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Emergency

The pandemic provides a lens through which Hildyard’s narrator assembles a pastiche of memories. This quiet, well-written novel, which has a surprise ending, is worth a look.
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No Country for Eight-Spot Butterflies: A Lyric Essay

This short read packs a great deal of heart and promise for readers. Aguon has written both an informational and philosophical book that will please readers interested in environmental and political issues.

Trinity, Trinity, Trinity

The Mishima and Akutagawa prize–winning Kobayashi (Breakfast with Madame Curie) examines the shifting sands of memory and interconnected identity in a fluid landscape shaped by nuclear radiation, social media, and social connection. Highly recommended.

Home Bound: An Uprooted Daughter’s Reflections on Belonging

Bee’s memoir is experimental in form but will appeal to a variety of reader, challenging singular beliefs of what it means to be a daughter, sister, lover, wife, lawyer, and mother.
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Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom

Purnell’s writing is personal, moving, and offers a globally relevant perspective. It dramatically expands the scope of how Americans can think about policing and justice and will leave a lasting impact.

Dreaming of You

Crackly and energetic, with poignancy beneath; for Latinx and millennial readers, plus poetry lovers interested in new voices.

Winter Pasture: One Woman’s Journey with China’s Kazakh Herders

Readers who enjoy descriptive writing about challenging lives will love this work.
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