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

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

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

The thrill: “Hosseini’s tale, aimed toward readers of every age, does now not live 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 evaluation.

2. Management: In Turbulent Instances by way of Doris Kearns Goodwin (Simon & Schuster, nonfiction, on sale Sept. 18)

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

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

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Three. Time’s Convert by way of 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 Lifestyles” hit No. 1 on USA TODAY’s Absolute best-Promoting Books record in 2014.

four. “The Land of Tales: The Final Ebook Hugger’s Information” by way of 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 fashionable sequence starring twins Alex and Conner and their adventures with fairy story characters.

The thrill: Colfer wrapped up his best-selling youngsters’ sequence ultimate 12 months, and now the primary guide, “The Wishing Spell,” is slated for the films.

five. To Obama: With Love, Pleasure, Anger, and Hope by way of 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 written by way of unusual Americans, selected by way of his Place of business of Presidential Correspondence.

The thrill: “A excellent guide for the ones searching for encouragement that somebody in Washington would possibly care,” says Kirkus Evaluations.


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