The Outlaw Ocean: by Ian Urbina
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The Outlaw Ocean: by Ian Urbina

The Outlaw Ocean offers up in-depth looks at people, places and events that few of us will ever encounter, let alone read about anywhere else.

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The Grand Dark: by Richard Kadrey
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The Grand Dark: by Richard Kadrey

A book best imagined in black and white while a propulsive score to something like Mad Max: Fury Road creates a sonic wall between you and your everyday…

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Ghoster: by Jason Arnopp
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Ghoster: by Jason Arnopp

I Like to Watch: by Emily Nussbaum
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I Like to Watch: by Emily Nussbaum

Nussbaum’s reviews are close readings of media texts in which she demonstrates a gift for finding the details that display the essence of a television series.

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Ducks, Newburyport: by Lucy Ellmann
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Ducks, Newburyport: by Lucy Ellmann

Offers a genuine and humorous grappling with the contemporary American moment and the effects it has on the relationships between people and their families, their neighbors, their government,…

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Snow, Glass, Apples: by Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran
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Snow, Glass, Apples: by Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran

Gaiman and Doran offer a reminder that there are all kinds of stories about princesses and queens. We tend to romanticize the safe ones, but it’s good to…

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Who Is Michael Jang?: by Michael Jang
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Who Is Michael Jang?: by Michael Jang

The Nickel Boys: by Colson Whitehead
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The Nickel Boys: by Colson Whitehead

Whitehead does what the best novelists do: he makes us reconsider what we see around us through his imagination and empathy.

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The O. Henry Prize Stories 2019: Edited by Laura Furman
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The O. Henry Prize Stories 2019: Edited by Laura Furman

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2019 is an excellent collection, one that will creatively and intellectually stimulate even the most demanding reader.

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Loudermilk: Or, The Real Poet; Or, The Origin of the World: by Lucy Ives
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Loudermilk: Or, The Real Poet; Or, The Origin of the World: by Lucy Ives

A novel to be returned to over and over again both for its hilarity and its interesting, intelligent conversation on the arts.

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