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Stacey Abrams’ New Thriller & 9 More Must-Read Books Out This Week

Including new releases from Zen Cho and Emily Henry.

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Crack open new books from Stacey Abrams, Zen Cho, Emily Henry, and P. Djèlí Clark.

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'While Justice Sleeps' by Stacey Abrams
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In this taut thriller from activist and politician (and romance novelist) Stacey Abrams, a SCOTUS Justice falls into a coma, and names his clerk as his legal guardian. But while her boss lies unconscious, Avery begins to uncover a massive D.C. conspiracy.

$28
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Mary Jane follows the eponymous 14-year-old as she tries to reconcile her conservative mother’s beliefs with those of the family she nannies for — a household led by a psychiatrist who opens his home to a rock star with substance addictions.

$27.99
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When she returns to the country of her birth, Malaysian American Jess discovers that she can hear the voice of her late Ah Ma — a medium seeking revenge against the criminal overlord who slighted her patron deity — and she wants her granddaughter’s help in getting even.

$17
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Multi-award-winning writer P. Djèlí Clark’s debut novel takes readers to an alternate version of 1912 Cairo, where a supernatural bureau agent teams up with her girlfriend to stop a killer claiming to be the man who brought magic to the world.

$27.99
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Estranged former besties Alex and Poppy used to vacation together every summer. After two years of silence, they’re about to dust off their carry-ons and take one last shot at reviving what they used to have... and at getting what they may have always wanted.

$16
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Jake, a washed-up MFA professor desperate for success, steals a novel idea from his late student Evan and writes an instant bestseller. But someone knows it isn’t Jake’s story, and as threats begin to mount, Jake discovers that even Evan may not have come up with the idea.

$28
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The stories in Brenda Peynado’s new speculative collection center on immigrants and first-generation Americans wrestling with issues of identity and belonging.

$15.99
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Set in the near future, Sarah Pinsker’s sci-fi novel follows a family of four as they grow apart, divided by a new brain implant that one parent and one child accept... while their other family members resist.

$16
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In 1960s Greece, a group of prominent creatives set up a bohemian commune on Hydra. Polly Samson’s A Theater for Dreamers follows a wide-eyed 18-year-old as she comes of age in a foreign country among a community of artists and writers.

$26.95
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Italian actor Goliarda Sapienza’s posthumous novel, Meeting in Positano, provides a fictionalized account of her experiences on the midcentury Amalfi Coast, including her relationship with a mysterious widow nicknamed “Princess.”

$15.99
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