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The 16 Best Books To Read in November

  • FICTION

    NIGHTS WHEN NOTHING HAPPENED

    NOV. 17, 2020

FICTION

NIGHTS WHEN NOTHING HAPPENED

by Simon Han

An astutely realized portrait of the collateral damage wrought by the pursuit of the American dream. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    COLLECTED STORIES

    NOV. 3, 2020

FICTION

COLLECTED STORIES

by Shirley Hazzard

Sharply intelligent, nuanced, precise, and subtly hilarious. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE ORCHARD

    NOV. 17, 2020

FICTION

THE ORCHARD

by David Hopen

A captivating Jewish twist on the classic American campus novel. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    SOMEWHERE IN THE UNKNOWN WORLD

    NOV. 10, 2020

NONFICTION

SOMEWHERE IN THE UNKNOWN WORLD

by Kao Kalia Yang

A potent lesson in empathy that is all the more powerful for never presenting itself as a lesson. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    DOLLY PARTON, SONGTELLER

    NOV. 17, 2020

NONFICTION

DOLLY PARTON, SONGTELLER

by Dolly Parton with Robert K. Oermann

A splashy, entertaining guide to the lyrics of one of the most popular musicians of our time. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    WE KEEP THE DEAD CLOSE

    NOV. 10, 2020

NONFICTION

WE KEEP THE DEAD CLOSE

by Becky Cooper

An intricately crafted and suspenseful book sure to please any fan of true crime—and plenty of readers beyond. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    REBEL SISTERS

    NOV. 17, 2020

  • TEEN

    THE WAY BACK

    NOV. 17, 2020

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE WAY BACK

by Gavriel Savit

Steeped in the rich traditions of ghost stories and Jewish folklore, this remarkable feat of storytelling is sure to delight. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    SUPER FAKE LOVE SONG

    NOV. 17, 2020

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

SUPER FAKE LOVE SONG

by David Yoon

A clever, hilarious, and empathetic look at diverse teens exploring authenticity, identities, and code-switching. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THIS IS YOUR TIME

    NOV. 10, 2020

  • CHILDREN'S

    SERENA SAYS

    NOV. 3, 2020

CHILDREN'S

SERENA SAYS

by Tanita S. Davis

A delightful multicultural narrative that spotlights friendship and self-awareness. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    CAVE PAINTINGS

    OCT. 27, 2020

CHILDREN'S

CAVE PAINTINGS

by Jairo Buitrago ; illustrated by Rafael Yockteng ; translated by Elisa Amado

Celebrated collaborators deliver another thoughtful delight, revealing how “making marks” links us across time and space. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    RISE OF THE HALFLING KING

    NOV. 3, 2020

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