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11 Early 2019 Books We Love

  • NONFICTION

    THE WORLD ACCORDING TO FANNIE DAVIS

    JAN. 29, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO FANNIE DAVIS

by Bridgett M. Davis

This outstanding book is a tribute to one woman but will surely speak to the experiences of many. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    HOLLYWOOD'S EVE

    JAN. 8, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

HOLLYWOOD'S EVE

by Lili Anolik

Come for the LA intrigue; stay for the surprising moral of the story. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    DIDEROT AND THE ART OF THINKING FREELY

    JAN. 15, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

DIDEROT AND THE ART OF THINKING FREELY

by Andrew S. Curran

An intellectually dense and well-researched yet brisk journey into one of history’s most persuasive dissenters. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    MAID

    JAN. 22, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

MAID

by Stephanie Land

An important memoir that should be required reading for anyone who has never struggled with poverty. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE WILD BUNCH

    FEB. 12, 2019

NONFICTION

THE WILD BUNCH

by W.K. Stratton

Essential reading for fans of the epochal (and reportedly soon to be remade) movie as well as movie-history and Western... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    NIGHT SCHOOL

    JAN. 15, 2019

FICTION

NIGHT SCHOOL

by Zsófia Bán ; translated by Jim Tucker

Acerbic, playful, full of quick-witted philosophy, and unstintingly original, this is a varied and unsettling reader for our... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    UNQUIET

    JAN. 15, 2019

  • FICTION

    BIG BANG

    JAN. 15, 2019

FICTION

BIG BANG

by David Bowman

Bowman’s testament is both lament and celebration—for the betrayed promise of the United States as well as the tragedy of... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    ARISTOTLE'S WAY

    JAN. 15, 2019

NONFICTION

ARISTOTLE'S WAY

by Edith Hall

Can happiness come from virtue? This lively book makes a good argument in the affirmative. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    LEADING MEN

    FEB. 12, 2019

FICTION

LEADING MEN

by Christopher Castellani

Humane, witty, and bold, this novel imagines the life of a loving but tortured couple. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    VACUUM IN THE DARK

    FEB. 26, 2019

FICTION

VACUUM IN THE DARK

by Jen Beagin

Beagin secures her position as a new writer to watch. Full review >

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