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Lucky Red by Claudia Cravens (Penguin Random House)
Head to the Old West in this novel about an orphaned teen girl who, in 1877, turns to sex work in a Dodge City brothel, where her peace and stability are threatened by new arrivals to the town.
Nineteen Claws and a Blackbird by Agustina Bazterrica, translated by Sarah Moses (Simon & Schuster)
This collection from Argentine author Agustina Bazterrica contains what Simon & Schuster describes as 19 “brutal, darkly funny short stories” that are “often unsettling, sometimes thrilling, and always profound.”
Zero Dogs by Ruth Ware (Simon & Schuster)
A security specialist becomes a prime suspect after her husband is found murdered. Try on this new thriller from author Ruth Ware, who has been compared favorably to Agatha Christie by various publications.
Mrs. S by K. Patrick (Europa Editions)
Two women are drawn into an intense affair against the backdrop of an elite boarding school for girls in this debut novel from an emerging, Glasgow-based author.
Rivermouth: A Chronicle of Language, Faith, and Migration by Alejandra Oliva (Penguin Random House)
A Mexican-American translator and immigrant justice activist penned this all-too timely memoir about her experience at the U.S.-Mexico border, where she has worked with asylum seekers since 2016.
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