The Best New Books Out This Week, From Memoirs To Rom-coms

Including Quinta Brunson’s debut and new romances from Lacie Waldon and Kerry Winfrey.

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Rom-coms, memoirs, and fantasy — oh my!

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In this memoir-in-essays, Krys Malcolm Belc — who was listed as “the natural mother of the child” on paperwork for his son’s adoption — explores his experiences as a transmasculine person and non-binary parent.

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A Black Lady Sketch Show star Quinta Brunson tells her story for the first time in She Memes Well: a memoir about Internet culture, going viral, and building a life of one’s own.

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Archaeologist and anthropologist Kathleen O’Neal Gear returns to store shelves this week with The Ice Lion: a cli-fi novel about two teenagers living through a second Ice Age, 1,000 years from now.

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George and Isabelle are still grieving the loss of their son when they hire two farmhands — brothers Prentiss and Landry, recently freed by the Emancipation Proclamation. But when news leaks of a romance between Confederate soldiers, all six of their lives become hopelessly entangled.

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Ned’s been hired to kill Cecilia, but when his employer kidnaps her compatriots — all high-society lady criminals — he finds himself tempted to switching sides.

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Tasked with killing her first love, Voya must find a boyfriend to fall for — and murder. The teen’s family will lose their magic if she doesn’t accomplish her mission, but will she be able to kill Luc when the time comes?

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When Nick is assaulted by a powerful man, his older brother, Tony, sets out on a quest for vengeance. Tony’s wife, Julia, will do all she can to help Nick — but soon realizes that she may not know her husband very well at all.

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She's days away from leaving air hospitality for good. He's the handsome ex-pilot she's spent years hating. But when their plane is forced to make an emergency landing in Belize, Ava and Jack find themselves thrust together for the weekend, in The Layover.

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Kerry Winfrey’s new rom-com follows Theodora and Everett — a toy-store worker and the host of a kids’ TV show — as they build a relationship through correspondence, only to find themselves suddenly, unexpectedly acquainted in real life.

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