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    White Tears

    Hari Kunzru

    White Tears is a ghost story, a terrifying murder mystery, a timely meditation on race, and a love letter to all the forgotten geniuses of American music and Delta Mississippi Blues. "An incisive meditation on race, privilege and music. Spanning decades, this novel brings alive the history of old-time blues and America's racial conscience."--Rabeea Saleem, Chicago Review of Books Two twenty-something New Yorkers. Seth is awkward and shy. Carter is the glamorous heir to one of America's grea……more

  • Details about The Idiot

    The Idiot

    Elif Batuman

    "An addictive, sprawling epic; I wolfed it down." --Miranda July, author of The First Bad Man and It Chooses You "Easily the funniest book I've read this year." -- GQ A portrait of the artist as a young woman. A novel about not just discovering but inventing oneself. The year is 1995, and email is new. Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives for her freshman year at Harvard. She signs up for classes in subjects she has never heard of, befriends her charismatic and worldly Serbia……more

  • Details about The Stargazer's Sister

    The Stargazer's Sister

    Carrie Brown

    From the acclaimed author of The Last First Day, here is a beautiful new period novel: a nineteenth-century story of female empowerment before its time, based on the life of Caroline Herschel, sister of the great composer and astronomer William Herschel and an astronomer in her own right.This exquisitely imagined novel opens as William rescues Caroline from a life of drudgery in Germany and brings her to England and a world of music making and stargazing. Lina, as Caroline is known, serves as Wi……more

  • Details about Hippie

    Hippie

    Paulo Coelho; Eric M. B. Becker (Translator)

    If you want to learn about yourself, start by exploring the world around you. Drawing on the rich experience of his own life, best-selling author Paulo Coelho takes us back in time to relive the dreams of a generation that longed for peace and dared to challenge the established social order. In Hippie, he tells the story of Paulo, a young, skinny Brazilian man with a goatee and long, flowing hair, who wants to become a writer and sets off on a journey in search of a deeper meaning for his life……more

  • Details about Feel Free: Essays

    Feel Free: Essays

    Zadie Smith (Contribution by)

    A New York Times Notable Book From Zadie Smith, one of the most beloved authors of her generation, a new collection of essays Since she burst spectacularly into view with her debut novel almost two decades ago, Zadie Smith has established herself not just as one of the world's preeminent fiction writers, but also a brilliant and singular essayist. She contributes regularly to The New Yorker and the New York Review of Books on a range of subjects, and each piece of hers is a literary event in ……more

  • Details about Cherry: A Novel

    Cherry: A Novel

    Nico Walker

    Jesus' Son meets Reservoir Dogs in a breakneck-paced debut novel about love, war, bank robberies, and heroin. "Nico Walker's Cherry might be the first great novel of the opioid epidemic." -- Vulture "A miracle of literary serendipity. . . . [Walker's] language, relentlessly profane but never angry, simmers at the level of morose disappointment, something like Holden Caulfield Goes to War." -- The Washington Post It's 2003, and as a college freshman in Cleveland, our narrator is adrift unti……more

  • Details about Tell Me Lies

    Tell Me Lies

    Carola Lovering

    Named a Best Book of Summer by Parade * Refinery29 * PopSugar * Bustle * Working Mother * Town & Country * Thought Catalog * PureWow * Betches * Literary Hub * Brides "Think: The Affair meets Animal House meets your beach bag. Get into it."--TheSkimm "A twisted modern love story." -- Parade "Everything you could ever want in a summer read." -- USA TODAY Everyone remembers the one. No, not that one. The other one. The one you couldn't let go of. The one you'll never forget. Lucy Alb……more

  • Details about Educated: A Memoir

    Educated: A Memoir

    Tara Westover (Contribution by)

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University One of . . . The New York Times Book Review 's Must-Know Literary Events of 2018 BBC's Books Look Ahead 2018 Stylist 's 20 Must-Read Books to Make Room For in 2018 Entertainment Weekly 's 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2018 Bustle 's 13 Authors You Need to Be Watching in 2018 Daily Express 's Must-Have New Reads The P……more

  • Details about The Incendiaries: A Novel

    The Incendiaries: A Novel

    R. O. Kwon

    " Religion, politics, and love collide in this slim but powerful novel reminiscent of Donna Tartt's The Secret History, with menace and mystery lurking in every corner." -- People Magazine "The most buzzed-about debut of the summer, as it should be...unusual and enticing ... The Incendiaries arrives at precisely the right moment." -- The Washington Post "Radiant...A dark, absorbing story of how first love can be as intoxicating and dangerous as religious fundamentalism." -- New York Times Bo……more

  • Details about My Favorite Thing Is Monsters

    My Favorite Thing Is Monsters

    Emil Ferris (Artist)

    In this debut, which takes the form of a fictional graphic diary, a 10-year-old girl tries to solve a murder. Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late '60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her……more