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Goodreads Newsletter: August 1, 2017

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Welcome to our redesigned newsletter! Find exclusive interviews, authors' book recommendations, and more!
Hi Terry,

We're thrilled to bring you our new newsletter with a fresh design that's easy to read no matter where you're viewing it. You'll still find our exclusive interviews, authors' book recommendations, the hottest books of the month, and more!
Exclusive Interview
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Tom Perrotta's Mrs. Fletcher and the Sexual Culture War
Fresh off the series finale of HBO's adaptation of The Leftovers, Perrotta is back with a look at sex and midlife second-guessing. "I'm very interested in sex and the way that ideas about sex and what's permissible keep changing. So the fun of the book is to take a middle-aged person and plunge them into what is a youthful world of dating and sex," he says.
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Special Coverage
SF & Fantasy Week Special Coverage
Top 50 Science Fiction
Andy Weir's Space Colony Picks
Top 50 Fantasy
We're taking you out of this world (and into new realms). You'll discover readers' all-time-favorite sci-fi and fantasy books, upcoming adaptations, reading recommendations from The Martian's Andy Weir, The Sword of Shannara's Terry Brooks, an essay from Hugo Award winner N.K. Jemisin, plus much more!
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Best of the Month
The Heart's Invisible Furies
The Heart's Invisible Furies
by John Boyne
This sweeping novel by the author of The Boy in Striped Pajamas begins in 1940s Ireland, when Cyril Avery is born to an unwed teen mother, and follows his journey of self-discovery.
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Home Fire
Home Fire
by Kamila Shamsie
In this modern-day take on the classic tragedy Antigone, two Pakistani Muslim families in London find their lives entangled in love, politics, and conflict.
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Little & Lion
Little & Lion
by Brandy Colbert
In this YA novel Suzette returns home from boarding school when her stepbrother, Lionel, is diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Suzette soon finds herself falling for the girl Lionel loves.
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Happiness: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After
Happiness: A Memoir
by Heather Harpham
This memoir of a single mother who gives birth to a child with a life-threatening illness is also a larger look at unconditional love and the path to happiness.
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Map of the Heart
Map of the Heart
by Susan Wiggs
In this heartwarming novel, a woman mourning her husband's death is propelled into an adventure when a mysterious package arrives from her father's family in France.
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The Great Quake: How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the Planet
The Great Quake
by Henry Fountain
This narrative history of North America's largest recorded earthquake—the 1964 Alaska quake— explores how scientists confirmed the theory of plate tectonics.
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Good Minds Suggest
Wendy Walker's Picks
Wendy Walker's Favorite Literary Narcissists
Walker has made a career of using psychological profiles to craft her thrillers. In her latest novel, Emma in the Night, she delves into narcissism in this tale of two sisters who vanish and, years later, only one returns. Here are Walker's picks for books that capture the essence of her latest psychological obsession.
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Book Marks
'Stay with Me'
New Debut: Ayobami Adebayo's Stay with Me
The Nigerian writer's first book focuses on a couple who experience trouble having children and the disastrous chain of events that occur when a second wife enters their relationship.
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'I'd Rather Be Reading'
I'd Rather Be Reading
This lovely new art book translates the passion for reading into contemporary art, photography, and illustrations by artists including Jane Mount, Lisa Congdon, and Julia Rothman.
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Best of 2017
Readers' Favorite Books of 2017…So Far
We're more than halfway through 2017, and we thought it was high time to look back at the year and see what new books have been a hit with Goodreads' readers.
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Book Ends
  • Flight Path by Elisabeth is this month's poetry contest winner.
  • Trivia: The title for Aldous Huxley's Brave New World is derived from Miranda's speech in which William Shakespeare play?
  • Author essay: Behold the Dreamers' Imbolo Mbue on the book that turned her into a writer.
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