Are you looking for something to read? USA TODAY looks through the shelves to find this week’s most popular new books. Carrie Soto is back. All books on Tuesday are on sale ….. Great
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‘Carrie Soto Is Back’
By Taylor Jenkins Reid (Ballantine, fiction)
The story: Carrie Soto was once the greatest tennis player in the history of the game when she retired. Six years later, Carrie Soto is no longer the best tennis player in the world. A rising tennis star surpasses her record and Carrie makes an unlikely comeback.
The buzz: An starred review of Kirkus Reviews describes it as “a compulsively readable view at female ambition.”
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‘Walking in My Joy, In These Streets’
Jenifer L. Lewis (Amistad; nonfiction).
What it is about: This new collection of stories, written by actor and author of Mother of Black Hollywood, contains many insights into how to love yourself better and find joy in your everyday interactions.
The buzz: Kirkus Reviews refers to it as “a humorous and poignant essay collection written by a well-known Black actor.”
‘Nothing More To Tell’
By Karen M. McManus (Delacorte Press, fiction)
It’s all about the mystery of “One of Us Is Lying”. Brynn’s favourite teacher was killed in the woods behind her school four years ago. Brynn plans to do an internship on a true-crime TV show to solve the case.
The buzz: “An edge–of-your-seat page turner; the strongest yet by a master of this genre,” says in a Starred Review from Kirkus Reviews.
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“The Spear Cuts Through Water.”
By Simon Jimenez (Del Rey, fiction)
The story of the Vanished Birds author. Two warriors are on a mission to overthrow a despotic royal family, free a god in prison and embark on a pilgrimage across the country to find the lost land.
Kirkus Reviews’ star review states that the buzz is: “Lyrical. Evocative. Part poem. Part prose. This book is a must-read for all fans of historical fantasy and folktale.”
‘The House of Fortune’
By Jessie Burton (Bloomsbury, fiction)
What it’s all about: Theabrandt is a stand-alone companion book to 2014 bestseller “The Miniaturist.” Her family pressures her to marry a rich man. However, a mysterious figure leaves miniature figurines at her doorstep to warn her of something.
The buzz: Publishers Weekly reports that “readers will delight the return of Nella, and her world,”