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Homegoing: A novel

As the novel moves forward into our own time the pressure to wrap up the two storylines intensifies, and contrivance comes to the fore. But so many moments earlier on in this strong debut novel linger.


Barkskins: A Novel

Proulx is particularly effective in conveying the effect of one generation on the next.


They May Not Mean To, But They Do

What makes They May Not Mean To, But They Do stand out is its warm-hearted sensitivity to the losses, indignities, fears — and plucky determination — of old age.


Sex Object

Sex Object offers little redemption, and none of the familiar bubblegummy positive-thinking strategies that place the onus on women to magically think their way out of being told, on a daily basis, that public spaces are not for them.


In the Darkroom

A compelling, exhausting, messy and provocative book, In the Darkroom seems like especially pertinent reading in these, our own dark times, when questions of identity keep coming to the fore, as matters of life and death.


The Girls: A Novel

Readers will down Cline's spooky, twisted narrative in a gulp, and then they'll go off to bed with the lights on.


Barkskins: A Novel

So, read it, absorb its urgent message — and try not to think about all the trees that probably went into those 713 pages.


Vinegar Girl: A Novel

Vinegar Girl is a fizzy cocktail of a romantic comedy, far more sweet than acidic, about finding a mate who appreciates you for your idiosyncratic, principled self — no taming necessary.


Disappearance at Devil's Rock

Even more head-spinning than its predecessor — the kind of book that takes the simple premise of a lost child and twists it into a dizzying emotional vortex.


Icon

In Persona, Suyana survived a gunshot. In Icon, Suyana calls the shots, and every shutter-click drives a bullet through the heart of her world.


The Big Sheep

Dystopian novels these days continue to be pumped out faster than greenhouse gases, but The Big Sheep offers a welcome break: a tale of our miserable tomorrow that's simultaneously sobering and fun.


Vinegar Girl: A Novel

Vinegar Girl is a fizzy cocktail of a romantic comedy, far more sweet than acidic, about finding a mate who appreciates you for your idiosyncratic, principled self — no taming necessary.


We Were Never Here

No matter how small each character’s role in the tale is, Gilmore provides insight into their complex life.


Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

Porter’s book is a gift in its understanding of the sounds and reverberations of grief.


The Reactive

The Reactive allows us the privilege of waiting along with him.


The Girls: A Novel

Much of the novel plays out like a coming-of-age story, tracking Evie’s journey of discovery and growth into the world.


Proxies: Essays Near Knowing

Proxies manages not just to answer How do you find yourself? for Blanchfield via this recessive, implicitly aerial view, but also to connect the reader to the essayist and maybe to make a likeness from that contact, to create a community.


The Narrow Door

The Narrow Door is also a memoir about what things writers choose to write down, and what things are better left to the analogs of memory and life.


Swallowed by the Cold

In the face of life’s random violence and disquieting volatility, Beach’s collection offers an unforgettable affirmation of the interconnectedness of all things.