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8 New Books Getting Major Award Buzz

  • NONFICTION

    OWLS OF THE EASTERN ICE

    AUG. 4, 2020

NONFICTION

OWLS OF THE EASTERN ICE

by Jonathan C. Slaght

Top-notch nature writing in service of a magnificent, vulnerable creature. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE SECRET LIVES OF CHURCH LADIES

    SEPT. 1, 2020

FICTION

THE SECRET LIVES OF CHURCH LADIES

by Deesha Philyaw

Tender, fierce, proudly Black and beautiful, these stories will sneak inside you and take root. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    HOW TO MAKE A SLAVE AND OTHER ESSAYS

    NOV. 2, 2020

NONFICTION

HOW TO MAKE A SLAVE AND OTHER ESSAYS

by Jerald Walker

Crafted with honesty and wry comedic flair, these essays are both engaging and enraging. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    SHUGGIE BAIN

    FEB. 11, 2020

FICTION

SHUGGIE BAIN

by Douglas Stuart

You will never forget Shuggie Bain. Scene by scene, this book is a masterpiece. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE DEAD ARE ARISING

    OCT. 20, 2020

HISTORY

THE DEAD ARE ARISING

by Les Payne & Tamara Payne

A superb biography and an essential addition to the library of African American political engagement. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND

    OCT. 6, 2020

FICTION

LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND

by Rumaan Alam

Addressing race, risk, retreat, and the ripple effects of a national emergency, Alam's novel is just in time for this moment. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CARSON MCCULLERS

    FEB. 4, 2020

  • FICTION

    THE NEW WILDERNESS

    AUG. 11, 2020

FICTION

THE NEW WILDERNESS

by Diane Cook

This ecological horror story (particularly horrifying now) explores painful regions of the human heart. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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