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The Best New Books Publishing in July 2024

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The Curse of the Flores Women: A Novel
by Angélica Lopes
Amazon Crossing, 07/01/2024
 
Eighteen-year-old Alice Ribeiro is constantly fighting―against the status quo, female oppression in Brazil, and even her own mother. But when a ...more
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Literary Fiction
 Debut Author
The Last Time I Saw You
by Jo Leevers
Lake Union Publishing, 07/01/2024
 
Weeks away from the birth of her first child, Georgie should be enjoying the peace of her new life in the country, but boredom has settled in and ...more
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Literary Fiction
A Sea Full of Turtles: The Search for Optimism in an Epoch of Extinction
by Bill Streever
Pegasus Books, 07/02/2024
 
Everyone alive today is witnessing a mass extinction event caused by the more than eight billion humans who share this planet. At times, it seems ...more
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Science, Health and the Environment
Age 16
by Rosena Fung
Annick Press, 07/02/2024
 
Guandong, 1954 Sixteen-year-old Mei Laan longs for a future of freedom, and her beauty may be the key to getting it. Can an arranged marriage in Hong ...more
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Literary Fiction
Big in Sweden: A Novel
by Sally Franson
Mariner Books, 07/02/2024
 
Paulie Johansson has never put much stock in the idea of family: she has her long-term boyfriend Declan and beloved best friend Jemma, and that's more...more
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Literary Fiction
Break to You
by Neal Shusterman, Debra Young, Michelle Knowlden
Quill Tree Books, 07/02/2024
 
Adriana knows that if she can manage to keep her head down for the next seven months, she might be able to get through her sentence in the Compass ...more
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Literary Fiction
Briefly Very Beautiful: A Novel
by Roz Dineen
The Overlook Press, 07/02/2024
 
In a land destabilized by unsafe air, wildfires, floods, viruses, supply shortages, and homegrown terror, Cass is raising three small children by ...more
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Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Speculative, Alt. History
 Debut Author
Concerning the Future of Souls
by Joy Williams
Tin House Books, 07/02/2024
 
Concerning the Future of Souls balances the extraordinary and the humble, the bizarre and the beatific, as Azrael―transporter of souls and the ...more
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Short Stories
Evenings and Weekends: A Novel
by Oisín McKenna
Mariner Books, 07/02/2024
 
Summer in London stops for no one. Not the half-naked drunks and stoners, the bachelorette parties glugging from bejewelled bottles, the drag ...more
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Literary Fiction
Joined at the Joints
by Marissa Eller
Holiday House, 07/02/2024
 
Chronically ill seventeen-year-old Ivy has stayed in watching the Food Network all summer—pies are better than people, and they don't trigger ...more
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Romance
Masquerade
by O.O. Sangoyomi
Forge Books, 07/02/2024
 
Òdòdó's hometown of Timbuktu has been conquered by the warrior king of Yorùbáland, and living conditions for the women in her...more
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Historical Fiction
 Debut Author
Midnight Rooms: A Novel
by Donyae Coles
Amistad, 07/02/2024
 
England, 1840. Orabella Mumthrope spies an unexpected visitor in her uncle's parlor. Scruffy in appearance yet claiming to be the scion of a ...more
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Thrillers
 Debut Author
More Days at the Morisaki Bookshop: A Novel
by Satoshi Yagisawa
Harper Perennial, 07/02/2024
 
Set again in the beloved Japanese bookshop and nearby coffee shop in the Jimbochi neighborhood of Toyko, More Days at the Morisaki Bookshop deepens ...more
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Literary Fiction
Not About a Boy
by Myah Hollis
HarperTeen, 07/02/2024
 
Amélie Cœur has never known what it truly means to be happy.

