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The Laughter: A Novel By Sonora Jha Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063240254
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Published: HarperVia - February 14th, 2023

Set on a Seattle campus where racial and political tensions run high, a professor takes in her young Muslim nephew, who escapes one dangerous world only to find himself in another. Smart, cringey, and powerfully written. 

Ghost Season: A Novel By Fatin Abbas Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324001744
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 10th, 2023

Set on an NGO compound in Saraaya during rising tensions at the Sudanese border, this book does the rare thing of capturing a place on its own terms, not for the comfort and education of the American reader, which I deeply appreciate and was enchanted by. There is much terror in this book, but it is also full of love and lightness, and a few pages near the end had me laughing out loud. I fell hard for these characters and their relationships with one another.

Bitter Orange By Claire Fuller Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781947793606
Published: Tin House Books - October 22nd, 2019

A literary page-turner centered around a couple who invites a stranger into their lives. Set in a dilapidated English mansion, this novel is full of psychological depth and has mystery at its core.

Strange Weather in Tokyo: A Novel By Hiromi Kawakami, Allison Markin Powell (Translated by) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781640090163
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Published: Counterpoint - November 14th, 2017

This is a perfect, moody, romantic little novel. A quick read with lasting impact, this book made me feel less lonely in the world.

The Man Who Could Move Clouds: A Memoir By Ingrid Rojas Contreras Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593311165
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Published: Anchor - July 11th, 2023

Poetically and intimately written, this memoir is about memory and magic and the ways our personal and political histories are passed down as legends, as hauntings. A one-of-a-kind book.

Liberation Day: Stories By George Saunders Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525509592
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Published: Random House - October 18th, 2022

As always, George Saunders' characters are irreverent, hilarious, and tender-hearted. This is a book for our times, which manages to provide both warning and hope.

Kaleidoscope: A Novel By Cecily Wong Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593184462
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Published: Dutton - July 11th, 2023

In Kaleidoscope, twin stories of sibling love and romantic love are woven together to ultimately tell a nuanced story of self-love. I ached for Morgan and Riley, for how strong their bond was despite the secrets they kept. Wong's wisdom of the heart shines.

Harlem Shuffle: A Novel By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525567271
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Published: Anchor - August 9th, 2022

Harlem Shuffle is the book I recommend to people when I don't know what they like to read. That's because in my mind, everyone should like this book! It's a well-plotted literary novel with the most likable criminal protagonist I've met in recent history. 

The Story of a New Name: Neapolitan Novels, Book Two By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translated by) Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781609451349
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Published: Europa Editions - September 3rd, 2013

This second novel in the enchanting Neapolitan series is my favorite. The series follows the friendship and rivalry between two young women who outshine their underprivileged and often violent surroundings. A saga about fate, fortune, and social dynamics in 1950's Naples.

Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century By Kim Fu Cover Image
By Kim Fu
ISBN: 9781951142995
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Published: Tin House Books - February 1st, 2022

For the adventurous reader, this book of stories delights. Each one is spectacularly smart, hybrid in genre, and bold with intention. The perfect read for someone who loves the weird and the mystical.

Severance: A Novel By Ling Ma Cover Image
By Ling Ma
ISBN: 9781250214997
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Published: Picador - May 7th, 2019

A literary zombie novel about a woman who loses and then finds herself during a worldwide plague. This novel questions what we hold on to when everything is at stake.

Notes on an Execution: An Edgar Award Winner By Danya Kukafka Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063052741
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 24th, 2023

Have you ever read a crime novel that centers not on the horror and mystique of the murderer but the women effected by his crimes? This is both a satisfying thriller and a feminist literary gem.