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107 new eBooks and audiobooks coming out November 7 - 20, 2023

By Kobo • November 07, 2023New eBooks and Audiobooks

The most anticipated books coming out November 7 – 20, 2023

Rebecca Yarros’ Fourth Wing was a ginormous hit in the genre of romantic epic fantasy (until recently dominated by Blood and Ash series author Jennifer L. Armentrout), instantly igniting a white hot desire for a sequel. With the arrival of Iron Flame (which we won’t be summarizing for you here since “romantic epic fantasy” is as much as you should know going in) the wait for a third installment begins.

We wouldn’t dare to spoil even a word of the long-awaited memoir from Barbra Streisand, My Name is Barbra, so we’ll say only this: the eBook has photos that are available only there, so go ahead and click that link.

Stephanie Land, author of the book that the Netflix series Maid was based on, returns with Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education. This book picks up where the earlier book left off, with the author enrolled in college and trying to get food on the table while completing coursework and coming under the scrutiny of professors and fellow students with no sense of life under the poverty line—and gives readers a look into just how hard it is to get by while trying to better yourself.

It’s tough to be a billionaire these days. Where once the 0.01% were free to enjoy their unspendable fortunes in peace, these days even the most apparently well-meaning come under the scrutiny of journalists skipping past their press releases to dig up financial records and evidence of a variety of interests beyond the old adage of “doing well while doing good.” Case in point, Washington journalist Tim Schwab’s The Bill Gates Problem: Reckoning with the Myth of the Good Billionaire peels back the glowing prospecti of Gates’ philanthropic endeavours to reveal that Gates’ apparent transformation from arrogant 90s monopolist to open-hearted patron to the developing world was mostly a re-branding exercise. Schwab shows that Gates is as convinced as ever that he’s the smartest guy in every room, but with his tremendous financial leverage his inflated self-image has exerted a distorting effect on a wide swath of public policies, drawing support for his ideas—at best unproven, while many have been conclusively disproven—for how to fix the world’s problems. Meanwhile other approaches are starved of attention and resources, in many cases harming the very people Gates claims to be helping.

At the time of this writing, just after the first anniversary of his takeover of X (fka. Twitter), Elon Musk was still a billionaire. In Breaking Twitter: Elon Musk and the Most Controversial Corporate Takeover in History by Ben Mezrich, author of such nonfiction page-turners as Bringing Down the House and The Accidental Billionaires (the basis of the movie “The Social Network”), tells the inside story of how Musk handled the buying and eventual running of the ad-supported social network favoured by news outlets and journalists. Notably, Mezrich’s book was long past final edits when the company’s valuation at half of its purchase price from a year ago became public knowledge, which seems not to undermine the thesis embedded in the title of this book.

Possibly related, also out this week: A City on Mars: Can we settle space, should we settle space, and have we really thought this through? by Kelly Weinersmith and Zach Weinersmith.

Iconoclastic visual artist Kent Monkman partners with writer and media artist Gisèle Gordon on the genre-defying book The Memoirs of Miss Chief Eagle Testickle: Vol. 1 - A True and Exact Accounting of the History of Turtle Island. With the irreverence of his paintings, this book is the narrative of one of Monkman's recurring characters, the shapeshifting being beyond time known as Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, on the cosmological history of Turtle Island, the land known to settlers as North America. It's a blend of history, fiction, memoir, and anything else that tickles the fancy of Monkman and Gordon as they breathe life into Miss Chief's singular voice. This first volume (in what we expect with admitted naiveté to be at least a two-volume series) spans the creation of the universe to the confederation of Canada—which implies that any subsequent volume(s?) will be something completely different.