She thought she'd found happiness once, in a love that ended in tragedy ...more
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Literary Fiction
 Debut Author
On the Bright Side
by Anna Sortino
G.P. Putnam's Sons, 07/02/2024
 
Ellie's Deaf boarding school just shut down, forcing her to leave the place she considered home and return to her hearing family. But being ...more
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Romance
Rise
by Freya Finch
Disney Editions, 07/02/2024
 
For seventeen-year-old Bryn, being the youngest, messiest, most rebellious sister in a family of valkyries isn't easy. Especially considering home is ...more
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Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Speculative, Alt. History
 Debut Author
The Air They Breathe: A Pediatrician on the Frontlines of Climate Change
by Debra Hendrickson
Simon & Schuster, 07/02/2024
 
Wildfires, hurricanes, and heat waves make headlines. But what is happening in Debra Hendrickson's clinic tells another story of this strange and ...more
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Science, Health and the Environment
 Debut Author
The Education Wars, Jack Schneider: A Citizen's Guide and Defense Manual
by Jennifer C. Berkshire, Jack Schneider
The New Press, 07/02/2024
 
Culture wars have engulfed our schools. Extremist groups are seeking to ban books, limit what educators can teach, and threaten the very foundations ...more
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History, Current Affairs and Religion
The Entire Sky: A Novel
by Joe Wilkins
Little Brown & Company, 07/02/2024
 
With his long hair and penchant for guitar, teenage Justin is the spitting image of his idol, Kurt Cobain—a resemblance that has often marked ...more
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Literary Fiction
The Expat: A Novel
by Hansen Shi
Pegasus Crime, 07/02/2024
 
At twenty-six, Princeton grad Michael Wang is trapped. Stifled under the bamboo ceiling at General Motors, he's working quietly on a breakthrough in ...more
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Thrillers
 Debut Author
The God of the Woods: A Novel
by Liz Moore
Riverhead Books, 07/02/2024
 
Early morning, August 1975: a camp counselor discovers an empty bunk. Its occupant, Barbara Van Laar, has gone missing. Barbara isn't just any ...more
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Literary Fiction
The Lion Women of Tehran
by Marjan Kamali
Gallery Books, 07/02/2024
 
In 1950s Tehran, seven-year-old Ellie lives in grand comfort until the untimely death of her father, forcing Ellie and her mother to move to a tiny ...more
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Historical Fiction
The Moonlight Market: A Novel
by Joanne Harris
Pegasus Books, 07/02/2024
 
Deep in the heart of London, a photographer walks the streets and captures whatever catches his eye: an old man drinking coffee; a beautiful woman ...more
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Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Speculative, Alt. History
The Night of Baba Yaga
by Akira Otani
Soho Crime, 07/02/2024
 
Tokyo, 1979. Yoriko Shindo, a workhorse of a woman who has been an outcast her whole life, is kidnapped and dragged to the lair of the Naiki-kai, a ...more
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Thrillers
The Night the River Wept: A Novel
by Lo Patrick
Sourcebooks Landmark, 07/02/2024
 
Arlene has lived in a small town on the edge of nowhere Georgia her whole life. Now married to her long-time high school sweetheart, Tommy, Arlene is ...more
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Literary Fiction
The Piano Player of Budapest: A True Story of Survival, Hope, and Music
by Roxanne de Bastion
Pegasus Books, 07/02/2024
 
When her father died, singer-songwriter Roxanne de Bastion inherited a piano she knew had been in her family for over a hundred years. But it is only ...more
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Biography/Memoir
The Second Chance of Darius Logan
by David F. Walker
Scholastic, 07/02/2024
 
Darius Logan is far from a hero. Since his parents were killed, he has spent most of his life navigating foster homes and shelters, abandoned ...more
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Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Speculative, Alt. History
The World After Alice: A Novel
by Lauren Aliza Green
Viking, 07/02/2024
 
When Morgan and Benji surprise their families with a wedding invitation to Maine, they're aware the news of their clandestine relationship will come ...more
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Literary Fiction
 Debut Author
We Don't Have Time for This
by Brianna Craft
Disney-Hyperion, 07/02/2024
 
What's more romantic than saving the earth?

Two presidents. One club. A sizzling connection.

