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13 new books to get on Independent Bookstore Day.

Katie Yee

April 20, 2021, 4:50am

This Saturday is Independent Bookstore Day. So you basically have to stop by your local indie and stock up on books to your heart’s content!

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Richard Wright, The Man Who Lived Underground, Library of America (April 6) 

Richard Wright, The Man Who Lived Underground
(Library of America)
The Man Who Lived Underground is constructed of the precise, often terse, sentences that are a hallmark of Wright’s work, and its prose, thrumming with energy, has many pleasures to offer.”
–The New Republic
 

Hot Stew by Fiona Mozley

Fiona Mozley, Hot Stew
(Algonquin Books)
“To direct so many through a labyrinthine story in just over 300 pages is a kind of mastery. The careful ingredients of Hot Stew combine to expose the potency of old narratives.”
–The Irish Times

crying in h mart michelle zauner
Michelle Zauner, Crying in H Mart
(Knopf)
“It’s a rare gift; Zauner perfectly distills the palpable ache for her mother and wraps her grief in an aromatic conjuring of her mother’s presence.”
–BookPage

Chris Bohjalian, Hour of the Witch

Chris Bohjalian, Hour of the Witch
(Doubleday)
“Bohjalian is a perennial favorite, and this Salem Witch Hunt drama has a special magnetism.”
–Booklist

A Man Named Doll_Jonathan Ames

Jonathan Ames, A Man Named Doll
(Mulholland)
“Readers will happily root for Doll, a good detective and a decent human, in this often funny and grisly outing.”
–Publishers Weekly


Anthony Bourdain and Laurie Woolever, World Travel
(Ecco)
“This gloriously messy miscellany of off-kilter observations and lightning-in-a-bottle insights will make one want to read, eat, and experience the world the way Bourdain did.”
–Publishers Weekly

Jenny Diski, Why Didn’t You Just Do What You Were Told?
Jenny Diski, Why Didn’t You Just Do What You Were Told?
(Bloomsbury)
“Her writing will forever remain young, funny and rebellious. And her essays – dare I say it – earn a blessing even when what they consider is cursed.”
–The Guardian

Animals_Hebe Uhart

Hebe Uhart, tr. Robert Croll, Animals
(Archipelago)
“[Uhart] is one of the most singular and exciting female voices of recent decades in Latin America.”
–Morning Star

We Are Bridges_Cassandra Lane
Cassandra Lane, We Are Bridges
(Feminist Press)
“In this narrative, Lane seeks an origin story, searching for what facts are available and wondering about the legacy she is passing on. . . . A multiangled exploration of family trauma and the forging of an identity.”
–Kirkus

Joshua D. Rothman_The Ledger and the Chain

Joshua D. Rothman, The Ledger and the Chain
(Basic Books)
“An excellent work of vast research that hauntingly delineates the ‘intimate daily savageries of the slave trade.'”
–Kirkus

Louis Menand, The Free World
Louis Menand, The Free World
(FSG)
“A sumptuous canvas of postwar culture and global politics, impeccable scholarship paired with page-turning prose.”
–Oprah Daily

Jon Dunn_The Glitter in the Green
Jon Dunn, The Glitter in the Green
(Basic Books)
“A mesmerizing, wonder-filled nature study that also serves as a cautionary tale about wildlife conservation.”
–Kirkus

Radical Vision_Soyica Diggs Colbert

Soyica Diggs Colbert, Radical Vision
(Yale University Press)
“A central aim of Colbert’s biography, as with Perry’s book and Strain’s documentary, is to reclaim Hansberry as the radical she was.”
–The New York Times

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