New Books! Week of June 17

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Hardcover

 

Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom by Katherine Eban

9780062338792

" Bottle of Lies is a tour de force of dogged reporting. In her bracing, panoramic account, Katherine Eban expertly unspools a colossal fraud with momentous implications for public health...This book is so alarming in places that it reads like a dystopian medical thriller. But it's true."-- Patrick Radden Keefe, author of Say Nothing and The Snakehead

Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh

9781984879356

"When it comes to evoking the jagged edge of contemporary anxiety there might not be a more insightful writer working today than Moshfegh. That is, if the boundless dark potential of the human psyche is your thing. If it's not, this atmospheric, darkly comic tale of a pathologically lonely widow and the thrills lurking in her sylvan retreat might not be for you. But, sophisticated reader that you are, you're not afraid of the dark. Right?" -- The Millions

Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City by Wes Moore with Erica L Green

9780525512363

"Moore captures the fear, anger, uncertainty, and hope of locals who saw their city fall apart and struggle to come back together. . . . Moore provides important context in the history of Baltimore's racial and income inequality and the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement. Readers will be enthralled by this propulsive account." --Publishers Weekly

The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos by Judy Batalion

9780062874214

"Resounding history of Jewish women who fought the German invaders in World War II. In a vigorous narrative that draws on interviews, diaries, and other sources, Batalion delivers an objective view of past events that are too quickly being forgotten--and a story much in need of telling."
-- Kirkus (Starred Review)

Love by Roddy Doyle

9781984880451

"[A] freewheeling tale of longtime mates Joe and Davy . . . As the two track back through the years of their marriages, a mixture of regret and melancholy permeates what's both spoken and left unspoken. And, yet, at the end of this long night's journey into day, we are buoyed against the sadness by what is finally a portrait of love in the face of life." --Booklist

 

Paperback

 

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties by Tom O’Neill and Dan Piepenbring

9780316477543

"What if everything we thought we knew about the Manson murders was wrong? O'Neill spent 20 years wrestling with that question, and Chaos is his final answer. Timed to the 50th anniversary of the Manson murders, it's a sweeping indictment of the Los Angeles justice system, with cover-ups reaching all the way up to the FBI and CIA."-- Entertainment Weekly

Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman

9780062390028

"Baltimore in the mid-1960s is the setting of Lady in the Lake, the latest novel from the ever impressive Laura Lippman...Lippman's book is revelatory, too, in showing the personal and professional costs to others--friends, loved ones, sources, witnesses--of Maddie's single-minded quest for achievement and recognition."--Wall Street Journal

Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory

9780593100820

"The real pleasure here is the little world Guillory has created . . . a Los Angeles populated with a diverse, devoted crowd of nice people who hold each other up, treat each other to cupcakes, have each other's back, and occasionally fall in love."-- The Seattle Times

The True History of the First Mrs Meredith and Other Lesser Lives by Diane Johnson

9781681374451

""Many people have described the Famous Writer presiding at his dinner table. . . . He is famous; everybody remembers his remarks. . . . We forget that there were other family members at the table-a quiet person, now muffled by time, shadowy, whose heart pounded with love, perhaps, or rage." So begins The True History of the First Mrs. Meredith and Other Lesser Lives, an uncommon biography devoted to one of those "lesser lives." As the author points out, "A lesser life does not seem lesser to the person who leads one."

Twisted: The Tangled History of Black Hair Culture by Emma Dabiri

9780062966728

"Oh, how I wish Twisted existed when I was growing. This book is a must read and more importantly, one that must be taught in schools. Emma Dabiri, a well-researched and talented writer, takes the seemingly insurmountable task of contextualizing the contributions, trials, complexities and beauty of the black hair experience in way that not only allows you to see the world more clearly, but leaves you with a hunger to learn more. And that, in my estimation, is one of greatest powers of literature. Cannot wait to see what Dabiri writes next."--Phoebe Robinson, host of 2 Dope Queens and author of You Can't Touch My Hair

 

Picture Books

When the Cousins Came by Katie Yamasaki 
9780823434572
"Lila is excited for her cousins Takeo and Rosie to visit, but is disappointed that the cousins don't want to do the same things as Lila. This sensitive story about insecurity, hosting, and friendship reminds children that negative thoughts and anxiety over exclusion don't always translate to reality." 
 
