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The Perfect Book To Buy The Pet Lover In Your Life & 11 Other New Releases

Including debuts from Sumi Hahn and Chelsea G. Summers.

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The best new books out this week include plenty of great new thrillers and memoirs.

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Kia Abdullah's Take It Back follows a lawyer who advocates for a 16-year-old girl who has accused four boys of rape, and finds herself working the trial of the century.

$27.99
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Comedian Michelle Buteau makes her publishing debut with Survival of the Thickest: a collection of essays about growing up in New Jersey, working in journalism, marrying into a Dutch family.

$27
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The Particulars of Peter uses the author's relationship with a foster dog turned permanent family member to explore the wider world of contemporary dog ownership.

$27
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When Junja and her mother, both haenyeo divers, trade places so that the girl can travel far from home, tragedy strikes. Her mother dies during a dive, leaving Junja to blaze a new trail for herself.

$26.99
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When a fascist government begins rounding up marginalized folx, an unlikely quartet of heroes emerge to lead the burgeoning resistance movement in Crosshairs.

$27
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After his ex attacks his new girlfriend and leaves her changed, a man plans a Hail Mary vacation to bring back the woman he fell in love with.

$14.95
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In Girl Gurl Grrrl, Kenya Hunt examines life at the intersection of womanhood and Blackness, looking at how far society has come and how far it has yet to go.

$26.99
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After an argument damages her relationship with her twin brother, entomologist Greta moves to the rainforest for work. But when an aneurysm puts Danny's life in jeopardy, Greta drops everything to go back home.

$16.99
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A single food critic living in Manhattan, Dorothy doesn't hurt for good meals or no-strings-attached sex. Sometimes she mixes the two in unconventional ways. You see, there's a reason Dorothy is single... and it's the same reason she's now incarcerated.

$26
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If you're hankering for some Nordic noir this week, pick up Helene Tursten's Snowdrift. On the same night Embla Nyström learns that her long-missing friend is alive, she's called to work the murder of someone who may or may not have been responsible for the kidnapping.

$27.95
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There's an old story about a tiger of myth and legend, and the academic cleric Chih and one of her captors, the tiger Ho Sinh Loan, are telling the tale to one another in an intricate dance. Rescue is on the way, but will it arrive in time? Or will Chih make a fatal misstep?

$15.99
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Shana Merchant narrowly escaped the clutches of a serial killer. Now living in Upstate New York, the ex-NYPD detective finds herself tangling with Blake Bram again — this time on a cold case in Vermont, one that involves Shana's own uncle.

$17
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