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Week of August 2, 2021

Paperback releases for the week of August 2nd include THE GUEST LIST by Lucy Foley, a deliciously wicked and atmospheric thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie about a wedding celebration that turns dark and deadly; AFTERSHOCKS, a deeply felt memoir from Whiting Award winner Nadia Owusu about the push and pull of belonging, the seismic emotional toll of family secrets, and the heart it takes to pull through; C. J. Box's DARK SKY, which finds Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett accompanying a Silicon Valley CEO on a hunting trip --- but he soon learns that he himself may be the hunted; V2, Robert Harris' WWII thriller about a German rocket engineer, a former actress turned British spy, and the Nazi rocket program; and THE SMALLEST LIGHTS IN THE UNIVERSE, a probing and invigoratingly honest book from Sara Seager, an MIT astrophysicist who must reinvent herself in the wake of tragedy and discovers the power of connection on this planet, even as she searches our galaxy for another Earth.