Newly Published, From Young Adult Novels to the Irish Republican Army

STATELESS, by Elizabeth Wein. (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $18.99.) This historical murder mystery follows a teenage pilot, Stella, who is the only female contestant in a 1937 air race hosted to promote peace in Europe. But when she witnesses an unexplained “crash” at the beginning of the contest, Stella realizes there’s more at stake than just coming in first.

STARS AND SMOKE, by Marie Lu. (Roaring Brook, $19.99.) An international pop superstar and a spy are forced to team up to stop a criminal tycoon in Lu’s latest young adult novel, an enemies-to-lovers romance that also explores celebrity culture.

ANDER & SANTI WERE HERE, by Jonny Garza Villa. (Wednesday Books, $18.99.) Garza Villa’s new young adult novel, about a nonbinary artist who falls in love with a boy who is undocumented, is an intimate meditation on romance, stepping into adulthood, home, protecting those you hold dear and more.

SILVER IN THE BONE, by Alexandra Bracken. (Knopf Books for Young Readers, $19.99.) Arthurian lore is at the heart of “Silver in the Bone,” the first book in a new Y.A. fantasy series. This novel follows a teenager on the quest to find a powerful magic ring that could save her brother from a dangerous curse.

SWEET UNDOINGS, by Yanick Lahens. Translated by Kaiama L. Glover. (Deep Vellum, paperback, $16.95.) Set in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, this sweeping yet intimate novel follows a cast of characters reeling from the absence of a judge who was assassinated years earlier for crusading against rampant corruption.

A KIDNAPPED WEST: The Tragedy of Central Europe, by Milan Kundera. (Harper, $24.99.) In these early essays by the Czech writer and dissident, he focused on the relationship of Europe’s central “small nations” like Czechoslovakia and Ukraine to Western culture and argued that their cultural identities were increasingly threatened.

THERE WILL BE FIRE: Margaret Thatcher, the IRA, and Two Minutes That Changed History, by Rory Carroll. (Putnam, $29.) This thoroughly reported and thrilling history traces the lead-up to and aftermath of a fateful assassination attempt on Margaret Thatcher by the Irish Republican Army in 1984.

BOOKWORM: Conversations With Michael Silverblatt, edited by Alan Felsenthal. (The Song Cave, paperback, $25.) Thirty years of Silverblatt’s interviews from the KCRW radio show “Bookworm” are compiled in this luminous collection, including conversations with the literary greats Toni Morrison, David Foster Wallace and more.

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