Newly Published, From Cults to Con Men

THE OXFORD BROTHERHOOD, by Guillermo Martínez, read by P.J. Ochlan. (Blackstone Publishing.) In this brainy thriller, an Oxford grad student in mathematics finds himself embroiled in the shadowy history of Lewis Carroll.

LOVE THAT STORY: Observations From a Gorgeously Queer Life, by Jonathan Van Ness, read by the author. (HarperAudio.) The comedian, hairstylist and “Queer Eye” star follows up his 2019 memoir, “Over the Top,” with a collection of essays about gender identity, mourning his cat, a history of his hometown of Quincy, Ill., and more.

FINDING TAMIKA, by Erika Alexander, Kevin Hart, Charlamagne Tha God, Ben Arnon, Rebkah Howard, David Person and James T. Green, read by Erika Alexander. (Audible Originals.) This audiobook original for mature audiences tells the disturbing but important true-crime story of 24-year-old Tamika Huston, who went missing from her Spartanburg, S.C., home in 2004.

BRAZEN: My Unorthodox Journey From Long Sleeves to Lingerie, by Julia Haart, read by the author. (Random House Audio.) The star of “My Unorthodox Life,” and former chief executive of a modeling and talent agency, recounts her unusual path from housewife in an extremist religious sect to fashion insider.

LIARMOUTH: A Feel-Bad Romance, by John Waters. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $26.) The acclaimed filmmaker known for his boundary-pushing comedies has written a twisted and sleazy caper following a con artist on the run and filled with genitalia, violence and plenty of satire.

ONE DAY I SHALL ASTONISH THE WORLD, by Nina Stibbe. (Little, Brown, $27.) In this tender and comical novel, a middle-aged woman navigates the changes in her life as her husband begins seeking immortality and her lifelong best friend is propelled to professional glory.

THE HATED CAGE: An American Tragedy in Britain’s Most Terrifying Prison, by Nicholas Guyatt. (Basic, $32.) A historian at the University of Cambridge draws on archival material to tell the story of the thousands of American prisoners of war held at Dartmoor Prison, the first racially segregated prison in U.S. history, during the War of 1812.

LET’S NOT DO THAT AGAIN, by Grant Ginder. (Holt, $27.99.) Ginder’s satirical fifth novel follows a dysfunctional family as Nancy Harrison, a widowed New York politician running for the U.S. Senate, finds her campaign in jeopardy when her daughter is caught throwing a champagne bottle through a Parisian bistro’s window at a nationalist rally.

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