Books

Talia Hibbert's New Rom-Com & 8 More New Books You'll Want To Read This Week

Including new novels from Imbolo Mbue and Kate Quinn.

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Brutal and beautiful love stories lead this week's list of new book releases.

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In her debut collection, Sam Cohen offers up 10 stories, each about a person named Sarah, that explore action, passion, and passivity. From a fanfiction author to an entity that has passed into something beyond humanity, the Sarahs of Sarahland linger in the mind.
$24
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Jentt fell on the battlefield when he, his wife Kreya, and three of their allies defeated the necromancer Eklor 25 years ago. Now, a grieving Kreya seeks to bring her husband back to life ... by using the same dark magic their old foe once wielded against them.
$17.99
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In the 1980s and '90s, one serial killer stalked and murdered his victims unnoticed. Few people know of the Last Call Killer's crimes today, largely because he targeted gay men at the height of the AIDS epidemic. Elon Green's debut, Last Call, reexamines the heinous crime spree.
$27
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Opposites attract in Talia Hibbert's Act Your Age, Eve Brown. Jacob's got a broken arm and an understaffed inn, and the woman he desperately doesn't want to hire — the woman who broke his arm, a total-hot-mess named Eve — might be the only hope he has of righting the ship.
$15.99
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Jasmine Mans' new poetry collection is a poignant and unflinching look at growing up as a queer Black girl in the United States.
$15
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Caught between a U.S. oil company pipeline and the corrupt national government, an African village fights back the only way they can — by kidnapping a delegation from the oil company — in this new novel from Behold the Dreamers author Imbolo Mbue.
$28
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When her charismatic boyfriend breaks up with her seemingly without warning, a young woman finds herself spiraling deep into obsession, in Megan Nolan's intense and shocking debut novel, Acts of Desperation.
$27
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Osla, Mab, and Beth worked together at Bletchley Park, where they cracked the Axis Powers' encryption codes. They haven't spoken since a betrayal ended their friendship years ago, but when a new code appears, the trio have no choice but to work together, one last time.
$27.99
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A Dakhóta woman who went into the foster care system as a young girl returns to her childhood home to reckon with the trauma of her father's and husband's untimely deaths in Diane Wilson's touching debut, The Seed Keeper.
$16
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