Tuesdays With Morrie author Mitch Albom, Michael Cunningham, the award-winning author of the novel The Hours, and the Canadian poet and novelist Anne Michaels would at first glance appear to have little in common. But let us offer this: the careers of each took off in the late 90s, and they all have new books out now. Cunningham’s Day checks in with a family on April 5 over 3 consecutive years, leading into and through the COVID-19 pandemic as pre-existing tensions are ratcheted tighter, new cracks emerge, and loss leaves a lot unresolved. Albom’s novel The Little Liar is about a boy whose reputation for truth-telling is exploited by Nazis invading his home in Salonika, Greece, persuading the boy that his family can be saved if he persuades his fellow Jewish townspeople to board trains to new homes and jobs elsewhere—leading him to tell only lies after he realizes what he’s done. And Anne Michaels’ Held is a brief, textured narrative the starts on the battlefield of WWI after a violent explosion, and moves through the memories (can one remember the future?) of the injured soldier named John.

Finally, we have three poetry collections to tell you about this week: from TikTok phenom Whitney Hanson comes Harmony, actor Megan Fox is the author of Pretty Boys are Poisonous, and Canadian octogenarian poet and novelist Joy Kogawa, who many readers would know from her novel Obasan, releases a career-spanning collection, From the Lost and Found Department: New and Selected Poems.

More books coming out this week

✍🏼 Poetry

Pretty Boys Are Poisonous by Megan Fox

Harmony: Poems by Whitney Hanson

From the Lost and Found Department: New and Selected Poems by Joy Kogawa

🧰 Help and How-to

5 Ingredients Mediterranean: Simple Incredible Food by Jamie Oliver

Limitless Expanded Edition: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life by Jim Kwik

Knitting for Olive: Twenty Modern Knitting Patterns from the Iconic Danish Brand by Knitting for Olive

The Purest Bond: Understanding the Human–Canine Connection by Jen Golbeck and Stacey Colino

Bruno's Cookbook: Recipes and Traditions from a French Country Kitchen by Martin Walker

The Way of Chai: Recipes for a Meaningful Life by Kevin Wilson

Snacking Bakes: Simple Recipes for Cookies, Bars, Brownies, Cakes, and More by Yossy Arefi

Inner Field Trip: 30 Days of Personal Exploration, Collective Liberation, and Generational Healing by Leesa Renée Hall

Make Money Move: A Guide to Financial Wellness by Lauren Simmons

Invisible Ache: Black Men Identifying Their Pain and Reclaiming Their Power by Courtney B. Vance and Dr. Robin L. Smith

💡 Big Ideas

A City on Mars: Can we settle space, should we settle space, and have we really thought this through? by Kelly Weinersmith and Zach Weinersmith

The New Leviathans: Thoughts After Liberalism by John Gray

Tired of Winning: Donald Trump and the End of the Grand Old Party by Jonathan Karl

Same as Ever: A Guide to What Never Changes by Morgan Housel

Pandemic Panic: How Canadian Government Responses to COVID-19 Changed Civil Liberties Forever by Joanna Baron and Christine Van Geyn

The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements by Eric Hoffer

Material World: The Six Raw Materials That Shape Modern Civilization by Ed Conway

60 Songs That Explain the '90s by Rob Harvilla

The Bill Gates Problem: Reckoning with the Myth of the Good Billionaire by Tim Schwab

Naked in the Rideshare: Stories of Gross Miscalculations by Rebecca Shaw and Ben Kronengold

To Free the Captives: A Plea for the American Soul by Tracy K. Smith

🗣 True Stories

My Name Is Barbra by Barbra Streisand

My Effin' Life by Geddy Lee

East Side Story: Growing Up at the PNE by Nick Marino

Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education by Stephanie Land

Ghosts of Honolulu: A Japanese Spy, A Japanese American Spy Hunter, and the Untold Story of Pearl Harbor by Mark Harmon

Clanlands in New Zealand: Kiwis, Kilts, and an Adventure Down Under by Sam Heughan

I Am Bunny: How a Talking Dog Taught Me Everything I Need to Know About Being Human by Alexis Devine

The Memoirs of Miss Chief Eagle Testickle: Vol. 1: A True and Exact Accounting of the History of Turtle Island by Kent Monkman and Gisèle Gordon

Network of Lies: The Epic Saga of Fox News, Donald Trump, and the Battle for American Democracy by Brian Stelter

