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The Searcher: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735224650
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Published: Viking - October 6th, 2020

Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
$25.60
ISBN: 9780593230251
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Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

A Time for Mercy (Jake Brigance #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385545969
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Published: Doubleday - October 13th, 2020

Untamed Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984801258
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Published: The Dial Press - March 10th, 2020

The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358126607
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 6th, 2020

The Midnight Library: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525559474
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Published: Viking - September 29th, 2020

All the Devils Are Here: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #16) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250145239
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 1st, 2020

Jack: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374279301
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 29th, 2020

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The Lost Shtetl: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062991126
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Published: HarperVia - October 13th, 2020

It’s a myth, it’s a fable, it’s something like a newly discovered religious text. In a world with a seemingly endless supply of novels about the ends-of-the-earth reaching consequences of WWII and the Holocaust, The Lost Shtetl is a wondrous left turn – the story of one tiny Jewish village in Poland that the Nazis missed and time forgot. Learn along with the villagers of the past horrors they escaped and the present horrors (television, tourists, inflation, and postal codes, yech!) of the world that’s discovered them. With the village itself as a sly, sighing narrator, Gross has written a clever, affecting parable of the ways history, sooner or later, reaches us all.

— Chris Lee

 

 

In The Lost Shtetl, Kreskol, a Jewish settlement in present-day Poland, is discovered when, after a matrimonial fallout, the wife leaves town, the husband follows suit, and the town sends out a search party of one, a mamzer baker’s apprentice whom nobody will miss. When Yankel (the baker) is admitted to a hospital in nearby Smolskie, the cat’s out of the bag, or at least it will be if the medical staff don’t decide he’s either delusional or scamming them. On top of the circuitous paths of Yankel, Pesha, and Ishmael (the estranged couple), the newly discovered town must contend with greed, a tourism boom, an ideological rabbinical battle, and a good dollop of antisemitism. Meanwhile, the runaways must contend with what kind of people (and Jews) they are going to be, now that their reality rug has been pulled out from beneath them. When the copy for a novel name checks Gary Shteyngart, Michael Chabon, and Nathan Englander, what jazzy comparison is left for me? Would it be too much for me to call this philosophical and often hilarious novel the bastard child of Isaac Bashevis Singer and Cynthia Ozick? 

— Daniel Goldin


How to Be an Antiracist Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525509288
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Published: One World - August 13th, 2019

Snow Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781335230003
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Published: Hanover Square Press - October 6th, 2020

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385348713
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Published: Crown - February 25th, 2020

Magic Lessons: The Prequel to Practical Magic Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982108847
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 6th, 2020

Transcendent Kingdom: A novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525658184
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Published: Knopf - September 1st, 2020

Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393542134
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 6th, 2020

The Thursday Murder Club: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984880963
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - September 22nd, 2020

The Lying Life of Adults Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781609455910
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Published: Europa Editions - September 1st, 2020

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The Silence: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982164553
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Published: Scribner - October 20th, 2020

The American bard of the great collapse has done it again. The Silence is a piercing novella that asks: what will we grasp for when we lose that which anchors us to modernity? As always, Delillo crafts uniquely jarring sentences to capture the quotidian ways in which language alienates us from our animal selves. Moreover, his genius really goes on display as he finds new ideas (and desires and fears!) in themes he’s been exploring for decades - football as war as annihilation, the obsession with the savior figure - even as he deconstructs them. An educated guess says this book was rushed to publication to meet the moment – and, in a rare case, rightly so. Who else could so humanely soothe us during crisis with a balm made from our terrors?

— Chris Lee


The Once and Future Witches Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316422048
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Published: Redhook - October 13th, 2020

A Song for the Dark Times: An Inspector Rebus Novel (A Rebus Novel) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316479257
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 13th, 2020

Take Arms Against a Sea of Troubles: The Power of the Reader’s Mind over a Universe of Death Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780300247282
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Published: Yale University Press - October 13th, 2020

The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631491665
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Published: Liveright - October 20th, 2020

Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984826961
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 20th, 2020

Earthlings Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802157003
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Published: Grove Press - October 6th, 2020

The Knowledge Machine: How Irrationality Created Modern Science Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631491375
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Published: Liveright - October 13th, 2020

Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316449823
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Published: Hachette Books - October 20th, 2020

Milk Street: Cookish: Throw It Together: Big Flavors. Simple Techniques. 200 Ways to Reinvent Dinner. Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316540308
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Published: Voracious - October 13th, 2020

Eleanor Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781439192016
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 6th, 2020

The Devil and the Dark Water Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781728206028
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - October 6th, 2020

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Still Life: A Karen Pirie Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802157447
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - October 6th, 2020

The Ministry for the Future: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316300131
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Published: Orbit - October 6th, 2020

Missionaries: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984880659
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Published: Penguin Press - October 6th, 2020

Cuyahoga Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982155551
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Published: Scribner - October 6th, 2020

Golem Girl: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984820303
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Published: One World - October 6th, 2020

Red Pill, Blue Pill: How to Counteract the Conspiracy Theories That Are Killing Us Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781633886261
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Published: Prometheus Books - September 10th, 2020

A Wild Winter Swan: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062980786
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Published: William Morrow - October 6th, 2020

Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501192111
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 20th, 2020

The Midnight Bargain Cover Image
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Published: Erewhon - October 13th, 2020

Chicago's Great Fire: The Destruction and Resurrection of an Iconic American City Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802148100
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - October 6th, 2020

The Last Sovereigns: Sitting Bull and the Resistance of the Free Lakotas Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781496220226
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Published: Bison Books - October 1st, 2020