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10 New Books Getting Major Award Buzz

  • NONFICTION

    HEARTLAND

    SEPT. 18, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

HEARTLAND

by Sarah Smarsh

A potent social and economic message embedded within an affecting memoir. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE GREAT BELIEVERS

    JUNE 19, 2018

FICTION

THE GREAT BELIEVERS

by Rebecca Makkai

As compulsively readable as it is thoughtful and moving: an unbeatable fictional combination. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE NEW NEGRO

    FEB. 1, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE NEW NEGRO

by Jeffrey C. Stewart

A sweeping biography that gets deep into not just the man, but the movements he supported, resisted, and inspired. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    FLORIDA

    JUNE 5, 2018

FICTION

FLORIDA

by Lauren Groff

A literary tour de force of precariousness set in a blistering place, a state shaped like a gun. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    FLIGHTS

    AUG. 14, 2018

FICTION

FLIGHTS

by Olga Tokarczuk ; translated by Jennifer Croft

A welcome introduction to a major author and a pleasure for fans of contemporary European literature. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE POET X

    MARCH 6, 2018

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE POET X

by Elizabeth Acevedo

Poignant and real, beautiful and intense, this story of a girl struggling to define herself is as powerful as Xiomara’s... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    WARLIGHT

    MAY 8, 2018

FICTION

WARLIGHT

by Michael Ondaatje

Ondaatje’s shrewd character study plays out in a smart, sophisticated drama, one worth the long wait for fans of wartime... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE EMISSARY

    APRIL 24, 2018

FICTION

THE EMISSARY

by Yoko Tawada ; translated by Margaret Mitsutani

An ebullient meditation on language and time that feels strikingly significant in the present moment. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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