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Parini Shroff, author of The Bandit Queens

Five years ago, Geeta’s no-good husband walked out on her, and she has no idea where he is. But in her remote village in India, rumor has it that Geeta killed him. It turns out that being known as a “self-made” widow comes with some perks. No one messes with her, harasses her or tries to control (ahem, marry) her. It’s even been good for business; no one dares to not buy her jewelry. And now other women are asking for her “expertise,” making her an unwitting consultant for husband disposal. With Geeta’s dangerous reputation becoming a double-edged sword, she has to find a way to protect the life she’s built. But what happens next sets in motion a chain of events that will change everything --- not just for Geeta, but for all the women in their village.

Week of January 8, 2024

Paperback releases for the week of January 8th include THE NAZI CONSPIRACY by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch, which recounts the little-known true story of a Nazi plot to kill FDR, Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill at the height of World War II; JUST THE NICEST COUPLE, a twisty novel of domestic suspense from Mary Kubica in which a husband’s disappearance links two couples; REEF ROAD, a riveting, haunting and timely thriller that finds the lives of two women colliding when a severed hand washes ashore in the wealthy enclave of Palm Beach, Florida; HOW FAR THE LIGHT REACHES, Sabrina Imbler's fascinating tour of creatures that invite us to envision wilder, grander and more abundant possibilities for the way we live; and AFTER SAPPHO by Selby Wynn Schwartz, an exhilarating debut novel that reimagines the intertwined lives of feminists at the turn of the 20th century.