10 Must-Read New Books Out This Week

Including new releases from Gina Apostol and Alechia Dow.

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Kick the new year off right with these great reads.

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From the author of The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata comes this novel about love and literature under the Marcos regime.
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Told from a first-person plural perspective, Daphne Palasi Andreades’ Brown Girls follows one group of friends as they come of age in Queens.
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Happily Ever Afters author Elise Bryant returns to store shelves this week with a new rom-com. One True Loves follows Lenore Bennett, a college-bound young woman who’s yet to find her calling, as she finds an unexpected romance on a Mediterranean cruise.
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When government agents decide that Freda Lui is a less-than-perfect parent, she’s forced into an institution where her every move is surveilled. There, she’ll have to prove that she can become a good mother, or else face the loss of her daughter.
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Separated for the first time in years by circumstances largely beyond their control, a pair of Taiwanese American best friends must navigate difficult situations without leaning on one another.
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In a world where nobles and commoners are connected via psychic links, a young duke and his paired commoner are framed for a royal assassination.
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As Hurricane Maria strikes Puerto Rico, two successful Nuyorican siblings reckon with the sudden reappearance of their estranged mother, years after she left them in the care of their grandmother.
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Collecting decades of nonfiction from the Their Eyes Were Watching God author, Zora Neale Hurston’s You Don’t Know Us Negroes is one of the year’s must-reads.
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In this new rom-com, an aspiring Broadway star searches for her estranged mother after finding an interesting post on her single father’s old blog.
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When their country’s well of magic begins to run dry, four siblings — each with their own conflicting motivations — set out in search of the remedy, the eponymous Ivory Key.
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