There are a lot of new books coming out every week. With New Release Radar, I’ll help you narrow down the week’s new book releases into the titles you should get excited about. This week, I have seven titles to share with you, including behind-the-scenes looks at A League of Their Own and the life of an Avenger. Read on!
No Crying in Baseball: The Inside Story of A League of Their Own by Erin Carlson
No Crying in Baseball delves into the captivating journey of how A League of Their Own evolved from a little-known piece of history into a beloved cinematic masterpiece. Through exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes insights from the original cast and creators, the book reveals how this movie not only entertained but became a pivotal moment in challenging gender stereotypes. It’s a must-read new release for anyone interested in the intersection of sports, entertainment and cultural transformation.
Into the Bright Open: A Secret Garden Remix by Cherie Dimaline
After a tragic accident, orphaned Mary Lennox is sent to live with an unknown uncle in the wilderness of the Georgian Bay. Initially expecting a cold and isolating manor, Mary gradually finds solace among its Indigenous inhabitants. When she discovers her cousin Olive hidden away with a mysterious illness, they embark on a quest for answers. Together, they unravel family secrets, unearthing a hidden garden that may hold the key to their freedom.
The Secret Garden was one of my favorite books as a child, and I’m so excited it’s the next book in the Remixed Classics series. Metis author Cherie Dimaline injects modern sensibilities into an old story with Into the Bright Open, creating a tale of wonderful and horrible family secrets.
Holly by Stephen King
When Penny Dahl calls the Finders Keepers detective agency, Holly Gibney knows she should decline the job. Her mother just died, and her partner has Covid. But something makes Holly take the case, and her search leads her to an octogenarian couple: two ruthless professors with a dark secret that may have something to do with the girl’s disappearance.
After smaller appearances in the Finders Keepers trilogy, The Outsider and If It Bleeds, Holly Gibney finally has her own novel. Holly is a compelling and gruesome story from horror master Stephen King that’s perfect for fans and newcomers alike.
Look Out for The Little Guy! by Scott Lang
From ex-con to superhero. This is Scott Lang’s journey from a struggling divorced dad to becoming a full-fledged Avenger. Here, Ant-Man himself shares his battles, experiences and the challenges of being both a hero and a father.
Look Out for The Little Guy! is Scott Lang’s memoir made real. This new book release is a fantastic movie tie-in and the perfect addition to any Marvel lover’s collection.
Evil Eye by Etaf Rum
After marrying a charming entrepreneur and moving to the suburbs, Yara thinks she may have finally escaped her conservative Palestinian upbringing. After professional disappointments and a colleague’s racism, however, she starts to question her choices. As her world implodes, Yara realizes her upbringing may have lasting consequences for her and her daughters.
Evil Eye is a heartbreaking, compelling novel about a Palestinian woman in the United States. Etaf Rum grapples with heavy questions, creating an emotional story of women’s strength, determination and courage.
The Fraud by Zadie Smith
Mrs. Eliza Touchet is the housekeeper and cousin by marriage of the fading novelist William Ainsworth. He, alongside his friend Charles Dickens, is far from the moral figure he claims to be. As Eliza navigates the world of literature, justice and societal facades, she becomes enthralled with a high-profile fraud case. Andrew Bogle, a former slave from Jamaica, becomes a crucial witness. As the Tichborne Trial takes everyone by storm, Eliza and Andrew find themselves in a world of hypocrisy and self-deception.
Based on true events, Zadie Smith’s new book release is a fantastic novel about the relationship between truth and fiction. The Fraud masterfully combines biography and social commentary into a beautiful, intelligent novel.
The Spirit Bares Its Teeth by Andrew Joseph White
The veil between the living and the dead has grown thin, and violet-eyed mediums have a unique ability to commune with spirits. The Royal Speaker Society oversees these mediums, but 16-year-old Silas Bell would rather pluck out his own violet eyes than become a submissive Speaker wife. His family insists, however, that he’ll marry by the end of the year. Following Silas’ desperate attempt to avoid marriage, the Speakers send him to Braxton’s Sanitorium and Finishing School, where he must learn to conform or disappear. As Silas grapples with his identity and the school’s dark secrets, he becomes determined to expose the truth while aiding the ghosts of missing students who seek his help.
The Spirit Bares Its Teeth is a heavy read but a good one. It’s a truly dark story of patriarchy and ableism that masterfully blends genres and is an excellent follow-up to Andrew Joseph White’s first novel.
You can check out these new book releases at Bookshop.org or your local bookstore. What September 5 new release are you most excited to read? Let us know below, and tune in next week to grow your TBR.
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