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50 new eBooks and audiobooks coming out September 13 – 19, 2022

By Kobo • September 13, 2022New eBooks and Audiobooks

Must-read books coming out this week

Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands by cartoonist Kate Beaton, best known for her work in the book Hark! A Vagrant, is the artist’s story of leaving her east coast home of Cape Breton to earn some post-university money working in the oil sands of Alberta. Hers is a well-trodden path, resulting in a unique culture where young people far from home engage in hard, dangerous work for a period of months or a couple of years before taking their pay and heading back to the Atlantic side of the country. This is Beaton’s first full-length narrative work, and it draws on her cartooning skills without rendering characters and places cartoonishly. Readers get a view into a contradictory slice of Canadian life, where people gather in the name of exploitation of natural resources amidst beautiful landscapes, relying on one another for community while not speaking of the everyday traumas happening all around them and to them.

Poet and scholar Billy-Ray Belcourt’s first novel, A Minor Chorus, also set in Alberta, tells the story of a nameless narrator who flees his doctoral program to return to his hometown and figure out what kind of novel he’s meant to write. While “books about writers trying to write a book” are a well-worn subgenre of literary fiction, very few if any concern themes of colonization and indigeneity that challenge the notion of what a novel even is. This brief book is already under consideration for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and prospective readers may wish to check out the conversation we had with its author back in 2020 after the release of his unforgettable memoir, A History of My Brief Body.

As our awareness of mental illness grows, it seems almost everybody has some kind of disorder, ranging from ADHD to anxiety or depression—without which they’d presumably be “normal.” Dr. Gabor Maté’s new book The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture challenges the notion that the problem is the condition of individual psyches, rather than the circumstances they’re forced to react to. He looks at Western countries where health outcomes aren’t improving overall and asks what societal causes there might be for a variety of stress-induced illnesses. In doing so, he attempts to entirely reframe our conception of mental and physical illness. It’s an ambitious task, but it follows naturally from his larger project of spreading scientifically informed compassion which he embarked on in 2009 with In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, where he gave readers insight into the forces that drive addiction.

More books coming out September 13 – 19, 2022

✍🏼 Poetry

The Best American Poetry 2022 by Matthew Zapruder and David Lehman

🧰 Help and How-to

Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be by Dr. Becky Kennedy

On Repentance And Repair: Making Amends in an Unapologetic World

by Danya Ruttenberg

How to make the best coffee at home by James Hoffmann

You Owe You: Ignite Your Power, Your Purpose, and Your Why by Chris Paul

Thinking 101: How to Reason Better to Live Better by Woo-kyoung Ahn

For Fork’s Sake: A Quick Guide to Healing Yourself and the Planet Through a Plant-Based Diet by Rachael Brown

💡 Big Ideas

The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture by Gabor Maté MD and Daniel Maté

What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe

They Knew: How a Culture of Conspiracy Keeps America Complacent by Sarah Kendzior

Namwayut: We Are All One: A Pathway to Reconciliation by Chief Robert Joseph

The Transgender Issue: Trans Justice Is Justice for All by Shon Faye

🗣 True Stories

Prisoners of the Castle: An Epic Story of Survival and Escape from Colditz, the Nazis' Fortress Prison by Ben Macintyre

The Ghosts That Haunt Me: Memories of a Homicide Detective by Steve Ryan

Please Give My Baby Back by Maggie Hartley

Lifesavers and Body Snatchers: Medical Care and the Struggle for Survival in the Great War by Tim Cook

Giuliani: The Rise and Tragic Fall of America's Mayor by Andrew Kirtzman

💘 Romance

No Time to Lie by Lexi Blake

The Boyfriend Comeback by Lauren Blakely

A Rancher's Christmas Kiss by Vivian Arend

Mine To Cherish by Natasha Madison

Two for the Show by Skye Warren

Rough and Ready by Mari Carr

🗡️ Action, Crime, and Mystery

Oath of Loyalty by Vince Flynn

The Butcher and The Wren by Alaina Urquhart

Marple: Twelve New Mysteries by Agatha Christie

The Girl He Wished (A Paige King FBI Suspense Thriller—Book 4) by Blake Pierce

Hands Down by Felix Francis

All That's Left Unsaid by Tracey Lien

🖊️ Literary & Contemporary Fiction

Lessons by Ian McEwan

The Theory of Crows by David A. Robertson

People Person by Candice Carty-Williams

A Minor Chorus by Billy-Ray Belcourt

How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water by Angie Cruz

As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh

Bliss Montage: Stories by Ling Ma

✨ Fantasy and Speculative Fiction

The Origin of Enoch by Megan Einarson

The Creeper by A.M. Shine

Silver Under Nightfall by Rin Chupeco

Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Among Hidden Stars by John Coon

Signal To Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Star Trek: Picard: Second Self by Una McCormack

Bindle Punk Bruja by Desideria Mesa

💬 Manga & Graphic Novels

My Happy Marriage 01 by Akumi Agitogi

The Apothecary Diaries 06 by Natsu Hyuuga

Call of the Night, Vol. 9 by Kotoyama

Love Nest, Vol. 1 by Yuu Minaduki

Dinosaur Sanctuary Vol. 1 by Itaru Kinoshita

Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands by Kate Beaton

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