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20 Best New Reads for Your Book Club

  • FICTION

    THE STORM WE MADE

    JAN. 2, 2024

FICTION

THE STORM WE MADE

by Vanessa Chan

A chilling exploration of the costs of human weakness and desire, in a compelling and vividly wrought historical context. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    PROPHET SONG

    DEC. 5, 2023

FICTION

PROPHET SONG

by Paul Lynch

Captivating, frightening, and a singular achievement. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    WE MUST NOT THINK OF OURSELVES

    NOV. 28, 2023

FICTION

WE MUST NOT THINK OF OURSELVES

by Lauren Grodstein

Delicate, warm account of a brutal, cold time, grounded in humanity, small details, and unwavering clarity. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE FUTURE

    NOV. 7, 2023

FICTION

THE FUTURE

by Naomi Alderman

A smart, engrossing fable about digital technology and human community. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    SAME BED DIFFERENT DREAMS

    NOV. 7, 2023

FICTION

SAME BED DIFFERENT DREAMS

by Ed Park

A brash, rangy, sui generis feat of speculative fiction. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    PEDRO AND MARQUES TAKE STOCK

    NOV. 7, 2023

FICTION

PEDRO AND MARQUES TAKE STOCK

by José Falero ; translated by Julia Sanches

Head-on against the grim indignities of an unequal world, Falero’s poetic novel embraces humor and empathy. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE FROZEN RIVER

    DEC. 5, 2023

FICTION

THE FROZEN RIVER

by Ariel Lawhon

A vivid, exciting page-turner from one of our most interesting authors of historical fiction. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    ABSOLUTION

    NOV. 7, 2023

FICTION

ABSOLUTION

by Alice McDermott

This transporting, piercing, profound novel is McDermott’s masterpiece. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    MY FRIENDS

    JAN. 9, 2024

FICTION

MY FRIENDS

by Hisham Matar

A subtle, graceful, intimate exploration of loss and disconnection. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    YOU DREAMED OF EMPIRES

    JAN. 9, 2024

FICTION

YOU DREAMED OF EMPIRES

by Álvaro Enrigue ; translated by Natasha Wimmer

An offbeat, well-turned riff on anti-colonialist themes. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE FURIES

    JAN. 9, 2024

  • NONFICTION

    THE AGE OF DEER

    JAN. 2, 2024

  • NONFICTION

    LESSONS FOR LIVING

    NOV. 28, 2023

  • NONFICTION

    BLACK FRIEND

    OCT. 17, 2023

NONFICTION

BLACK FRIEND

by Ziwe

A satirical feminist and anti-racist essay collection showcasing a formidably talented comedian and cultural critic. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    GOING FOR BROKE

    OCT. 3, 2023

NONFICTION

GOING FOR BROKE

edited by Alissa Quart & David Wallis

A penetrating collection that is certain to challenge the readers’ views of those living in poverty. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    ON MARRIAGE

    OCT. 24, 2023

NONFICTION

ON MARRIAGE

by Devorah Baum

A rollicking account about marriage in books, movies, and culture, told with authority and genuine warmth. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE UPCYCLED SELF

    NOV. 14, 2023

NONFICTION

THE UPCYCLED SELF

by Tariq Trotter & Jasmine Martin

An eloquently insightful autobiography from an iconic rapper and wordsmith. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE LONELINESS FILES

    OCT. 3, 2023

NONFICTION

THE LONELINESS FILES

by Athena Dixon

An honest and captivating investigation into human connection within an increasingly digital world. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE COMFORT OF CROWS

    OCT. 24, 2023

  • NONFICTION

    IN THE FORM OF A QUESTION

    OCT. 3, 2023

NONFICTION

IN THE FORM OF A QUESTION

by Amy Schneider

Only incidentally about the show that won her fame, but a pleasure and an education awaits in the reading. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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