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Hard by a Great Forest

Vardiashvili’s amazing and poignant tale of loss and resilience draws readers in with compelling descriptions of land and place. Saba encounters horrid acts of violence or their aftermath, but he also finds beauty, even magic and mystery. A remarkable debut certain to be longlisted for multiple awards, if not shortlisted for several.

The Vulnerables

Fans of thoughtful introspection in their reading will enjoy.

A Death in Malta: An Assassination and a Family’s Quest for Justice

This narrative will make a good addition to both public and academic libraries, especially institutions with journalism programs.

Family Meal

A group portrait that strikingly captures both pain and healing; highly recommended.

The Vaster Wilds

A fittingly adventurous effort from one of our best writers, but one yielding the growing sense that we’ve seen that tree before.

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store

A compelling novel, compellingly written, and not to be missed.

My Murder

Combining elements of dystopian fiction, psychological suspense, and mystery, this is a wonderfully incisive and intriguing novel that defies genres and invites contemplation. Perfect for book groups.

The Late Americans

Taylor again proves himself to be a master of creating recognizable, fallible humans, but the novel’s unvaried tonal character becomes wearisome and smothers too many of its virtues of canny observation.

Enchantment: Awakening Wonder in an Anxious Age

May’s observant, moving essays are a balm for souls wearied by the nonstop pulse of contemporary life, and an invitation to reconnect with the outside world. A masterpiece of mindfulness in action; recommended for all libraries.

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