Michael Mann’s ‘Heat 2,’ Jennette McCurdy memoir: 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.

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To see what everyone else is reading, check out the USA TODAY Best-Selling Books list for this week’s best sellers.

‘Heat 2’

By Michael Mann and Meg Gardiner (William Morrow, fiction)

What’s about: Mann, the Oscar-nominated director of the 1995 film “Heat,” teams up with Edgar Award-winning author Gardiner for a crime novel that continues the classic film’s story, exploring the gritty world of international crime organizations and the agents who investigate them.

Thebuzz: “The best thing about this innovative tale is the way the fully fleshed human stories support and even transcend the often-breathtaking action,” says a starred review from Booklist.

‘I’m Glad My Mom Died’

By Jennette McCurdy (Simon & Schuster, nonfiction)

What’s about: Landing a hit show seems like an actor’s dream come true, but for the former child star of Nickelodeon’s “iCarly,” it was a nightmare in large part to her overbearing mother, whose calorie restrictions and oppressive management contributed to eating disorders and addiction. McCurdy tells her story with candor and, judging by the eye-catching cover, the darkest of humor.

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