USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the most up to date books on sale every week.

1. The Crooked Staircase through Dean Koontz (Bantam, fiction, on sale Would possibly eight)

What it’s about: Rogue FBI agent Jane Hawk continues her one-woman battle in opposition to the name of the game cabal at the back of a sinister epidemic of murder-suicides that claimed her husband.

The excitement: The primary two books within the Jane Hawk sequence, The Silent Nook and The Whispering Room, had been each most sensible 20 USA TODAY ideal dealers.

2. Paul Simon: The Lifestyles through Robert Hilburn  (Simon & Schuster, non-fiction, on sale Would possibly eight)

What it’s about: A biography of the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, now 76, who become a celeb within the 1960s with Simon & Garfunkel earlier than launching a a hit solo occupation.

The excitement: Arrives as Simon is set to release his “Homeward Certain Farewell Excursion,” kicking off Would possibly 16 in Vancouver.

three. Like Brothers through Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass (Ballantine, non-fiction, on sale Would possibly eight)

What it’s about: A funny memoir about their private courting through the author/manufacturer/actor brothers at the back of such tasks as HBO’s Togetherness (2015-16).

The excitement: Includes a foreword through Mindy Kaling.

four. The Top Tide Membership through Mary Kay Andrews (St. Martin’s Press, fiction, on sale Would possibly eight)

What it’s about: Andrews (writer of the best-selling The Weekenders) tells the tale of a 99-year-old heiress who enlists legal professional Brooke Trappnell to lend a hand her give protection to her island house.

The excitement: With its summery jacket, The Top Tide Membership makes no secret that it is aiming for the beach-read crowd.

five. The Soul of The united states: The Struggle for Our Higher Angels through Jon Meacham (Random Space, non-fiction, on sale Would possibly eight)

What it’s about: The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian holds a reflect as much as the partisan provide with this glance again at how presidents similar to Lincoln, Grant and Eisenhower labored to conquer deep divisions within the nation.

The excitement: “Stirring…Meacham’s matter couldn’t be extra pressing,” Booklist says in a starred evaluate.

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