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Isabel Allende's New Memoir & 7 Other Great New Books To Read This Week

Including new titles from Mary H.K. Choi and Naima Coster.

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March roars in like a lion with a crop of fantastic new titles out this week.

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In her first memoir since 2008, Isabel Allende ruminates on growing up female in the latter half of the 20th century and coming into her own. Told against the backdrop of two feminist movements, The Soul of a Woman shows how far away equity truly is.

$19.99
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After leaving Texas for New York City, sisters June and Jayne scuttled what was left of their relationship. But when picture-perfect June steals her messy younger sister's identity, Jayne finds herself drawn back into their family dynamic, which she begins to see with fresh eyes.

$19.99
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The death of a baker in a small North Carolina town has far-reaching consequences for those in his orbit. Decades later, his girlfriend and her son, his best friend, and that man's family will still be picking their way through the wreckage.

$28
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When A.I. threatened to steal their jobs, humans turned to pharmaceutical enhancements to remain competitive. Now, a mysterious group known as the Machinehood have issued a demand to humankind: stop producing the drugs within a week, or face the consequences.

$27
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Nima and her mother immigrated to build a new life in America, but growing up Muslim in the post-9/11 suburbs hasn't been kind to the teen. When her best friend and anchor is attacked and hospitalized, Nima finds herself slouching toward self-discovery in Home Is Not a Country.

$17.99
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Talia's plan to get out of Bogotá and return to her mother and siblings in New Jersey is waylaid when she's sent to a juvenile detention facility in rural Colombia. Now she needs a new plan, one that will get her back to Bogotá, where her father and a plane ticket home await.

$25
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Reunited in the tourist town where they grew up, two siblings strike a deal that just may save one's life. When Rufina sees her brother sliding to a dark place, she issues a challenge: if they can earn enough to buy a ticket home when the weekend's up, he must not kill himself.

$26
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Nella sold poison to women who wanted to be rid of their husbands, but one request threw her entire business to the wind. Her secrets come to light in the modern day, when a chance discovery on the banks of the Thames pulls one woman into the 200-year-old murder mystery.

$27.99
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