10 Must-Read New Books Out This Week

Including new releases from Alexandria Bellefleur and Olga Tokarczuk.

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Looking for a literary read, or maybe a delicious rom-com? You’ll love these new books.

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Part Romeo and Juliet, part Cinderella, Alana Quintana Albertson’s new novel follows two young adults — one the child of a taqueria owner, the other a fast-food scion — who find themselves indulging in a forbidden romance.
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Tabitha’s still recovering from the shock of learning that she might not be able to have children... when she winds up pregnant. Now preparing to raise her baby, with or without her boyfriend, Tabitha turns to the women in her life for help.
See On Underground Books
Written in the Stars author Alexandria Bellefleur returns with Count Your Lucky Stars, a queer rom-com about former first loves who are thrown back into each other’s lives.
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When the owner-operator of a popular Chinese restaurant is found murdered shortly after his sons roll back into town, all three Chao boys find themselves under the microscope.
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Redwood and Wildfire, Andrea Hairston’s Otherwise Award-winning novel about a magical Vaudeville duo, is back this week in an all-new edition from Tordotcom.
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The stories in this collection from The Resisters author Gish Jen examine the multifaceted relationship between China and the United States.
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If you know exactly how to lose a guy in 10 days, you’re going to want to grab a copy of Scott Meslow’s From Hollwood with Love, a rollicking history of the rom-com.
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Book Riot’s Jessica P. Pryde edits this must-read collection of essays about love by Black writers and readers.
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This expansive novel from Nobel-winner Olga Tokarczuk traces the rise and fall of an 18th-century would-be messiah.
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When Byron and Benny lose their mother, they’re left with an intriguing mystery involving a family recipe and a voice recording. Compelled to uncover the family secret, Byron and Benny work to fill the gaps in their mother’s life story.
See On Reparations Club

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