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Immunity Index: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250317872
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Published: Tor Books - May 4th, 2021

Monkey Boy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802157676
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Published: Grove Press - May 4th, 2021

The Mysteries Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635576443
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - May 4th, 2021

The Optimist: A Case for the Fly Fishing Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982152505
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Published: Scribner - May 4th, 2021

The Radio Operator: A Novel Cover Image
By Ulla Lenze, Marshall Yarbrough (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780063018389
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Published: HarperVia - May 4th, 2021

Things We Lost to the Water: A novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593317952
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Published: Knopf - May 4th, 2021

Fugitive Telemetry (The Murderbot Diaries #6) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250765376
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Published: Tordotcom - April 27th, 2021

Revelations Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328518774
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - April 27th, 2021

At the End of the World, Turn Left Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781951709259
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Published: Agora Books - April 20th, 2021

The Man Who Lived Underground: A Novel Cover Image
By Richard Wright, Malcolm Wright (Afterword by)
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ISBN: 9781598536768
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Published: Library of America - April 20th, 2021

Antiquities Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593318829
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Published: Knopf - April 13th, 2021

The Light of the Midnight Stars Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316483469
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Published: Redhook - April 13th, 2021

Malice: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984818652
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Published: Del Rey - April 13th, 2021

The Souvenir Museum: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062971289
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Published: Ecco - April 13th, 2021

Turn a Blind Eye: A Detective William Warwick Novel (William Warwick Novels #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250200808
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Published: St. Martin's Press - April 13th, 2021

Under the Wave at Waimea Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358446286
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - April 13th, 2021

Caul Baby: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062873088
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Published: Harper - April 6th, 2021

The Dictionary of Lost Words: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593160190
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 6th, 2021

The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984880598
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - April 6th, 2021

Peaces: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593192337
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 6th, 2021

A River Called Time Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781617759260
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Published: Akashic Books - April 6th, 2021

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982140168
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Published: 37 Ink - March 30th, 2021

Sunflower Sisters: A Novel (Woolsey-Ferriday) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524796402
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 30th, 2021

The Lamplighters: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984882158
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Published: Viking - March 16th, 2021

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Brood: A Novel Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780385546751
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Published: Doubleday - March 9th, 2021

The Committed Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802157065
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Published: Grove Press - March 2nd, 2021

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Klara and the Sun: A novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593318171
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Published: Knopf - March 2nd, 2021

Klara is an AF (artificial friend) waiting at the store with her friend Rosa for someone to take her home. Her odds have decreased since a new model has been released. Josie, a young girl, has been browsing the store and has set her eye on Klara, but hasn’t been able to commit. And when she does, Klara will find itself (herself?) plopped into a family drama of an ill girl and divorced parents who disagree on the best course of action. Ishiguro hints at an eerie future of genetically modified elites, professions replaced by robots, and worsening civil breakdowns. If there’s an author where the more you read, the greater the appreciation for the entire body of work, Ishiguro is it. I began Klara and the Sun imagining a connection to Never Let Me Go, noting later that Klara was also the obvious descendent of Stevens, the butler of Remains of the Day, dedicated to service and unmoored by a change. I love how Ishiguro’s heroes are both keenly observant and hobbled by blind spots. For Klara, it could be mistaking the sun for a deity, which makes sense, being solar powered. I’m almost disturbed to say this – Klara is perhaps the most empathetic hero I’ve read about in a long time. So what does this say about me?

— Daniel Goldin

 

 

This book is easy to read, and not because it's simple. Ishiguro creates tremendous emotional depth with a graceful narrative flow. That must be how you win a Nobel Prize: expertly crafting writing that sounds so natural. Klara observes the world and its people with open curiosity, at first untainted by her limited experience, but she’s always learning. Her ability to analyze human behavior with sincerity, consideration, and objectivity is something I would love to possess, but Klara isn't human. She's a machine, waiting for a future with a human family who would buy her as their child's Artificial Friend. She looks forward to being displayed in the storefront window, where nourishment from the sun will make her stronger, and she can see more of the city's intensity. Then there’s a wider world out there, where her status will be friend, family, and possession. Klara feels the effects. She has her own intentions, and her personal story has an unmistakable living warmth. Can Klara love and be loved? Is she ultimately being used for her owners' needs alone, or do they care for her as they would care for a person? One thing I can say without hesitation is that I wish Klara was my friend!

— Tim McCarthy


No One Is Talking About This: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593189580
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 16th, 2021

The Four Winds: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250178602
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 2nd, 2021

My Year Abroad: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594634574
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 2nd, 2021

Detransition, Baby: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593133378
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Published: One World - January 12th, 2021

The Prophets Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593085684
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 5th, 2021

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765387561
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Published: Tor Books - October 6th, 2020