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Obama's Favorite Author Has A New Book Out This Week

It's the latest in Marilynne Robinson's Gilead series.

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Nikita Gill's new poetry collection, K-pop idol Jessica Jung's debut novel, and more are out this week.

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After Mother reads her a story about a tiger spirit, Daughter wakes up with a tiger's tail in this magical debut. With the help of her neighborhood crush, a girl named Ben, Daughter begins to translate letters from her Taiwanese grandmother, which spawn from a mysterious hole in her backyard.

$27
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Wild Embers author Nikita Gill returns this week with The Girl and the Goddess. Drawing from Hindu myths and legends, this new collection of stories and poems centers on Paro: a young girl born in the aftermath of the Indian Partition.

$15
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A captivating novel about what might have been, Matt Haig's The Midnight Library follows Nora as she journeys into the titular institution, looking for a chance to change her life. The books in the Midnight Library will allow her to right the wrongs of her youth, but is such radical change worth it?

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Former Girls' Generation member Jessica Jung's debut novel centers on Rachel, a 17-year-old Korean American girl who has just won her chance at global stardom. But when the bright lights fade behind the scenes, Rachel discovers that all is not as it seems in Seoul's entertainment world.

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Marie Lu's Skyhunter follows Talin, a refugee and warrior, as she works to protect her adopted city from the terror of the Federation. She finds herself captivated by a prisoner, just brought inside the city's walls, who may hold the key to staving off the Federation for good.

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'Furia' by Yamile Saied Méndez
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Soccer is Camila's passion and her escape. On the field, she can get away from her family's expectations and her father's abuse. Getting the chance to play in a continental tournament is a dream come true, but Camila will need her parents' permission to compete.

$17.95
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Sachiko Murakami's new poetry collection, Render, explores trauma and recovery, from all its messy angles. At turns both tender and raw, this collection is perfect for your melancholy autumn reading.

$15.95
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Facing college and womanhood, Claude was ready for her life to begin... until she found out her parents were getting divorce. In the aftermath, she takes solace in a friends-with-benefits arrangement with Jeremiah, but can she stop herself from falling in love with him?

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A one night stand turns a young widow's life upside-down in this new #OwnVoices romance. Leela's been close to her stepdaughter, Tori, ever since she married the girl's father. Now, Tori's betrothed to a duke... who turns out to be Leela's mysterious lover in Her Night with the Duke.

$7.99
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Two preacher's kids fall together in midcentury St. Louis in Marilynne Robinson's latest Gilead novel. Their similarities are greater than their differences, but Jim Crow-era Missouri isn't ready to accept an interracial relationship.

$27
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Drawing from The Talented Mr Ripley in more ways than one, Emily Gray Tedrowe's The Talented Miss Farwell centers on Rebecca, a young woman leading a double life as a small-town treasurer and big-city art collector. She walks a dangerous line, and her lies might just catch up to her soon.

$26.99
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