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A judge lifts the gag order on Mary Trump. Lit Hub releases its “Most Anticipated Books of 2020, Part 2.” Library Journal begins #LJReads, a community-wide reading group focused on Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld. The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian is headed to TV. Disney+ is planning a Clone Wars spin-off, The Bad Batch. Jane Austen’s home in Bath, England is an Airbnb.

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New Notable Litsts

Lit Hub releases its “Most Anticipated Books of 2020, Part 2.”

Amazon selects “12 must-read books by Black authors coming in fall 2020.”

Bustle picks “The Best New Books Out The Week Of July 13.”

The NYT’s “New and Noteworthy” column is out.

CrimeReads has “5 Psychological Thrillers You Should Read This July.”

Vulture names “The Best Books of the Year (So Far).

Reviews

The NYT reviews The Bohemians: The Lovers Who Led Germany’s Resistance Against the Nazis by Norman Ohler (HMH; LJ starred review): “a detailed and meticulously researched tale about a pair of young German resisters that reads like a thriller but is supported by 20 pages of footnotes.” Also, Pew by Catherine Lacey (FSG: Macmillan): “Lacey is such a talented writer that she casts a certain spell, even when that spell is distant and difficult to tune in.” Underwater: How Our American Dream of Homeownership Became a Nightmare by Ryan Dezember (Thomas Dunne Books: Macmillan): “What Dezember does have working for him are some wonderfully flamboyant characters and a knack for telling a good story.” The Year of Dangerous Days: Riots, Refugees, and Cocaine in Miami 1980 by Nicholas Griffin (S. & S.): “utterly absorbing.” The King of Confidence: A Tale of Utopian Dreamers, Frontier Schemers, True Believers, False Prophets, and the Murder of an American Monarch by Miles Harvey (Little, Brown: Hachette): “offers a vivid portrait of the time and place in which a character like Strang could thrive, an era when “reality was porous” and an anxious population cast about for something exciting to believe in and someone confident to follow.” Filthy Beasts by Kirkland Hamill (Avid Reader Press: S. & S.): “about survival — and recovery.”

The Washington Post reviews The Heart and Other Monsters: A Memoir by Rose Andersen (Bloomsbury: Macmillan): “the story of an addict written by an addict that will be heart-rending for anyone to read, though I can’t imagine anyone’s heart will be rent in quite the same way addicts’ will.” Also, You Again by Debra Jo Immergut (Ecco: Harper): “alluring … an elegant literary puzzle.”

Briefly Noted

A judge lifts the gag order on Mary Trump. USA Today reports.

Publishers Weekly reports on #PublishingPaidMe.

The shortlist for The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic are announced.

Library Journal begins #LJReads, a community-wide reading group focused on Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld (Random House). With excellent timing, Vox will host Curtis Sittenfeld on July 30 at 5 pm, free and open to RSVP.

Time features Crooked Hallelujah by Kelli Jo Ford (Grove Press).

BuzzFeed writes about When No One Is Watching: A Thriller by Alyssa Cole (William Morrow: Harper).

Electric Lit interviews Quan Barry, We Ride upon Sticks (Pantheon: Random House).

PBS NewsHour interviews Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press: Macmillan).

Brandon Sanderson announces he has completed Rhythm of War (Tor: Macmillan). Tor.com has some details. Also, an excerpt from  Flyaway by Kathleen Jennings (Tor.com: Macmillan; LJ starred review).

Town & Country reports on Nick by Michael Farris Smith (Little, Brown: Macmillan).

The NYT has a piece entitled “How I Came Out About My Disability” featuring three writers, including the romance novelist Helen Hoang.

Entertainment Weekly writes about the forthcoming Alright, Alright, Alright: An Oral History of Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused by Melissa Maerz (Harper). EW also features, Trixie and Katya's Guide to Modern Womanhood: Trixie and Katya's Guide to Being a Person by Trixie Mattel, Katya (Plume: Penguin).

The Guardian has a pandemic essay by Amy Sackville, Orkney (Counterpoint).

Lit Hub writes that Jane Austen’s home in Bath, England is an Airbnb.

Elizabeth Harrower has died. The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Authors on Air

The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian is headed to TV. Deadline reports.

Disney+ is planning a Clone Wars spin-off, The Bad Batch. Entertainment Weekly reports it arrives in 2021.

Vanity Fair considers Brave New World.

Lit Hub writes about the forthcoming BBC adaptation of Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy, which starts on July 26 in the UK.

Colin Jost, A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir (Crown: Random House), will be on with Jimmy Fallon tonight.

Lucifer season five gets a trailer. It airs on Netflix on Aug. 21 and is based on the DC comics character.

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