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15 Books With Word-of-Mouth Buzz

  • FICTION

    WHO IS MAUD DIXON?

    MARCH 2, 2021

FICTION

WHO IS MAUD DIXON?

by Alexandra Andrews

Terrific characters, vivid settings, and a deliciously dastardly, cunningly constructed plot. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE REMOVED

    FEB. 2, 2021

FICTION

THE REMOVED

by Brandon Hobson

A slim yet wise novel boils profound questions down to its final word: "Home." Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE SLAUGHTERMAN'S DAUGHTER

    FEB. 23, 2021

FICTION

THE SLAUGHTERMAN'S DAUGHTER

by Yaniv Iczkovits

As witty as it is wise, Iczkovits’ novel is a profoundly moving caper through the Russian empire. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    MILK BLOOD HEAT

    FEB. 2, 2021

FICTION

MILK BLOOD HEAT

by Dantiel W. Moniz

Dark and lushly layered, these stories will bewitch you. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    CHESSBOXER

    MARCH 1, 2021

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

CHESSBOXER

by Stephen Davies

A rising, rousing bout fueled by brains, brawn, and belligerency. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    HOME IS NOT A COUNTRY

    MARCH 2, 2021

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

HOME IS NOT A COUNTRY

by Safia Elhillo

Movingly unravels themes of belonging, Islamophobia, and the interlocking oppressions thrust upon immigrant women. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    THE HAZARDS OF LOVE

    MARCH 30, 2021

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

THE HAZARDS OF LOVE

by Stan Stanley ; illustrated by Stan Stanley

A noir fantasy—part adventure, part love story, all the way spectacularly creepy. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    LINER NOTES FOR THE REVOLUTION

    FEB. 23, 2021

NONFICTION

LINER NOTES FOR THE REVOLUTION

by Daphne A. Brooks

A sui generis and essential work on Black music culture destined to launch future investigations. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE INHERITANCE

    MARCH 12, 2021

NONFICTION

THE INHERITANCE

by Elizabeth A. Povinelli illustrated by Elizabeth A. Povinelli

An inspired use of the graphic format to weave a narrative with a power beyond words alone. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    FUCKED AT BIRTH

    JAN. 12, 2021

NONFICTION

FUCKED AT BIRTH

by Dale Maharidge

A sharp wake-up call to heed the new Depression and to recognize the humanity of those hit hardest. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    IVY + BEAN GET TO WORK!

    APRIL 6, 2021

  • CHILDREN'S

    KNIGHT OF THE CAPE

    MARCH 2, 2021

CHILDREN'S

KNIGHT OF THE CAPE

by Terry Catasús Jennings ; illustrated by Fátima Anaya

A charming adventure that will encourage kids to become knights in their own communities as well. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE SEA IN WINTER

    JAN. 5, 2021

CHILDREN'S

THE SEA IN WINTER

by Christine Day

An insightful, stirring read about healing and resilience. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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