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The Layover

Former flight attendant Waldon’s debut is a tale of learning to let go of the past to be open to whatever’s ahead. Although readers might be frustrated with Ava’s stubbornness, patience will yield the happy ending they expect.
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Godspeed

Butler’s award-winning talent as a storyteller (Little Faith) propels his characters on a heart-stopping, daring race with unexpected outcomes. Godspeed indeed.
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The End of Men

Sweeney-Baird explores the consequences of dramatic changes to human cultures and societies, as survivors grieve terrible losses and struggle to cope. The publication of this haunting novel in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic may hit too close to home for some. Nevertheless, it is compelling and well-written and should appeal to fans of near-future fiction that seems all too plausible. Read this alongside Lauren Beukes’s Afterland for a different take on a similar premise.

Blush

Pop the cork on your favorite rosé and spend time in the world of wine and cheese. After devouring the latest from Brenner (The Wedding Sisters), readers and book clubs may want to revisit scandalous 1980s books like Lace and Scruples that gave new meaning to the words “girl power.”
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The Final Twist

With its plot picking up immediately after the action of The Goodbye Man, this book will be most appreciated by those who have read the previous entries. Colter’s past and his complicated family all feature prominently, adding a rich and compelling layer in this worthy addition to the series.
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How To Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes: Science-Based Strategies for Better Parenting—From Tots to Teens

Moyer shows readers how to grow alongside their child and effect positive change. However, the book would benefit from a greater variety of perspectives.
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License To Parent: How My Career as a Spy Helped Me Raise Resourceful, Self-Sufficient Kids

With tips for staying safe online, living by one’s principles, and finding a healthy balance with risk, this is a fascinating and useful take on parenting.

The Turnout

Abbott (Give Me Your Hand) has a top-notch ability to reveal the dark undercurrents of women’s relationships and sexuality. Her taut, unsettling writing creates tension through the slightest actions and phrases, and keeps the pages turning. This is clever, chilling psychological suspense at its best.

The Lost Girls

Readers who enjoy true crime, especially podcasts, as well as thrillers featuring unreliable narrators, will appreciate Chiarella’s (And Again) haunting story of lost girls, lost women, and revenge.
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