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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Trenton Makes: By Tadzio Koelb
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Trenton Makes: By Tadzio Koelb

Trenton Makes brings to life mid-20th century New Jersey before and after a manufacturing industry…

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The Frolic of the Beasts: by Yukio Mishima
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The Frolic of the Beasts: by Yukio Mishima

A heavy, curious study of morality and the kind of pain people are capable of…

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To Die in Spring: by Ralf Rothmann
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To Die in Spring: by Ralf Rothmann

Rothmann explores themes of accountability, responsibility and consequence in To Die in Spring.

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The Answers: by Catherine Lacey
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The Answers: by Catherine Lacey

The Answers offers an inquisitive, often longing contemplation of identity, love, faith, and their morphing…

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