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52 new eBooks and audiobooks coming out June 18 – 24, 2024

By Kobo • June 18, 2024New eBooks and Audiobooks

A few of the books we’re most looking forward to this week

Five years ago, Dr. Anthony Fauci’s name was best-known by those versed in the history of the AIDS pandemic. Back then, in his role as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, Dr. Fauci was targeted by a protest movement desperate to see life-saving treatments put into use, ultimately leading to his endorsement of a “parallel track” model (see the 2016 book How to Survive a Plague for more) that allowed some drugs to be administered to AIDS patients before the clinical trials were concluded. So when the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020, with his reputation for caution coupled with his demonstrated ability to hear opposition and reach compromise without sacrificing fundamental principles of medicine, Dr. Fauci seemed an obvious choice to lead the public health response—and it’s in that role that he became a household name. On Call: A Doctor's Journey in Public Service is Dr. Fauci’s memoir, which starts with his boyhood in Brooklyn and takes him the sides of seven presidents and the front lines of battles against a range of infectious disease.

Between the ongoing series of Inspector Poirot movies based on the beloved books of Agatha Christie and Rian Johnson’s Knives Out movies, the “locked room” mystery has been having something of a moment. Ram Murali’s debut novel Death in the Air joins this moment, with a murder mystery set amidst some extremely rich vacationers at an elite spa situated at the foot of the Himalayas. Wealthy son of privilege Ro Krishna hits a rough patch in his law career and decides to treat himself to some top-notch self-care—but during his stay the spa starts racking up a body count, and Ro can’t help his lawyerly instincts from launching a low-key investigation. A perfect read to take along on a murder-free (and work-free) vacation of your own.

In Craft: Stories I Wrote for the Devil, poet Ananda Lima has written a collection of stories bound together not by a theme or the characters in them, but by a framing tale: a writer slept with the devil at a Halloween party in 1999, and these are stories she has written for him. So while it’s a bundle of discretely mind-bending works of fiction, it’s also, in a sense, a love story between a writer and her readership of one.

More books coming out now

✍ Poetry

Cairn by Kathleen Jamie

🧰 Help and How-to

Small Talk: 10 ADHD Lies and How to Stop Believing Them by Richard Pink and Roxanne Pink

Code Dependent: Living in the Shadow of AI by Madhumita Murgia

The Art and Science of Connection: Why Social Health Is the Missing Key to Living Longer, Healthier, and Happier by Kasley Killam

The Science of Plant-based Nutrition: How to Enhance the Power of Plants for Optimal Health by Rhiannon Lambert

The Glow Code: A Cheat Sheet for Feeling, Looking, and Being Your Best at Any Age by Michelle McIvor

Curiosity (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series) by Harvard Business Review

💡 Big Ideas

When the Clock Broke: Con Men, Conspiracists, and How America Cracked Up in the Early 1990s by John Ganz

The Nature of Our Cities: Harnessing the Power of the Natural World to Survive a Changing Planet by Nadina Galle

The Latino Century: How America's Largest Minority Is Transforming Democracy by Mike Madrid

🗣 True Stories

The Phelan Feud: The Bitter Struggle for Control of the Family Firm by Stephen Kimber

Kinky History: A Rollicking Journey through Our Sexual Past, Present, and Future by Esmé Louise James

Pets and the City: True Tales of a Manhattan House Call Veterinarian by Dr. Amy Attas

1974: A Personal History by Francine Prose

On Call: A Doctor's Journey in Public Service by Anthony Fauci M.D.

Make It Count: My Fight to Become the First Transgender Olympic Runner by CeCé Telfer

💘 Romance

Winter Lost by Patricia Briggs

Reunited in Love (The Maverick Billionaires, Book 9) by Bella Andre

PLAYBOY by Jaime Lewis

Jasper by Dale Mayer

Lady Scandal by Laura Lee Guhrke

Love Overboard by Ada Barumé

🗡️ Action, Crime, and Mystery

Red Sky Mourning by Jack Carr

The Midnight Feast by Lucy Foley

A Deceptive Composition by Anna Lee Huber

The Winter Killings by Wes Markin

Death in the Air by Ram Murali

What You Leave Behind by Wanda M. Morris

🖊️ Literary & Contemporary Fiction

The Next Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

Same As It Ever Was by Claire Lombardo

Sandwich by Catherine Newman

Lula Dean's Little Library of Banned Books by Kirsten Miller

Parade by Rachel Cusk

Little Rot by Akwaeke Emezi

Where Wolves Don't Die by Anton Treuer

God Bless You, Otis Spunkmeyer by Joseph Earl Thomas

Devil Is Fine by John Vercher

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

Middle of the Night by Riley Sager

Poison in Their Hearts by Laura Sebastian

The Cautious Traveller's Guide to the Wastelands by Sarah Brooks

Daughter of Calamity by Rosalie M. Lin

Craft: Stories I Wrote for the Devil by Ananda Lima

The Unrelenting Earth by Kritika H. Rao

Rakesfall by Vajra Chandrasekera

System Purge by TW Iain

The Unrelenting Earth by Kritika H. Rao

We Speak Through the Mountain by Premee Mohamed

🗯 Manga & Graphic Novels

I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World and Became Unrivaled in the Real World, Too, Vol. 5 (light novel) by Miku

I May Be a Guild Receptionist, but I’ll Solo Any Boss to Clock Out on Time, Vol. 3 (light novel) by Mato Kousaka

The Girl I Like Forgot Her Glasses 10 by Koume Fujichika

I Want to Be a Receptionist in This Magical World, Vol. 4 (manga) by MAKO

This Monster Wants to Eat Me, Vol. 1 by Sai Naekawa

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