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You’ll find exclusive excerpts of seven titles due for publication during the month of August in this sampler—but first check out our extensive preview of well over 100 new books of interest coming to market in the month ahead. At the end of most excerpts, you will find a link to the full galley on NetGalley!
Then turn to new fiction from bestselling author Danzy Senna, in her novel of contemporary manners in America, New People. After that, this month is all about debuts. Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo is already a Bailey’s Women’s Prize finalist in the UK. The Half-DrownedKing by Linnea Hartsuyker is the first novel in a literary epic Norse trilogy. Sarah Schmidt looks through the eyes of Lizzie Borden’s troubled sister in See What I Have Done, while Leah Weiss provides a portrait of Appalachia through one small town in If The Creek Don’t Rise. At the opposite end of the cultural spectrum, Impossible Views of the World by Lucy Ives is a semi-mystery set in a New York museum.
Rounding out the sampler is Laugh Out Loud, an illustrated middle grade title from James Patterson and his JIMMY imprint.
Buzz Books Monthlies are your first and best place to turn for a real insider’s taste of what to read next, and what the book world will be talking about next month. We hope you enjoy the monthly Buzz Books—and keep an eye out for September Buzz Books available in early August.
Passionate readers have relied on our twice-a-year Buzz Books to sample and discover new books from big authors and breakout talents through exclusive and substantial pre-publication excerpts. You can read more than 50 excerpts from the hottest books appearing this fall and winter right now. Also, watch for our second annual Buzz Books Romance, devoted to this popular genre (available July 12).

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