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Fall's 12 Most Anticipated Reads

  • NONFICTION

    HEAVY

    OCT. 16, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

HEAVY

by Kiese Laymon

A dynamic memoir that is unsettling in all the best ways. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    HEARTLAND

    SEPT. 18, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

HEARTLAND

by Sarah Smarsh

A potent social and economic message embedded within an affecting memoir. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    UNSHELTERED

    OCT. 16, 2018

FICTION

UNSHELTERED

by Barbara Kingsolver

As always, Kingsolver gives readers plenty to think about. Her warm humanism coupled with an unabashed point of view make... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    LAKE SUCCESS

    SEPT. 4, 2018

FICTION

LAKE SUCCESS

by Gary Shteyngart

As good as anything we've seen from this author: smart, relevant, fundamentally warm-hearted, hilarious of course, and it... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    AMERICAN PRISON

    SEPT. 18, 2018

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

AMERICAN PRISON

by Shane Bauer

A potent, necessary broadside against incarceration in the U.S., which “imprisons a higher portion of its population than... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    TRANSCRIPTION

    SEPT. 25, 2018

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

TRANSCRIPTION

by Kate Atkinson

Another beautifully crafted book from an author of great intelligence and empathy. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE REAL LOLITA

    SEPT. 11, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE REAL LOLITA

by Sarah Weinman

A tantalizing, entertaining true-life detective and literary story whose roots were hidden deep in a novel that has... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    LEADERSHIP

    SEPT. 18, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

LEADERSHIP

by Doris Kearns Goodwin

In intimate, knowing ways, Goodwin crafts history as aspiration—or at least inspiration—for readers; let’s hope a hefty... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE FERAL DETECTIVE

    NOV. 6, 2018

MYSTERY & DETECTIVE

THE FERAL DETECTIVE

by Jonathan Lethem

A haunting tour of the gulf between the privileged and the dispossessed. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THESE TRUTHS

    SEPT. 18, 2018

HISTORY

THESE TRUTHS

by Jill Lepore

A splendid rendering—filled with triumph, tragedy, and hope—that will please Lepore’s readers immensely and win her many new... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    ONE PERSON, NO VOTE

    SEPT. 11, 2018

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

ONE PERSON, NO VOTE

by Carol Anderson

Anderson is a highly praised academic who has mastered the art of gathering information and writing for a general... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    HOW ARE YOU GOING TO SAVE YOURSELF

    AUG. 21, 2018

FICTION

HOW ARE YOU GOING TO SAVE YOURSELF

by JM Holmes

The publisher says Holmes is working on his first novel. This collection makes you thirst for whatever’s coming next. Full review >

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