Isa Brown wishes her life would slow down. She ...more
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Romance
Napalm in the Heart
by Pol Guasch
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 07/04/2024
 
In a near future devastated by war and unspecified natural disaster, a young man and his mother cling to survival at the edge of a forest. Society is ...more
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Literary Fiction
 Debut Author
A Thousand Times Before: A Novel
by Asha Thanki
Viking, 07/09/2024
 
Ayukta is finally sitting down with her wife Nadya to respond to a question she's long avoided: Should they have a child? The decision is complicated ...more
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Literary Fiction
All This and More: A Novel
by Peng Shepherd
William Morrow, 07/09/2024
 
One woman. Endless options. Every choice has consequences.

Meek, play-it-safe Marsh has just turned forty-five, and her life is in shambles. Her ...more
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Thrillers
Bury Your Gays
by Chuck Tingle
Tor Nightfire, 07/09/2024
 
But finally, after years of trying to make it, his big moment is here: an Oscar nomination. And the executives at the studio for his long-running ...more
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Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Speculative, Alt. History
Come to the Window: A Novel
by Howard Norman
W.W. Norton & Company, 07/09/2024
 
It's l9l8. The war in Europe grinds on, and the Spanish flu seems to be on an insatiable killing spree. But in the small fishing village of Parrsboro,...more
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Historical Fiction
Daughters of Chaos: A Novel
by Jen Fawkes
The Overlook Press, 07/09/2024
 
In 1862, after a tragedy at home, twenty-two-year-old Sylvie Swift parts ways with her twin brother to trace the origins of an enigmatic playscript ...more
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Historical Fiction
Daughters of Olympus: A Novel
by Hannah Lynn
Sourcebooks Landmark, 07/09/2024
 
Demeter: a goddess of life, living half of one.

Demeter did not always live in fear. Once, she loved the world and the humans who inhabited it. ...more
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Historical Fiction
Die Hot with a Vengeance: Essays on Vanity
by Sable Yong
Dey Street Books, 07/09/2024
 
The beauty industry has a single mandate: be hot.

In the same week that you might be encouraged to try curtain bangs, contouring, bleached ...more
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Essays
 Debut Author
Elevator in Saigon
by Thuân
New Directions Publishing, 07/09/2024
 
A young Vietnamese woman living in Paris travels back to Saigon for her estranged mother's funeral. Her brother had recently built a new house in ...more
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Literary Fiction
Grown Women: A Novel
by Sarai Johnson
Harper, 07/09/2024
 
Erudite Evelyn, her cynical daughter Charlotte, and Charlotte's optimistic daughter Corinna see the world very differently. Though they love each ...more
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Literary Fiction
 Debut Author
It's Elementary
by Elise Bryant
Berkley Books, 07/09/2024
 
Mavis Miller is not a PTA mom. She has enough on her plate with her feisty seven-year-old daughter, Pearl, an exhausting job at a nonprofit, and the ...more
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Romance
Let Me Liberate You: A Novel
by Andie Davis
Little A, 07/09/2024
 
Dark, lanky, and bald, New York–raised photographer Sabre Cumberbatch can't tell if she's highly talented or just highly Instagrammable. Up to ...more
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Literary Fiction
Long Island Compromise: A Novel
by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
Random House, 07/09/2024
 
"Were we gangsters? No. But did we know how to start a fire?"

In 1980, a wealthy businessman named Carl Fletcher is kidnapped from his driveway, ...more
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Literary Fiction
Madoff: The Final Word
by Richard Behar
Avid Reader Press, 07/09/2024
 
Some $68 billion evaporated during Bernie Madoff's epic confidence game. Two people were driven to suicide in the wake of the Ponzi Scheme's exposure....more
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Biography/Memoir
 Debut Author
Mourning a Breast
by Xi Xi
New York Review Books, 07/09/2024
 
In 1989, the Hong Kong cult classic writer Xi Xi was diagnosed with breast cancer and began writing in order to make sense of her diagnosis and ...more
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Biography/Memoir
My Parents' Marriage: A Novel
by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond
Amistad, 07/09/2024
 
Determined to avoid the pain and instability of her parents' turbulent, confusing marriage, Kokui marries a man far different from her loving, ...more
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Literary Fiction
Navola: A novel
by Paolo Bacigalupi
Knopf, 07/09/2024
 
