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Posted on May 29, 2018 in Top Picks, What We're Reading Now

What We’re Reading Now, May 29th Edition

Each Tuesday our experts are here to help guide you through the week’s new releases. Here’s our guide to May 29th. Happy reading!

Calypso, by David Sedaris

David Sedaris never fails to make summer reading lists a little funnier and a lot more irreverent. Calypso is his latest book of essays, and it’s been described as “beach reading for people who detest beaches.” Sedaris’s genius is in his seamless blend of the hilarious and the heartbreaking. Here, the author takes on his own mortality, offering emotional glimpses of his personal life as he faces middle age.  A limited quantity of signed copies are available (and would make the perfect Father’s Day gift). And if you’ve never had the pleasure of listening to David Sedaris on audio book, it makes for great listening on a summer road trip.

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The Death of Mrs. Westaway, by Ruth Ware

Ruth Ware’s compulsively readable thrillers have been keeping us up past our bed time for a few years now, with novels like In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, and The Lying Game (our June Book Club Pick!). Her latest is no different. When Hal receives a mysterious letter informing her of a large inheritance, she quickly realizes the letter was intended for someone else. But she also thinks she may be able to claim the money anyway. After attending the funeral of the deceased it doesn’t take long before she realizes there’s something very wrong with the situation she finds herself in. In Ruth Ware’s signature twisty, suspenseful style, The Death of Mrs. Westaway will prove as impossible to put down as her previous books.

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There Are No Grown-Ups, by Pamela Druckerman

When Pamela Druckerman turned 40, she noticed an interesting phenomenon. The American-born, Paris-based author of Bringing Up Bébé discovered that waiters started referring to her as “madame” instead of “mademoiselle.” In this “midlife coming-of age story,” Druckerman grapples with entering her forties and finding her place in the world as a not-quite-middle-aged woman. This funny, immensely enjoyable memoir offers a glimpse of what it means to grow older in the modern era.

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Lies You Never Told Me, by Jennifer Donaldson

This thrilling debut from Jennifer Donaldson is teen suspense fiction at its best. Gabe and Elyse have never met, but they have something in common. And they have something to hide. Alternating between these seemingly unrelated voices, Gabe in Austin, Texas, and Elyse in Portland, Oregon, we follow as the two teenagers find themselves in dangerous romantic relationships.

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