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20 Books You Might’ve Missed (But Shouldn’t)

  • FICTION

    HELL BENT

    JAN. 10, 2023

FICTION

HELL BENT

by Leigh Bardugo

Well-drawn characters introduce the criminal underworld to the occult kind in a breathless and compelling plot. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE WORLD AND ALL THAT IT HOLDS

    JAN. 24, 2023

  • FICTION

    WESTERN LANE

    FEB. 7, 2023

  • FICTION

    THE SUN WALKS DOWN

    FEB. 14, 2023

  • FICTION

    BIRNAM WOOD

    MARCH 7, 2023

FICTION

BIRNAM WOOD

by Eleanor Catton

This blistering look at the horrors of late capitalism manages to also be a wildly fun read. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    WHAT HAPPENED TO RUTHY RAMIREZ

    MARCH 7, 2023

FICTION

WHAT HAPPENED TO RUTHY RAMIREZ

by Claire Jiménez

Jiménez brings bravery to the page, and it’s her strong storytelling and humor that make this an outstanding debut. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    BIOGRAPHY OF X

    MARCH 21, 2023

FICTION

BIOGRAPHY OF X

by Catherine Lacey

Breathtaking in its scope and rigor, this unforgettable novel pushes contemporary fiction to dizzying heights. A triumph. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    LONE WOMEN

    MARCH 28, 2023

  • NONFICTION

    THE GHOST AT THE FEAST

    JAN. 10, 2023

HISTORY

THE GHOST AT THE FEAST

by Robert Kagan

An insightful study of the birth of the American empire and the resulting “American century.” Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE DECLASSIFICATION ENGINE

    JAN. 17, 2023

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

THE DECLASSIFICATION ENGINE

by Matthew Connelly

Yet more evidence, brilliantly delivered, of the extent of the U.S. government’s dysfunction. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    AND FINALLY

    JAN. 17, 2023

  • NONFICTION

    MASTER SLAVE HUSBAND WIFE

    JAN. 17, 2023

NONFICTION

MASTER SLAVE HUSBAND WIFE

by Ilyon Woo

A captivating tale that ably captures the determination and courage of a remarkable couple. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    WACO RISING

    JAN. 31, 2023

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

WACO RISING

by Kevin Cook

A thorough, engaging work that reminds us of the humanity behind tragedy. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE WISE HOURS

    FEB. 7, 2023

  • NONFICTION

    SAYING IT LOUD

    FEB. 7, 2023

NONFICTION

SAYING IT LOUD

by Mark Whitaker

An essential volume in the history of Black liberation movements. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    PALO ALTO

    FEB. 14, 2023

NONFICTION

PALO ALTO

by Malcolm Harris

A highly readable revisionist history of the Golden State, sharply argued and well researched. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    OSCAR WARS

    FEB. 21, 2023

HISTORY

OSCAR WARS

by Michael Schulman

This Oscars history mixes all the expected glitz and glamour with enough industry intrigue to power an award-winning drama. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE EXCEPTIONS

    FEB. 28, 2023

NONFICTION

THE EXCEPTIONS

by Kate Zernike

A fascinating, heartening account of successful advocacy in the scientific and academic communities. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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