"You must be as sharp as a stilettotore's dagger and as subtle as a fish beneath the waters. This is what it is to be Navolese, this is what it is to ...more
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Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Speculative, Alt. History
Our Kind of Game: A Novel
by Johanna Copeland
Harper, 07/09/2024
 
2019. Stella Parker has the life she's always wanted: a loving husband, two happy children that she gave up her thriving law career to raise, and a ...more
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Thrillers
 Debut Author
Quickly, While They Still Have Horses: Stories
by Jan Carson
Scribner, 07/09/2024
 
In "A Certain Degree of Ownership," a distracted couple on a beach fail to notice their baby crawl perilously toward the sea. In "Grand So," the ghost...more
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Short Stories
Quincas Borba: A Novel
by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
Liveright/W.W. Norton, 07/09/2024
 
Hailed in his lifetime as one of Latin America's greatest writers, Machado de Assis (1839–1908) was a storyteller known for his wholly ...more
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Historical Fiction
State of Paradise: A Novel
by Laura van den Berg
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 07/09/2024
 
Along with her husband, a ghostwriter for a famous thriller author returns to her mother's house in the Florida town where she grew up. As the summer ...more
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Literary Fiction
Sunrise Nights
by Jeff Zentner, Brittany Cavallaro
Quill Tree Books, 07/09/2024
 
Jude loves photography, and he's good at it, too. Between his parents' divorce and his anxiety, being behind a camera is the only time his mind is ...more
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Poetry & Novels in Verse
Tell It to Me Singing: A Novel
by Tita Ramirez
Simon & Schuster, 07/09/2024
 
Monica Campo is pregnant with her first child when, moments before being wheeled into emergency heart surgery, her mother confesses a long-held secret...more
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Literary Fiction
 Debut Author
The Anthropologists
by Aysegül Savas
Bloomsbury Publishing, 07/09/2024
 
As the young couple dreams about the possibilities of each new listing, Asya, a documentarian, gathers footage from the neighborhood like an ...more
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Literary Fiction
The Briar Club: A Novel
by Kate Quinn
William Morrow, 07/09/2024
 
Washington, DC, 1950. Everyone keeps to themselves at Briarwood House, a down-at-the-heels all-female boardinghouse in the heart of the nation's ...more
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Mysteries
The Coin: A Novel
by Yasmin Zaher
Catapult, 07/09/2024
 
The Coin's narrator is a wealthy Palestinian woman with impeccable style and meticulous hygiene. And yet the ideal self, the ideal life, remains just ...more
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Literary Fiction
 Debut Author
The Dallergut Dream Department Store: A Novel
by Miye Lee
Hanover Square Press, 07/09/2024
 
In a mysterious town hidden in our collective subconscious there's a department store that sells dreams. Day and night, visitors both human and animal...more
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Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Speculative, Alt. History
 Debut Author
The Heart in Winter: A Novel
by Kevin Barry
Doubleday, 07/09/2024
 
October 1891. A hard winter approaches across the Rocky Mountains. The city of Butte, Montana is rich on copper mines and rampant with vice and ...more
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Literary Fiction
The History of Sound: Stories
by Ben Shattuck
Viking, 07/09/2024
 
In twelve luminous stories set across three centuries, The History of Sound examines the unexpected ways the past returns to us and how love and loss ...more
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Short Stories
The Home I Worked to Make: Voices from the New Syrian Diaspora
by Wendy Pearlman
Liveright/W.W. Norton, 07/09/2024
 
In 2011, Syrians took to the streets demanding freedom. Brutal government repression transformed peaceful protests into one of the most devastating ...more
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History, Current Affairs and Religion
The Long Run: A Creative Inquiry
by Stacey D'Erasmo
Graywolf Press, 07/09/2024
 
How do we keep doing this―making art? Stacey D'Erasmo had been writing for twenty years and had published three novels when she asked herself ...more
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Biography/Memoir
The Sky on Fire
by Jenn Lyons
Tor Books, 07/09/2024
 
