New Books Out This Week: Brandon Taylor’s Filthy Animals & More Must-Reads

Including new releases from Jessamyn Stanley and Laura Lippman.

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This week’s new books are an eclectic mix, from both debut authors and veteran writers.

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The long-awaited follow-up to The Goblin Emperor finds Thara Celehar living in exile, communing with his new neighbors’ dead relatives, and solving more murder mysteries outside the goblin emperor’s court.
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With their family-owned winery’s fate in jeopardy, three generations of women hash out their feelings — positive and negative — over a selection of “trashy” books in Jamie Brenner’s heartfelt summer novel.
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After an accident propels her to instant stardom, Jane pursues a music career under the tutelage of famed folk musician Jesse. It’s not strictly business between the two of them, but can their relationship weather the coming storm of the 1970s?
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From the author of Don’t Touch My Hair comes this insightful new guide to anti-racism in action. If you participated in the protests that followed George Floyd’s death and want to know what you should do now, this is the book you need to read.
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In the wake of Rich’s death from brain cancer, six different voices — including those of his wife and young son — come together to tell a story of hope and healing.
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Laura Lippman’s suspenseful new novel centers on Gerry: a novelist with disabilities who finds himself at the total mercy of two women. Visited by his ex-girlfriend, Gerry begins to question his own sanity as he lies in bed.
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When their minister father is disgraced by a scandal, two sisters retreat to an inherited ranch to rethink their futures, their faith, and their relationships.
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Every Body Yoga author Jessamyn Stanley returns to store shelves this week with Yoke: a book on the philosophy of yoga — the Sanskrit word for “to yoke” — and its application in everyday life.
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‘Filthy Animals’ by Brandon Taylor
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In this novel-in-stories from the author of Real Life, a queer, Black grad student struggles to understand his peers, even as he falls into a romantic entanglement with two of them.
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