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Best Collections of 2021

  • NONFICTION

    HOMO IRREALIS

    JAN. 19, 2021

NONFICTION

HOMO IRREALIS

by André Aciman

A resplendent collection from a writer who never disappoints. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE LETTERS OF SHIRLEY JACKSON

    JULY 13, 2021

NONFICTION

THE LETTERS OF SHIRLEY JACKSON

by Shirley Jackson ; edited by Laurence Jackson Hyman with Bernice M. Murphy

A vivid, engaging, and engrossing collection from one of American literature’s great letter writers. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    HORIZONTAL VERTIGO

    MARCH 23, 2021

NONFICTION

HORIZONTAL VERTIGO

by Juan Villoro ; translated by Alfred MacAdam

An unparalleled portrait of a city in danger of growing past all reasonable limits. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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