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6 books not to miss, including the latest in the ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ series

David Lagercrantz continues Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series with ‘The Girl Who Lived Twice,’ the sixth Lisbeth Salander adventure. And much more.

This time out, author David Lagercrantz has the star of his bestselling books go missing during the hunt for evil twin sister Camilla.
This time out, author David Lagercrantz has the star of his bestselling books go missing during the hunt for evil twin sister Camilla.
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Lisbeth Salander is back, a Swedish educator tries to help young men navigate sex, and the future looks, well, scary in these new fiction and nonfiction book releases.

‘The Girl Who Lived Twice’ by David Lagercrantz

(Knopf , $27.95, fiction)

What it’s about: David Lagercrantz continues Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) with the sixth Lisbeth Salander adventure, “The Girl Who Lived Twice.” This time, Lisbeth goes missing during the hunt for evil twin sister Camilla, while Mikael Blomkvist needs her help unraveling a twisted plot.

The buzz: “It all makes for good bloody fun,” Kirkus Reviews writes.

2 Chicago-area appearances: Lagencrantz will speak at 2 p.m. Sunday at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, and at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St.

“The Girl Who Lived Twice.”
Click here for an excerpt from “The Girl Who Lived Twice.”
Knopf

‘Respect: Everything a Guy Needs to Know About Sex, Love, and Consent’ by Inti Chavez Perez

(Penguin Books, $16, nonfiction)

What it’s about: Swedish author and sex educator Inti Chavez Perez lays out a straightforward, accessible guide to help young men navigate sex, relationships, consent, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual health and more in the #MeToo era.

The buzz: “A book destined to be passed around,” Kirkus Reviews writes.

“Respect: Everything a Guy Needs to Know About Sex, Love, and Consent” by Inti Chavez Perez.
Click here for an excerpt from “Respect: Everything a Guy Needs to Know About Sex, Love, and Consent” by Inti Chavez Perez.

‘The Beekeeper of Aleppo’ by Christy Lefteri

(Ballantine, $27, fiction)

What it’s about: Beekeeper Nuri and his wife Afra are devastated by the Syrian civil war. After violence claims their child and Afra’s eyesight, the couple is forced to flee Aleppo and make the fraught journey to Britain — and an uncertain future.

“The Beekeeper of Aleppo.”
Click here for an excerpt from “The Beekeeper of Aleppo.”
Ballantine

‘What Red Was’ by Rosie Price

(Crown, $27, fiction)

What it’s about: Platonic college friends Kate and Max navigate the traumatic aftermath of rape after Kate is assaulted. Price’s debut novel is a searing exploration of wealth, power, privilege, consent and the lasting effects of trauma.

The buzz: “This powerful novel handles its explosive plot with an admirable delicacy and offers an emotional portrait of friendship,” Publishers Weekly writes.

“What Red Was” by Rosie Price.
Click here for an excerpt from “What Red Was” by Rosie Price.
Crown

‘Doxology’ by Nell Zink

(Ecco, $27.99, fiction)

What it’s about: Two generations of an American family come of age — one before 9/11, one after — in an ambitious novel that tackles the current political moment.

The buzz: The book encompasses ”the most serious themes of the 21st century while remaining comic and earthbound,” critic Mark Athitakis writes for USA Today.

“Doxology’ by Nell Zink.
Click here for an excerpt from “Doxology’ by Nell Zink.
Ecco

‘The Warehouse’ by Rob Hart

(Crown, $27, fiction)

What it’s about: In the near future, a massive tech company called “Cloud” becomes the corporate answer to government, housing workers in carefully surveilled villages. It’s threatened by Zinnia, a corporate spy.

The buzz: ‘The Warehouse’ is a thriller of ideas, and its interplay of taut action and incisive cultural commentary gives it shades of ‘Fahrenheit 451’ and ‘Jurassic Park,’ ” a USA Today review says.

“The Warehouse” by Rob Hart.
Click here for an excerpt from “The Warehouse” by Rob Hart.
Crown

Read more at USA Today.