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You Take It From Here (Gallery, paperback, $15) By Pamela Ribon Danielle’s terminally ill best friend wants Danielle to date her husband and raise her daughter in this latest from the L.A. blogger-turned-screenwriter. Out: July 3
The Prisoner of Heaven (Harper, hardcover, $26) By Carlos Ruiz Zafon Re-enter the world of The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel’s Game with this new tale from the bestselling author, who splits his time between Barcelona and Los Angeles. Out: July 10
Shadow of Night (Viking, hardcover, $29) By Deborah Harkness The USC history professor returns with the sequel to A Discovery of Witches, her mega selling fantasy debut. Out: July 10
The After Wife (Ballantine, hardcover, $25)By Gigi Levangie GrazerThe L.A. writer explores life after death in this story of a woman who loses her husbandand almost her sanity.Out: July 10
The Empty Glass (Blue Rider, hardcover, $26) By J.I. Baker A young coroner narrates this conspiracy thriller about Marilyn Monroe’s death. Out: July 19
Kill Decision (Dutton, hardcover, $27) By Daniel Suarez Drones mobilize against their makers in this thriller from the L.A. writer and systems consultant to Fortune 1000 companies. Out: July 27
Coup d'Etat (Del Rey, hardcover, $28) By Harry Turtledove The L.A. writer alters history yet again in this re-imagining of World War II. Out: July 31
Desert Reckoning: A Town Sheriff, a Mojave Hermit, and the Biggest Manhunt in Modern California History (Nation, hardcover, $26) By Deanne Stillman The famous manhunt for outlaw Donald Kueck is the departure point for this exploration of L.A. County history and culture from the SoCal writer. Check out our review in the July issue of Los Angeles magazine. Out: July 3
Lost Girls (Kensington, paperback, $7) By Caitlin Rother The Pulitzer-nominated writer revisits the stories of Chelsea King and Amber Dubois, two girls who disappeared in San Diego County within eight miles and one year of each other. Out: July 3
Bushville Wins!: The Wild Saga of the 1957 Milwaukee Braves and the Screwballs, Sluggers, and Beer Swiggers Who Canned the New York Yankees and Changed Baseball (Thomas Dunne, hardcover, $26) By John Klima Yankee fans might want to stay away from this account of their team’s famous defeat at the unlikely hands of some underdogs from Milwaukee. Out: July 3
Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox (Bloomsbury, hardcover, $30) By Lois Banner The USC history and gender studies professor employs both those specialties in this latest bio of the Hollywood icon. Out: July 17
The Shyster's Daughter (Etruscan, paperback, $16) By Paula Primos Shades of detective noir color this memoir from the L.A.-based writer. Out: July 3
American Gypsy: A Memoir (FSG, paperback, $16) By Oksana Marafioti A Russian Gypsy adjusts to Hollywood in this culture-dissecting memoir. Check out our review in the July issue of Los Angeles magazine. Out: July 3
I Am Jennie (Gallery, hardcover, $25) By Jennie Ketcham Dr. Drew, who oversaw the porn star’s rehab, calls this memoir “an extraordinary gift.” Out: July 10
Klonopin Lunch: A Memoir (Crown, hardcover, $25) By Jessica Dorfman Jones A good girl goes wild in this story of self-discovery. Out: July 17
The Sinatra Club: My Life Inside the New York Mafia (Gallery, hardcover, $26) By Sal Polisi with Steve Dougherty The Mafioso-turned-rat, who now lives in Los Angeles, recounts his years in one of America’s most infamous institutions. Out: July 24
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