The Times Literary Supplement 


    portrait of an eye_kathy acker

    Kathy Acker, Portrait of an Eye
    (Grove Press)

    “Kathy Acker’s trancelike writing style peels away the layers of reality… Acker is an expert at evoking this shadowy realm of belief and emotion where the rules of cause and effect do not necessarily apply.”
    –San Francisco Chronicle


    Chris Frantz, Remain in Love
    (St. Martin’s Press)

    “Frantz’s absorbing, vivid book will reward Talking Heads fans and those interested in the postpunk and 1980s mu-sic scene.”
    –Library Journal


    Riding With the Ghost_Justin Taylor

    Justin Taylor, Riding With the Ghost
    (Random House)

    “Here, the author shows the precision and command of tone that has informed the best of his stories, but there’s something more at stake—for both the writer and his readers.”


    Rachel Cohen, Austen Years

    Rachel Cohen, Austen Years

    “A thoughtful meditation on the interweaving of literature and life . . . [Cohen] analyzes [Austen’s novels] with astute sensitivity.”


    clean_james hamblin

    James Hamblin, Clean
    (Riverhead Books)

    “[A] breezy social history with a health angle, an easy read by a charming, sassy author.”
    –The Wall Street Journal


    Monopolized_David Dayen

    David Dayen, Monopolized
    (New Press)

    “Dayen makes a persuasive argument that reining in big business should be a priority for American voters and policy makers. This is an incisive, irrefutable call to action.”
    –Publishers Weekly


    Robert J. Mrazek, The Indomitable Florence Finch: Untold Story of a War Widow Turned Resistance Fighter and Savior of American POWs

    Robert J. Mrazek, The Indomitable Florence Finch

    “A crisp chronicle….WWII buffs will relish this inside look at life under Japanese occupation.”
    –Publishers Weekly


    the double x economy_linda scott

    Linda Scott, The Double X Economy

    “In a world where so many of us stick safely to criticising the status quo, it’s heartening to read someone willing to offer viable solutions.”
    –The Observer


    The Unidentified_Colin Dickey

    Colin Dickey, The Unidentified

    “Dickey succeeds in informing and entertaining his audience with his sense of wonder, rather than frightening them.”
    –Library Journal


    Malorie_Josh Malerman

    Josh Malerman, Malorie
    (Del Rey)

    “Malerman masterfully evokes apocalyptic horrors via understatement and suggestion while facilitating suspension of disbelief through nuanced characterization and thoughtful worldbuilding.”
    –Publishers Weekly

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