Extra! Extra!: November 2021 Book News

Here are the headlines you may have missed this month. The New York Times dives into THE LEAST OF US by Sam Quinones, ENTERTAINING RACE by Michael Eric Dyson, THE BROKEN CONSTITUTION by Noah Feldman, WINTER RECIPES FROM THE COLLECTIVE by Louise Gluck, WITHIN THESE WICKED WALLS by Lauren Blackwood, BURNING BOY by Paul Auster, […]

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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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PW Best Books of 2021

Announcing the Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2021! Top 10 SECOND PLACE by Rachel CuskDIRTY WORK: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America by Eyal PressSOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER: A Memoir by Ashley C. Ford Fiction CROSSROADS by Jonathan FranzenDEAR MISS METROPOLITAN by Carolyn FerrellOUTLAWED by Anna North Mystery/Thriller THE PHOTOGRAPHER by Mary Dixie […]

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Author Spotlight: Jonathan Franzen (10/13/21)

Jonathan Franzen is no stranger to bringing a unique and dazzlingly vividness to his characters. His newest novel, and the start to a trilogy, CROSSROADS does just that with the story of a Midwestern family at a pivotal moment of crisis. CROSSROADS 4 starred reviews! “Franzen’s intensely absorbing novel is amusing, excruciating, and at times […]

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Extra! Extra!: September 2021 Book News

HERE ARE THE HEADLINES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED THIS MONTH. Jonathan Franzen is taking a more compassionate stance toward his characters—and himself, he tells the Wall Street Journal. NPR talks MISFITS by Michaela Coel, INTO THE FOREST by Rebecca Frankel, ON FREEDOM by Maggie Nelson, CIVILIZATIONS by Laurent Binet, BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU by […]

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Kirkus’ Must-Read Fiction for Fall 2021

Kirkus Reviews has picked their 19 Must-Read Fiction Books for Fall 2021, and we have four titles on the list! BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU by Sally RooneyCROSSROADS by Jonathan FranzenFIGHT NIGHT by Miriam ToewsTODAY A WOMAN WENT MAD IN THE SUPERMARKET: Stories by Hilma Wolitzer […]

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A Conversation with Jonathan Franzen (8/18/21)

Jonathan Franzen chatted with his longtime editor, Jonathan Galassi, about his forthcoming novel CROSSROADS and what is to come from this timely and absorbing trilogy. Check it out! […]

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Kirkus’ 150 Most Anticipated Fall Books

The smart folks at Kirkus Reviews have picked the 150 books you’ll want on your shelves this Fall! HOW TO WRESTLE A GIRL by Venita BlackburnCROSSROADS by Jonathan FranzenAPPLES NEVER FALL by Liane MoriartyBEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU by Sally RooneyFIGHT NIGHT by Miriam ToewsTODAY A WOMAN WENT MAD IN THE SUPERMARKET: Stories by Hilma […]

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4 Stars for Franzen

Jonathan Franzen’s CROSSROADS has received FOUR starred reviews! “Much like Updike, Franzen is keenly aware that human struggle is defined by understanding and acceptance and that it is generational, ideas he admirably captures here.”–Library Journal, starred review “This masterpiece of social realism vividly captures each character’s internal conflicts as a response to and a reflection […]

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For Your Consideration: October 2021 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite October titles for the October 2021 LibraryReads list! Votes due September 1! THE BRIGHTEST STAR IN PARIS by Diana BillerISBN 9781250297877 | on sale 10/12/21Download on Edelweiss or NetGalley “A prima ballerina in 1870s Paris is haunted by the ghosts of wronged women in this atmospheric sequel to […]

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