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These New Books Are Full Of Mysterious Globetrotting Adventures

Buckle up.

Travel to Italy, Russia, Sweden, and beyond with the week’s best new books.

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Touraine serves an empire that ripped her from her home and made her into a weapon. Returning to her homeland to quell an uprising, she finds herself pulled into a game of imperial intrigue. The emperor’s niece wants to overthrow him, but how does Touraine factor into her plan?

$16.99
See On Underground Books

Feeling adrift as she navigates young adulthood, a bookstore clerk pulls up stakes and moves to Rome in search of a mysterious customer, Signor Vietri, in The Vietri Project.

$24.99
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When three CIA spies are unmasked in Russia, the agency suspects an insider is working to bring down the Russia Division. It’s up to two women, each with her own dark connection to the CIA, to ferret out the mole before it’s too late.

$27
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Life for protagonist Shay, a Black American professor, becomes less than idyllic after moving into her new Madagascar beach house built by her Italian husband, Senna. As she puts down roots in her ancestors’ homeland, Shay finds herself straddling U.S. and Madagascan cultures, in Red Island House.

$27
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When a letter arrives from an old friend, Swedish-American photographer Elin is yanked backward into memories of her 1970s childhood on the island of Gotland, in A Question Mark Is Half a Heart. Elin has kept her past hidden for more than 20 years, but secrets have a way of catching up with people.

$25
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When he discovers a beautiful young woman imprisoned on an island that was once used to quarantine the infected, a young man takes a deep dive into the history of his family and their city, in The Vines.

$26.99
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Hirka’s family always told her that her tail was bitten off in an animal attack. That’s why she doesn’t have one, when everyone else in her village does. But the truth is much darker and more violent than the lie, in Odin’s Child.

$19.95
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Questions about a mysterious mass-disappearance haunt a documentary filmmaker with a tenuous familial connection to the tragedy, prompting her to go in with friends to uncover the truth on camera. But when their project is repeatedly sabotaged, it's clear that they aren't the only ones in the ghost town.

$26.99
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