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20 eagerly awaited books hitting shelves in 2021

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Whatever 2021 may bring, it will definitely be filled with new books. Here’s a roundup of 20 of the year’s most eagerly awaited new titles, ranging from famous names to prestige-award winners to highly anticipated first-timers.

There’s surely something here for everyone. May it be a year of happy reading for us all.

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Here are 15 nonfiction books worth considering, covering race, history, science and more.

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"A Stranger at the Door" by Jason Pinter; Thomas & Mercer (392 pages, $15.95) ——— Jason Pinter confidently delivers a solid police procedural and an emotional domestic thriller in the outstanding “A Stranger at the Door,” his second novel about Rachel Marin, a single mother of two who works as a forensic consultant to the police in Ashby, Illinois. “A Stranger at the Door” strikes an ...

It's a new year, and time for hope and self-examination and ... maybe some new books? Visit your local bookstore and wish them well for 2021 — and don't miss that new-in-paperback table, which might hold these recommended titles and many more. "A Beautiful Crime" by Christopher Bollen (HarperCollins, $16.99). "What makes the crime in Bollen's stylish new novel so beautiful is that the perps' ...

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