Five new books you should read right now

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Are you looking for something to read? USA TODAY Barbara VanDenburgh scopes out the shelves for this week’s hottest new book releases. All books go on sale Tuesday.

1. “I Came All This Way to Meet You: Writing Myself Home,” Jami Attenberg (Ecco)

What it’s about:This is a powerful memoir about personal transformation by the author. “All This Could Be Yours”And “The Middlesteins”She reflects back on the experiences that influenced her decision to follow her heart and be a creative person.

The buzz: “Attenberg’s story shines with wit and empathy,”Says Publishers Weekly.

Review:Family dysfunction is at its finest in Jami Attenberg’s devastating ‘All This Could Be Yours’

“I Came All This Way to Meet You: Writing Myself Home,” by Jami Attenberg.

2. “Rise: My Story,”Lindsey Vonn (Dey Street nonfiction).

What it’s about:Olympic ski racer and Olympic gold medalist, the celebrated Olympic ski racer shares her incredible journey to athletic greatness. She details the perseverance, personal sacrifice, and hardships that she experienced along the way.

The buzz: Kirkus ReviewsCall it a “grittily candid memoir.”

3. “To Paradise,” by Hanya Yanagihara (Doubleday, fiction)

What it’s about:The celebrated author “A Little Life” comes a new epic spanning three centuries – with a trio of stories set in 1893, 1993 and 2093 – about life, love and the American experiment.

The buzz: “Gigantic, strange, exquisite, terrifying, and replete with mystery,”According to a Starred reviewKirkus Reviews

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4. “Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom,” Carl Bernstein (Henry Holt and Co. Nonfiction)

What it’s about:Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-author “All the President’s Men”His beginnings as a young reporter in a newspaper are still vivid.

The buzz: “Admirers of this remarkable journalist will find much to love in this charming account,”Says Starred review in Publishers Weekly.

5. “A Thousand Steps,”T. Jefferson Parker (Forge Books Fiction)

What it’s about: In 1968 Laguna Beach, California, 16-year-old Matt Anthony’s big sister has gone missing. Matt, a teenager, knows better than the cops, especially after another missing girl was discovered dead on the shore.

The buzz:Publishers WeeklyCall it “a thoughtful coming-of-age novel and a portrait of a Southern California town in the throes of substantial societal change.”

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