Black Buck, Mateo Askaripour, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Darren Vender was the valedictorian of his high school class, but he is satisfied with his life living with his mother in Bed-Stuy, hanging out with his girlfriend Soraya, and managing a Starbucks in a high-rise office building
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The Cold Millions, Jess Walter, Harper - Reviewers call him “a genius of the modern American moment” and his books “masterpieces.”
Glossary for the End of Days, Ian Stansel, Acre Books - Ian’s Stansel’s Glossary for the End of Days is a collection of short stories that perfectly captures the anxiety of our times and the ways in which we can lose ourselves as we try to make sense of a disordered world.
This Time Next Year, Sophie Cousens, G.P. Putnam & Sons - Minnie Cooper grew up absorbing her mother’s message that all her bad luck started when she was born one minute after the first baby of the year who not only got the prize but stole her name which was supposed to have been Quinn.
Meanwhile in Dopamine City, DBC Pierre, Faber Books - Winner of the Man Booker, the Whitbread First Novel and recently shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize for his latest release, MEANWHILE IN DOPAMINE CITY, a satirical dystopia about a widower struggling to raise two children in an age of digital big tech,
The Orchard, David Hopen, Ecco - Ari Eden spent his life in Brooklyn attending a Jewish school that focused on religion until just before his senior year.
All Stirred Up, Brianne Moore, Alcove Press - Winter is a great time to escape into books that feature food, a bit of romance and family drama. Brianne Moore’s All Stirred Up offered a modern take on Jane Austen’s Persuasion that features competing restaurateurs, interfering family and the captivating backdrop of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Florence Adler Swims Forever, Rachel Beanland, Simon & Schuster - Over the course of one summer that begins with a shocking tragedy, three generations of the Adler family grapple with heartbreak, romance, and the weight of family secrets in this stunning debut novel.
Fifty Words for Rain, Asha Lemmie, Dutton - Eight-year-old Nori is dropped off by her mother at the estate of the grandparents she never knew she had. For three years, she lives in their attic, suffering acid baths to lighten her skin and beatings with a wooden spoon.