Books

10 Great New Books To Read This Week

Including two Jane Austen-inspired rom-coms.

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This week brings new releases from Mona Awad, Anthony Veasna So, and more.

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A mysterious reading list left in a library copy of To Kill a Mockingbird changes the lives of three people — library worker Aleisha, patron Mukesh, and Mukesh’s granddaughter, Priya — in Sara Nisha Adams’ charming debut.
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A theater professor’s acting career cratered after a disastrous performance All’s Well the Ends Well. But when three strangers come to her aid, easing her chronic pain and helping her stage the Shakespeare production of her dreams, she may just get her chance at redemption.
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Twenty years after the success of her last memoir, Shutterbabe, Deborah Copaken returns to the form this week with Ladyparts — a new autobiography that eviscerates the establishment’s treatment of AFAB bodies.
$29.99
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Anita Kopacz’s mesmerizing debut centers on Yemaya, the Yoruba Orisha of the sea, as she comes into her powers in the 19th century United States.
$26
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A new novel perfect for fans of dark academia, Victoria Lee’s A Lesson in Vengeance follows two students, Felicity and Ellis, as they set out to investigate their private school’s tragic, bloody mystery.
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Halimah Marcus edited this inspiring collection of stories about young women’s relationships with horses and horse culture. Whether you had your own horse, or just really wanted one, you’ll find much to love here.
$17
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Mira is well aware of the Woodsman plantation’s ghosts: She’s seen them before, and knows what they can do. Now, her childhood friend has decided to get married on haunted land, drawing Mira back to her deeply racist hometown.
$17
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In this Persuasion-esque tale, a newly out-of-work investment banker seeks help from her childhood rival, hoping to breathe new life into her old YouTube business. But their partnership will soon stoke the fires of an old feud.
$15.99
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From the late, celebrated writer Anthony Veasna So comes this long-awaited short-story collection about modern-day Cambodian American life and culture. Already a pick for Roxane Gay’s Audacious Book Club, Afterparties is one of the year’s must-read new books.
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Fresh takes Jane Austen’s classic Emma and transplants it to a modern a college campus. It follows Elliot, who is making her freshman year the best year ever... until she comes to a shocking realization that knocks her rose-tinted glasses into the dormitory dirt.
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