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Animal: A Novel By Lisa Taddeo Cover Image
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - May 31st, 2022

Double Blind: A Novel By Edward St. Aubyn Cover Image
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Published: Picador - May 31st, 2022

The Maidens: A Novel By Alex Michaelides Cover Image
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Published: Celadon Books - May 24th, 2022

Book Lovers By Emily Henry Cover Image
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Published: Berkley - May 3rd, 2022

Malibu Rising: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Image
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 17th, 2022

Morningside Heights: A Novel By Joshua Henkin Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - May 24th, 2022

Swimming Back to Trout River: A Novel By Linda Rui Feng Cover Image
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 17th, 2022

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The Blacktongue Thief By Christopher Buehlman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250799975
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Published: Tor Books - May 10th, 2022

The Absolute By Daniel Guebel, Jessica Sequeira (Translated by) Cover Image
By Daniel Guebel, Jessica Sequeira (Translated by)
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Published: Seven Stories Press - May 17th, 2022

Falling: A Novel By T. J. Newman Cover Image
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - May 17th, 2022

I Will Die in a Foreign Land By Kalani Pickhart Cover Image
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - May 10th, 2022

The Guide: A novel By Peter Heller Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - May 10th, 2022

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Novel By Honoree Fanonne Jeffers Cover Image
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 10th, 2022

The Sweetness of Water (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel By Nathan Harris Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316461245
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 3rd, 2022

Once There Were Wolves: A Novel By Charlotte McConaghy Cover Image
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 3rd, 2022

The Plot: A Novel By Jean Hanff Korelitz Cover Image
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Published: Celadon Books - May 3rd, 2022

The Living Sea of Waking Dreams: A novel (Vintage International) By Richard Flanagan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593313701
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Published: Vintage - April 26th, 2022

Skinship: Stories By Yoon Choi Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - April 26th, 2022

Hummingbird Salamander: A Novel By Jeff VanderMeer Cover Image
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Published: Picador - April 5th, 2022

When I Sing, Mountains Dance: A Novel By Irene Solà Cover Image
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 15th, 2022

Second Place: A Novel By Rachel Cusk Cover Image
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Published: Picador - April 19th, 2022

Early Morning Riser: A novel By Katherine Heiny Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593082720
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Published: Vintage - April 19th, 2022

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Hot Stew By Fiona Mozley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781643752600
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 12th, 2022

In the London of Hot Stew, Soho appears like a single-celled organism and Mozley draws us, at a leisurely pace, through a microscope and into a narrow but deep view of London.

Mozley splits the narrative into several first-person accounts, each character representing a particular stratum of the city’s densely packed social structure, but even as they are far removed from each other in socioeconomic terms, there is the constant sense that while you view the world through one character, another is likely to be perched a few bar stools down, or on the other side of a window, or has just run by.

The majority of the action in the novel takes place on one block in Soho, precipitated when a giant corporation resorts to intimidation tactics to evict a group of sex workers operating legally out of a building the corporation owns. As the effects ripple out to touch the lives of a homeless magician who drifts on and off frame, his  nemesis, a man whose delusions of grandeur include the belief that he’s an Archbishop, the woman representing the largest interest in the corporation, her driver and bodyguard, a young lawyer from the firm that represents her company, a gay actor torn over the toxic masculinity of the role that could change his career, and so on, including the tiny snail that escapes the restaurant on the first floor of the building that began it all, Mozley creates an image that is like nothing so much as the enlarged inset of a map.

Dense and richly detailed, Hot Stew is one of the most rewarding novels I’ve read this year.

—Sarah, Longfellow Books


Great Circle: A novel By Maggie Shipstead Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - April 5th, 2022

First Person Singular: Stories By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by) Cover Image
By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780593311189
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Published: Vintage - April 12th, 2022

The Chosen and the Beautiful By Nghi Vo Cover Image
By Nghi Vo
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ISBN: 9781250820129
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Published: Tordotcom - March 29th, 2022

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My Heart Is a Chainsaw (The Indian Lake Trilogy #1) By Stephen Graham Jones Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982137649
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - March 29th, 2022

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev: A Novel By Dawnie Walton Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982140175
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Published: 37 Ink - March 22nd, 2022

My Volcano By John Elizabeth Stintzi Cover Image
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - March 22nd, 2022

Last Exit By Max Gladstone Cover Image
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Published: Tor Books - March 8th, 2022

The Committed By Viet Thanh Nguyen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802157072
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Published: Grove Press - March 29th, 2022

The Promise: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) By Damon Galgut Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781609457440
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Published: Europa Editions - March 15th, 2022

Be Here to Love Me at the End of the World By Sasha Fletcher Cover Image
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Published: Melville House - February 15th, 2022

You Made Me Love You: Selected Stories, 1981-2018 By John Edgar Wideman, Walton Muyumba (Foreword by) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982148928
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Published: Scribner - February 15th, 2022

The Vanishing Half: A Novel By Brit Bennett Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525536963
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 1st, 2022

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Klara and the Sun: A novel (Vintage International) By Kazuo Ishiguro Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593311295
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Published: Vintage - March 1st, 2022

The Souvenir Museum: Stories By Elizabeth McCracken Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062971258
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Published: Ecco - February 1st, 2022

How Beautiful We Were: A Novel By Imbolo Mbue Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593132449
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 1st, 2022

Fake Accounts: A Novel By Lauren Oyler Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781646221240
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Published: Catapult - February 8th, 2022

That Old Country Music: Stories By Kevin Barry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101911358
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Published: Anchor - March 1st, 2022

The Doloriad: A Novel By Missouri Williams Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374605087
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Published: MCD x FSG Originals - March 1st, 2022

The Prophets By Robert Jones, Jr. Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593085691
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 8th, 2022

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No One Is Talking About This: A Novel By Patricia Lockwood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593189597
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 15th, 2022

The last few years have seen a number of books “about the internet,” both fiction and nonfiction, and all have run the risk of becoming irrelevant as soon as smartphone technology changes even slightly, or a new social media platform comes into being. Lockwood’s No One Is Talking About This is one of the ones that successfully circumvents this problem. The novel’s second-person narration follows the protagonist as she experiences social media and the internet as though by osmosis. Referred to only as “the Portal,” the internet and its inhabitants swirl around her, her attention snagging now and then on the odd piece of content, which must be processed and engaged with quickly, almost instinctively, before it stops mattering.

Strung together from flashes and impressions, the narrative follows the protagonist, who has achieved fame through the virality of her social media posts, as she travels the world for speaking engagements, addressing crowds of followers, even as she doubts whether she really is an expert—can she be an expert if her entire relationship with the phenomenon in question is purely reactive? Or is she uniquely possessed of a natural instinct for this kind of exploration?

All the while, the material world pushes on the edges of this intangible realm—a “dictator” scrambles to power in an extremely thinly veiled analog to our very own vile and smarmy tyrant, and his depredations filter down from the global to the painfully personal.

In her previous writing—her criticism and her wonderful memoir, Priestdaddy—Lockwood has established herself as one of the smartest, funniest writers writing today, and this, her first novel, only reinforces it. But in No One Is Talking About This, Lockwood applies her wonderful turn of phrase to tragedy and how it intrudes on our lives, expanding to fill our horizons; but this devastation—smallest of small consolations, perhaps—creates the conditions for compassion and the kind of grace that can transcend difference.

-- Sarah, Longfellow Books


Scattered All Over the Earth By Yoko Tawada, Margaret Mitsutani (Translated by) Cover Image
By Yoko Tawada, Margaret Mitsutani (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780811229289
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Published: New Directions - March 1st, 2022