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There Are So Many New Books About Cults Out This Week

You'll want to order them, ASAP.

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This week also brings new novels from Kristin Hannah and Renée Watson.

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When stopping calorie-counting means cutting communication with her mom, 24-year-old Rachel finds herself entranced by Miriam — an Orthodox Jewish woman who takes Rachel under her wing and begins to nurture her new relationship with food.

$26
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From former Wall Street Journal correspondent Te-Ping Chen comes this lauded debut collection about China and its people. Stretching to all corners of the country and spanning generations, Land of Big Numbers positions Chen as a striking new voice among the Chinese diaspora.

$15.99
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When an eavesdropper mistakes a writer for an assassin after overhearing a discussion of her new manuscript, she approaches the other woman with a proposition to dispose of a meddling husband... which the author unwittingly accepts.

$26.99
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A therapist and a man harboring suicidal thoughts connect in this moving novel from So We Can Glow author Leesa Cross-Smith. Recovering from divorce and other losses, Tallie and Emmett skirt boundaries as they attempt to make sense of their relationship in This Close to Okay.

$27
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Lex and her five siblings were held captive in their family home, until Lex managed to escape and find help. Now, their mother is dead, and the siblings must convene to claim their inheritance: the house they once shared with their abusive parents.

$27
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Thirteen years after Elsa and Rafe's shotgun wedding, the Dust Bowl forces their family westward in Kristin Hannah's new novel. With their farm withered before them and their marriage in shambles, the Martinellis light out for California, looking for a new beginning.

$28.99
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Spanning the first four centuries of African American history, this eclectic new collection, edited by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain, examines the 400 years between 1619 and 2019 in five-year increments.

$32
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A fat, mixed-race teenager must figure out how to deal when she learns that her new love interest was originally interested in her thin best friend, in Crystal Maldonado's debut novel, Fat Chance, Charlie Vega.

$18.99
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Years after her older sister abandoned her in the wake of their parents' deaths, a young journalist launches a formal investigation into The Unity Project: the ostensibly charitable organization from which her sister never returned.

$18.99
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When violent trouble arises at her boarding school, Eleanor returns home to her estranged family's estate, where she struggles to find her place among her beastly relatives, in Rose Szabo's What Big Teeth.

$18.99
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When she stretches the truth to get close to the boy she likes, Nala soon finds herself trapped in a web of her own making, in this new YA novel about growing up, falling in love, and finding your purpose.

$18.99
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Wesley promised the five young women that his bungalow would be a place of self-discovery and spiritual renewal, but his newest guest, a high-schooler named Alice, begins to realize that not all is as it seems, in Alison Wisdom's debut novel, We Can Only Save Ourselves.

$26.99
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