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Little Constructions

Readers looking for the logic of a linear plotline won’t find it here, but those who prefer their fiction edgy and their humor dark will take pleasure in the jivy rhythms of this unconventional early novel from the Booker Prize–winning Burns (Milkman).
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The Colonel’s Wife

Some readers may find it hard to stomach the violence inflicted on our heroine and others by the Colonel. Many will also find her political views appalling. And a further caveat: this slim but engaging work, seamlessly translated, is quite sexually explicit in places. Recommended especially for readers curious about life in an era and culture other than their own.

The Collector of Leftover Souls: Field Notes on Brazil’s Everyday Insurrections

Beautifully translated from Portuguese by Whitty, these accounts make up an unforgettable compilation documenting the lives of those largely underrepresented in literature. While the stories are specifically Brazilian, the insights they reveal are universal.

In the Dream House

A thought-provoking account for anyone interested in the experience of abuse survivors and lesbian narratives; trigger warning for descriptions of physical and emotional abuse.

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Be Recorder

“Can I trust the ardor/ or is it just theatre/ …shall I ask permission/ do I beg for a license”: Giménez Smith asks key questions in roiled times, and her greatest strength is nailing an outsider’s raw uncertainty, assumptions never made, immunity never achieved.
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I Will Destroy You

Beautifully crafted poems from the (broken) heart; the masterly Flynn doesn’t drag us into the depths but rises to meet us.

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Love and I

In nearly every poem, the poet delves deeply. Her questing invites us to read and reread. For all academic and larger public library collections.

White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination

For readers fascinated by race and reparative writing, now and in American history, and the transformative potential of literature to change minds and emphasize our common humanity. [See Prepub Alert, 2/4/19.]
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Little Glass Planet: Poems

Idiosyncratic and memorable, Gibson’s poetry will reward readers even through its moments of anguish: “If we belong to anything in the universe,/ it’s to our own music.”

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