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 shelter in Europe in 2015 and whose photograph turned into well-known international; by way of the creator of “The Kite Runner.”

The excitement: “Hosseini’s tale, geared toward readers of every age, does no longer stay 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 Occasions 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 excitement: “Fantastically 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 excitement: Harkness’ “The E book of Lifestyles” hit No. 1 on USA TODAY’s Highest-Promoting Books checklist in 2014.

four. “The Land of Tales: The Final E book 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 collection starring twins Alex and Conner and their adventures with fairy story characters.

The excitement: Colfer wrapped up his best-selling youngsters’ collection closing yr, and now the primary e-book, “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 peculiar Americans, selected by way of his Place of job of Presidential Correspondence.

The excitement: “A just right e-book for the ones in search of encouragement that anyone in Washington may care,” says Kirkus Opinions.


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