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    20 hot new books coming out this week.

    Katie Yee

    June 8, 2021, 4:48am

    Yes, it’s true, HOT BOOK SUMMER has arrived.


    Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch by Rivka Galchen

    Rivka Galchen, Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch

    “The comedy that runs through Everyone Knows is a magical brew of absurdity and brutality. Galchen has a Kafkaesque sense of the way the exercise of authority inflates egos and twists logic.”
    –The Washington Post

    Dear Senthuran

    Akwaeke Emezi, Dear Senthuran

    “A unique, visceral memoir from the author of The Death of Vivek Oji (2020).”

    Animal by Lisa Taddeo

    Lisa Taddeo, Animal
    (Avid Reader Press)

    Animal will confirm [Taddeo’s] status as a pre-eminent channeller of women’s interior lives.”
    –The Financial Times

    Kate Zambreno, To Write as if Already Dead

    Kate Zambreno, To Write As If Already Dead
    (Columbia University Press)

    “In this clever hybrid work, Zambreno (Drifts) interrogates her fascination with French writer and photographer Hervé Guibert.”
    –Publishers Weekly

    Lawrence Wright, The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid

    Lawrence Wright, The Plague Year

    “Wright cuts through misinformation to present nearly every aspect of the year 2020, including the biological breakthroughs of vaccines, personal tragedies, and collective trauma.”
    –Library Journal

    In: A Graphic Novel Will McPhail

    Will McPhail, In
    (Houghton Mifflin)

    “A] breakout graphic novel… The characters in In are absolutely delightful.”

    Diary of a Young Naturalist

    Dara McAnulty, Diary of a Young Naturalist

    “It’s a book that succeeds in describing the deep and complex pleasure of immersion in nature.”
    –The Guardian

    Home Made_Liz Hauck

    Liz Hauck, Home Made
    (Dial Press)

    “Hauck’s sensitive memoir honors the boys she nourished. A captivating debut.”

    Hola Papi, John Paul Brammer

    John Paul Brammer, Hola Papi
    (Simon & Schuster)

    “Readers are likely to become addicted to these stories; they’re that good. Beautifully written…the stories run a gamut of emotions that readers will share.”

    laurie frankel_one two three

    Laurie Frankel, One Two Three
    (Henry Holt)

    “Clever, charming, and always on message.”

    Cheated, Andy Martino

    Andy Martino, Cheated

    “This account serves as a nice addition to the growing canon of books about sports scandals.”
    –Publishers Weekly

    Forget the Alamo

    Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson, and Jason Stanford, Forget the Alamo
    (Penguin Press)

    “A zesty, journalistic, half history, half sendup about the battle of the Alamo and the myths that cling to it.”

    Catherine Steadman_The Disappearing Act

    Catherine Steadman, The Disappearing Act

    “This tale of Hollywood glamour, cruelty, and myth is sure to win Steadman new fans.”
    –Publishers Weekly

    Paul Mendez, Rainbow Milk

    Paul Mendez, Rainbow Milk

    “[An] erotic and fearlessly explicit debut.”
    –The Guardian

    the burning blue

    Kevin Cook, The Burning Blue
    (Henry Holt)

    “…this is an informative overview of a preventable tragedy that looms large in the history of the space program.”
    –Publishers Weekly

    Anne Seba, Ethel Rosenberg
    (St. Martin’s Press)

    “The author compellingly narrates Ethel’s early life, the course of her relationship with the brother whose perjury sent her to the electric chair, and both her difficulties as a mother and her commitment to overcoming them.”

    Mohamed Kheir, tr. Robin Moger, Slipping

    Mohamed Kheir, Slipping
    (Two Lines Press)

    “Kheir demonstrates a marvelous imagination and harnesses the magic of storytelling. Readers are in for a treat.”
    –Publishers Weekly

    Michael Kleber-Diggs_Worldly Things

    Michael Kleber-Diggs, Worldly Things

    “Although his subjects are often serious, Kleber-Diggs’ warm, extroverted manner defies the poet stereotype of a shy wallflower sequestered in a garret.”
    –Star Tribune

    Skye Papers_Jamika Ajalon

    Jamika Ajalon, Skye Papers
    (Amethyst Editions / Feminist Press)

    “A tightly written and compelling psychedelic adventure.”

    The President's Daughter_clinton and patterson

    Bill Clinton and James Patterson, The President’s Daughter
    (Little, Brown)

    “Patterson’s storytelling skills combined with Clinton’s deep knowledge of the government make for a page-turning synergy.”

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