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8 Books You Can Finish in a Weekend

  • NONFICTION

    WAKE

    JUNE 1, 2021

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

WAKE

by Rebecca Hall ; illustrated by Hugo Martínez

An urgent, brilliant work of historical excavation. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    PLAYING A DANGEROUS GAME

    AUG. 17, 2021

CHILDREN'S

PLAYING A DANGEROUS GAME

by Patrick Ochieng

An entertaining picture of a boy’s life between social classes. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE WOMAN IN THE PURPLE SKIRT

    JUNE 8, 2021

FICTION

THE WOMAN IN THE PURPLE SKIRT

by Natsuko Imamura ; translated by Lucy North

A subtly ominous story about voyeurism and the danger of losing yourself in someone else. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    NAMES FOR LIGHT

    AUG. 17, 2021

NONFICTION

NAMES FOR LIGHT

by Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint

An imaginative and compelling memoir about what we inherit and what we pass on. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE BLUE LINE DOWN

    JUNE 22, 2021

FICTION

THE BLUE LINE DOWN

by Maris Lawyer

Stripped-down language and propulsive storytelling keep these pages turning. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    WHY LONGFELLOW LIED

    AUG. 3, 2021

CHILDREN'S

WHY LONGFELLOW LIED

by Jeff Lantos

Exemplary myth-busting with appeal that spans audiences from children to adults. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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