Out of Darkness, Shining Light: by Petina Gappah
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Out of Darkness, Shining Light: by Petina Gappah

Fruit of the Drunken Tree: by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
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Fruit of the Drunken Tree: by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Rojas Contreras’s first novel, inspired by personal experiences, is dense in plot and emotion as…

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The Worst Kind of Want: by Liska Jacobs
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The Worst Kind of Want: by Liska Jacobs

Worst Kind lavishes in the darkness of Cilla’s memories, experiences and repressed emotions.

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Wait, Blink: by Gunnhild Øyehaug
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Wait, Blink: by Gunnhild Øyehaug

A quirky, linguistic tome that captures the flourishing, convoluted ouroboros of human imagination.

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Severance: by Ling Ma
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Severance: by Ling Ma

Severance posits that society can’t move forward if it’s stuck on how things used to…

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Number One Chinese Restaurant: by Lillian Li
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Number One Chinese Restaurant: by Lillian Li

Number One Chinese Restaurant stumbles over some of its elements, but Li as an author…

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Social Creature: by Tara Isabella Burton
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Social Creature: by Tara Isabella Burton

A glitzy, frenetic look at New York’s social elite and the toxic friendship that throttles…

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On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous: by Ocean Vuong
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On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous: by Ocean Vuong

Vuong’s novel exemplifies the power in overcoming adversity, charting paths and being seen even when…

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The Friend: by Sigrid Nunez
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The Friend: by Sigrid Nunez

The Friend is more of a one-sided conversation via stream of consciousness rather than a…

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Same Same: by Peter Mendelsund
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Same Same: by Peter Mendelsund

Same Same is like a Google search before applying keywords and filters—information overload without a…

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