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11 Must-Read Books by Women This Year (So Far)

  • FICTION

    THE PARKING LOT ATTENDANT

    MARCH 13, 2018

FICTION

THE PARKING LOT ATTENDANT

by Nafkote Tamirat

Captivating for both its unusual detail and observant take on teenage trust. Curious and delightful. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE GLITCH

    MAY 22, 2018

  • NONFICTION

    THE GIRL WHO SMILED BEADS

    MAY 1, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE GIRL WHO SMILED BEADS

by Clemantine Wamariya & Elizabeth Weil

Not quite as attention-getting as memoirs by Ismail Beah or Scholastique Mukasonga, but a powerful record of the refugee... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    SHARP

    APRIL 10, 2018

NONFICTION

SHARP

by Michelle Dean

A useful take on significant writers “in a world that was not eager to hear women’s opinions about anything.” Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    <i>SEX AND THE CITY</i> AND US

    JUNE 5, 2018

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

<i>SEX AND THE CITY</i> AND US

by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

An entertaining, well-documented consideration of a significant TV series—thoughtful fare for TV historians as well as fans... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE HIGH SEASON

    MAY 22, 2018

FICTION

THE HIGH SEASON

by Judy Blundell

Luscious but not too sweet, astute but not too serious, Blundell's novel is a treat you don't have to feel guilty about and... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE PISCES

    MAY 1, 2018

FICTION

THE PISCES

by Melissa Broder

A fascinating tale of obsession and erotic redemption told with black humor and biting insight. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    HEADS OF THE COLORED PEOPLE

    APRIL 10, 2018

FICTION

HEADS OF THE COLORED PEOPLE

by Nafissa Thompson-Spires

In an era when writers of color are broadening the space in which class and culture as well as race are examined,... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER

    MARCH 6, 2018

FICTION

GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER

by Shobha Rao

An incisive study of a friendship’s unbreakable bond. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    ONLY CHILD

    FEB. 6, 2018

  • FICTION

    HAPPINESS

    MARCH 6, 2018

FICTION

HAPPINESS

by Aminatta Forna

Low-key yet piercingly empathetic, Forna's latest explores instinct, resilience, and the complexity of human coexistence,... Full review >

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