Books

10 Must-Read New Books Out This Week

Including new releases from Sonali Dev, Emma Straub, and Frederick Joseph.

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Make some space on your bookshelf for this week’s most exciting new releases.

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When the subject of the memoir he’s ghostwriting disappears, a young writer on the brink of a nervous breakdown looks to an experimental drug therapy for answers.
$26
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Sonali Dev’s gender-bent Emma retelling follows golden boy Vansh Raje and his brother’s ex-fiancée, Naina Kohli, as they clash over business by day — and engage in much more pleasurable activities by night.
$15.99
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A woman struggling to support herself and her young child finds herself working with Quimbanda magic after a run-in with the trickster demigod, Exu.
$19.99
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When a woman enlists a friend to help her prove her husband’s infidelity, the pair unearth secrets — secrets that will disrupt life in their idyllic, upper-class hamlet in the Pacific Northwest.
$16.99
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Years after Maeve escaped the cult in which she was raised, she reconnects with her cousin, Andrea. The two women were each other’s lifelines in childhood, but the more Maeve learns about Andrea’s contemporary life, the more she’s reminded of their tragic, shared past.
$26.99
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From The Black Friend author Frederick Joseph comes On Manhood, a searing look at toxic masculinity, told in essays, poems, and other vignettes.
$17.99
See On Underground Books
After China invades Tibet, orphaned sisters Lhamo and Tenkyi are forced to build new lives in the safety of a refugee camp. Moving between the girls’ lives in Nepal and those of their descendants in North America, this is a poignant novel from a powerful new voice.
$27
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While an elder fights to prevent her Dominican American neighborhood from being gentrified, her daughter finds herself in bed with a developer responsible for the changing landscape.
$28
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Helen Gurley Brown’s groundbreaking 1962 treatise on women’s sexuality, Sex and the Single Girl, gets a much-needed, modern-day update with Sex and the Single Woman. (Read an exclusive excerpt here.)
$16.99
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Alice seems to have everything going for her, but something feels... wrong. When she wakes up on her 40th birthday to find that she’s been magically transported to her 16th birthday in 1996, will she try to rectify her past mistakes?
$28
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