It’s Tuesday! You know what that means – say it with me now: NEW BOOOOOOOKS! It’s already the last Tuesday in February (HOW?!?), but there’s still lots of great stuff hitting the shelves today. I have a few of today’s fabulous new releases below, and you can hear about more awesome reads on this week’s episode of the All the Books! Vanessa and I talked about The Priory of the Orange Tree, The Good Immigrant, Kid Gloves, and more great books.
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At the Medio School for Girls, distinguished young women are trained for one of two roles in their polarized society. Depending on her specialization, a graduate will one day run a husband’s household or raise his children. Both paths promise a life of comfort and luxury, far from the frequent political uprisings of the lower class. Daniela Vargas is the school’s top student, but her pedigree is a lie. She must keep the truth hidden or be sent back to the fringes of society. And school couldn’t prepare her for the difficult choices she must make after graduation, especially when she is asked to spy for a resistance group desperately fighting to bring equality to Medio.
The Huntress by Kate Quinn
When the Nazis attack the Soviet Union, Nina Markova decides to become a member of the Night Witches, a legendary all-female bomber pilot regiment. But when Nadia is stranded behind enemy lines, she becomes the target of The Huntress, an infamous Nazi murderess. Combined with the stories of an English journalist who hunts war criminals, and a young woman in post-war Boston who senses there’s something wrong about her new German stepmother, this is a meticulously well-researched novel of war and revenge.
Backlist bump: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn.
The Body Myth by Rheea Mukherjee
Mira, a teacher living in Suryam, gets mixed up in the lives of a mysterious woman named Sara, and her husband, Rahil. As her relationship with each of them intensifies, Mira, a widow, becomes more caught up in their strange, toxic chemistry. A magnificent achievement of restraint, Mukherjee delivers a wonderful novel about loss and attraction.
Backlist bump: Florence in Ecstasy by Jessie Chaffee
Mother Country: A Novel by Irina Reyn
This is a powerful novel about immigration, belonging, and a mother’s love. Nadia is a Russian immigrant living in The United States. She suffers through two loathsome jobs, and feelings of not belonging anywhere in the world, while she waits for her daughter’s immigration status to be approved by the Department of Homeland Security. But when Nadia learns her daughter is no longer getting the medicine she needs to survive, Nadia decides to do something about their separation herself. TL;DR: Don’t come between a mother and her cub.
Backlist bump: A Mountain of Crumbs: A Memoir by Elena Gorokhova
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