Kirkus Best Fiction of 2021

Feast your eyes on Kirkus‘ Best Fiction of 2021! LIGHT FROM UNCOMMON STARS by Ryka AokiDESTROYER OF LIGHT by Jennifer Marie BrissettRAZORBLADE TEARS by S.A. CosbySECOND PLACE by Rachel CuskTHE TWILIGHT ZONE by Nona FernándezCROSSROADS by Jonathan FranzenEVERYONE KNOWS YOUR MOTHER IS A WITCH by Rivka GalchenZORRIE by Laird HuntMY MONTICELLO by Jocelyn Nicole JohnsonTHE […]

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Extra! Extra!: May Book News

HERE ARE ALL OF THE HEADLINES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED THIS MONTH. The Washington Post takes on PLACES OF MIND by Timothy Brennan, BROKEN (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson, and A LONELY MAN by Chris Power Oprah talks about WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU?   A conversation with ANNA K’s Jenny Lee and TOKYO […]

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Books about Books (5/11/21)

Today we’re talking books about books with an MFA professor and a plot that’s too good to give up and a British novelist finding out whether some stories are too dangerous to tell. THE PLOT by Jean Hanff Korelitz An Indie Next pick! “Deep character development, an impressively thick tapestry of intertwining story lines, and […]

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Short Story Feature + Stars for RAG and INSTRUCTIONS FOR A FUNERAL

Short Story Feature + Stars for RAG and INSTRUCTIONS FOR A FUNERAL

Today we celebrate the bite-size wonder of short stories with a feature on four incredible collections. MOTHERS: Stories by Chris PowerPeopled by men and women who find themselves at crossroads or dead ends, these stories evoke the magic and despair of the essential human longing for purpose. “Power’s wide-ranging debut is confident, complex, bizarre, poignant, […]

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