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20 Books You Never Want To End

  • FICTION

    ABOVE THE SALT

    NOV. 7, 2023

FICTION

ABOVE THE SALT

by Katherine Vaz

Operatic, sometimes soap operatic, and memorably vivid. 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 >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE LIBERATORS

    NOV. 7, 2023

FICTION

THE LIBERATORS

by E.J. Koh

A mesmerizing, delicately crafted novel about survival in the wake of civil war and transpacific imperialism. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE NEW NATURALS

    NOV. 14, 2023

FICTION

THE NEW NATURALS

by Gabriel Bump

An affecting, experimental tale of race and reinvention. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    STOCKHOLM

    NOV. 14, 2023

FICTION

STOCKHOLM

by Noa Yedlin ; translated by Jessica Cohen

A seriously funny take on death and dying. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    DAY

    NOV. 14, 2023

FICTION

DAY

by Michael Cunningham

This subtle, sensitively written family story proves poignant and quietly powerful. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    CHEVENGUR

    NOV. 7, 2023

FICTION

CHEVENGUR

by Andrey Platonov ; translated by Robert Chandler & Elizabeth Chandler

A superb work of Soviet-era Russian literature in a welcome, well-annotated new translation. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE VULNERABLES

    NOV. 7, 2023

  • FICTION

    YOU ONLY CALL WHEN YOU'RE IN TROUBLE

    JAN. 9, 2024

FICTION

YOU ONLY CALL WHEN YOU'RE IN TROUBLE

by Stephen McCauley

As the characters blunder about, the narrator is perfectly on his game. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE HELSINKI AFFAIR

    NOV. 14, 2023

FICTION

THE HELSINKI AFFAIR

by Anna Pitoniak

These excellent female spy characters deserve a series. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE BOOK OF (MORE) DELIGHTS

    SEPT. 19, 2023

NONFICTION

THE BOOK OF (MORE) DELIGHTS

by Ross Gay

Keenly observed and delivered with deftness, these essays are a testament to the artfulness of attention and everyday joy. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    INFECTIOUS GENEROSITY

    JAN. 23, 2024

NONFICTION

INFECTIOUS GENEROSITY

by Chris Anderson

A joyful road map away from a polarized, selfish society to the hopeful, humane place where we should be. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE UPSTAIRS DELICATESSEN

    OCT. 24, 2023

NONFICTION

THE UPSTAIRS DELICATESSEN

by Dwight Garner

A wonderful mix of culinary memoir, literary reference, how-to in indulgence. Grab some snacks and dig in. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    ARTIFICIAL

    OCT. 17, 2023

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

ARTIFICIAL

by Amy Kurzweil

Intimate reflections and powerful visual elements combine in an exemplary work of graphic nonfiction. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE LAST ISLAND

    SEPT. 12, 2023

HISTORY

THE LAST ISLAND

by Adam Goodheart

A thrilling book that will leave you contemplating the concept of civilization. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    OTTER COUNTRY

    FEB. 20, 2024

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

OTTER COUNTRY

by Miriam Darlington

Darlington delivers another delightfully lyrical nature chronicle. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    3 SHADES OF BLUE

    MARCH 5, 2024

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

3 SHADES OF BLUE

by James Kaplan

A marvelous must-read for jazz fans and anyone interested in this dynamic period of American music. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • 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

    A DEATH IN MALTA

    NOV. 7, 2023

  • NONFICTION

    THE LOST SUPPER

    SEPT. 19, 2023

NONFICTION

THE LOST SUPPER

by Taras Grescoe

Grescoe writes with color, energy, and humor, and the result is a fascinating book that leaves you hungry for more. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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