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The Best New Books Out The Week Of July 21

From The Year of the Witching to

With stories full of ghosts, witches, death, and intrigue, this week holds much for thrill-seeking readers.

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Living estranged from her family in a picture-perfect condo, a spoiled woman begins to suspect that her life is not as it seems in Alexandra Burt's latest novel.

$16
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Tragedy has stricken the Harrington family more times than they can count. Forty years after a house fire forced the Harringtons to move to Foxcote Manor, Sylvie is going back, for one last, dark trip down memory lane.

$27
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In an Irish maternity ward, quarantined to serve pregnant people who are sick and dying, three women come together to save as many lives as they can in the midst of a pandemic flu... including their own.

$28
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When their grandfather's Will forces them to take a cross-country road trip or lose their inheritance, three estranged siblings and their partners will be forced to confront the skeletons in their closets... some of them literal.

$26
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After her father leaks proof of extraterrestrial beings' existence on Earth to the public, a young woman discovers that she alone possesses the ability to bridge the communication gap between humans and aliens in this stunning debut from YouTube star Lindsay Ellis.

$27.99
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Immanuelle has spent a lifetime trying to prove to her neighbors that she isn't a bad seed, but her mixed-race heritage marks her as an outsider. When she discovers a cabal of outcast spirits, she finds power in their knowledge and camaraderie — power that may help her change her community forever.

$26
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With the U.S. on the brink of World War II, three people working for the same Russian crime lord must confront the consequences and purpose of their magical and deadly powers in this new novel from the author of 'The Summer Prince.'

$26.99
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Straitlaced Samir doesn't understand why Pinky ruffles her parents' feathers, but he's willing to go along with her plan to get them off her back. But when a fake summer romance turns to real affection, can the two of them put aside their differences to make things work?

$18.99
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Four years after their 11-year-old son's tragic death, Agnes' husband hits the motherlode with a new play, its title a variation on their dead child's name. Resurrecting Hamnet Shakespeare from the shadow of 'Hamlet,' Maggie O'Farrell's new novel is a tender portrayal of 16th-century family life.

$26.95
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When one's life falls to pieces, two musicians attempt to charm their way back into their more sucessful friend's good graces in this funny new romance from the author of 'Limelight.' Will the Forsyth Trio ever play again, or are Bridget and Will doomed to lurk in Gavin's shadow forever?

$27
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A small girl has been horrifically brutalized, and one of five wealthy young men is responsible. Narrated by one of the five, Laura Restrepo's 'The Divine Boys' explores the boundaries of friendship and loyalty, while examining the corruption privilege can cause in a body and mind.

$24.95
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Beloved 'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek has been a fixture of North American TV since 1984. Now, in this touching memoir, Trebek opens up about his loving family, his life in show business, the most famous 'Jeopardy!' contestants of all time, and his pancreatic cancer diagnosis and treatment.

$26
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