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In search of something good to read? USA Today‘s Barbara VanDenburgh scopes out the shelves for this week’s hottest new book releases.

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1. “Just As I Am,” by Cicely Tyson (HarperCollins, nonfiction, on sale Jan. 26)

What it’s about: The award-winning actress, nonagenarian and groundbreaking Black icon reflects on her life and long career in this meditative memoir.

The buzz: “A forthright self-portrait of a determined woman and iconic cultural figure,” Kirkus Reviews says.

2. “Let Me Tell You What I Mean,” by Joan Didion (Knopf, nonfiction, on sale Jan. 26)

What it’s about: In this newly gathered collection of 12 essays, organized from 1968 to 2000, Didion offers insight on everything from a Gamblers Anonymous meeting to Martha Stewart.

The buzz: “The new book captures the essence of Didion in countless lapidary sentences,” says a ???? (out of four) review for USA TODAY.

3. “Burnt Sugar,” by Avni Doshi (Overlook Press, fiction, on sale Jan. 26)

What it’s about: Shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, this debut novel set in India finds a grown daughter tasked with caring for the aging mother who never cared for her.

The buzz: “A landmark portrait of toxic parenting and its tangled aftermath,” says a starred review from Kirkus Reviews.

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4. “Ida B. The Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells,” by Michelle Duster (Atria/One Signal, nonfiction, on sale Jan. 26)

What it’s about: Wells’ great-granddaughter pens an accessible celebration of the journalist, suffragist and crusader enriched by vibrant illustrations and family history.

The buzz: “Enriched by family history, striking illustrations, and deep knowledge of the ongoing fight for racial justice, this is a worthy introduction to Wells’ life and legacy,” Publishers Weekly says.

5. “Cathedral,” by Ben Hopkins (Europa Editions, fiction, on sale Jan. 26)

What it’s about: The design and construction of a lofty Medieval cathedral over the course of a century brings together a vast array of characters in a tale of ambition, obsession, desire, vanity and power.

The buzz: “This sweeping work is as impressive as the cathedral at its center,” says a starred review from Publishers Weekly.

Womyn to the front this week with Joan Didion’s collection of early essays, Cicely Tyson’s memoir, and Natalie Haynes’s retelling of the Trojan War through the eyes of female characters. Check out more details below!

A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

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“In the middle of the night, a woman wakes to find her beloved city engulfed in flames. Ten seemingly endless years of conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over. Troy has fallen.” Read more

Just as I Am by Cicely Tyson

Just As I Am is my truth. It is me, plain and unvarnished, with the glitter and garland set aside. In these pages, I am indeed Cicely, the actress who has been blessed to grace the stage and screen for six decades. Yet I am also the church girl who once rarely spoke a word. I am the teenager who sought solace in the verses of the old hymn for which this book is named. I am a daughter and mother, a sister, and a friend.”—Cicely Tyson Read more

The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon

“Public radio co-hosts navigate mixed signals in Rachel Lynn Solomon's sparkling romantic comedy debut. As they pretend to be exes, Shay and Dominic start to fall for each other. In an industry that values truth, getting caught could mean the end of more than just their careers.Read more

The Address Book by Deirdre Mask (Now in Paperback!)

“In this wide-ranging and remarkable book, Deirdre Mask looks at the fate of streets named after Martin Luther King Jr., the way-finding means of ancient Romans, and how Nazis haunt the streets of modern Germany.” Read more

Let Me Tell You What I Mean by Joan Didion

A timeless collection of mostly early pieces that reveal what would become Joan Didion's subjects, including the press, politics, California robber barons, women, and her own self-doubt.” Read more

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