For The Good Of The Game: The Inside Story of the Surprising and Dramatic Transformation of Major League Baseball
By Bud Selig
William Morrow; hardcover, $28.99; available July 9
For more than a century, the game of baseball was resistant to change, as everyone from the owners to the managers to the players, and certainly, the fans, were against it.
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Breathe In, Cash Out
By Madeleine Henry
Atria Books Hardcover; $26.00; available July 9
Madeleine Henry worked at Goldman Sachs an in investment management in New York City after she graduated from Yale in 2014, where she wrote comedy for The Yale Record, America’s oldest college humor magazine.
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The Love Prison Made and Unmade: My Story
By Ebony Roberts
Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; hardcover, $25.99; available July 9
Ebony Roberts is a writer, researcher, and activist, who has worked in the food justice and prison abolition movements for nearly twenty years. She recently served as program director for #BeyondPrisons, an organization designed to uplift the voices of those impacted by the criminal justice system. She received her BA in Social Relations and Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Michigan State University.
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The Volunteer: One Man, An Underground Army, And The Secret Mission To Destroy Auschwitz
By Jack Fairweather
Custom House; hardcover; $28.99
The Auschwitz concentration camp was the epicenter of Hitler’s Final Solution, and it was a living horror. Incredibly, one unsung Polish patriot orchestrated his own arrest and incarceration in the death camp in order to establish a resistance network against the Nazis.
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The 4th of the July is upon us, and it is the perfect time to dive into summer reads, perfect for a day at the beach or while having a picnic. Some thrilling reads out this week are The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell; Growing Things by Paul Tremblay; Never Look Back by Alison Gaylin; and Stone Cold Heart by Caz Frear.
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Stars in His Eyes
By Martí Gironell
Amazon Crossing; hardcover, $24.95; paperback, $14.95; Kindle eBook, $4.99; available today, July 1
Ceferino Carrión is desperate for a new life—one of opportunity, fortune, and fame. But he knows he’ll never find this life in war-torn Spain. With his home country under the heel of the devastating Franco dictatorship and call-up papers on his doorstep, Cefe knows there’s only one thing he can do: run.
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The Echo Park Castaways
By M.G. Hennessey
HarperCollins; hardcover; ages 8-12; grades 3-7; $16.99; available Tuesday, July 2
The Echo Park Castaways shines a powerful light on the Los Angeles foster care system, while telling a poignant and optimistic story suitable for middle grade readers. It tells the story of four vastly different kids who are housed together and the connection they forge that helps them overcome obstacles and create their own family.
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The Mets will be celebrating their 1969 World Championship team this weekend at Citi Field, and there are plenty of new books you can read on this Amazin’ team: After the Miracle by Art Shamsky and Erik Sherman; They Said It Couldn’t Be Done by Wayne Coffey; Miracle Year 1969 by Bill Gutman.
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There are many new exciting new novels to read as summer begins and people think of what books to read as they lounge on the beach: The Friend by Joakim Zander; The Great Unexpected by Dan Mooney; Cygnet by Season Butler; A Family Of Strangers by Emilie Richards; and The Snakes by Sadie Jones.
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Ten Innings At Wrigley: The Wildest Ballgame Ever with Baseball on the Brink
By Kevin Cook
Henry Holt and Company; hardcover, 272 pages; $28.00
There has been a great tradition in baseball writing of books that focus on one game and all that goes into it, with a recent example Power Ball by Rob Neyer, which focused on a game in the past few years between the Houston Astros and Oakland A’s and the systems they employ to win.
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