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10 New Books Getting Major Award Buzz

  • FICTION

    THE MEMORY POLICE

    AUG. 13, 2019

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

THE MEMORY POLICE

by Yoko Ogawa ; translated by Stephen Snyder

A quiet tale that considers the way small, human connections can disrupt the callous powers of authority. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    TRUST EXERCISE

    APRIL 2, 2019

  • NONFICTION

    SOLITARY

    MARCH 5, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

SOLITARY

by Albert Woodfox with Leslie George

An astonishing true saga of incarceration that would have surely faced rejection if submitted as a novel on the grounds that... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    CELESTIAL BODIES

    OCT. 15, 2019

FICTION

CELESTIAL BODIES

by Jokha Alharthi ; translated by Marilyn Booth

A richly layered, ambitious work that teems with human struggles and contradictions, providing fascinating insight into... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE YELLOW HOUSE

    AUG. 13, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE YELLOW HOUSE

by Sarah M. Broom

A tribute to the multitude of stories one small home can contain, even one bursting with loss. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    LOOK BOTH WAYS

    OCT. 8, 2019

CHILDREN'S

LOOK BOTH WAYS

by Jason Reynolds ; illustrated by Alexander Nabaum

The entire collection brims with humor, pathos, and the heroic struggle to grow up. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    DISAPPEARING EARTH

    MAY 21, 2019

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

DISAPPEARING EARTH

by Julia Phillips

An unusual, cleverly constructed thriller that is also a deep dive into the culture of a place many Americans have probably... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE CALCULATING STARS

    JULY 3, 2018

FICTION

THE CALCULATING STARS

by Mary Robinette Kowal

While there's a fascinating alternate history here of humanity's quest for the stars, it could stand to be told with... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING

    JUNE 18, 2019

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING

by Randy Ribay

Part coming-of-age story and part exposé of Duterte’s problematic policies, this powerful and courageous story offers... Full review >

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