New Books

Fast Food Drama, Future Anxiety, and More New Books!

DING DING DING! Time for new books! There are some great things to read coming out today. The book at the top of my shopping list is The Infinite by Nicholas Mainieri. And on this week’s episode of the All the Books! Rebecca and I talked (in person! in NYC!) about a lot of books, including Born a Crime, Wonderland, and Swing Time.

mother-nile-book-coverThis week’s newsletter is sponsored by Mother Nile by Warren Adler.

A dazzling triumph from the bestselling author of The War of the Roses – a sweeping and ambitious novel spanning across two eras and the city at the center of it all.

Mother Nile is the story of Si, the American-born son of an Irish father and Egyptian mother, who goes on a journey through the winding streets of the City of the Dead to solve a half-century-old mystery. When his mother makes an urgent plea on her deathbed, Si knows that he must go to Egypt to uncover the truth about his long-lost half-sister, conceived during his mother’s affair with King Farouk. This work of historical fiction takes readers on a journey into a rich dark world of sex, power, politics, drugs, and Egypt.

The first 25 readers to email <> with the subject line “Nile” will receive their exclusive eBook. Limited time only. While supplies last.

hi anxietyHi, Anxiety: Life With a Bad Case of Nerves by Kat Kinsman

Kinsman discusses her lifelong battle with depression and anxiety and explains why she believes people shouldn’t be afraid to come forward and get the help they need. A very brave and wonderful memoir, infused with a lot of humor and heart. She does a wonderful job bringing humor to a hard situation.

Backlist bump: Agorafabulous!: Dispatches from My Bedroom by Sara Benincasa

normal by warren ellisNormal by Warren Ellis

Any time you pick up something by Warren Ellis, you know it’s going to be weird and wild and awesome. The same is true for his new novel, Normal, a techno-thriller about two groups of strategists taking on the challenge of the impending end of civiliazation. When staring in the face of doom brings on depression and anxiety, they are sent to a special recovery center to get better. But then one of the patients goes missing…

Backlist bump: Crooked Little Vein by Warren Ellis

ray and joanRay & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away by Lisa Napoli

This is the fascinating, zany true-life story of the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton of fast food restaurants. Joan, Ray Kroc’s third wife, ultimately gave away billions dollars of the McDonald’s fortune to causes she supported, making her one of the biggest philanthropists of the 20th century.

Backlist bump: Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger

YAY, BOOKS! That’s it for me today – time to get back to reading! If you want to learn more about books (and see lots of pictures of my cats, Millay and Steinbeck), or tell me about books you’re reading, you can find me on Twitter at MissLiberty, on Instagram at FranzenComesAlive, or Litsy under ‘Liberty’!

Stay rad!


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