The Life List Of Adrian Mandrick
By Chris White
Award-winning playwright and screenwriter Chris White is a star in the theater world, with an MFA in dramatic writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and her plays have been produced nationally and internationally. She received a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play for Rhythms.
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Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man
By Thomas Page McBee
Scribner, 224 pages, $24.00, available Tuesday, August 14
Thomas Page McBee is the first transgender man to ever box in Madison Square Garden, and in his new book Amateur, he explores his relationship to violence as experienced in a man’s body, while wrestling with the larger issue of what healthy masculinity looks like in our society.
McBee gives a powerful, nuanced exploration of masculinity through the eyes of a new man. Written in a visual and intimate style, this is a compelling narrative of self-definition and a roadmap for new possibilities.
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How Not To Be a Boy: Rules For Being A Man
By Robert Webb
Robert Webb, a British star of Peep Show & the comedic duo Mitchell & Webb, looks at the expectations that boys and men has thrust upon them at every stage of life in How Not To Be a Boy, his best seller in the UK that is now available in the United States.
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Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul
By Jeremiah Moss
Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, $28.99
Jeremiah Moss is an unflinching chronicler of gentrification in the twenty-first century on the popular and incendiary blog Vanishing New York, which he created.
In his book of the same name, Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul, Moss writes a love letter to what New York has lost in the last two decades.
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Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World
By Maryanne Wolf
Harper; hardcover, 272 pages; $24.99; available Tuesday, August 7
One of the single-most transformative human achievements is literacy, the ability to read, such as you are doing right now, altering connections within the brain, changing the lives of individuals, and propelling the intellectual trajectory of our species.
Within that larger context, the facts of how we read, what we read, and why we read are changing at an ever-accelerating pace and require our collective attention and vigilance.
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If You Leave Me
By Crystal Hana Kim
William Morrow Books, $26.99, available Tuesday, August 7
Crystal Hana Kim’s emotionally riveting debut novel, If You Leave Me, is a tale about war, family, and forbidden love, that is timely and timeless.
It has the honor of being an #OwnVoices work from a first-generation Korean who grew up in Queens and Long Island.
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By A.J. Banner
Lake Union Publishing, $24.95, hardcover, available Tuesday, August 7
A.J. Banner, who made her mark in 2015 with her debut novel The Good Neighbor, is back with the psychological thriller After Nightfall, an intricately plotted novel that will keep its readers on a razor-sharp edge.
When a dinner party ends in a shocking death, a web of secrets and lies unravels, leading a young woman to fear that the man who holds her heart captive may be the murderer.
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War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence
By Ronan Farrow
W.W. Norton & Company, hardcover, $27.95
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ronan Farrow, who has made a his mark with investigations in The New Yorker, looks at American diplomacy in his new book, War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence.
Farrow reveals how the United States is becoming a nation that shoots first and asks questions later, possibly never. Though this is not without precedent, this is certainly a new extreme.
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The Map of Salt and Stars
By Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
Touchstone Books, hardcover, $27.00
We have all seen the heartbreaking photos of Syrian refugees in recent years, and Jennifer Seynab Joukhadar, offers an entryway into that experience through the breathtaking story of a family forced to flee violence in their homeland.
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The Gutfeld Monologues: Classic Rants From The Five
By Greg Gutfeld
Threshold Editions, hardcover $27.00, available this Tuesday, July 31
Fox News star Greg Gutfeld has covered everything from crazed academics, to unhinged celebrities, to the wildest election in recent history on his shows The Five, which airs weekday afternoons, and The Greg Gutfeld Show on the weekend.
Gutfeld is known for delivering sharp, hilarious monologues, and he has put together his favorites in this funny, unorthodox collection, The Gutfeld Monologues.
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