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The Writer's Library: The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives

Nancy Pearl · HarperOne
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Introduction by Susan OrleanTwenty-three of today's living literary legends, including Donna Tartt, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Andrew Sean Greer, Laila Lalami, and Michael Chabon, reveal the books that made them think, brought them joy, and changed their lives in this intimate, moving, and insightful...
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Winter Counts: A Novel

David Heska Wanbli Weiden · Ecco
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

An addictive and groundbreaking debut thriller set on a Native American reservationVirgil Wounded Horse is the local enforcer on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. When justice is denied by the American legal system or the tribal council, Virgil is hired to deliver his own punishment,...
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The Wright Sister: A Novel

Patty Dann · Harper Perennial
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

An epistolary novel of historical fiction that imagines the life of Katharine Wright and her relationship with her famous brothers, Wilbur and Orville Wright.On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright flew the world's first airplane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, establishing the Wright...
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Homeland Elegies: A Novel

Ayad Akhtar · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Disgraced and author of American Dervish, an American son and his immigrant father search for belonging -- in post-Trump America, and with each other. Homeland Elegies is an astonishing and deeply personal work about hope and identity in a nation...
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Betty: A novel

Tiffany McDaniel · Knopf
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

A stunning, lyrical novel set in the rolling foothills of the Appalachians in which a young girl discovers stark truths that will haunt her for the rest of her life."A girl comes of age against the knife."So begins the story of Betty Carpenter. Born in a bathtub in 1954 to a Cherokee...
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Intimations: Six Essays

Zadie Smith · Penguin Books
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback

Written during the early months of lockdown, Intimations explores ideas and questions prompted by an unprecedented situation. What does it mean to submit to a new reality--or to resist it? How do we compare relative sufferings? What is the relationship between time and work? In our isolation,...
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Swimming Lessons: Poems

Lili Reinhart

Fingers lingering on me so you don't lose your place.

Swimming Lessons
explores the euphoric beginnings of young love, battling anxiety and depression in the face of fame, and the inevitable heartbreak that stems from passion. Relatable yet de

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Susanna Clarke · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic new novel set in a dreamlike alternative reality. Piranesi's house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon...
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Just Us: An American Conversation

Claudia Rankine · Graywolf Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Claudia Rankine's Citizen changed the conversation -- Just Us urges all of us into itAs everyday white supremacy becomes increasingly vocalized with no clear answers at hand, how best might we approach one another? Claudia Rankine, without telling us what to do, urges us to begin the discussions...
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Tidal Flats: A Novel

Cynthia Newberry Martin · Bonhomie Press
Pages: 364
Format: Hardcover

This is the story of a marriage. Mary Cassatt Miller falls for famous photojournalist Ethan Graham. But it's complicated. For months at a time, Ethan's work takes him to Afghanistan, and Cass, who's passionate about her job in Atlanta, wants a husband who comes home at night....
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