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Nine Lives of Black Panther: A Story of Survival (Chicago Review Press, hardcover, $27)By Wayne PharrThis autobiography by Black Panther party member Pharr offers an insider account of the violent shootout initiated by the Los Angeles SWAT team against the BPP community on December 8, 1969. Not only a tale of racial injustice but one of police brutality and near-death experiences, Nine Lives is an arresting look at the life of a Black Panther committed to survival and the black liberation movement. Out: July 1
This Movie Will Require Dinosaurs (Perigee Trade, paperback, $15)By C. W. NeillIn this autobiography (of sorts), Neill provides a unique glimpse into the mind of a struggling comedian/screenwriter living in L.A. Based on his blog Untitled Screenplays, Neill has compiled into a book a series of absurd opening sequences and scenes for feature films that portray perfectly the screenwriter's frustrating creative process.Out: July 1
The Wild Gun(Berkley, paperback, $7)By Jory ShermanThe Wild Gun follows the story of Cordwainer “Cord” Wild, a man often called upon to combat trouble in the West. After killing a pair of horse thieves in self-defense, Cord finds himself in a dangerous mess with an outlaw closely connected to the murder of his father, one who’s planning for Cord to meet the same fate.Out: July 1
The Beekeeper's Ball(Harlequin MIRA, hardcover, $25)By Susan WiggsThis novel tells the tale of chef Isabel Johansen and “war-torn” journalist Cormac O’Neill, whose stories collide in the small town of Bella Vista. The second book in Wiggs’ Bella Vista Chronicles, The Beekeeper’s Ball is the definition of a summer beach read—romance, secrets, and a beautiful California setting. Out: June 24
The Silkworm (A Cormoran Strike Novel)(Mulholland Books, hardcover, $28)By Robert GalbraithThe second in a crime series by Robert Galbraith (a.k.a. J.K. Rowling), The Silkworm follows detective Cormoran Strike once again as he attempts to unravel the mystery behind novelist Owen Quine’s disappearance. As Strike’s investigation continues, he realizes there may be a motive behind the fatal kidnapping, as Quine had just completed a manuscript revealing the secrets of those around him. Out: June 19
Invisible(Little, Brown and Company, hardcover, $30)By James Patterson and David EllisThriller vet Patterson has teamed up with David Ellis for the third time for this murder mystery about a former FBI researcher named Emmy Dockery. Dockery's colleagues deem her crazy when she claims that hundreds of kidnappings and murders are all connected, but nobody can ignore the evidence she finds that may prove her sanity. Out: June 23
All Fall Down: A Novel(Atria Books, hardcover, $27)By Jennifer WeinerAllison Weiss has the perfect American family: a wonderful husband and little girl, a great job, and a beautiful house in the suburbs. But of course, her perfect life is only so on the surface, and Allison can’t help but wonder if the Percocets and Vicodins that keep her company are occasional pals or a habit spiraling out of control. Out: June 17
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