Anahrod lives only for survival, forging her own way through the harsh jungles of the Deep with her titan drake by her side. Even when an adventuring ...more
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Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Speculative, Alt. History
The Unforgettable Loretta Darling: A Novel
by Katherine Blake
HarperPaperbacks, 07/09/2024
 
It's 1950 and Loretta Reynolds is newly arrived in Hollywood, fresh off a con that brought her from England to the sunny shores of California. She's ...more
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Historical Fiction
 Debut Author
Toward Eternity: A Novel
by Anton Hur
HarperVia, 07/09/2024
 
In a near-future world, a new technological therapy is quickly eradicating cancer. The body's cells are entirely replaced with nanites—robot or ...more
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Literary Fiction
 Debut Author
The Language of Climate Politics: Fossil-Fuel Propaganda and How to Fight It
by Genevieve Guenther
Oxford University Press, 07/10/2024
 
Weaving this analysis through fascinating critical histories of the terms that dominate the language of climate politics―the words we, alarmist,...more
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History, Current Affairs and Religion
A Rose by Any Other Name
by Mary McMyne
Redhook, 07/16/2024
 
My name has only been whispered, heretofore…

England, 1591. Rose Rushe's passion for life runs deep—she loves mead and music, meddles...more
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Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Speculative, Alt. History
Banal Nightmare: A Novel
by Halle Butler
Random House, 07/16/2024
 
Margaret Anne "Moddie" Yance had just returned to her native land in the Midwestern town of X, to mingle with the friends of her youth, to get back in...more
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Literary Fiction
Beep: A Novel
by Bill Roorbach
Algonquin Books, 07/16/2024
 
In this immensely enjoyable and wise novel, it takes a sweet and personable squirrel monkey, Beep, to help us see the world we live in more ...more
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Literary Fiction
Bright Objects
by Ruby Todd
Simon & Schuster, 07/16/2024
 
Sylvia Knight is losing hope that the person who killed her husband will ever face justice. Since the night of the hit-and-run, her world has been ...more
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Literary Fiction
 Debut Author
Desperation Reef: A Novel
by T. Jefferson Parker
Forge Books, 07/16/2024
 
Jen Stonebreaker hasn't entered into a big-wave surfing competition since witnessing her husband's tragic death twenty-five years ago at the Monsters ...more
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Thrillers
Grief in the Fourth Dimension: A Novel
by Jennifer Yu
Amulet Books, 07/16/2024
 
In life, high school classmates Caroline Davison and Kenny Zhou existed in separate universes—Caroline in one of softball practices and family ...more
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Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Speculative, Alt. History
House of Shades: A Novel
by Lianne Dillsworth
Harper, 07/16/2024
 
London, 1833.

Doctress Hester Reeves has been offered a life-changing commission.

But it comes at a price. She must leave behind her husband...more
Critics' Opinion:  

Historical Fiction
Meet the Neighbors: Animal Minds and Life in a More-than-Human World
by Brandon Keim
W.W. Norton & Company, 07/16/2024
 
Honeybees deliberate democratically. Rats reflect on the past. Snakes have friends. In recent decades, our understanding of animal cognition has ...more
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Science, Health and the Environment
Portrait of a Shadow
by Meriam Metoui
Henry Holt and Company, 07/16/2024
 
Inez is missing, but missing things can always be found.

Mae knows this as a fact, even though the police investigation has come to a standstill,...more
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Mysteries
 Debut Author
Ruin Their Crops on the Ground: The Politics of Food in the United States, from the Trail of Tears to School Lunch
by Andrea Freeman
Metropolitan Books, 07/16/2024
 
In 1779, to subjugate Indigenous nations, George Washington ordered his troops to "ruin their crops now in the ground and prevent their planting more....more
Critics' Opinion:  

History, Current Affairs and Religion
Smothermoss
by Alisa Alering
Tin House Books, 07/16/2024
 
In 1980s Appalachia, sisters Sheila and Angie couldn't be more different. While their mother works long shifts at the nearby asylum, Sheila does her ...more
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Literary Fiction
 Debut Author
The Bright Sword: A Novel of King Arthur
by Lev Grossman
Viking, 07/16/2024
 
