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    20 new books publishing today, day 723 at home.

    Katie Yee

    May 5, 2020, 9:27am

    The future may be uncertain, but one thing we can always count on is the bunch of new books that come into the world every Tuesday. Welcome, friends.


    Emma Straub, All Adults Here

    Emma Straub, All Adults Here 

    Straub cements her status as a master of the domestic ensemble drama.”


    Telephone_Percival Everett

    Percival Everett, Telephone 

    “A spellbinding, heartbreaking tale.”
    Publishers Weekly


    Samanta Schweblin, tr. Megan McDowell, Little Eyes

    Samanta Schweblin, Little Eyes 

    “Ingenious … what’s most impressive is the way she foregrounds her characters’ inner hopes and fears.”
    The Guardian (UK)

    Friend_Paek Nam-Nyong

    Paek Nam-Nyong, tr. by Immanuel Kim, Friend 
    (Columbia University Press)

    “A rare glimpse into an insular world.”


    Amy Jo Burns, Shiner 

    “This memorable first novel is exceptional in its power and imagination.”

    Eimear McBride, Strange Hotel

    Eimear McBride, Strange Hotel 

    “A load-bearing beam of a book carrying a whole mansion (or possibly hotel) of meaning.”
    The Guardian (UK)

    María Fernanda Ampuero, Cockfight

    María Fernanda Ampuero, tr. by Frances Riddle, Cockfight 
    (Feminist Press)

    “Ampuero leads the international wave of Ecuadorian writers.”
    The New York Times

    Jennifer Weiner, Big Summer

    Jennifer Weiner, Big Summer 

    It’s the beach read to end all beach reads.”
    Entertainment Weekly

    Resistance_Tori Amos

    Tori Amos, Resistance 

    Thoughtful . . . [Resistance] will sing to anyone with an artistic soul.”

    François Clemmons, Officer Clemmons 

    “Clemmons’s thoroughly delightful, inspiring story will speak particularly to artists in marginalized communities.”
    Publishers Weekly

    Anne Raeff, Only the River 

    “A haunting, intricately layered novel.”

    figure it out_wayne koestenbaum

    Wayne Koestenbaum, Figure It Out 
    (Soft Skull)

    “The quality of Koestenbaum’s attention and his ability to delight and surprise is unmatched by any writers I have read.”
    The Rumpus

    Anna Solomon, The Book of V.

    Anna Solomon, The Book of V. 
    (Henry Holt)

    “A bold, fertile work lit by powerful images.”

    Kathryn Harkup, Death by Shakespeare 

    “A fascinating, thorough examination and scientific analysis of notable deaths that pervade the stage works of William Shakespeare.”
    Shelf Awareness

    James Gardner, The Louvre 
    (Atlantic Monthly)

    “A richly detailed journey through a palimpsest of the past.”

    who ate the first oyster_cody cassidy

    Cody Cassidy, Who Ate the First Oyster? 
    (Penguin Books)

    “Cassidy humanizes prehistory with wit and a firm grasp of the science behind these anthropological case studies.”
    Publishers Weekly

    Clare Carlisle, Philosopher of the Heart 

    “A perceptive portrait of an enigmatic thinker.”

    Laura Lam, Goldilocks 

    “If you’ve been looking for your next favorite science fiction novel, this is it.”
    Book Riot

    Natasha Gregson Wagner, More Than Love 

    “Vivid and heartbreaking… fascinating… [a] personal account that fans of old Hollywood will savor.”

    Susan Berfield, The Hour of Fate 

    “An engaging historical work involving truly larger-than-life American characters.”

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