9 New Must-Read Books Out This Week

Jhumpa Lahiri’s first novel in eight years and Jenny Lee’s sequel to Anna K are among the must-reads hitting bookstores.

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The best new books out this week include memoirs, literary fiction, and YA novels.

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Mama Laverne is a trusted matchmaker, and her career-focused great-granddaughter, Victoria, is perfectly willing to let Laverne find her a husband — until she vetoes the perfect man.
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Emmy Award-winning actor Leslie Jordan stumbled upon a new career when his Instagram account went viral. Now, the Chattanooga, Tennessee native is telling his best new stories.
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First published in Italian in 2018, Jhumpa Lahiri’s Whereabouts — newly translated by the author herself — lands in U.S. stores this week.
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Picking up where Anna K left off, Anna K Away follows Anna, Lolly, Kimmie, and Bea as they regroup and recover from their last tumultuous — and tragic — year.
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In this memoir-in-essays, Ben Philippe wastes no time calling out white liberals for pulling the “Black friend” card — and also makes time to tackle politics, fandom, and Beyoncé.
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What if two souls were destined to meet, over and over, across time and space? That’s the driving question behind this novel, which follows Thora and Santi as they reconnect again and again.
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Meddelin Chan’s just killed someone, and no one will believe it was an accident. Her mom calls in a gaggle of aunties to help hide the body... only to have it shipped to the 2,000-guest wedding they’re catering.
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Set in the near future, Christina Sweeney-Baird’s debut novel explores various women’s lives in the aftermath of a deadly pandemic that wiped out most of the male population.
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In her new essay collection, Elissa Washuta explores questions of identity and appropriation in relation to witch communities.
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