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Joyce Carol Oates, author of Night. Sleep. Death. The Stars.

NIGHT. SLEEP. DEATH. THE STARS. is a gripping examination of contemporary America through the prism of a family tragedy. When a powerful parent dies, each of his adult children reacts in startling and unexpected ways, and his grieving widow in the most surprising way of all. Stark and penetrating, Joyce Carol Oates’ latest novel is a vivid exploration of race, psychological trauma, class warfare, grief and eventual healing, as well as an intimate family novel in the tradition of the author’s bestselling WE WERE THE MULVANEYS.

Week of June 7, 2021

Paperback releases for the week of June 7th include DAYLIGHT, David Baldacci's third Atlee Pine thriller, in which the FBI agent’s search for her sister clashes with a military investigator's high-stakes case, leading them both deep into a global conspiracy --- from which neither of them will escape unscathed; DARK TIDES, Philippa Gregory's evocative historical novel tracking the rise of the Tidelands family in London, Venice and New England; FIFTY WORDS FOR RAIN by Asha Lemmie, a sweeping, heartrending coming-of-age novel about a young woman's quest for acceptance in post-World War II Japan; THE SECOND HOME, an assured and affecting first novel from Christina Clancy that captures the ache of nostalgia for summers past and the powerful draw of the places we return to again and again; and CULT OF GLORY, Doug J. Swanson's 21st-century reckoning with the legendary Texas Rangers that does justice to their heroic moments while also documenting atrocities, brutality, oppression and corruption.