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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
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