New Book Releases, April 2017: Julie Buntin, Anita Shreve + More

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Newbies from Daniel Zomparelli, Julie Buntin, Liza Palmer + more!

If you’re anything like us, then you LOVE knowing about all the new releases coming out each month. So we thought we’d give you a special sneak peekโ€”ahem,ย Paperback Previewโ€”of whatโ€™s to come every month in new book releases. (Psst… paperback lovers, not all of the books mentioned in this post are in paperback form.) ๐Ÿ˜‰

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1. What Girls Are Made Of, Elana K. Arnold

When Nina Faye was fourteen, her mother told her there was no such thing as unconditional love. Nina believed her. Now Nina is sixteen. And she’ll do anything for the boy she loves, just to prove she’s worthy of him. But when he breaks up with her, Nina is lost. What is she if not a girlfriend? What is she made of?

Broken-hearted, Nina tries to figure out what the conditions of love are. She’s been volunteering at a high-kill animal shelter where she realizes that for dogs waiting to be adopted, love comes only to those with youth, symmetry, and quietness. She also ruminates on the strange, dark time her mother took her to Italy to see statues of saints who endured unspeakable torture because of their unquestioning devotion to the divine. Is this what love is?

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