‘Hotel Nantucket’ by Elin Hilderbrand, memoir by Katy Tur: 5 new books
Looking for something good to read? USA TODAY Barbara VanDenburgh scour the shelves for this week’s hottest new book releases. All books go on sale Tuesday.
“The Nantucket Hotel”
By Elin Hilderbrand (Small, Brown, fiction)
What is it about : Hilderbrand, who perfected romantic reading on the beach, returns with a summertime scandal at a Nantucket hotel. Fresh off a bad breakup, chief executive Lizbet Keaton is struggling to revive the storied but struggling business — and write her own second act.
The buzz: “Honestly, who needs Nantucket. It could hardly be more fun than this book,” says a starred review by Kirkus Reviews.
By Katy Tur (Atria/One Signal, documentary)
What is it about : The MSNBC anchor and daughter of famed pioneering helicopter journalists Zoey Tur and Marika Gerrard explores her storied heritage, volatile upbringing, and journalistic legacy in this revealing memoir.
The buzz: “Fans will find it an exciting race,” says a starred review from Publishers Weekly.
“How to Raise an Anti-Racist”
By Ibram X. Kendi (One World, non-fiction)
What is it about : The “How to Be an Anti-Racist” author and MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient returns with a guide for parents, educators and caregivers to talk to kids about racism and raise them to oppose racism.
The buzz: Kirkus Reviews calls it “A helpful anti-racism memoir on how anti-racism can make the world a safer place for all children.”
By Linda Holmes (Ballantine, fiction)
What is it about : After an annulled marriage, Laurie Sassalyn returns to her small Maine hometown to manage her great-aunt Dot’s estate and uncovers a family secret that sends the nearly 40-year-old woman on a journey of self-discovery.
The buzz: “Holmes’ colorful cast of characters pops off the page and the sure-footed plot entertains,” says Weekly editors.
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“Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and the Health of Our Nation”
By Linda Villarosa (Doubleday, documentary)
What is it about : The New York Times Magazine writer and 1619 Project contributor explores America’s racial health disparities to reveal the consequences of racism and the forces that drive black citizens to “live sicker and die faster.”
The buzz: “Villarosa makes an impassioned plea for equality in the American medical system. The result is urgent and utterly compelling must-read,” says a starred review from Publishers Weekly.