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Summer

Set partly in the astonishing Coronavirus/George Floyd present and partly in the World War I era of Resistance France and prison-camp England, Smith’s latest is suffused with the warmth of a more hopeful future and brings her quartet to a satisfying conclusion.
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Winter

Following Autumn, the first of four novels named for the seasons and drawing on their moods, Smith takes an icy look at the era of Brexit and fake news, examining themes of history and memory and celebrating our will to survive...
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Public Library and Other Stories

Having multiple media might be a luxury few institutions can afford; if choice is necessary, paper proves the worthier option. ["Original and always surprising": LJ 9/1/16 review of the Anchor: Doubleday hc.
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Autumn

At the heart of Man Booker Prize nominee Smith's (How To Be Both) new novel is the charming friendship between a lonely girl and a kind older man who offers her a world of culture. This novel of big ideas and small pleasures is enthusiastically recommended. [See Prepub Alert, 8/15/16.]
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Public Library and Other Stories

Original and always surprising. [See Prepub Alert, 4/25/16.]
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How To Be Both

This work is inventive and thought provoking but best of all moving and beautiful as well. ["Smith presents two extraordinary books for the price of one": LJ 11/15/14 starred review of the Pantheon hc.]
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How To Be Both

Two versions of the book will be available: one beginning with the artist's story, the other with George's—and readers won't know which they will be reading first until they open their particular book. The order in which the stories are read will surely color the reader's experience of the whole. Which version is the preferred? And "how to be both"—seen and unseen, past and present, male and female, alive and dead, known and unknown? In a work short-listed for this year's Man Booker Prize, Smith presents two extraordinary books for the price of one.
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Artful

Readers of serious literature and poetry will find this a rich, worthy listen.
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There but for The

Though some of the plot points strain credulity, when read as a fable, this is a delightful, beautifully written, touching novel that will strongly appeal to lovers of language and wordplay. [See Prepub Alert, 3/21/11.]—Lauren Gilbert, Cold Spring Harbor Lib. & Environmental Ctr., NY
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