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Week of May 24, 2021

Paperback releases for the week of May 24th include SEX AND VANITY, in which Kevin Kwan takes readers from Capri to New York City, where Lucie Tang Churchill finds herself torn between two men --- and two very different cultures; THE LIONS OF FIFTH AVENUE, Fiona Davis' page-turning historical novel about a series of book thefts that roils the iconic New York Public Library, leaving two generations of strong-willed women to pick up the pieces; Emily Giffin's THE LIES THAT BIND, a mesmerizing and emotionally resonant exploration of the never-ending search for love and truth, in which a young lady falls hard for an impossibly perfect man before he disappears without a trace; HOMELAND ELEGIES by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ayad Akhtar, a deeply personal work about identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams; and THE BOOK OF LOST NAMES, Kristin Harmel's engaging and evocative novel --- inspired by an astonishing true story from World War II --- about a young woman with a talent for forgery who helps hundreds of Jewish children flee the Nazis.