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Newish Releases: 8/7

Fiction Pick:

The Line That Held Us by David Joy

Okay, I'm getting a little ahead of myself on this one. It actually releases August 14. But, I have it already and, y'all, the cover. I picked this one based solely on the art and also the fact that it's classified as an Appalachian Noir. I have a feeling there is going to be a fight in the holler and I'm here for it. I love a good holler fight. I also assume moonshine will play heavily in the holler fight.

Darl Moody is deer hunting when he accidentally shoots and kills a member of the Brewer family who was minding his own business, just in the woods digging up ginseng. The Brewers are not a family you want to mess with. So, when big brother Dwayne comes looking for his missing brother, Darl Moody calls his best friend for help. And then *fingers crossed* there's an epic fight in the holler. I'm obsessed with hollers, apparently. I can't wait to crack this book open.

Non-Fiction Pick:

You're on an Airplane by The Parker Posey

The idea behind this memoir is imagining what it would be like to sit next to Parker Posey for the duration of a flight. By Parker Posey. Personally, I would want it to be the longest flight ever and then we would just go on vacation together. I really like Parker Posey. What's not to like?

I haven't actually read this one yet and it has super mixed reviews. But, if you like her and get her humor, you should at least give it a shot. I'll take my own advice, read it, and get back to you with my thoughts and feelings.

What's Jimmy Pat Up To?:

As of 1:00, he didn't have a single book in the top one hundred on Amazon. This made me happier than it should have.

Pick of the Week:

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Last week was Young Adult week. I recommended Every Day, but really considered The Hate U Give. So, here it is. Angie Thomas' debut tells the story of Starr as she navigates two very different worlds; the poor neighborhood where she has grown up and the prep school she attends. When her childhood friend, Khalil, is shot and killed by a police officer, Starr's worlds collide. This book is important and everyone needs to read it. There is a movie adaptation coming out soonish. Read it before you see it!

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