New Releases and More for May 25, 2021

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This week, Liberty and Patricia discuss The Guncle, Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating, Impostor Syndrome, and more great books.

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The Guncle by Steven Rowley

Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar

Impostor Syndrome by Kathy Wang

Sure, I’ll Be Your Black Friend: Notes From the Other Side of the Fist Bump by Ben Philippe

Version Zero by David Yoon

You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience edited by Tarana Burke and Brene Brown

Mental Floss: The Curious Reader: A Literary Miscellany of Novels & Novelists by Erin McCarthy & the team at Mental Floss

Let’s Talk About Hard Things by Anna Sale


Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me: Depression in the First Person by Anna Mehler Paperny

Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher


Little Victories: Autism Through a Father’s Eyes by Yvon Roy

Cheat Day by Liv Stratman

Beth and Amy (The March Sisters) by Virginia Kantra 

Arcadia by Emmanuelle Bayamack-Tam, Ruth Diver (translator)

The Lost Boys of Montauk: The True Story of the Wind Blown, Four Men Who Vanished at Sea, and the Survivors They Left Behind by Amanda M. Fairbanks 

The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji, Hong-Li Wong (translator)

Downeast: Five Maine Girls and the Unseen Story of Rural America by Gigi Georges 

Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea by Ashley Herring Blake 

The Dead Girls’ Class Trip: Selected Stories by Anna Seghers, Margot Bettauer Dembo (translator)

The Hollow Inside by Brooke Lauren Davis

The Stepsisters by Susan Mallery 

Footnotes: The Black Artists Who Rewrote the Rules of the Great White Way by Caseen Gaines 

The Rooftop Party by Ellen Meister

Revival Season by Monica West

Day for Night by Jean McNeil

Period. End of Sentence.: A New Chapter in the Fight for Menstrual Justice by Anita Diamant 

A Sitting in St. James by Rita Williams-Garcia 

How to Find a Princess: Runaway Royals by Alyssa Cole

Hang the Moon by Alexandria Bellefleur

You Will Remember Me by Hannah Mary McKinnon 

Playing the Palace by Paul Rudnick 

Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth 

Elizabeth and Monty: The Untold Story of Their Intimate Friendship by Charles Casillo

My Remarkable Journey: A Memoir by Katherine Johnson with Joylette Hylick and Katherine Moore

Surviving Southampton African American Women and Resistance in Nat Turner’s Community by Vanessa M. Holden

Heaven by Mieko Kawakami , Sam Bett and David Boyd (translators)

Bamboozled by Jesus: How God Tricked Me into the Life of My Dreams by Yvonne Orji 

The Living Sea of Waking Dreams by Richard Flanagan 

Talk Bookish to Me by Kate Bromley 

Misfit in Love by S. K. Ali

Aetherbound by E.K. Johnston

Seconds Out: Women and Fighting by Alison Dean 

Heart and Seoul by Jen Frederick 

Sister of the Bollywood Bride by Nandini Bajpai

The Ivies by Alexa Donne

Da Vinci’s Cat by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Languages of Truth: Essays 2003-2020 by Salman Rushdie

The Photographer by Mary Dixie Carter

The Cave Dwellers by Christina McDowell

Scorpion by Christian Cantrell

No One Returns From the Enchanted Forest by Robin Robinson

The Apocalypse Seven by Gene Doucette

The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley

Super Fly: The Unexpected Lives of the World’s Most Successful Insects by Jonathan Balcombe

X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos of World War II by Leah Garrett

Spells Trouble (Sisters of Salem 1) by Kristin Cast and P. C. Cast 

Bacchanal by Veronica Henry 

Hard Reboot by Django Wexler

Sixteen Scandals by Sophie Jordan

The Immortal Game by Talia Rothschild and A. C. Harvey

Burn It All Down by Nicolas DiDomizio

Love and Fury: A Novel of Mary Wollstonecraft by Samantha Silva 

The Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman

The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley 

How to Mars by David Ebenbach

Above the Rain by Victor del Árbol, Lisa Dillman