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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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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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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After the Fall: The Remarkable Comeback of Richard Nixon
By Kasey S. Pipes
Regnery History; hardcover; $29.99
Richard Nixon became the first and only American president to resign from office, which he did on August 9, 1974, to avoid nearly certain impeachment.
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The Golden Hour
By Beatriz Williams
William Morrow; hardcover, $26.99; E-Book, $12.99
Beatriz Williams is the bestselling author of ten novels, including The Summer Wives, A Hundred Summers, The Secret Life of Violet Grant, and A Certain Age.
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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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Moondust: In Search Of The Men Who Fell To Earth
By Andrew Smith
Harper Perennial; paperback; $16.99
This July marked the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and to commemorate it, there is a new edition of journalist Andrew Smith’s Moondust.
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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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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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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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