Extra Attention: New Releases for Early August

Extra Attention

Author of Factory Man and Truevine Beth Macy investigates the opioid crisis in Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America (Little, Brown and Company, 8/7).

The late Hans Rosling, along with co-authors Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund, gives ten reasons why we are wrong about the world around us in Factfulness (Flatiron, 8/3)*. Bill Gates recommends it as “one of the most important books I’ve ever read.”

Spotlight: Young Adult

This month we spotlight ten key young adult titles, including:

  • Brandy Colbert, Finding Yvonne (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 8/7)
  • Somaiya Daud, Mirage (Flatiron Books, 8/28)
  • John Feinstein, The Prodigy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 8/28)
  • Kit Frick, See All the Stars (Margaret K. McElderry Books, 8/14)
  • Zach Hines, Nine (HarperTeen, 8/7)
  • Kody Keplinger, That’s Not What Happened* (Scholastic, 8/28)
  • Lindsey Klingele, The Truth Lies Here (HarperTeen, 8/21)
  • Maggie Lehrman, The Last Best Story (Balzer + Bray, 8/7)
  • Gretchen McNeil, #MurderTrending (Freeform, 8/7)
  • Linsey Miller, Ruin of Stars (Sourcebooks Fire, 8/28)
Literary Favorites and Emerging Talents

Among titles sure to attract attention are:

Debut Fiction

Among the new writers with the most anticipated first works of fiction in the early part of August:

  • Caz Frear, Sweet Little Lies (Harper, 8/14)
  • Crystal Hana Kim, If You Leave Me (William Morrow, 8/7)
  • Ling Ma, Severance (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 8/14)
Commercial Fiction

The big names with new books out in the first half of the month include:

  • Dathan Auerbach, Bad Man (Doubleday, 8/7)
  • Louise Candlish, Our House* (Berkley, 8/7)
  • T. Greenwood, Rust & Stardust (St. Martin’s Press, 8/7)
  • Linnea Hartsuyker, The Sea Queen (Harper, 8/14)
  • Kristan Higgins, Good Luck With That* (Berkley, 8/7)
  • Nuala O’Connor, Becoming Belle (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 8/7)
  • James Patterson, Texas Ranger (Little, Brown, 8/13)
  • Lori Rader-Day, Under a Dark Sky (William Morrow, 8/7)
  • M.J. Rose, Tiffany Blues (Atria Books, 8/7)
  • Lisa Scottoline, Feared (St. Martin’s Press, 8/14)
  • Olen Steinhauer, The Middleman (Minotaur Books, 8/7)

Prominent and notable authors with new nonfiction releases:

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