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The Best New Books Out This Week, From Literary Fiction To Fantasy

Including new releases from Rivka Galchen and Akwaeke Emezi.

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The new books arriving this week promise romances, adventures, and more.

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From Akwaeke Emezi — the author of Pet and The Death of Vivek Oji — comes this must-read memoir about creativity and identity.
$27
See On Underground Books
Based on the real-life story of Johannes Kepler’s mother, Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch centers on Katherina: an illiterate herbalist accused of witchcraft in the early 17th century.
$27
See On Amazon
From the creator of Feminist Ryan Gosling comes this memoir about the author’s childhood, which was spent living with her feisty grandmother in upstate New York.
$27
See On Harriett's Bookshop
When her husband refuses to acknowledge the fact that she’s dying, a terminally ill woman leaves 12 letters to help her spouse through his first year of widowhood.
$27
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Three years after her husband’s untimely death, Anna calls Spencer’s phone to listen to his voice, only to find that the number has been reassigned to Brody — a man who just might be able to help Anna move on.
$16.99
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When Évike, a half-Yehuli girl born without magical abilities, is offered as a sacrifice to the king, she finds herself in the company of Gáspár — the king’s ostracized son, who wants to keep his brother off the throne.
$27.99
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An aerialist hatches a plan to seduce a prince in order to save herself and her friends from certain death — but soon finds herself falling for another performer.
$18.99
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Two women iving in an abandoned temple — one plotting in exile, the other drawn to the ruins — join forces to reclaim what’s rightfully theirs.
$16.99
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From the author of Three Women comes this powerful debut novel. Animal centers Joan, who flees to California in the wake of her lover’s public suicide, searching for answers about her past... and her future.
$27.99
See On Amazon
Fifteen years after their passionate — but brief — romance, two writers reunite for a week-long affair. But before it ends, one of them needs answers from the other.
$27
See On Underground Books