Breaking Twitter: Elon Musk and the Most Controversial Corporate Takeover in History by Ben Mezrich

Broken Code: A Memoir on the Art of Becoming Who We Are by Jeff Horwitz

The Upcycled Self by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter

Eyeliner: A Cultural History by Zahra Hankir

💘 Romance

Iron Flame by Rebecca Yarros

His Wicked Ways by Melissa Foster

Deserving Cora by Susan Stoker

Just One Tease by Carly Philips

Naughty and Nice by Mari Carr

Check & Mate by Ali Hazelwood

Endless in Love (The Maverick Billionaires, Book 8) by Bella Andre

No Pucks Lost Between Us by Elise Faber

Saving Peyton by Elle James

Crossover by Carson Mackenzie

From New York, with Love by Iris Visser

Fancy Meeting You Here by Julie Tieu

Next-Door Nemesis by Alexa Martin

Pritty by Keith F. Miller, Jr.

With or Without You by Eric Smith

🗡️ Action, Crime, and Mystery

Resurrection Walk by Michael Connelly

The Edge by David Baldacci

Bad Blood by Angela Marsons

Clive Cussler The Corsican Shadow by Dirk Cussler

Alex Cross Must Die by James Patterson

Bet On Jack by Diane Capri

The Proof of the Pudding by Rhys Bowen

The Tudor Deception (Ben Hope, Book 28) by Scott Mariani

Poinsettias and Peril by London Lovett

The Fate of a King by K. M. Ashman

Absent Sanity (An Amber Young FBI Suspense Thriller—Book 6) by Blake Pierce

Blood Betrayal by Ausma Zehanat Khan

🖊️ Literary & Contemporary Fiction

The Bittlemores by Jann Arden

The Little Liar by Mitch Albom

The Orphan’s Homecoming by Glynis Peters

Held by Anne Michaels

A Very Inconvenient Scandal by Jacquelyn Mitchard

The Happy Couple by Naoise Dolan

Before We Say Goodbye by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

The Vulnerables by Sigrid Nunez

Day by Michael Cunningham

Same Bed Different Dreams by Ed Park

Valid by Chris Bergeron

The Princess of Thornwood Drive by Khalia Moreau

The New Naturals by Gabriel Bump

✨ Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, and Speculative Fiction

Slay by Laurell K. Hamilton

Bookshops & Bonedust by Travis Baldree

The Olympian Affair by Jim Butcher

Murtagh by Christopher Paolini

The Narrow Road Between Desires by Patrick Rothfuss

A Power Unbound by Freya Marske

Cold Curses by Chloe Neill

Sister of Starlit Seas by Terry Brooks

Shadow Baron by Davinia Evans

We Are the Crisis by Cadwell Turnbull

Where He Can't Find You by Darcy Coates

System Collapse by Martha Wells

Chaos Terminal by Mur Lafferty

Star Wars: The Eye of Darkness by George Mann

The Future by Naomi Alderman

Claim the Void by Kate Sheeran Swed

Moon Cops on the Moon by C. T. Phipps

The Lost Cause by Cory Doctorow

The Complete Alien Collection: Symphony of Death (The Cold Forge, Prototype, Into Charybdis) by Alex White

Swarm by Jennifer Lyle

🗯 Manga & Graphic Novels

One Piece, Vol. 104 by Eiichiro Oda

Black Clover, Vol. 33 by Yūki Tabata

Fly Me to the Moon, Vol. 20 by Kenjiro Hata

Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle, Vol. 22 by Kagiji Kumanomata

To Another World... with Land Mines! Volume 8 by Itsuki Mizuho

Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible, Vol. 10 by Nene Yukimori

Megumi & Tsugumi, Vol. 4 (Yaoi Manga) by Mitsuru Si

This Is Screwed Up, but I Was Reincarnated as a GIRL in Another World! (Manga) Vol. 9 by Ashi

Disciple of the Lich: Or How I Was Cursed by the Gods and Dropped Into the Abyss! (Light Novel) Vol. 6 by Necoco

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