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College Admissions Scandal Fanatics Will *Love* This New Novel

Admission is the latest book from Julie Buxbaum.

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Read the final Ember in the Ashes novel, Alyssa Cole's new romance, and more this week.

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Leslie Brody's Sometimes You Have to Lie shines a light on the life of Harriet the Spy author Louise Fitzhugh. From being queer in the 1960s to writing defiantly strong young women, the beloved author lived a life that was just as interesting as that of her most famous heroine.

$30
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Chloe was all set to go to her dream school, but the F.B.I. had other plans. Now, she and her mother are both facing jail time in a college bribery scandal in this new novel from Tell Me Three Things author Julie Buxbaum.

$18.99
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'King of the Rising' by Kacen Callender
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In the Queen of the Conquered sequel, Kacen Callender turns the spotlight on Loren, a former slave on the colonized islands of Hans Lollik, now working to save the land from the Fjern. But the colonizers are gaining ground, and war lies ahead in this Caribbean-inspired fantasy.

$16.99
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A newly crowned king gets more than he bargains for out of an arranged marriage in Alyssa Cole's How to Catch a Queen. Queen Shanti might know how her new kingdom should be run, but King Sanyu can't put her in the spotlight. When she flees, can he find a way to bring her back?

$7.99
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Amanda grew up working at Chicken Mimi's, but then she married Frank, the heir to the Chicken Frannie's legacy. Caught in the middle of an age-old restaurant war, she turns to a TV competition for help... with catastrophic — and hilarious — results.

$16
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Years after their grandmother disinherited their parents, three cousins and nearly perfect strangers receive invitations to spend the summer working at her island estate. The Story cousins don't know all of their family's secrets... but they're about to learn them.

$19.99
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So You Want to Talk About Race author Ijeoma Oluo's new book takes a much-needed look at the impact of 150 years of white supremacist patriarchy on the United States, going far beyond Donald Trump to talk about how the current system rewards white men just for being white men.

$28
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Afghan novelist Homeira Qaderi's previously supportive husband won custody of their infant son, Siawash, in their divorce, caused by his intention to take another wife. Qaderi writes a love letter to the child she was forced to leave behind in Dancing in the Mosque.

$26.99
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley returns to bookstores this week with Perestroika in Paris: the touching and funny story of a runaway racehorse named Paras, the German pointer who teaches her to blend in, and the boy hermit who tries to hide her from her handlers.

$26.95
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If you've been following Sabaa Tahir's An Ember in the Ashes saga from the beginning, you should know that the bestselling YA series comes to an end this week with the fourth installment of Laia and Elias' story: A Sky Beyond the Storm.

$19.99
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