PW Starred Reviews Releasing This Week

October 19, 2020 through October 25, 2020
Exceptional books out this week!

Phoenix Extravagant

Yoon Ha Lee. Solaris, $24.99 (416p) ISBN 978-1-78108-794-7

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The Dirty South

John Connolly. Atria/Bestler, $28 (448p) ISBN 978-1-9821-2754-1

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Dispatches from the Republic of Letters: 50 Years of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature

Edited by Daniel Simon. Deep Vellum, $30 (352p) ISBN 978-1-64605-033-8

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Michael Brenner, Pia Sörensen, and David Weitz. Norton, $35 (304p) ISBN 978-0-393-63492-1

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Our Last Season: A Writer

Harvey Araton. Penguin Press, $28 (256p) ISBN 978-1-984877-98-7

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Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence

Claire Saffitz. Clarkson Potter, $35 (368p) ISBN 978-1-984826-96-1

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Gambling with Armageddon: Nuclear Roulette from Hiroshima to the Cuban Missile Crisis

Martin J. Sherwin. Knopf, $35 (624p) ISBN 978-0-307-26688-0

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The Story of Life in 10 1/2 Species

Marianne Taylor. MIT, $29.95 (256p) ISBN 978-0-262-04448-6

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A World Beneath the Sands: The Golden Age of Egyptology

Toby Wilkinson. Norton, $30 (512p) ISBN 978-1-324-00689-3

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Inside Story: How to Write

Martin Amis. Knopf, $28.95 (544p) ISBN 978-0-593-31829-4

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Happily Letter After

Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. Montlake Romance, $12.95 trade paper (304p) ISBN 978-1-5420-2513-3

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After Whiteness: An Education in Belonging

Willie James Jennings. Eerdmans, $19.99 trade paper (176p) ISBN 978-0-8028-7844-1

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The Night Will Find Us

Matthew Lyons. Turner, $34.99 (326p) ISBN 978-1-68442-541-9

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Peach Blossom Paradise

Ge Fei, trans. from the Chinese by Canaan Morse. New York Review Books, $17.95 trade paper (376p) ISBN 978-1-68137-470-3

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Plain Bad Heroines

Emily M. Danforth. Morrow, $27.99 (640p) ISBN 978-0-06-294285-2

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All God’s Children

Aaron Gwyn. Europa, $18 trade paper (400p) ISBN 978-1-60945-618-4

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Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It

James M. Lang. Basic, $30 (304p) ISBN 978-1-5416-9980-9

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The Adventures of Isabel: An Epitome Apartments Mystery

Candas Jane Dorsey. ECW, $15.95 trade paper (220p) ISBN 978-1-77041-555-3

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The Last Halloween: Children (The Last Halloween #1)

Abby Howard. Iron Circus, $25 paper (400p) ISBN 978-1-9458-2066-3

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Bob Gruen with Dave Thompson. Abrams, $32.50 (400p) ISBN 978-1-4197-4213-2

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Snake Island

Ben Hobson. Arcade CrimeWise, $25.99 (312p) ISBN 978-1-950691-71-5

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Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath

Heather Clark. Knopf, $40 (1152p) ISBN 978-0-307-96116-7

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My Rainbow

DeShanna Neal and Trinity Neal, illus. by Art Twink. Kokila, $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-9848-1460-9

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Uncommon Grit: A Photographic Journey Through Navy SEAL Training

D. McBurnett. Grand Central, $50 (224p) ISBN 978-1-5387-3553-4

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Billion Dollar Loser: The Epic Rise and Spectacular Fall of Adam Neumann and WeWork

Reeves Wiedeman. Little, Brown, $28 (304p) ISBN 978-0-316-46136-8

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Ex Libris: 100+ Books to Read and Reread

Michiko Kakutani. Clarkson Potter, $25 (304p) ISBN 978-0-525-57497-2

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