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Summer is on its way and so are a cavalcade of new books! This month you can pick up new releases from Colm Tóibín, Sarah Terez Rosenblum, and Linda Hirshman.
In New Ways to Kill Your Mother (Simon and Schuster), celebrated novelist and critic Colm Tóibín delves into the complicated relationships writers have with their families and how those familial dynamics are reflected in their work:
From Jane Austen’s aunts to Tennessee Williams’s mentally ill sister, the impact of intimate family dynamics can be seen in many of literature’s greatest works. Tóibín, celebrated both for his award-winning fiction and his provocative book reviews and essays, and currently the Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Columbia, traces and interprets those intriguing, eccentric, often twisted family ties in New Ways to Kill Your Mother. Through the relationship between W. B. Yeats and his father, Thomas Mann and his children, and J. M. Synge and his mother, Tóibín examines a world of relations, richly comic or savage in its implications.
Soft Skull Press is releasing Herself When She’s Missing, a new novel from Sarah Terez Rosenblum. Herself When She’s Missing is described as an inspired modern tale of “a girl desperate for something like, but not quite love.”
This month, Magnus Books publishes the long-awaited true crime novel Cobra Killer:
For the first time authors Peter A. Conway and Andrew E. Stoner tell in full detail the twisted story of a pair of young, aspiring gay adult film producers whose quest for fame at any cost leads to the gruesome murder of the man who stands in their way, gay porn entrepreneur Bryan Kocis. News of the killing of the forty-four-year-old […]in his suburban home sends shock waves through the bucolic Pennsylvania town.
Also this month expect new releases from St. Sukie de la Croix, Carsen Taite, and a new edited collection by author and activist Keith Boykin.
As always, if we missed an author or book, or if you have a book coming out next month, please email us.