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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Last Widow” By Karin Slaughter

The Last Widow 

By Karin Slaughter

William Morrow; hardcover, 464 pages; $27.99; available this Tuesday, August 20

Karin Slaughter is a literary force to be reckoned with, as her gripping and emotionally-charged New York Times bestselling thrillers have been enthralling readers for the last 19 years.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Homegrown” On The Red Sox 2018 Championship Team

Homegrown: How the Red Sox Built a Champion from the Ground Up

By Alex Speier

William Morrow; hardcover, $27.99; e-Book, $14.99

The 2018 Boston Red Sox are one of the greatest teams in baseball history, as they won 108 games in the regular season, the most in their franchise’s history before they went on to win their fourth World Championship in 15 seasons.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Scouting and Scoring” On Evolution Of Stats In Baseball

Scouting and Scoring: How We Know What We Know about Baseball

By Christopher J. Phillips

Princeton University Press; hardcover, 320 pages; 27.95

Baseball has always been known as a numbers game, and that is no truer than now in what can certainly be called the analytics era.

It is the one sport where people can sit and keep score (as seen above), which is an art unto itself because there are many different ways to score hits and outs, so you can really make it your own. By comparison, scoring a basketball game is just circling numbers for points and fouls, can be quite tedious, and doesn’t nearly tell the story of the game like a baseball scorecard.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Mrs. Everything” By Jennifer Weiner

Mrs. Everything

By Jennifer Weiner

Atria Books; hardcover; $28.00

Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of sixteen books, including Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, and her memoir, Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing. With over 11 million copies of her books in print in 36 countries, Weiner has established herself as a writing powerhouse that creates plenty of discussion.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Oysterville Sewing Circle”

The Oysterville Sewing Circle

By Susan Wiggs

William Morrow; hardcover; $26.99; available today, August 13

Susan Wiggs is the author of more than fifty novels, including the beloved Lakeshore Chronicles series and the instant New York Times bestseller Family Tree. Her award-winning books have been translated into two dozen languages. She lives with her husband on an island in Washington State’s Puget Sound.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Swallows” By Lisa Lutz

The Swallows

By Lisa Lutz

Ballantine Hardcover; $27.00; available this Tuesday, August 13

Lisa Lutz is the New York Times bestselling, Alex Award-winning author of the Spellman Files series, as well as the novels Heads You Lose (with David Hayward), How to Start a Fire, and The Passenger. She has also written for film and TV, including HBO’s “The Deuce.” She lives part-time in New York’s Hudson Valley.

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BrooklynFans of Books: “Love at First Like” By Hannah Orenstein

Love at First Like: A Novel

By Hannah Orenstein

Atria; paperback; $16.99; available August 6

Hannah Orenstein has written a scintillating novel perfect for the social media world we live in, Love at First Like, which is a scintillating read about a jewelry store owner and Instagram influencer who posts a white lie that spirals out of control.

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