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By Lauren Groff -
This devastatingly beautiful meditation on nature, divinity, and survival is the second volume of a planned triptych begun last year with Groff’s ...Read Review
By Rachel Heng -
1941, Singapore: As British imperialism declines and WWII looms, seven-year-old Ah Boon and the Lee family struggle to survive in their southeastern coastal fishing ...Read Review
By Jon Cho-Polizzi (trans.) - By Sharon Dodua Otoo -
This is one of those novels which may be termed experimental, in that the non-linear plot is challenging to describe in a pithy ...Read Review
By Abdulrazak Gurnah -
Afterlives provides a view of the culture and world of early-20th-century Eastern Africa. Abdulrazak Gurnah, a Tanzanian author, won the 2021 Nobel Prize ...Read Review
By Hernan Diaz -
Pulitzer finalist Diaz’s brilliantly layered epic unfolds through a quartet of accounts, each of which adds new meaning to the ones that ...Read Review
By Hannah Lillith Assadi -
Unreliable narrators are a tricky device. In The Stars Are Not Yet Bells, the protagonist, Elle Ranier, tells her story of moving from ...Read Review
By Heather O’Neill -
In late 19th-century Montreal, girls and women are filled with rage in Heather O’Neill’s When We Lost Our Heads. The story ...Read Review
By Jennifer Croft (trans.) - By Olga Tokarczuk -
In mid-18th century Poland, a messianic figure emerges in a small Jewish community. It says something about this book that this character ...Read Review
By Lauren Groff -
England, 1158, and young ‘Marie who comes from France’ rides through a cold, damp valley towards the royal abbey where she has been appointed ...Read Review
By Cathy Marie Buchanan -
Britain, first century AD. Hobble lives in a secluded community. Years ago, her grandfather and uncles went off to battle the invading Romans, ...Read Review
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