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Browse through these new releases and recommendations from a few of our favorite local shops scattered from Hudson to Pleasantville.

Jennifer Kohn

The Village Bookstore, Pleasantville

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow

“Lucky for readers, there are so many great books coming out this spring and summer! One standout is Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, coming in July. Our readers have been hungry for beautifully written escape stories with a bit of romance, and this checks all the boxes.”

Candy House by Jennifer Egan

The Candy House

“The novel’s 2010 predecessor, A Visit from the Goon Squad, is a favorite of mine and I’m itching to read this new sequel about externalizing memory. Egan plays with form and structure in creative ways that makes her books a thrill to read.”

Kelly Drahushuk

Spotty Dog Books & Ale, Hudson

Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau

Mary Jane

“The titular 14-year-old is on summer break in the ‘70s when she lands a gig babysitting for the daughter of a freewheeling psychiatrist and his wife. She soon learns they are secretly housing his full-time patient: a rock star he’s treating for addiction, plus his TV-actor wife. It’s a love letter to ‘70s, pop culture, and the nerve-wracking excitement of coming into your own—a beach read of the highest order. Love, love, love this novel.”

Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart

Young Mungo

“I received an advance copy from the publisher in February before its April release. Stuart’s first work, Shuggie Bain, was such a huge, buzzy success (winner of the 2020 Booker Prize) that is loved by everyone who has read it. I’m predicting Young Mungo will get the same reaction. Stuart randomly stopped by our store a couple of times during the pandemic to sign copies and he’s just a delight.”

Suzanna Hermans

Oblong Books, Rhinebeck & Millerton

The Year of the Horses by Courtney Maum

The Year of the Horses

“This is a beautiful new memoir that candidly chronicles Maum’s depression alongside new motherhood. As she navigates the ups and downs of her writing career and life in general, her renewed connection to horses helps to pull her through. A wonderful read, whether you are a horse person or not.”

Yerba Buena by Nina LaCour

Yerba Buena. great read

“I’m eager to read this novel about the deep connection between two women. LaCour is one of my favorite authors; she normally writes books for young adults, but I’m so excited to see what she can do in this new sphere with her adult debut. Her work is some of the most beautiful writing I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading.”

Max Weber

The Book Cove, Pawling

His Greatest Speeches: How Lincoln Moved the Nation by Diana Schaub

His Greatest Speeches. great read

“I highly recommend that everyone read this. Other than when Abraham Lincoln first delivered the speeches, I’m not sure they’ve ever been timelier. A lot of issues he was dealing with, like race relations and violence, we’re dealing with now, so this book is an essential piece of history to revisit.”

Bad Influence: Money, Lies, Power, and the World that Created Anna Delvey by Jessica Pressler

“This is set to follow the 2022 Netflix release of Inventing Anna. Pressler is the journalist whose reporting inspired the show, and I’m looking forward to reading a fuller version of the story. The true crime genre is really hot right now, and this case is one that people are just endlessly fascinated with.”

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