USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the freshest books on sale every week.

1. “Sea Prayer” via Khaled Hosseini; illustrated via Dan Williams (Riverhead, fiction, on sale Sept. 18)

What it’s about: An illustrated poem impressed via the tale of Alan Kurdi, the Three-year-old Syrian refugee who drowned looking for shelter in Europe in 2015 and whose photograph changed into well-known international; via the writer of “The Kite Runner.”

The thrill: “Hosseini’s tale, aimed toward readers of every age, does no longer stay on nightmarish fates; as an alternative, its emotional energy flows from the affection of a father for his son,” says Publishers Weekly in a starred overview.

2. Management: In Turbulent Occasions via Doris Kearns Goodwin (Simon & Schuster, nonfiction, on sale Sept. 18)

What it’s about: The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian seems to be on the management qualities of 4 presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson.

The thrill: “Superbly written … a robust and resonant addition to the literature of the presidency,” says Booklist.

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Three. Time’s Convert via Deborah Harkness (Viking, fiction, on sale Sept. 18)

What it’s about: Characters from the “All Souls” vampire trilogy go back as Harkness tells the again tales of the de Clermont circle of relatives.

The thrill: Harkness’ “The Ebook of Existence” hit No. 1 on USA TODAY’s Perfect-Promoting Books record in 2014.

four. “The Land of Tales: The Final Ebook Hugger’s Information” via Chris Colfer (Little Brown Books for Younger Readers, fiction, ages Eight-12, on sale Sept. 18)

What it’s about: The “Glee” stars gives a guidebook to his well-liked sequence starring twins Alex and Conner and their adventures with fairy story characters.

The thrill: Colfer wrapped up his best-selling children’ sequence closing yr, and now the primary e book, “The Wishing Spell,” is slated for the flicks.

five. To Obama: With Love, Pleasure, Anger, and Hope via Jeanne Marie Laskas (Random Area, nonfiction, on sale Sept. 18)

What it’s about: Tells the tale of the 10 handpicked letters that President Barack Obama gained every night time written via atypical Americans, selected via his Place of work of Presidential Correspondence.

The thrill: “A excellent e book for the ones in search of encouragement that any individual in Washington would possibly care,” says Kirkus Evaluations.


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