Harvey Weinstein bio ‘Hollywood Ending,’ Chrysta Bilton’s wild ‘Normal Family’: 5 new books

In search of something good to read? USA TODAY’s Barbara VanDenburgh scopes out the shelves for this week’s hottest new book releases. All books are on sale Tuesday.

‘Normal Family: On Truth, Love, and How I Met My 35 Siblings’

By Chrysta Bilton (Little, Brown and Co, nonfiction).

What it’s about: Every family is dysfunctional in its own way, but Bilton’s might take the cake. In her fascinating memoir, the author writes of her unconventional upbringing and discovering her father had sired dozens of children.

The buzz: “A wholly absorbing page-turner that everyone will want to read. You should probably buy two,” says a starred review from Kirkus Reviews.

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‘The Church of Baseball’:New ‘Bull Durham’ book gives inside story on making of unlikely classic.

‘Hollywood Ending: Harvey Weinstein and the Culture of Silence’

By Ken Auletta (Penguin Press, nonfiction).

What it’s about: The longtime journalist and media critic delivers a definitive portrait of fallen media mogul Harvey Weinstein and the Hollywood power game that enabled the producer’s rampant abuse and sexual assault for decades.

The buzz: Kirkus Reviews calls it “an authoritative, sordid biography.”.

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‘The Man Who Could Move Clouds’

By Ingrid Rojas Contreras (Doubleday, nonfiction).

What it’s about: The author of “Fruit of the Drunken Tree” returns with a lyrical memoir of her family’s fraught and otherworldly history, as she and her mother return to the Colombia they fled to disinter the remains of her grandfather, a community healer who could talk to the dead.

The buzz: “A moving depiction of family and the power of healing,” says Kirkus Reviews.

What everyone is reading right now:’Where the Crawdads Sing’ and a ‘Golden Girls’ kids book.

‘Crying in the Bathroom’

By Erika L. Sánchez (Viking, nonfiction).

What it’s about: A confessional memoir in essays from the author of “I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter” about growing up the daughter of Mexican immigrants in Chicago.

The buzz: “A rewarding debut memoir in which a sensitive soul finds salvation in poetry and a life in literature,” says Kirkus Reviews.

‘Sister Mother Warrior’

By Vanessa Riley (William Morrow, nonfiction).

What it’s about: This sweeping, historical novel brings to life the Haitian Revolution through the experiences of two real-life women: Marie-Claire Bonheur, the first Empress of Haiti; and Gran Toya, an African-born warrior who helped lead the rebellion to drive out the French.

The buzz:Booklist calls it “A gripping tale celebrating the strength and resilience of exceptional Black women.”.

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