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8 Best New Reads Of May

It's finally that time again: Summer! Whether you're out of school and ready to lounge on the beach or enjoying a whirlwind weekend getaway, be sure to find some time to immerse yourself in these May must-reads!

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Arboria Park by Kate Tyler

Stacy grew up in a 1950s-era home in the quiet neighborhood of Arboria Park, witnessing the cultural and political changes of the community over time. Now with a daughter to keep in mind, Stacy debates leaving the home she's always known. But when a large highway project threatens the neighborhood, Stacy decides that it's up to her to save Arboria Park. A charming debut offering readers a glimpse into the history and evolution of a community, you'll find yourself rooting for this small neighborhood.

Goodnight from London by Jennifer Robson

In this riveting historical fiction must-read for summer, readers are whisked away to London as they follow Ruby Sutton, an American journalist who moves to London in 1940 to cover World War II. Ruby soon finds herself in the emotional turmoil of remaining objective in the midst of a brutal war, while opening herself up to a man burdened by its secrets. Inspired by Jennifer's grandmother's wartime experiences, you won't be able to put down this beautifully written and heartfelt novel from one of our favorite authors.

You Don't Look Your Age...and Other Fairy Tales by Sheila Nevins

Have you ever heard the phrase, "Learn from others mistakes?" Sheila Nevins' book will help you do just that. The famed documentary producer perfectly captures what it feels like to be a woman in a man's world. Praised by Meryl Streep, this memoir is a cannot-miss May read!

Light Radiance Splendor by Leah Chyten

With echoes of Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly and In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist by Ruchama King Feuerman, Light Radiance Splendor follows three generations of mission keepers as they grapple with loss of faith, betrayal, forgiveness and the decoding of an elusive manuscript. The Divine Shekinah is desperate to heal the world, but must wait for her mission keepers to choose the path of righteousness, love and forgiveness. Light Radiance Splendor is beautiful love story between humanity and the Shekinah, balancing literature and spirituality in a way that will leave you feeling whole.

Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) by David Sedaris

The hilarious and cynical David Sedaris is back with a new version of a memoir. After dutifully keeping dairies for 25 years, Sedaris is publishing his life's work. Without any personal reflection Sadaris has simply kept notes of every oddball conversation overheard or any strange occurrence that has past him by. It's a laugh-out-read that you cannot miss!

A Dog's Way Home by W. Bruce Cameron

The author that brought you A Dog's Purpose is back with a new heartwarming journey. When Lucas stumbles upon an abandoned puppy named Bella, it's love at first site. Together the two embark on an exhilarating adventure, full of twists and turns. Readers will be enchanted by this charming tale.

The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness by Jill Filipovic

What do women want, the same thing promised to everyone in the Declaration of Independence: happiness. In this riveting read, Jill Filipovic proposes to readers that the main thing standing between women and their desired happiness is the rigged social system. It's an eye-opening read that every woman, and man, should read.

Men Without Women: Stories by Haruki Murakami

In his new collection of short stories, Haruki Murakami introduces readers to the lives of men who, each in his own way, finds himself alone. From vanishing cats to smoky bars, Murakami's stories, full of his trademark wry humor, are bound to enchant all readers.

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