MY YEAR OF REST AND RELAXATION by Ottessa Moshfegh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2018

"A nervy modern-day rebellion tale that isn't afraid to get dark or find humor in the darkness."
A young New York woman figures there's nothing wrong with existence that a fistful of prescriptions and months of napping wouldn't fix. Read full book review >
A STATE OF FREEDOM by Neel Mukherjee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A calm, compelling, unshrinking portrait of humanity in transition; both disturbing and dazzling."
Five diverse lives in India are traced and linked, exposing the aching gulfs in experience and opportunity that exist in a complex nation. Read full book review >

KILLING COMMENDATORE by Haruki Murakami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Altogether bizarre—and pleasingly beguiling, if demanding. Not the book for readers new to Murakami but likely to satisfy longtime fans."
Murakami (Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, 2014, etc.) returns with a sprawling epic of art, dislocation, and secrets. Read full book review >
THOSE WHO KNEW by Idra Novey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Dreamy and jarring and exceedingly topical."
On an unnamed island, a decade after the fall of a brutal dictator, a woman suspects that a prominent senator she knows from her past—a progressive star, a media darling—is guilty of his own private violence. Read full book review >
THE FRIEND by Sigrid Nunez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Breathtaking both in pain and in beauty; a singular book."
Quietly brilliant and darkly funny, Nunez's (Sempre Susan, 2011, etc.) latest novel finds her on familiar turf with an aggressively unsentimental interrogation of grief, writing, and the human-canine bond. Read full book review >

STATE TECTONICS  by Malka Older
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"Satisfying as a novel, anxiety-inducing as a comment on our society."
Older wraps up her trilogy of near-future thrillers (Null States, 2017, etc.) that focus on the influence of news on politics. Read full book review >
THERE THERE by Tommy  Orange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2018

"In this vivid and moving book, Orange articulates the challenges and complexities not only of Native Americans, but also of America itself."
Orange's debut novel offers a kaleidoscopic look at Native American life in Oakland, California, through the experiences and perspectives of 12 characters. Read full book review >
DEAR EVELYN by Kathy Page
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"A searching, and touching, depiction of the places where married lives merge and the places where they never do."
The seven ages of man, and woman, are traced against the tremendous historical and social shifts of a switchback century. Read full book review >