A gifted young knight named Collum arrives at Camelot to compete for a spot on the Round Table, only to find that he's too late. The king died two ...more
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Historical Fiction
The Lucky Ones: A Memoir
by Zara Chowdhary
Crown, 07/16/2024
 
In 2002, Zara Chowdhary is sixteen years old and living with her family in Ahmedabad, one of India's fastest-growing cities, when a gruesome train ...more
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Biography/Memoir
The Rent Collectors: Exploitation, Murder, and Redemption in Immigrant LA
by Jesse Katz
Astra House, 07/16/2024
 
The vendor, Francisco Clemente, had been refusing to give in to the gang's shakedown demands. But Giovanni botches the hit, accidentally killing a ...more
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History, Current Affairs and Religion
There Is Happiness: New and Selected Stories
by Brad Watson
W.W. Norton & Company, 07/16/2024
 
"Here is a generous portion of the work of a swiftly passing lifetime. Bountiful is the deserving page," Joy Williams writes in her introduction to ...more
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Short Stories
Trouble in Queenstown: A Mystery
by Delia Pitts
Minotaur Books, 07/16/2024
 
Evander "Vandy" Myrick became a cop to fulfill her father's expectations. After her world cratered, she became a private eye to satisfy her own. Now ...more
Critics' Opinion:  

Mysteries
What the Wild Sea Can Be: The Future of the World's Ocean
by Helen Scales
Atlantic Monthly Press, 07/16/2024
 
No matter where we live, "we are all ocean people," Helen Scales emphatically observes in her bracing yet hopeful exploration of the future of the ...more
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Science, Health and the Environment
A Machine to Move Ocean and Earth: The Making of the Port of Los Angeles and America
by James Tejani
W.W. Norton & Company, 07/23/2024
 
The Port of Los Angeles is all around us. Objects we use on a daily basis pass through it: furniture, apparel, electronics, automobiles, and much more...more
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History, Current Affairs and Religion
A Passionate Mind in Relentless Pursuit: The Vision of Mary McLeod Bethune
by Noliwe Rooks
Penguin Press, 07/23/2024
 
When Mary McLeod Bethune died, tributes in newspapers around the country said the same thing: she should be on the Mount Rushmore of Black American ...more
Critics' Opinion:  

Biography/Memoir
Becoming Marlow Fin: A Novel
by Ellen Won Steil
Lake Union Publishing, 07/23/2024
 
Marlow Fin is as famous for her beauty and success as she is infamous for her past, some of which is a mystery even to her. Is the public ready for ...more
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Literary Fiction
Decade of Disunion: How Massachusetts and South Carolina Led the Way to Civil War, 1849-1861
by Robert W. Merry
Simon & Schuster, 07/23/2024
 
The Mexican War brought vast new territories to the United States, which precipitated a growing crisis over slavery. The new territories seemed ...more
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History, Current Affairs and Religion
I Will Never Leave You
by Kara A. Kennedy
Delacorte Press, 07/23/2024
 
Maya has always belonged to Alana. After four years of dating, and on the precipice of graduating high school, Maya has been too terrified to consider...more
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Thrillers
 Debut Author
Liars: A Novel
by Sarah Manguso
Hogarth Books, 07/23/2024
 
A nuclear family can destroy a woman artist. I'd always known that. But I'd never suspected how easily I'd fall into one anyway.

When Jane, an ...more
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Literary Fiction
Nicked: A Novel
by M. T. Anderson
Pantheon Books, 07/23/2024
 
The year is 1087, and a pox is sweeping through the Italian port city of Bari. When a lowly monk is visited by Saint Nicholas in his dreams, he ...more
Critics' Opinion:  

Historical Fiction
Our Beautiful Darkness: A Graphic Novel
by (n/a) Ondjaki
Unruly, 07/23/2024
 
The light goes out suddenly. And in this absence of light, a pair of teenagers bare their souls. Into the warm silence of the night, they share a ...more
Critics' Opinion:  

Literary Fiction
Rescue Party: A Graphic Anthology of COVID Lockdown
by Gabe Fowler
Pantheon Books, 07/23/2024
 
