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20 Early 2024 Books We Love

  • FICTION

    OLD CRIMES

    JAN. 9, 2024

FICTION

OLD CRIMES

by Jill McCorkle

Wonderfully rich and emotionally complicated stories. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    INVISIBLE WOMAN

    JAN. 9, 2024

FICTION

INVISIBLE WOMAN

by Katia Lief

Absolutely a novel of its time—and a novel of women's stories across time. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    ÆDNAN

    JAN. 9, 2024

FICTION

ÆDNAN

by Linnea Axelsson ; translated by Saskia Vogel

A sharp-edged tale in verse of colonial suppression, resistance, and survival. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    BEHIND YOU IS THE SEA

    JAN. 16, 2024

FICTION

BEHIND YOU IS THE SEA

by Susan Muaddi Darraj

A moving portrait of Palestinian families caught between the pressures of the Old World and the New. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    YOUR UTOPIA

    JAN. 30, 2024

FICTION

YOUR UTOPIA

by Bora Chung ; translated by Anton Hur

The imagined worlds here may not be utopian—but the reading experience is. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    SMOKE KINGS

    FEB. 6, 2024

FICTION

SMOKE KINGS

by Jahmal Mayfield

A provocative, page-turning treatment of racism in America. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    AMERICAN SPIRITS

    MARCH 5, 2024

FICTION

AMERICAN SPIRITS

by Russell Banks

Grim but compelling narratives from this fine writer. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    ANITA DE MONTE LAUGHS LAST

    MARCH 5, 2024

FICTION

ANITA DE MONTE LAUGHS LAST

by Xochitl Gonzalez

An uncompromising message, delivered via a gripping story with two engaging heroines. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    GREAT EXPECTATIONS

    MARCH 12, 2024

  • FICTION

    HELP WANTED

    MARCH 5, 2024

  • NONFICTION

    JOHN LEWIS

    JAN. 16, 2024

NONFICTION

JOHN LEWIS

by Raymond Arsenault

An exemplary biography of an exemplary person, essential to the history of the Civil Rights Movement. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • 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

    ONE NATION UNDER GUNS

    JAN. 30, 2024

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

ONE NATION UNDER GUNS

by Dominic Erdozain

A profound demolition of misguided gun-rights arguments and a compelling call to action. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    HOW TO LIVE FREE IN A DANGEROUS WORLD

    FEB. 6, 2024

  • NONFICTION

    LATINOLAND

    FEB. 20, 2024

NONFICTION

LATINOLAND

by Marie Arana

Arana has a fascinating, complex, and personal story to tell, and she narrates it with abundant verve and intelligence. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    OUT OF THE DARKNESS

    FEB. 20, 2024

NONFICTION

OUT OF THE DARKNESS

by Frank Trentmann

Fascinating insights on how a country of poets, philosophers, and scientists emerged from totalitarianism and genocide. 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

    YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR

    MARCH 12, 2024

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR

by Morgan Parker

As Parker writes, “Words are ductile, delicate, and loaded like that.” Never more so than in her capable hands. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    MOTHER ISLAND

    MARCH 19, 2024

NONFICTION

MOTHER ISLAND

by Jamie Figueroa

A searching and lyrical memoir packed with nuance and depth. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE BLUES BROTHERS

    MARCH 19, 2024

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE BLUES BROTHERS

by Daniel de Visé

A complete portrait of a classic film and the zeitgeist of its era. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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