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7/20/2020: Paperbacks worth reading this summer from the Washington Post

July paperback releases: 14 books worth reading as recommended by The Washington Post. The column with mini-reviews here.

Books: 
Akin Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316491969
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Published: Back Bay Books - July 7th, 2020

"The author of “Room” pens another, less harrowing novel about an adult and child trapped together: in this case, a retired professor who must take care of his 11-year-old great-nephew."


Chances Are . . .: A novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101971994
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Published: Vintage - July 7th, 2020

"The most recent novel by the Pulitzer-winning author of “Empire Falls” revolves around three longtime friends, now in their 60s, who reconvene at a Martha’s Vineyard home where tragedy struck decades earlier."


Costalegre: A Novel Inspired By Peggy Guggenheim and Her Daughter, Pegeen Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781951142018
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Published: Tin House Books - July 14th, 2020

"Inspired by the relationship between Peggy Guggenheim and her daughter, Maum’s historical novel is set in 1937 Mexico, where an heiress has set up a refuge for European artists fleeing Adolf Hitler."


How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501132742
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 7th, 2020

"Winner of the 2019 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction, Jones recounts his experiences growing up gay and black in Texas."


The Last Widow: A Novel (Will Trent #9) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062858900
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 14th, 2020

"The dependable duo of Dr. Sara Linton and state investigator Will Trent team up to take down a white supremacist group in this best-selling thriller."


The Liberation of Paris: How Eisenhower, de Gaulle, and von Choltitz Saved the City of Light Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501164934
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 21st, 2020

"A look at the monumental decisions — by the American president, the leader of the Free French government and a German commandant — that spared Paris from ruin in 1944."


The Need Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982113179
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 7th, 2020

"An overworked paleobotanist and mother of two young children begins seeing unsettling things at home and at work. But are they real or all in her head?"


Night Boat to Tangier Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101911341
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Published: Anchor - July 7th, 2020

"In this novel, longlisted for the Booker Prize, two aging Irish gangsters spend an evening entertaining each other with outlandish stories from the past."


Raised in Captivity: Fictional Nonfiction Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735217935
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Published: Penguin Books - July 14th, 2020

"A sardonic short story collection set in a world where fact and fiction have blurred."


Three Women Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781451642308
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - July 7th, 2020

"Taddeo’s nonfiction bestseller examines the sex lives of a trio of women, including a 20-something reevaluating a relationship with her high school teacher years earlier and a married mother of two in the midst of an affair."

Staff recommended.


Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525510567
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 14th, 2020

"The Whiting Award-winning essay collection by the New Yorker writer considers contemporary culture in all its solipsism and messiness, from Twitter trolls to online scammers and reality television."


Whisper Network: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250205360
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 7th, 2020

"In this timely best-selling thriller, a group of female co-workers decide to take on their abusive boss."


Wild Game: My Mother, Her Secret, and Me Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358361329
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Published: Mariner Books - July 7th, 2020

"Brodeur’s memoir looks back at her teen years, when her mother enlisted her help to carry on an extramarital affair — leading to years of emotional fallout."


Your House Will Pay: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062868848
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Published: Ecco - July 28th, 2020

"A summer of racial unrest is the backdrop for this Los Angeles crime thriller about two families — one black, one Korean — whose paths re-intersect decades after they were first linked by tragedy."