Books | April 2020

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You and Me and Us
By Alison Hammer (Williams Morrow)
Alexis and Tommy’s world immediately changes when Tommy receives a terminal cancer diagnosis, and Alexis realizes that everything she’s worked for doesn’t matter without him. Teenage daughter CeCe is also forced to confront her feelings about Tommy’s illness—and what will happen when the one person who’s always been there for her is gone.
How to Pronounce Knife
By Souvankham Thammavongsa (Little, Brown and Company)
This debut collection focuses on characters struggling to find their bearings in unfamiliar territory. A failed boxer discovers what it means to be a champion when he starts painting nails at his sister’s salon. Thammavongsa interrogates what it means to make a living, to work, and to create meaning.
Empires of the Sky
By Alexander Rose (Random House)
At the dawn of the 20th century, Germany’s Count von Zeppelin vied with the Wright brothers to build the world’s first successful flying machine. As the Wrights labored to invent the airplane, Zeppelin fathered the airship, sparking a bitter rivalry between the two types of aircraft and their innovators that would last for decades.
The Buy Nothing, Get Everything Plan
By Liesl Clark and Rebecca Rockefeller (Atria Books)
This seven-step guide teaches how to buy less and give more. At once an actionable plan and an exploration of our addiction to stuff, this program will help you declutter without filling landfills, shop more thoughtfully, and let go of the need to buy new things.