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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.

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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
(FSG)

“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.”
–Kirkus

 

Hamnet

Maggie O’Farrell, Hamnet
(Knopf)

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

 

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.”
–Kirkus

 

Rachel Cohen, Austen Years

Rachel Cohen, Austen Years
(FSG)

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

 

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
(Hachette)

“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
(FSG)

“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
(Viking)

“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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