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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is writing a book about the pandemic. There is a trailer out for Neil Gaiman's new Norse Mythology comic. LJ continues its look at fall with big titles, trends, and readings suggestions from librarians, authors, and editors. The NYPL picks the “Essential Reads on Feminism.” Netflix will debut Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices, hosted by author Marley Dias.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is writing a book about the pandemic. It is titled American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic (Crown: Random House) and will come out this October. USA Today has some details.

The NYT writes about the forthcoming Inside the NRA: A Tell-All Account of Corruption, Greed, and Paranoia within the Most Powerful Political Group in America by Joshua L. Powell (Twelve: Hachette).

There is a trailer out for Neil Gaiman's new Norse Mythology comic from Dark Horse (which is based on Gaiman’s earlier book of the same name). The first issue goes on sale on Oct. 7. Entertainment Weekly has a few details.

Three books on the way get big sales bumps: How to Do the Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self by Nicole LePera, PhD (Harper), The Full Plate: Flavor-Filled, Easy Recipes for Families with No Time and a Lot to Do by Ayesha Curry (Voracious: Hachette), and Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy (Book I: Chaos Rising) by Timothy Zahn (Del Rey: Random House).

LJ continues its look at fall with big titles, trends, and readings suggestions from librarians, authors, and editors.

Reviews

The NYT reviews Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald (Grove): “Hers is a gritty, companionable intimacy with the wild.”

The Washington Post reviews little scratch by Rebecca Watson (Doubleday: Random House): “While the story line is simple, Watson’s style is experimental, and revelations about what horrors the unnamed main character has endured trickle, like droplets from a leaky faucet, until the pool of her trauma is made apparent.”

The L. A. Times reviews His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope by Jon Meacham (Random House): “a stirring tribute that still sells him short.”

NPR reviews I Want You by Lisa Hanawalt (Drawn & Quarterly; LJ starred review): “Hanawalt's world is one that's as resolutely real as our flawed and hilarious bodies — yet that's always a bit feathery at the edges.”

Briefly Noted

The NYPL has the “Essential Reads on Feminism.” Related, the NYT has a piece about what writers said about voting rights for women in its pages as the fight for suffrage was underway.

Shondaland has “8 Books That Offer the American History Lessons You Didn't Get in School.”

Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Mexican Gothic (Del Rey: Random House), suggests “10 Scary Books Every Horror Lover Needs To Read” for BuzzFeed.

Amazon highlights the most anticipated cookbooks of the fall.

Stylist has “Feeling lost: 17 books, memoirs, and self-help guides to read right now.”

The Loan Stars picks for summer are released.

Lit Hub offers “19 new books to add to your summer reading list.”

The L. A. Times features Tiffany McDaniel, Betty (Knopf).

Jami Attenberg, All This Could Be Yours (HMH; LJ starred review), writes a piece about resilience as part of an ongoing NYT series.

Bitch Media interviews Melissa Faliveno, Tomboyland (Topple: Little A.).

Shondaland interviews Jennifer De Leon, Don't Ask Me Where I'm From (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books: S. & S.).

The Verge interviews Lana Swartz, New Money: How Payment Became Social Media (Yale).

People excerpts Live in Love: Growing Together Through Life's Changes by Lauren Akins, Mark Dagostino (Ballantine: Random House). Fox has coverage too.

Ocean Vuong, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous (Penguin; LJ starred review), will write a piece for the Future Library. That is the project that keeps works locked down until 2114 and which will then be printed on trees growing now. The Guardian reports.

Lit Hub has a piece about “How long do you give a book you don’t immediately love?”           

Book Riot has a guide to high and low fantasy.

Vox has a guide to “Lovecraftian horror — and the racism at its core.”

Via press release, NPD BookScan reports that e-book sales for romance novels saw a 17 point uptick from January through May, with the growth really starting in March, all attributed to the pandemic. Add that to the strong interest in civil rights, history, discrimination, and political books. All are also are selling well.

Authors on Air

NPR’s Fresh Air interviews Carl Hiaasen, Squeeze Me (Knopf).

The Root reports that Netflix will debut Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices, hosted by author Marley Dias and featuring “celebrities and artists reading children’s books from Black authors that highlight the Black experience.” Misty Copeland, Tiffany Haddish, Lupita Nyong’o, and Jacqueline Woodson are all on board. Dias also featured last night as part of the DNC convention. Lit Hub has that story.

Autostraddle has book suggestions for fans of The Half of It.

Tanya Smith’s forthcoming memoir, The Ghost in the Machine, is headed to Netflix. Issa Rae and David Heyman are producing. Deadline reports.

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