Suddenly, an escaped convict springs up from behind a tombstone, grabs Pip, and orders him to bring him food and a file for his leg irons.
Editor January 8, 15 books mentioned 10 38 min read Related Books: Putting this together is a labor of love, and while a huge crop of great spring books increases the labor, it also means there is more here for readers to love. A new Rachel Kushner. A new Rachel Cusk. The last William Trevor. The long-awaited Vikram Seth.
So don your specs, clear off your TBR surfaces, and prepare for a year that, if nothing else, will be full of good books. In her Goncourt Prize-winning novel, Slimani gets the bad news out of the way early—on the first page to be exact: It only took a few seconds.
The broken body, surrounded by toys, was put inside a gray bag, which they zipped up. Matt Halsey Street by Naima Coster: When Penelope Grand leaves a failed art career in Pittsburgh and comes home to Brooklyn to look after her father, she finds her old neighborhood changed beyond recognition.
The narrative shifts between Penelope and her mother, Mirella, who abandoned the family to move to the Dominican Republic and longs for reconciliation. A meditation on family, love, gentrification, and home. Emily Fire Sermon by Jamie Quatro: In these stories, a dependably motley crew of Johnson protagonists find themselves forced to take stock as mortality comes calling.
Never afraid to look into the abyss, and never cute about it, Johnson will be missed. Gratefully, sentences like the following, his sentences, will never go away: Kadare structures the novel like a psychological detective yarn, but one with some serious existential heft. The story is set physically in Communist Albania in the darkest hours of totalitarian rule, but the action takes place entirely in the head and life of a typically awful Kadare protagonist—Rudian Stefa, a writer.
A strong study of the ease and banality of human duplicity. In her debut novel, Ulysse revisits that disaster with a clearer and sharper focus.
Jacqueline Florestant is mourning her parents, presumed dead after the earthquake, while her ex-Marine husband cares for their young daughter.
And did I mention? Miranda is the sensible one, thrust into the role of protector of Lucia, seven years younger, head-strong, and headed for trouble. Their mother emigrated from China to the U.
Despite its sunny title, this novel never flinches from big and dark issues, including interracial love, mental illness and its treatment, and the dislocations of immigrant life.
I read this brilliant puzzle-of-a-book last March and I still think about it regularly! The Infinite Future follows a struggling writer, a librarian, and a Mormon historian excommunicated from the church on their search for a reclusive Brazilian science fiction writer.
Anne Brass by Xhenet Aliu: Aliu writes a story of love, family, and the search for an origin story, set against the decaying backdrop of a post-industrial town. Four adolescent sibling in s New York City sneak out to see a psychic, who tells each of them the exact date they will die.
This historical thriller features an ax-wielding psychopath wreaking havoc in the city of Sazeracs.
Fortunately, Rich is better than that. The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers: A hit novel by a Swedish poet brought to English-reading audiences by Melville House. This autobiographical novel tells the story of a poet whose girlfriend leaves the world just as their daughter is coming into it—succumbing suddenly to undiagnosed leukemia at 33 weeks.
The award-winning British historian The Pike: Narrated by multiple characters, the historical novel spans three centuries and explores the very timely theme of immigration.
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