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17 Books You Really Should Have Read by Now

  • FICTION

    THE PARADOX HOTEL

    FEB. 22, 2022

  • FICTION

    ATOMIC ANNA

    APRIL 5, 2022

FICTION

ATOMIC ANNA

by Rachel Barenbaum

As ambitious as a Greek tragedy and just as lyrical and unflinching. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    SCATTERED ALL OVER THE EARTH

    MARCH 1, 2022

FICTION

SCATTERED ALL OVER THE EARTH

by Yoko Tawada ; translated by Margaret Mitsutani

Who decides what’s authentic? Tawada will tell you that’s in flux and always has been. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE CHRISTIE AFFAIR

    FEB. 1, 2022

FICTION

THE CHRISTIE AFFAIR

by Nina de Gramont

Devilishly clever, elegantly composed and structured—simply splendid. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    WHEN WE WERE BIRDS

    MARCH 1, 2022

FICTION

WHEN WE WERE BIRDS

by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo

A remarkable story that blends urban reality and Caribbean-infused magical realism. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    GOOD INTENTIONS

    MARCH 8, 2022

FICTION

GOOD INTENTIONS

by Kasim Ali

An exploration of the ways that race and family ties may complicate or imperil romance even if everyone means well. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE LIBRARY

    NOV. 9, 2021

  • NONFICTION

    BECOMING ABOLITIONISTS

    OCT. 5, 2021

NONFICTION

BECOMING ABOLITIONISTS

by Derecka Purnell

An informed, provocative, astute consideration of salvific alternatives to contemporary policing and imprisonment. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    GOLD, OIL AND AVOCADOS

    AUG. 17, 2021

NONFICTION

GOLD, OIL AND AVOCADOS

by Andy Robinson

An urgent eyewitness account of how culture and land are being destroyed by “a remorseless process of commodification.” Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    PLANET CLAIRE

    JAN. 5, 2021

NONFICTION

PLANET CLAIRE

by Jeff Porter

A haunting and thought-provoking consideration of death and “how utterly it rips apart our lives.” Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    FUCKED AT BIRTH

    JAN. 12, 2021

NONFICTION

FUCKED AT BIRTH

by Dale Maharidge

A sharp wake-up call to heed the new Depression and to recognize the humanity of those hit hardest. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    BEYOND THE BLUE BORDER

    SEPT. 7, 2021

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