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8 new books for your reading pleasure.

Katie Yee

November 29, 2022, 4:51am

Time to get cozy with this perfect octet of new books.

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the intimate city

Michael Kimmelman, The Intimate City: Walking New York
(Penguin Press)

“New York City comes alive in this scintillating collection of conversations between New York Times architecture critic Kimmelman … An enchanting and lyrical montage of an ever-evolving city.”
–Publishers Weekly

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John Boyne, All the Broken Places
(Pamela Dorman Books)

All the Broken Places is a defense of literature’s need to shine a light on the darkest aspects of human nature; and it does so with a novelist’s skill, precision and power.”
–The Guardian

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Osa Atoe, Shotgun Seamstress
(Soft Skull)

“The clash between the high technology of the era and the zine’s analog nature gives the book profound gravitas—Atoe cuts right through the noise of digital media. The book will leave readers furiously immersing themselves in the music and art of Shotgun Seamstress‘ subjects and contributors, which is where the real magic of this book lies.”
–Booklist

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Edward Humes, The Forever Witness
(Dutton)

“Humes’ writing is suspenseful yet also journalistic, providing fascinating details about the case, technological advances in police work, and genetic genealogy. A winner for any fan of true crime.”
–Booklist

Jason McBride, Eat Your Mind: The Radical Life and Work of Kathy Acker

Jason McBride, Eat Your Mind: The Radical Life and Work of Kathy Acker
(Simon & Schuster)

“A wholly unique, insightful look at Acker, whose work remains highly relevant today.”
–BookRiot

Mary-Alice Daniel, A Coastline Is an Immeasurable Thing
(Ecco)

“In her incandescent debut, Nigerian poet Daniel recounts her life on three continents, surrounded by stories that made up the fabric of her African upbringing … This is a gem.”
–Publishers Weekly

Ethan Joella, A Quiet Life
(Scribner)

“Heartwarming, character-driven charm. Empathetic without becoming saccharine, A Quiet Life highlights the power of closure and the importance of a connected, compassionate community.”
–Booklist

a heart that works

Rob Delaney, A Heart That Works
(Spiegel & Grau)

“As heartbreaking as the book may be, Delaney’s pitch black humor buoys even the toughest moments…Delaney’s book is ultimately about all-encompassing, heart-exploding love.”
–The New York Times

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