The Hill We Climb & 7 Other New Books You’ll Love This Week

Including Sen. Tammy Duckworth’s new memoir.

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Leigh Bardugo, Tammy Duckworth, and Amanda Gorman all have new books out this week.

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The final installment in the King of Scars duology arrives in bookstores this week. Set in Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse — the same fictional world featured in Netflix’s upcoming series Shadow and BoneRule of Wolves follows an embattled king, his general, and a spy behind enemy lines as they wrestle with the emergence of a new, existential threat.
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Decades ago, Wild Women and the Blues’ Honoree was a fixture in Chicago’s jazz scene. Now 110 years old, she finds herself dancing back down memory lane after a film student arrives to interview her about an old connection from the Dreamland Café.
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Tammy Duckworth’s career as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot was cut short in 2004, when her Black Hawk was shot down in Iraq. Today, she’s representing Illinois in the Senate. Duckworth shares her complete life story in Every Day Is a Gift.
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When her mother refuses to talk about their family’s heritage, Jeanette leaves for Cuba, hoping her grandmother will be more forthcoming. Moving across time, Of Women and Salt tells a sweeping story of the contemporary immigrant experience.
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National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman publishes a hardcover copy of “The Hill We Climb,” her celebrated inaugural poem, this week — with a foreword from none other than Oprah Winfrey herself.
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One of Hollywood’s foremost leading ladies in the 1980s and ’90s, Sharon Stone saw her career waylaid in 2001, when a stroke nearly claimed her life. In The Beauty of Living Twice, Stone shares the deeply personal story of her recovery.
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Sandi Tan’s Lurkers weaves its way through the complicated (and occasionally hilarious) lives of a small group of neighbors, from two Korean American sisters struggling to remain in their childhood home to a mother-daughter duo with a fraught bond.
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Centering on the eponymous rock musicians, Dawnie Walton’s The Final Revival of Opal & Nev moves between the 1970s and the modern day, examining the enduring impact of an unlikely musical partnership and one member’s antiracist activism.
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