Five of the Biggest Books Hitting Shelves on April 25

Nicholas Barron

Get ready to dive into Hollywood or escape reality with new books that are released into the wild this week.

The acting mother-daughter duo of Laura Dern and Diane Ladd have a memoir, "Honey, Baby, Mine," hitting shelves. It's a heartwarming memoir about their mother-daughter relationship on and off the screen, just in time for Mother's Day.

Taylor Adams releases his latest suspense novel, "The Last Word." And Jared Fishman and Joseph Hooper take us into post-Katrina New Orleans in "Fire on the Levee: The Murder of Henry Glover and the Pursuit of Justice after Hurricane Katrina."

That's just a few of the big books coming out this week. Let's see the rest.

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Five New Books to Read This Week

'Honey, Baby, Mine' by Laura Dern and Diane Ladd

If you're a fan of Hollywood royalty, then you won't want to miss "Honey, Baby, Mine." Mother-daughter duo Laura Dern and Diane Ladd, two renowned actresses with a combined 100 years of experience in the film industry, co-wrote this memoir. The book explores their relationship on and off the screen and the challenges they faced throughout their careers.

Available on: Amazon | Bookshop

The Last Word by Taylor Adams

After a young woman goes missing, her sister takes it upon herself to discover what happened. But as she digs deeper into the case, she realizes that the truth might be more dangerous than ever imagined. Taylor Adams is a master of suspense. If you enjoy a good thriller, this gripping novel will likely not disappoint you.

Available on: Amazon | Bookshop

Small Mercies by Dennis Lehane

In this family drama, a family must navigate the aftermath of a tragedy that has shaken them. As secrets are revealed, and tensions rise, they must come together to heal and find a way forward. Lehane's writing is raw and honest, so with Small Mercies, you might find yourself deeply invested in the book's characters.

Available on: Amazon | Bookshop

'Fire on the Levee: The Murder of Henry Glover and the Pursuit of Justice after Hurricane Katrina' by Jared Fishman and Joseph Hooper

"Fire on the Levee: The Murder of Henry Glover and the Pursuit of Justice after Hurricane Katrina" by Jared Fishman and Joseph Hooper explores the story of Henry Glover. Glover, a Black man, was shot and killed by a New Orleans police officer during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

"Fire on the Levee" delves into the racial tensions and injustices that plagued New Orleans in Katrina's aftermath and the efforts of Glover's family and community to seek justice for his death. Through extensive research and interviews, Fishman and Hooper shed light on this tragic event, its impact on New Orleans, and the broader national conversation about race and policing.

Available on: Amazon | Bookshop

Happy Place by Emily Henry

In this heartwarming novel, a woman returns to her hometown and unexpectedly reconnects with her childhood best friend. As they reminisce, they both realize that their present lives might not be as fulfilling as they thought. Emily Henry's writing is witty and poignant; you'll find yourself quickly immersed in the world she creates.

Available on: Amazon | Bookshop

Prominent New Books for April 25

From the heartbreaking story of Henry Glover in "Fire on the Levee" to Laura Dern and Diane Ladd's memoir about mother-daughter relationships in Hollywood, this week's new books cover many topics.

Here are five new big releases:

  • "Honey, Baby, Mine" by Laura Dern and Diane Ladd
  • "The Last Word" by Taylor Adams
  • "Small Mercies" by Dennis Lehane
  • "Fire on the Levee: The Murder of Henry Glover and the Pursuit of Justice after Hurricane Katrina" by Jared Fishman and Joseph Hooper
  • "Happy Place" by Emily Henry

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