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16 new releases to support your out-of-control book-buying habit.

Katie Yee

October 25, 2022, 4:25am

Nothing like new releases to see you through the work week. Maybe the cure for burnout isn’t buying more books—an act which inherently gives you more to do in the end. But here we find ourselves!! Ross Gay, Cormac McCarthy, and John Banville are back, baby!

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Ross Gay, Inciting Joy
(Algonquin)

“Poet Ross Gay’s powerful sixth book poses two central questions: What incites joy? And more importantly, what does joy incite in us?”
–BookPage

Cormac McCarthy, The Passenger

Cormac McCarthy, The Passenger
(Knopf)

The Passenger is an elegiac meditation on guilt, grief, and spirituality. Packed with textbook McCarthy hallmarks, like transgressive behaviors and cascades of ecstatic language, it’s a welcome return from a legend who’s been gone too long.”
–Esquire

John Banville, The Singularities

John Banville, The Singularities
(Knopf)

“…the book boasts some of Banville’s greatest prose …  a fine addition to a brilliant body of work.”
–Publishers Weekly

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Kate Chopin, Nine Stories
(Counterpoint)

“One of the foremothers of 20th-century literature and feminist thought.”
–The New York Times

GHOST TOWN

Kevin Chen, tr. Darryl Sterk, Ghost Town
(Europa Editions)

“Kevin Chen has done a masterful job of managing his material, creating multidimensional characters, a beautifully realized setting, and an apposite surprise ending.”
–Booklist

Laura Kaplan, The Story of Jane
(Vintage)

“Her powerful story will be invaluable to organizers, feminist historians, and anyone concerned about contemporary threats to personal liberty.”
–Kirkus

Sofia Samatar, The White Mosque

Sofia Samatar, The White Mosque
(Catapult)

The White Mosque is Samatar’s thoughtful, gorgeously written account of a tour she took retracing the trekkers’ challenging path to their new settlement, where they lived for some 50 years.”
–BookPage

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John Freeman, Wind, Trees
(Copper Canyon Press)

“These poems encourage us to feel the lushness and beauty of what we share now.”
–Booklist

Darryl Pinckney, Come Back in September: A Literary Education on West Sixty-Seventh Street, Manhattan

Darryl Pinckney, Come Back in September
(FSG)

“[Pinckney’s] prose is entertaining, gossipy, and full of vivid thumbnails yet, in its loose-jointed way, deeply serious about literature and craft.”
–Publishers Weekly

Devoney Looser, Sister Novelists
(Bloomsbury)

“A triumph of literary detective work and storytelling, this is a must-read for the Austen and Brontë crowd.”
–Kirkus

Vigdis Hjorth, Is Mother Dead

Vigdis Hjorth, Is Mother Dead
(Verso Fiction)

“Hjorth delivers a gripping tale of obsession about an artist and her frayed relationship with her family … This accomplished novel is hard to shake.”
–Publishers Weekly

solenoid

Mircea Cartarescu, tr. Sean Cotter, Solenoid
(Deep Vellum)

“A beguiling novel that plunges deep into subterranean conspiracy theories while questioning the nature of reality … A masterwork of Kafkaesque strangeness, brilliantly conceived and written.”
–Kirkus

Jeanna Kadlec, Heretic: A Memoir

Jeanna Kadlec, Heretic
(Harper)

“Brilliant and well-read, Kadlec braved the emotional tides of religious trauma, divorce, and coming out as queer all before her thirtieth birthday.”
–Booklist

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Jeff Pearlman, The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson
(Mariner)

“[An] entertaining biography of star multisport athlete Bo Jackson … Jackson’s fans are in for a treat.”
–Publishers Weekly

Neil Baldwin, Martha Graham: When Dance Became Modern
(Knopf)

“Provocative and passionate as the dynamo herself, this richly detailed and insightful page-turner will delight dance aficionados.”
–Publishers Weekly

Sam Roberts, The New Yorkers
(Bloomsbury)

“Entertaining and informative … A treasure trove of New York City lore.”
–Publishers Weekly

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