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Among this week's 18 new and notable books are This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing, a memoir by Jacqueline Winspear, The Kingdom by Jo Nesbo, and Agatha Arch is Afraid of Everything by Kristin Bair which critics compare favorably to Where'd You Go Bernadette.

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This Week's New and Notable Books
There are too many books published each week for you to read about them all, let alone read them all. So we do the legwork for you, scouring the publishers' catalogs and the pre-publication reviews to pick out what we believe to be among the best and most interesting. For more about our process, click the two right hand links below.
A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow
by Laura Taylor Namey

On sale Nov 10 from Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Genre: Novels (Young Adult). 320 pages
Critics' Opinion: 4/5
Love & Gelato meets Don't Date Rosa Santos in this charming, heartfelt story following a Miami girl who unexpectedly finds love - and herself - in a small English town.

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Agatha Arch is Afraid of Everything
by Kristin Bair

On sale Nov 10 from Alcove Press
Genre: Novels. 336 pages
Critics' Opinion: 4/5
A quirky, nervous wreck of a New England mom is forced to face her many fears in this touching, irresistible novel from author Kristin Bair.

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One Night Two Souls Went Walking
by Ellen Cooney

On sale Nov 10 from Coffee House Press
Genre: Novels. 216 pages
Critics' Opinion: 4/5
A young interfaith chaplain is joined on her hospital rounds one night by an unusual companion: a rough-and-tumble dog who may or may not be a ghost.

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At Night All Blood Is Black
by David Diop

Debut Author
On sale Nov 10 from Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Genre: Historical Fiction. 160 pages
Critics' Opinion: 5/5
Selected by students across France to win the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens, David Diop's English-language, historical fiction debut At Night All Blood is Black is a "powerful, hypnotic, and dark novel" (Livres Hebdo) of terror and transformation in the trenches of the First World War.

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Somewhere in the Unknown World: A Collective Refugee Memoir
by Kao Kalia Yang

On sale Nov 10 from Metropolitan Books
Genre: Short Stories/Essays. 272 pages
Critics' Opinion: 4/5
From "an exceptional storyteller," Somewhere in the Unknown World is a collection of powerful stories of refugees who have found new lives in Minnesota's Twin Cities, told by the award-winning author of The Latehomecomer and The Song Poet.

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The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories
by Danielle Evans

On sale Nov 10 from Riverhead Books
Genre: Short Stories/Essays. 288 pages
Critics' Opinion: 4/5
The award-winning author of Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self brings her signature voice and insight to the subjects of race, grief, apology, and American history.

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After All I've Done
by Mina Hardy

On sale Nov 10 from Crooked Lane Books
Genre: Thrillers. 310 pages
Critics' Opinion: 4/5
Writing as Mina Hardy, New York Times bestselling author Megan Hart delivers a thrilling new psychological suspense for fans of The Woman in the Window and When the Lights Go Out.

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The Butchers' Blessing
by Ruth Gilligan

On sale Nov 10 from Tin House Books
Genre: Thrillers. 312 pages
Critics' Opinion: 4/5
Set in the gothic wilds of Ireland, The Butchers' Blessing is a haunting and unforgettable thriller brimming with secrecy, tradition, and superstition.

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The Kingdom
by Jo Nesbo

On sale Nov 10 from Knopf
Genre: Thrillers. 560 pages
Critics' Opinion: 5/5
Roy and Carl have spent their whole lives running from the darkness in their past, but when Carl finally returns to make peace with it, the two brothers are inexorably drawn into a reckoning with their own demons.

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They're Gone
by E.A. Barres

On sale Nov 10 from Crooked Lane Books
Genre: Thrillers
Critics' Opinion: 4/5
Two women's husbands are murdered on the same night in the same way--and their investigation uncovers a terrifying connection.

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Factory Witches of Lowell
by C.S. Malerich

Debut Author
On sale Nov 10 from
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Speculative, Alt. History. 128 pages
Critics' Opinion: 4/5
C. S. Malerich's The Factory Witches of Lowell is a riveting historical fantasy about witches going on strike in the historical mill-town of Lowell, Massachusetts.

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Odessa: Volume 1
by Jonathan Hill

Debut Author
On sale Nov 10 from Oni Press
Genre: Graphic Novels (Young Adult). 328 pages
Critics' Opinion: 5/5
Three siblings search for their missing mother across a ruined America in this original graphic novel perfect for fans of Scott Westerfeld and Neal Shusterman.

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This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing
by Jacqueline Winspear

On sale Nov 10 from Soho Press
Genre: Biography/Memoir. 312 pages
Critics' Opinion: 5/5
The New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs series offers a deeply personal memoir of her family's resilience in the face of war and privation.

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Fossil Men: The Quest for the Oldest Skeleton and the Origins of Humankind
by Kermit Pattison

Debut Author
On sale Nov 10 from William Morrow
Genre: History, Science & Current Affairs. 544 pages
Critics' Opinion: 4/5
A behind-the-scenes account of the shocking discovery of the skeleton of "Ardi," a human ancestor far older than Lucy - a find that shook the world of paleoanthropology and radically altered our understanding of human evolution.

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Paper Bullets: Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis
by Jeffrey H. Jackson

On sale Nov 10 from Algonquin Books
Genre: History, Science & Current Affairs. 336 pages
Critics' Opinion: 5/5
Paper Bullets is the first book to tell the history of an audacious anti-Nazi campaign undertaken by an unlikely pair: two French women, Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe, who drew on their skills as Parisian avant-garde artists to write and distribute "paper bullets" - wicked insults against Hitler, calls to rebel, and subversive fictional dialogues designed to demoralize Nazi troops occupying their adopted home on the British Channel Island of Jersey.

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South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War
by Alice L. Baumgartner

Debut Author
On sale Nov 10 from Basic Books
Genre: History, Science & Current Affairs. 384 pages
Critics' Opinion: 4/5
A brilliant and surprising account of the coming of the American Civil War, showing the crucial role of slaves who escaped to Mexico.

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We Gather Together: A Nation Divided, a President in Turmoil, and a Historic Campaign to Embrace Gratitude and Grace
by Denise Kiernan

On sale Nov 10 from Dutton
Genre: History, Science & Current Affairs. 304 pages
Critics' Opinion: 4/5
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Castle and The Girls of Atomic City comes a new way to look at American history through the story of giving thanks.

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We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence
by Becky Cooper

On sale Nov 10 from Grand Central Publishing
Genre: True Crime. 512 pages
Critics' Opinion: 5/5
For readers gripped by In Cold Blood and I'll Be Gone in the Dark, We Keep the Dead Close is both a haunting true crime narrative of an unsolved 1969 murder at a prestigious institution and a lyrical memoir of obsession and love for a girl who dreamt of rising among men.

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