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Week of August 28, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of August 28th include A SONG OF COMFORTABLE CHAIRS, the 23rd installment in Alexander McCall Smith's beloved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, which finds Grace Makutsi encountering a pair of quandaries that will require all of her and Mma Ramotswe’s cleverness and generosity to resolve; BABEL by R. F. Kuang, a thematic response to THE SECRET HISTORY and a tonal retort to JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL that grapples with student revolutions, colonial resistance, and the use of language and translation as the dominating tool of the British empire; Kieran Scott's REGRETS ONLY, a fast-paced domestic thriller about a single mom who goes undercover to investigate a host of disturbing secrets held by the leaders of a local suburban parent-school association; and the paperback original END CREDITS, screenwriter Patty Lin's funny, fresh, eye-opening and inside-Hollywood story that will resonate with anyone trying to please their parents, maintain a love life, and find their way in the world.