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American Cider: A Modern Guide to a Historic Beverage

Much like an atlas of wine, this detailed study gives cider its due as a complex sophisticated beverage, affected as much by terroir and apple varietals as a French Burgundy or a California Chardonnay. The focus on regional distinctions provides insight and discernment for a product regaining popularity throughout the United States.
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The Liar’s Dictionary

Expect sharply divided opinions here, but devoted fans of Ali Smith will gleefully succumb to Williams’s tale of acrobatic wordplay.

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Untraceable

Though readers will be disappointed if they expect a fast-paced cat-and-mouse chase, Lebedev’s rich and ruminative writing raises important questions about the ethics and personal costs of perpetrating anonymous mass murder.

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The Readers’ Room

For fans of book-centered novels such as Gabrielle Zevin’s The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry craving a slightly harder edge.

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Hades, Argentina

A powerful and complex novel, told in hallucinatory prose that challenges us to work out what is real vs. what is imagined. Recommended for all literary fiction collections. [See Prepub Alert, 6/17/20.]
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Winter Counts

Weiden’s series launch sheds much-needed light on the legal and societal barriers facing Native Americans while also delivering a suspenseful thriller that builds to a bloody climax. A worthy addition to the burgeoning canon of indigenous literature. [See Prepub Alert, 1/29/20.]
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Breathing Through the Wound

As in A Million Drops, del Árbol proves he’s adept at creating richly drawn characters and weaving their disparate stories, building to a shattering, violent climax.
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A Shadow Intelligence

Recommended for fans of Olen Steinhauer’s spy novels and Terry Hayes’s I Am Pilgrim.
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Death in Her Hands

This doesn’t register quite as indelibly as Moshfegh’s earlier novels, as Vesta is not as compelling as Eileen’s title heroine or the unnamed protagonist of My Year of Rest and Relaxation. Still, recommended for fans of the author, as well as Iain Reid’s I’m Thinking of Ending Things.

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