Biscuit Loves School by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illustrated by Pat Schories
9780062969545

Woof, woof! Biscuit is going to school. The little yellow puppy makes exploring the school day fun. Lift the flaps to join Biscuit as he spends the day playing, learning, and exploring.This 8x8 paperback lift-the-flap will be welcomed by little ones getting ready to go to school for the first time as well as those already in preschool and kindergarten.

Nana Aku Goes to School by Tricia Elam Walker, illustrated by April Harrison
9780525581130
Zura is worried about how her classmates will react to her Ghanaian Nana's tattoos on Grandparents Day, but Nana finds a way to show how special and meaningful they are.  
 
Middle Grade
 
The Rise of Greg (Epic Failures #3) by Chris Rylander 
9781524739805
"This immediately engaging story features plot twists; puns; detailed, disgusting descriptions; and intriguing chapter headings . . . Silly enough to lure upper elementary audiences while still sufficiently sophisticated for older readers."-- School Library Connection  
 
Kinder Poison by Natalie Mae 9781984835215
"Zahru is a witty, engaging narrator whose supernatural skills might be lacking but whose ability to throw out some epic one-linezingers is well honed and highly satisfying. The heirs are surprisingly nuanced as three once-loving siblings pitted against oneanother. A thrilling trip across sandswept dunes with a shocking ending that points to a dramatic sequel." -- BCCB  
 
A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramee 9780062836694
Ramée effectively portrays the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement and the difficulty of navigating complex social situations while conveying universal middle school questions about friendship, first crushes, and identity. Shay's journey is an authentic and engaging political and personal awakening."--Publishers Weekly  
 
Young Adult
 
My Eyes Are Up Here by Laura Zimmerman 9781984815248
"My Eyes Are Up Here is not only a smart and honest book about body positivity. It's a funny and endearing read that will have you cheering for Greer Walsh, and celebrating the power of female friendship."--Deb Caletti, National Book Award finalist and Michael L. Printz Honor medalist  
 
Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith 9780062943170
"Told in two voices, Pony, who is concealing his transgender identity at his new Texas high school, and Georgia, a cisgender cheerleader counting the days until she graduates, develop a complicated relationship."  
 
The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison 9780765387394
"In an alternate 1880s London, angels inhabit every public building, and vampires and werewolves walk the streets with human beings in a well-regulated truce. A fantastic utopia, except for a few things: Angels can Fall, and that Fall is like a nuclear bomb in both the physical and metaphysical worlds. And human beings remain human, with all their kindness and greed and passions and murderous intent. Jack the Ripper stalks the streets of this London too. But this London has an Angel. The Angel of the Crows."  
Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062338792
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Published: Ecco - June 23rd, 2020

Death in Her Hands: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984879356
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Published: Penguin Press - June 23rd, 2020

Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525512363
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Published: One World - June 23rd, 2020

The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062874214
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Published: William Morrow - April 6th, 2021

Love: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984880451
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Published: Viking - June 23rd, 2020

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316477543
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 23rd, 2020

Lady in the Lake: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062390028
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 23rd, 2020

Party of Two Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593100820
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Published: Berkley - June 23rd, 2020

The True History of the First Mrs. Meredith and Other Lesser Lives Cover Image
By Diane Johnson, Vivian Gornick (Introduction by), Diane Johnson (Preface by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781681374451
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Published: NYRB Classics - June 23rd, 2020

Twisted: The Tangled History of Black Hair Culture Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062966728
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 23rd, 2020

When the Cousins Came Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780823434572
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Published: Holiday House - July 3rd, 2018

Biscuit Loves School: A Lift-the-Flap Book Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062969545
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Published: HarperFestival - June 16th, 2020

Nana Akua Goes to School Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525581130
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - June 16th, 2020

The Rise of Greg (An Epic Series of Failures #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524739805
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Published: Puffin Books - June 16th, 2020

The Kinder Poison Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984835215
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Published: Razorbill - June 16th, 2020

A Good Kind of Trouble Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062836694
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 16th, 2020

My Eyes Are Up Here Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984815248
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - June 23rd, 2020

Stay Gold Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062943170
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Published: HarperTeen - May 26th, 2020

The Angel of the Crows Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780765387394
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Published: Tor Books - June 23rd, 2020