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12 Great New Book Discoveries

  • FICTION

    HIS ONLY WIFE

    SEPT. 1, 2020

FICTION

HIS ONLY WIFE

by Peace Adzo Medie

A Crazy Rich Asians for West Africa, with a healthy splash of feminism. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE FALLEN

    JUNE 2, 2020

FICTION

THE FALLEN

by Carlos Manuel Álvarez ; translated by Frank Wynne

Álvarez has written an unnervingly subtle and effective exploration of the cost of blind idealism on families. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE PARTY UPSTAIRS

    JULY 7, 2020

FICTION

THE PARTY UPSTAIRS

by Lee Conell

A slow-burning debut that keenly dissects privilege, power, and the devastation of unfulfilled expectations. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    BESTIARY

    SEPT. 8, 2020

FICTION

BESTIARY

by K-Ming Chang

A visceral book that promises a major new literary voice. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE LIE THAT BINDS

    JULY 22, 2020

NONFICTION

THE LIE THAT BINDS

by Ilyse Hogue & Ellie Langford

A cogent “horror story” about the plot to reanimate mid-20th-century White male supremacy at the expense of abortion access. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    PLACES I'VE TAKEN MY BODY

    JUNE 2, 2020

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

PLACES I'VE TAKEN MY BODY

by Molly McCully Brown

Heartfelt and wrenching, a significant addition to the literature of disability. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    NEON GIRLS

    JUNE 9, 2020

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

NEON GIRLS

by Jennifer Worley

A vivid and erudite exploration of class struggle and gender identity. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    NICHE

    JULY 14, 2020

NONFICTION

NICHE

by Momus

Altogether a grand entertainment, effortlessly blending pop culture and high culture. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    THE STEPPING OFF PLACE

    JULY 28, 2020

  • TEEN

    RUNNING

    JULY 14, 2020

  • TEEN

    FACING THE SUN

    AUG. 11, 2020

TEEN

FACING THE SUN

by Janice Lynn Mather

A heartwarming and sincere journey following four girls as they mature into their friendship. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    BROTHER'S KEEPER

    JULY 21, 2020

CHILDREN'S

BROTHER'S KEEPER

by Julie Lee

A journey of wartime survival parallels the strength Sora needs to fight for her own dreams. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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