Starred Reviews Releasing This Week

July 15, 2024 through July 21, 2024
All the books to receive starred reviews in PW that are hitting bookstore shelves this week.

There Is Happiness

Brad Watson. Norton, $29.99 (288p) ISBN 978-1-324-07642-1

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Bright Objects

Ruby Todd. Simon & Schuster, $28.99 (352p) ISBN 978-1-6680-5321-8

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Cabaret Macabre: A Joseph Spector Locked-Room Mystery

Tom Mead. Mysterious Press, $26.95 (288p) ISBN 978-1-61316-530-0

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Desperation Reef

T. Jefferson Parker. Tor, $28.99 (320p) ISBN 978-1-250-90788-2

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Trouble in Queenstown

Delta Pitts. Minotaur, $28 (320p) ISBN 978-1-250-90421-8

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Sugar on the Bones: A Hap and Leonard Novel

Joe R. Lansdale. Mulholland, $29 (336p) ISBN 978-0-316-51329-6

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The Bright Sword: A Novel of King Arthur

Lev Grossman. Viking, $35 (688p) ISBN 978-0-7352-2404-9

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A Rose by Any Other Name

Mary McMyne. Redhook, $19.99 trade paper (384p) ISBN 978-0-316-39351-5

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The Lost Story

Meg Shaffer. Ballantine, $29 (336p) ISBN 978-0-593-59887-0

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Meet the Neighbors: Animal Minds and Life in a More-than-Human World

Brandon Keim, illus. by Mattias Lanas. Norton, $29.99 (384p) ISBN 978-1-324-00708-1

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The Lucky Ones: A Memoir

Zara Chowdhary. Crown, $30 (320p) ISBN 978-0-593-72743-0

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The Big Freeze: A Reporter’s Personal Journey into the World of Egg Freezing and the Quest to Control Our Fertility

Natalie Lampert. Ballantine, $30 (432p) ISBN 978-1-5247-9938-0

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Beth Ferry, illus. by Claire Keane. Simon & Schuster, $18.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-6659-2173-2

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Cate Berry, illus. by Margherita Grasso. Page Street, $18.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-64567-867-0

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How to Eat a Mango

Paola Santos, illus. by Juliana Perdomo. Holiday House/Porter, $18.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-8234-5388-7

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Second Hand Love

Yamada Murasaki, trans. from the Japanese by Ryan Holmberg. Drawn & Quarterly, $24.95 trade paper (228p) ISBN 978-1-77046-718-7

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