On April 1, 2020, the Instagram account of Desert Island, Brooklyn's celebrated alternative comics shop, put out a call. By then Desert Island had ...more
Critics' Opinion:  

Biography/Memoir
Seeing Through: A Chronicle of Sex, Drugs, and Opera
by Ricky Ian Gordon
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 07/23/2024
 
At eight years old, Ricky Ian Gordon pulled The Victor Book of Opera off his piano teacher's bookshelf, and his world shifted on its axis. Though ...more
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Biography/Memoir
Slow Dance: A Novel
by Rainbow Rowell
William Morrow, 07/23/2024
 
Back in high school, everybody thought Shiloh and Cary would end up together ... everybody but Shiloh and Cary.

They were just friends. Best ...more
Critics' Opinion:  

Romance
The Bluestockings: A History of the First Women's Movement
by Susannah Gibson
W.W. Norton & Company, 07/23/2024
 
In England in the 1700s, a woman who was an intellectual, spoke out, or wrote professionally was considered unnatural. After all, as the wisdom of the...more
Critics' Opinion:  

Historical Fiction
The Dissonance: A Novel
by Shaun Hamill
Pantheon Books, 07/23/2024
 
"You can never go home again," the saying goes—but Hal, Athena, and Erin have to. In high school, the three were students of the eccentric ...more
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Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Speculative, Alt. History
The Faculty Lounge: A Novel
by Jennifer Mathieu
Dutton, 07/23/2024
 
With its ensemble of warm and unforgettable characters, The Faculty Lounge shows readers a different side of school life. It all starts when an ...more
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Literary Fiction
 Debut Author
The Great Cool Ranch Dorito in the Sky
by Josh Galarza
Henry Holt and Company, 07/23/2024
 
Ever since cancer invaded his adoptive mother's life, Brett feels like he's losing everything, most of all control. To cope, Brett fuels all of his ...more
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Literary Fiction
 Debut Author
The Lost Boy of Santa Chionia: A novel
by Juliet Grames
Knopf, 07/23/2024
 
Calabria, 1960. Francesca Loftfield, a twenty-seven-year-old, starry-eyed American, arrives in the isolated mountain village of Santa Chionia tasked ...more
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Historical Fiction
The Lost Souls of Benzaiten
by Kelly Murashige
Soho Teen, 07/23/2024
 
"I wish to become one of those round vacuum cleaner robots." That's what Machi prays for at the altar of Japanese goddess Benzaiten. Ever since her ...more
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Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Speculative, Alt. History
 Debut Author
The Modern Fairies: A Novel
by Clare Pollard
Avid Reader Press, 07/23/2024
 
Why don't they tell you it is the beautiful princess who becomes the evil queen; that they are just the same person at different points in their story...more
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Historical Fiction
The Ornithologist's Field Guide to Love
by India Holton
Berkley Books, 07/23/2024
 
Beth Pickering is on the verge of finally capturing the rare deathwhistler bird when Professor Devon Lockley swoops in, stealing both her bird and her...more
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Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Speculative, Alt. History
The Quiet Damage: QAnon and the Destruction of the American Family
by Jesselyn Cook
Crown, 07/23/2024
 
The QAnon conspiracy theories—which posit that a nefarious cabal of elites is secretly ruling our society, poisoning our bodies, and harming our...more
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Biography/Memoir
The Very Long, Very Strange Life of Isaac Dahl
by Bart Yates
A John Scognamiglio Book, 07/23/2024
 
"Each day is a story, whether or not that story makes any damn sense or is worth telling to anyone else."

At the age of ninety-six, Isaac Dahl sits...more
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Literary Fiction
The Wrong Hands: Detective Miller Novels #2
by Mark Billingham
Atlantic Monthly Press, 07/23/2024
 
Unconventional Detective Declan Miller has a problem. Well, two problems. First, there's his dead wife and her yet-to-be-solved murder. He really ...more
Critics' Opinion:  

Thrillers
Time and Time Again
by Chatham Greenfield
Bloomsbury YA, 07/23/2024
 
Phoebe Mendel's day is never ending--literally.

