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The Best New Books Out The Week Of September 21

Including a new release from Jodi Picoult.

Read Allie Brosh's long-awaited second book, plus Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C. Parker's vampire anthology.

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Calling all HGTV and DIY Network fans, Tessa Bailey's new romantic comedy centers on a couple of renovation rivals who fall in love with the reality TV cameras rolling. But can they ever truly be lovers when they're forced to play enemies on screen?

$15.99
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The long-awaited follow-up to Hyperbole and a Half is finally here. Allie Brosh offers up new snapshots of her childhood and adult life — including the loss of her younger sister — in her illustrated memoir: Solutions and Other Problems.

$30
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Set in the same magical version of 19th-century Europe as The Gilded Wolves, Roshani Chokshi's The Silvered Serpents once again follows Séverin as he tracks down a mysterious artifact capable of bestowing unknowable powers upon the bearer.

$18.99
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Chelsea Clinton releases a new installment in her She Persisted line of picture books this week. She Persisted in Sports centers on American Olympic athletes from across the 20th and 21st centuries, from Babe Didrikson Zaharias to Ibtihaj Muhammad.

$17.99
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A new anthology edited by the authors of the Brooklyn Brujas and Seafire series, and featuring stories from Dhonielle Clayton, Julie Murphy, V.E. Schwab, and more, Vampires Never Get Old is the perfect new book for any reader psyched about the Twilight renaissance.

$17.99
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When her BFFs start planning their Ren Faire wedding, seasonal tavern wench Stacey decides it's time to find her own life partner. She starts receiving weird emails she thinks are from her summer fling, but when their paths finally cross, she realizes she doesn't actually know the writer at all.

$16
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Novelist Lucy has made a career out of telling stories. It just comes naturally to her. As a child, she told lots of stories when her kid brother disappeared. Now, Lucy's husband is missing, and she's out of stories to tell. Honesty might be the best policy, but it comes with serious consequences.

$26.99
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Lita is bound to shake things up just by entering her hometown beauty pageant, but she wants way more than that. With a little help from some friends and ex-friends, she's about to take Meteor, New Mexico by storm.

$17.99
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Surviving a plane crash gives a married mother a new perspective on her life in Jodi Picoult's latest novel, The Book of Two Ways. Dawn has built a life in the United States, but somewhere in Egypt is an archaeologist she hasn't seen in 15 years — a man she desperately wants to see again.

$28.99
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Francina Simone's Smash It! centers on Liv, a high school junior whose most recent embarrassment inspires her to make a "f*ck it" list. She's through with caring what other people think of her... but knowing what you want and knowing how to get it are two completely different things.

$18.99
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The second installment of K.S. Villoso's Chronicles of the Bitch Queen is out this week, and it's just the kind of gritty, feminist escapism you need right now. Despised and distrusted, Villoso's heroine must navigate a treacherous new intrigue if she wants her son to survive in The Ikessar Falcon.

$16.99
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Navigating unemployment after she narrowly survives a scrap with the city's superhero, Anna, who temped as a data analyst for a supervillain, has all the information she needs to hold the local "hero" accountable for their vigilante "justice" in Natalie Zina Walschots' Hench.

$27.99
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