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As summer kicks off, now’s the time to bookmark these anticipated new releases to dive into on your next beach day. Read on to see what your favorite authors, like Taylor Jenkins Reid, Lisa Taddeo and Sloane Crosley have coming up, plus new work from Jenny Mollen and Kali Fajardo-Anstine and the next must-read book about a counterfeit handbag scheme by Kristin Chen.

Woman of Light by Kali Fajardo-Anstine

The author of the National Book Award finalist Sabrina & Corina (2019) is back with a story that follows the complex lives of five generations of an Indigenous Chicano family living in the American West. (June 7 via barnesandnoble.com)

Ghost Lover by Lisa Taddeo


Taddeo hits her literary trifecta after the bestsellers, Three Women (2019) and Animal (2021), with a new short story collection that delivers nine riveting tales about love, obsession, and grief. (June 14 via barnesandnoble.com)

Cult Classic by Sloane Crosley

One of the most anticipated releases of the year explores what happens when the ghosts of Lola’s boyfriends past reappear and her boss-turned-mystical guru takes a special interest in the situation. (June 7 via barnesandnoble.com)

Counterfeit by Kristin Chen

Crime, fashion, and friendship intertwine when two Asian- American women expand a counterfeit handbag scheme. But can their operation pass for the real deal? (June 7 via barnesandnoble.com)

Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

After mega-hits The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (2018) and Malibu Rising (2021) comes a compelling tale of a tennis champion who ends her retirement to reclaim her Grand Slam record. (August 30 via barnesandnoble.com)

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