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    12 new books to get your hands on this week.

    Katie Yee

    February 21, 2023, 4:56am

    Hot off the presses: new books from Rebecca Makkai, Nona Fernández, and more!

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    Rebecca Makkai, I Have Some Questions For You

    Rebecca Makkai, I Have Some Questions for You

    “This psychological thriller hits all the high notes, complete with at least a few revelations you won’t see coming.”
    –Good Housekeeping

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    Erica Berry, Wolfish

    “This blend of memoir and nature writing will call to those who delve deeply into themselves and into our relationship with the wild.”

    Nona Fernández, tr. Natasha Wimmer, Voyager: Constellations of Memory

    Nona Fernández, tr. Natasha Wimmer, Voyager: Constellations of Memory

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    “[A] moving reflection that’s scientific, cerebral, and spiritual.”
    –Publishers Weekly

    Jai Chakrabarti, A Small Sacrifice for an Enormous Happiness

    Jai Chakrabarti, A Small Sacrifice for an Enormous Happiness

    “Throughout the collection, Chakrabarti illustrates the challenges and rewards of raising children, and asks big questions about the definition of family.”

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    James Weldon Johnson, God’s Trombones 

    “[Johnson ] is a distinguished and intelligent poet …There is sensitivity, artistic judgment, and a sustained emotional beauty in his work.”
    –The New York Times

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    Lorenza Pieri, Lesser Islands

    “Lorenza Pieri’s book will remind readers of Elsa Morante’s Arturo’s Island and Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse. But this is also different story, as poetic as it is exciting.”
    –Huffington Post

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    Astrid Roemer, tr. Lucy Scott, On a Woman’s Madness
    (Two Lines Press)

    “As Roemer pushes at the boundaries of the senses, she melds biting postcolonial social commentary with a lush dreamscape. Scott’s translation is a gift to English-language readers.”
    –Publishers Weekly

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    Colin Winnette, Users
    (Soft Skull)

    “Gripping, clever, and terrifying, Users sucks you in just like a video game.”

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    Michael Schulman, Oscar Wars

    “I devoured this book! Even for a pop culture obsessive like myself, it floored me in terms of how much I didn’t know about the history of Hollywood and the Academy Awards.”
    –Billy Eichner

    Asale Angel-Ajani, A Country You Can Leave

    “[A] sharp, observant debut novel, which deftly blends humor and hard truths while examining economic inequities and the emotional toll they take.”

    J. A. Tyler, Only and Ever This

    “J.A. Tyler’s Only & Ever This is a rollicking adventure about brotherhood and family, marriage and grief, childhood and piracy–perfect for fans of Peter Markus and Justin Torres and Stranger Things and Treasure Island.”
    –Matt Bell

    Jeffrey A. Lieberman, Malady of the Mind

    “A compelling and engaging story that shines much-needed light into a dark corner of modern society.”

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