On August 6th, she woke up to find herself stuck in a time loop. And for nearly a month of August...more
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Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Speculative, Alt. History
 Debut Author
Viewfinder: A Memoir of Seeing and Being Seen
by Jon M. Chu
Random House, 07/23/2024
 
Long before he directed Wicked, In The Heights, or the groundbreaking film Crazy Rich Asians, Jon M. Chu was a movie-obsessed first-generation Chinese...more
Critics' Opinion:  

Biography/Memoir
 Debut Author
Finding Famous: A Mashad Family Novel
by Candice Jalili
Disney-Hyperion, 07/30/2024
 
Ever since her mom died, Josie Lawrence has been content with her safe, predictable life. She hangs out with exactly two people: her best (and only) ...more
Critics' Opinion:  

Literary Fiction
 Debut Author
Into the Clear Blue Sky: The Path to Restoring Our Atmosphere
by Rob Jackson
Scribner, 07/30/2024
 
Climate change is here. From the millions displaced by the floods in Pakistan to Californian and Canadian towns incinerated by wildfires, we are ...more
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Science, Health and the Environment
My Mother Cursed My Name: A Novel
by Anamely Salgado Reyes
Atria Books, 07/30/2024
 
For generations, the Olivares women have sought to control their daughters' destinies, starting with their names. In life, Olvido constantly clashed ...more
Critics' Opinion:  

Literary Fiction
Off the Books: A Novel
by Soma Mei Sheng Frazier
Henry Holt and Company, 07/30/2024
 
Recent Dartmouth dropout Mei, in search of a new direction in life, drives a limo to make ends meet. Her grandfather convinces her to allow her ...more
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Literary Fiction
 Debut Author
Pearl: A novel
by Siân Hughes
Knopf, 07/30/2024
 
Marianne is eight years old when her mother goes missing.

Left behind with her baby brother and grieving father in a ramshackle house on the edge...more
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Literary Fiction
 Debut Author
Someone Like Us: A novel
by Dinaw Mengestu
Knopf, 07/30/2024
 
After abandoning his once-promising career as a journalist in search of a new life in Paris, Mamush meets Hannah—a photographer whose way of ...more
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Literary Fiction
The Horse: A Galloping History of Humanity
by Timothy C. Winegard
Dutton, 07/30/2024
 
Timothy C. Winegard's The Horse is an epic history unlike any other. Its story begins more than 5,500 years ago on the windswept grasslands of the ...more
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History, Current Affairs and Religion
The Missing Thread: A Women's History of the Ancient World
by Daisy Dunn
Penguin Books, 07/30/2024
 
Around four thousand years ago, the mysterious Minoans sculpted statues of topless women with snakes slithering on their arms. Over one thousand years...more
Critics' Opinion:  

History, Current Affairs and Religion
The Most
by Jessica Anthony
Little Brown & Company, 07/30/2024
 
It is an unseasonably warm Sunday in November 1957. Katheen, a college tennis champion turned Delaware housewife, decides not to join her flagrantly ...more
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Historical Fiction
The Wedding People: A Novel
by Alison Espach
Henry Holt and Company, 07/30/2024
 
It's a beautiful day in Newport, Rhode Island, when Phoebe Stone arrives at the grand Cornwall Inn wearing a green dress and gold heels, not a bag in ...more
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Literary Fiction
The Widow's Guide to Dead Bastards
by Jessica Waite
Atria Books, 07/30/2024
 
In the midst of mourning her husband's sudden death, writer Jessica Waite discovered shocking secrets that undermined everything she thought she knew ...more
Critics' Opinion:  

Biography/Memoir
The Woman Who Lied: A Novel
by Claire Douglas
Harper, 07/30/2024
 
Emilia has a dream life. But someone knows the truth ...

Emilia Ward lives in suburban London with her husband, their young son, and a teenager ...more
Critics' Opinion:  

Thrillers
We Burn Daylight: A Novel
by Bret Anthony Johnston
Random House, 07/30/2024
 
Waco, Texas, 1993. People from all walks of life have arrived to follow the Lamb's gospel—signing over savings and pensions, selling their homes...more
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Literary Fiction
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