Welcome back to Tuesday! Er, a different Tuesday. Not the same one as last week. Which is a good thing, because there are a whole new bunch of great books out today! It was really hard to decide which ones to read first, but I managed. (Everything I do, I do it for you.) Below are a few of today’s amazing new releases. And you can hear about more awesome reads on this week’s episode of the All the Books! Kelly and I talked about Descendant of the Crane, In The Neighborhood of True, and more great books.
Sponsored by Henry Holt, publisher of TRUST EXERCISE by Susan Choi. Available now wherever books are sold.
The new novel by Pulitzer Prize finalist Susan Choi, TRUST EXERCISE. A story about the enduring aftermath of the events of adolescence, and about the complexities of consent and coercion among teenagers and adults. Through a narrative twist, TRUST EXERCISE raises questions about the reliability of memory and the accuracy of the stories we tell, and considers the consequences of our memories and our stories across time. One of the most anticipated new books of the year.
The Dream Peddler by Martine Fournier Watson
This novel is itself a dream, set in no discernible place at no discernible time. It gave me a bit of a Tuck Everlasting feel. It’s a “stranger comes to town” story, about a man who sells dreams, and a nine-year-old boy who disappears the same day he arrives. Evie, the boy’s mother, turns to the dream salesman for solace in her grief. But not all dreams should come true… (Also, I am so transfixed by this cover!)
Backlist New book bump: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton
Beatriz Perez is a sugar heiress whose family lost everything during the Cuban Revolution. Now she has a chance for revenge against Fidel Castro – by becoming a spy for the CIA. But as she works to infiltrate his inner circle, she must decide if gaining back what she has lost is worth risking everything. When We Left Cuba is a compelling tale of love, family, and revenge.
Backlist bump: Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton
The Lost History of Dreams by Kris Waldherr
Who’s in the mood for a gothic literary mystery with ill-fated romance? (Spoiler: WHO ISN’T?) Robert Highstead, a post-mortem photographer, is tasked with bringing the remains of his famous poet cousin, Hugh de Bonne, to the chapel that houses Bonne’s wife’s grave. But Bonne’s niece refuses to open the doors until Robert hears the story of the Bonnes’ tragic marriage. And as the story unfolds over five nights, the mystery of Robert’s own tragic past begins to unfold, including things that might not be real. OooOoooOoooooo.
Backlist bump: Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase
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