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10 Can’t-Miss New Books Out This Week

Including new releases from Samantha Downing and Katie Kitamura.

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This week brings a fresh slate of summer thrillers.

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Framed as a series of letters about pop culture, history, and our conflicting desires for connection and destruction, Dexter L. Booth’s Abracadabra, Sunshine is one of the year’s best poetry collections.

$16.95
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‘Everyman’ by M Shelly Conner
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Everyman follows Eve, a young Black woman living in Chicago in the early ’70s, as she travels to Georgia to learn about the family she never knew.

$24.99
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Accolades pour in for a prep school teacher who will stop at nothing — really, nothing — to make sure his students succeed. But someone’s missing. Another person is dead. And one student is getting too close to the truth

$27
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When depression nearly derailed Elizabeth Gilpin’s high school career, her parents sent her to a program for troubled teens — one that turned out to do more harm than good. Gilpin recounts the years of trauma she endured in Stolen.

$28
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In Hermione Hoby’s taut follow-up to 2018’s Neon in Daylight, a college grad working in publishing falls in with an alluring, artsy couple — but it’s only when tragedy strikes that he realizes what his choices have wrought

$27
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A Separation author Katie Kitamura returns this week with Intimacies, a novel that follows an interpreter working with an accused war criminal at The Hague — and explores language, boundaries, and human connection in the process.

$26
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Eto Mori’s 1998 bestseller is finally available in English. Colorful centers on a disembodied soul who gains temporary control over the body of a teen who died by suicide, and soon finds himself connecting with the late boy’s family.

$16.95
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A young girl masquerading as her dead brother becomes the leader of a resistance movement in 14th century China, in Shelley Parker-Chan’s She Who Became the Sun.

$27.99
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Picking up just after Forged in Fire and Stars’ cliffhanger ending, Cast in Secrets and Shadow follows the Loresmith on her mission to unite the Loreknights and secure Nimhea’s claim to the throne in the fight against the Vokkans.

$18.99
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Two sisters come face to face with their grisly past in Karin Slaughter’s new thriller. Years ago, Leigh and Calli killed a man and hid the body. Now, his son has reappeared, and they’re convinced he knows what they did to his father.

$28.99
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