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White ivy by Susie Yang
Released on November 3 via Simon & Schuster
Literary fiction, 368 pages

Looking at Ivy Lin, you wouldn’t guess that she is a thief and a liar. But that’s how she maintained her suburban teenage lifestyle outside of Boston and worked to attract the golden boy from a rich political family. But when Ivy’s mother finds out what her daughter has done, Ivy is sent to China as punishment. Years later, however, and back in Boston, Ivy meets Gideon’s sister, and it feels like fate – Ivy has a dark obsession with Gideon and will do whatever it takes to win it over.
These violent delights by Chloé Gong
Released on November 17 via Books by Margaret K. McElderry (Simon & Schuster)
Fiction for teens, 464 pages

This debut novel by University of Pennsylvania student Chloe Gong is a YA tale of Romeo and Juliet – Expect Gong’s version to be set in 1920s Shanghai. And in addition to rival gangs, there’s a monster to contend with.

Player Two Loan by Ernest Cline
Released November 24 via Ballantine Books (Penguin Random House)
Science-Fiction, 384 pages
The sequel to the successful 2011 novel, turned into a movie, Loan Player One, is finally here. Strap in for another adventure filled with imagination and action.

Secret Santa by Andrew Shaffer
Released November 10 via Quirk Books (Penguin Random House)
Horror, 216 pages
Desperate to find work in publishing, Lussi Meyer takes a job at pBlackwood-Patterson. We are in the 80s and his task is to find the next Stephen King. But his new colleagues are not so welcoming, and on a Secret gift exchange from Santa, Lussi receives a demonic-looking item that looks somewhat familiar.

Released November 10 via Riverhead Books (Penguin Random House)
Short stories, 288 pages

From the author of Before smothering your own fool comes this collection of seven stories that touch on the nuances of the human condition and the world in which we live.
A promised land by Barack Obama
Released November 17th via Crown Publishing Group
Brief, 768 pages

From his early political aspirations to becoming the first black president of the United States, Obama spares no effort in this heavy and deeply personal story.

Moon Flower Murders by Anthony Horowitz
Released November 10 via Harper (Harper Collins)
Mystery of the crime, 608 pages

In this sequel to that of Anthony Horowitz Murders of Pie, Publisher Susan Ryeland is once again operating as an amateur sleuth when a bizarre and mysterious murder takes place at a quaint inn.

Released November 17 via Harper (Harper Collins)
non-fictional works, 464 pages

An oral history of the film Dazed and confused, with behind-the-scenes stories from the cast and crew.

house body by Rupi Kaur
Release November 17th via Simon & Schuster
Poetry, 192 pages

This is the long-awaited third collection of poetry by the New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey and the sun and its flowers.

Released November 10 via Grand Central Publishing (Hatchette Book Group)
Non-fiction True Crime, 501 pages

Forty years later Jane Britton, an ambitious 23-year-old graduate student in Harvard’s anthropology department, was found murdered in her apartment, Becky Cooper delves into the complex story that goes beyond Britton’s death.


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