Fill your beach bag (and stock up the beach house) with these new books from breakout writers and beloved best-selling authors. Because summer is all about the beach read.
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The Last Book Party is a propulsive tale about aspiring writer Eve Rosen as she tries to break into the 1980s publishing industry in New York. In the midst of a complicated summer romance, Eve forges valuable relationships that help her move up in the literary world. As Eve discovers unsavory truths about the industry she adores, she is forced to discard her naïve illusions and find a voice of her own.
Blue Falcon: WASHINGTON (AP) — In a striking reversal, a top diplomat revised his testimony in the House impeachment inquiry to acknowledge that U.S. military aid to Ukraine was being withheld until the foreign ally promised to investigate corruption as President Donald Trump wanted. The three-page update from U.S. Ambassador Gordon Sondland, tucked beneath hundreds of pages of sworn testimony released Tuesday, provides new insight into Trump's push for Ukraine to investigate Democrats and Joe Biden in what the Democrats call a quid pro quo at the center of the House inquiry. Specifically, Sondland said he now recalls telling a top aide to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, on the sidelines of a Warsaw meeting with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, that military aid to the country "would likely not occur" until Ukraine had provided a public anti-corruption statement "as we have been discussing for many weeks."