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    16 new books to buy from your local indie bookstore this week.

    Katie Yee

    October 27, 2020, 9:16am

    With Halloween fast-approaching, I feel the need (along with every other person on the book internet) to remind you that one of the scariest things imaginable might happen: your local indie bookstore might close. Their fate is in your hands. Go on and pick up one (or two or three) of these new books from them if you can. Trick or treat? This list is all treats, friends.


    Bryan Washington, Memorial

    Bryan Washington, Memorial

    “This is a love story, writ large, that sings in small moments.”

    Heather Clark, Red Comet

    Heather Clark, Red Comet

    Red Comet achieves the remarkable: It’s a majestic tome with the narrative propulsion of a thriller. We now have the complete story.”
    –O, the Oprah Magazine

    Susan Taubes, Divorcing

    Susan Taubes, Divorcing

    “A wry and cerebral study of identity, marriage, sex, and the interleafing of personal, familial, and national history.”

    Martin Amis, INSIDE STORY

    Martin Amis, Inside Story

    “…digressive and centrifugal, its freewheeling structure, which flits among memories nonchronologically, suggestive of what remembering the past is actually like.”
    –The New Yorker

    Jess Walter, The Cold Millions

    Jess Walter, The Cold Millions

    “While its refracted, nonlinear narrative centers on early progressive fights, The Cold Millions feels timed perfectly to this moment of stark income inequality, where the crevasse between billionaires and workers widens and activism increases.”
    –San Francisco Chronicle

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    Evan Osnos, Joe Biden: The Life, the Run, and What Matters Now

    Joe Biden ably takes the measure of the man and the politician, presenting a picture of the Democratic nominee that is in a few ways unexpected.”
    –The Washington Post

    Funeral Diva_Pamela Sneed

    Pamela Sneed, Funeral Diva
    (City Lights Books)

    “She is a writer for the future, in that she defies genre.”
    –The New Yorker

    fortune favors the dead_stephen spotswood

    Stephen Spotswood, Fortune Favors the Dead

    “It’s no exaggeration when I say Fortune Favors the Dead is one of the most rewarding and entertaining books I’ve read in years, one that fully lives up to the promise of its synopsis.”
    –Criminal Element

    Christie Tate_Group

    Christie Tate, Group
    (Avid Reader Press)

    “A moving account of one woman’s attempts to find love and stability.”

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    Lee Child and Andrew Child, The Sentinel
    (Delacorte Press)

    “Fresh, perfectly plotted, and packed with action, The Sentinal is one of the year’s beat, must-read thrillers.”
    –The Real Book Spy

    Tecumenseh and the Prophet_Peter Cozzens

    Peter Cozzens, Tecumseh and the Prophet

    “The book’s sharply drawn characters go beyond the central figures of Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa.”
    –The Wall Street Journal

    Stefan Zweig, tr. Will Stone, Encounters and Destinies: A Farewell to Europe

    Stefan Zweig, tr. Will Stone, Encounters and Destinies
    (Pushkin Press)

    “…capture(s) a special moment in modern European culture, caught for posterity on the eve of catastrophe.”
    –The Jewish Chronicle

    house of correction_nicci french

    Nicci French, House of Correction
    (William Morrow)

    “French, the British husband-and-wife writing team of Nicci Gerrard and Sean French, seamlessly shifts from prison drama to procedural to legal thriller—and finally to an ingenious twist on the locked-room mystery.”
    –Publishers Weekly

    tomorrow the world_stephen wertheim

    Stephen Wertheim, Tomorrow, the World
    (Belknap Press)

    “Wertheim provides an importantly revisionist account of U.S. foreign policy in the 1940s, one that helps us think anew about internationalism today.”
    –The Boston Review

    looking to get lost_peter guralnick

    Peter Guralnick, Looking to Get Lost
    (Little, Brown and Company)

    “A collection that clearly expresses the passion of musical discovery and lasting legacy.”

    i'll be seeing you_elizabeth berg

    Elizabeth Berg, I’ll Be Seeing You
    (Random House)

    “This bittersweet, touching story will particularly resonate with those caring for older parents.”
    –Publishers Weekly

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