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15 new books coming to an indie near you!

Katie Yee

March 29, 2022, 4:54am

Are you exhausted? Do you want to cancel all your plans and just curl up and read? Well, the good news is, friends: you probably can! These 15 new titles are sure to provide excellent company as you recharge this week.


A House Between Earth and the Moon

Rebecca Scherm, A House Between Earth and the Moon

“Rebecca Scherm’s A House Between Earth and the Moon grapples with a gaggle of red-hot current issues … She packs them all into the powerful rocket engine of climate disaster — the biggest, baddest issue of all — and launches the whole shebang into space.”
–San Francisco Chronicle

Megan Mayhew Bergman, How Strange a Season: Fiction

Megan Mayhew Bergman, How Strange a Season

“In a collection perfectly suited for our moment, Bergman examines what remains of what was given to us and suggests how we might move on as the world continues to change around us.”

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Hannah Gadsby, Ten Steps to Nanette

“In this memoir/humorous collection of essays, award-winning stand-up comic Gadsby reflects on pop culture, feminism, and her sudden rise to stardom, all via the irreverent yet thought-provoking musings she’s known for.”
–Library Journal

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Mary Jo Salter, Zoom Rooms

“The timely and delightful ninth collection from Salter (The Surveyors) addresses the bewildering present moment while reminding of past (and future) pleasures.”
–Publishers Weekly

Maud Newton, Ancestor Trouble

Maud Newton, Ancestor Trouble
(Random House)

Ancestor Trouble does what all truly great memoirs do: It takes an intensely personal and at times idiosyncratic story and uses it to frame larger, more complex questions about how identity is formed.”
–The New Republic

Out There

Kate Folk, Out There
(Random House)

“Folk’s shocking, grim, funny, and tender stories deliver astringently incisive perceptions of human longing and contradictions.”

Caroline Elkins, Legacy of Violence

Legacy of Violence is a formidable piece of research that sets itself the ambition of identifying the character of British power over the course of two centuries and four continents.”
–The Guardian

the vortex

Scott Carney and Jason Miklian, The Vortex

“An essential history of the infuriatingly tragic creation of Bangladesh amid a devastating storm, genocide, war, political intrigue, and hope.”
–Library Journal

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Natalie Haynes, Pandora’s Jar
(Harper Perennial)

“Haynes’ book dwells not on the plays but on the stories of women’s lives that they contain; nevertheless, her enthusiasm for the original texts is impossible to ignore.”

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Stefanie Green, This Is Assisted Dying

“Physician Green chronicles in this stunning account her work in the assisted dying field after Canada passed its Medical Assistance in Dying bill in 2016.”
–Publishers Weekly

Betsy Prioleau, Diamonds and Deadlines

“An outsize, obnoxious, 19th-century self-made millionaire is restored to her rightful place … They just don’t make characters like this anymore. Kudos to Prioleau for her gallant historical rescue mission.”

Via PublicAffairs

David Hendy, The BBC: A Century on Air

“The author knows what he is doing, and has quietly and elegantly written a book which is nothing short of a nonfiction thriller. Hendy takes a controversial subject and with riveting anecdotes offers a forensic cross-examination of BBC executives and their political adversaries.”
–Air Mail

Martha Wainwright, Stories I Might Regret Telling You

“Much like her album of last year, Love Will Be Reborn, which processes some of the same material, very little feels off-limits in this slim but jam-packed book, full of very good times in the circus that is a performer’s life as well as very bad times.”
–The Guardian

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Rachel E. Gross, Vagina Obscura
(W. W. Norton)

“Instead of producing a ‘fun and jaunty’ book about the vagina, the author makes a lively debut with a fresh, informative examination of women’s entire reproductive system, melding medical history—beginning in Hippocrates’ Greece—with a wide range of interviews and biological sleuthing in research laboratories all over the world.”

Age of Cage

Keith Phipps, Age of Cage
(Henry Holt)

“[T]he author juxtaposes insightful analyses of Cage’s films with helpful film history about a fickle industry searching for the next fad or copying the latest hit … Cage fans will relish this refreshing, extensive assessment of the mercurial, prolific actor.”

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