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9 Perfect Mother’s Day Gifts

  • FICTION

    THE FEMALE PERSUASION

    APRIL 3, 2018

  • FICTION

    CIRCE

    APRIL 10, 2018

FICTION

CIRCE

by Madeline Miller

Miller makes Homer pertinent to women facing 21st-century monsters. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    EDUCATED

    FEB. 20, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

EDUCATED

by Tara Westover

An astonishing account of deprivation, confusion, survival, and success. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE GIRL WHO SMILED BEADS

    MAY 1, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE GIRL WHO SMILED BEADS

by Clemantine Wamariya & Elizabeth Weil

Not quite as attention-getting as memoirs by Ismail Beah or Scholastique Mukasonga, but a powerful record of the refugee... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    WE ARE ALL THAT'S LEFT

    MAY 15, 2018

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

WE ARE ALL THAT'S LEFT

by Carrie Arcos

Despite its shortcomings, this important and timely novel is a painful, lovely exploration of mending a mother-daughter... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    AMERICA IS NOT THE HEART

    APRIL 3, 2018

FICTION

AMERICA IS NOT THE HEART

by Elaine Castillo

Beautifully written, emotionally complex, and deeply moving, Castillo's novel reminds us both that stories may be all we... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE GIRL WHO NEVER READ NOAM CHOMSKY

    APRIL 17, 2018

  • FICTION

    THE MAGNIFICENT ESME WELLS

    APRIL 10, 2018

FICTION

THE MAGNIFICENT ESME WELLS

by Adrienne Sharp

This glittering noirish tragedy, with its lushly imagined period landscape and subtle feminist trajectory, is both fun to... Full review >

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