10 Must-Read New Books Out This Week

Including titles from Elena Ferrante, Melissa Febos, and Peng Shepherd.

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Readers can look forward to new thrillers, essay collections, lit-fic, and more.

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When her mother dies, Yejide’s left with a destiny she was never trained for: helping dead souls reach the afterlife. While working at a cemetery, she meets Darwin — a young man working as a gravedigger to support his devout mother, whose religion forbids contact with the dead.