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Week of August 1, 2022

Paperback releases for the week of August 1st include BILLY SUMMERS by Stephen King, a can't-put-it-down novel about a top-tier assassin with a heart of gold who suddenly gains a completely unexpected and unlikely companion who opens his heart and becomes his future partner in vengeance; James Lee Burke's ANOTHER KIND OF EDEN, a captivating tale of justice, love, brutality and mysticism set in the turbulent 1960s; THE WISH, an emotional work of fiction from Nicholas Sparks about the enduring legacy of first love and the decisions that haunt us forever; WE ARE NOT LIKE THEM by Christine Pride and Jo Piazza, an evocative and riveting novel about the lifelong bond between two women --- one Black and one white --- whose friendship is indelibly altered by a tragic event; and THE SPECKLED BEAUTY, the warmhearted and hilarious story of how Rick Bragg's life was transformed by his love for a poorly behaved, half-blind stray dog.

Julia Whelan, author of Thank You for Listening

When audiobook narrator Sewanee Chester arrives in Las Vegas last-minute for a book convention, she unexpectedly spends a whirlwind night with a charming stranger. On her return home, she discovers that one of the world’s most beloved romance novelists wanted her to perform her last book --- with Brock McNight, the industry’s hottest, most secretive voice. As Sewanee begins working on the project, resurrecting her old romance pseudonym, she and Brock forge a real connection, hidden behind the comfort of anonymity. Soon, she is dreaming again. But secrets are revealed, and the realities of life come crashing down around her once more.