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Fiction By Dorthe Nors; translated from the Danish by Misha Hoekstra Nors achieves exquisite interiority in these narratives, burrowing so precisely into a character’s memory and...
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- Weather by Jenny Offill. (Knopf) 36 Rave • 24 Positive • 2 Mixed. Read an interview with Jenny Offill here. “… tiny in size and immense in scope, radically disorienting yet reassuringly humane, strikingly eccentric and completely irresistible … A narrator and a novel that hum with anxiety and pulse with dread are nonetheless hilarious, warm, and lovable.
- Cleanness by Garth Greenwell. (FSG) 38 Rave • 11 Positive • 3 Mixed • 1 Pan. Listen to Garth Greenwell read from Cleanness here. “… incandescent … Anyone who read Greenwell’s first novel, What Belongs to You (2016), knows that his writing about sex is altogether scorching.
- The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel. (Knopf) 29 Rave • 22 Positive • 6 Mixed. Watch an interview with Emily St. John Mandel here. “… a novel that’s so absorbing, so fully realized that it draws you out of your own constricted situation and expands your sense of possibilities.
- The Mirror & the Light by Hilary Mantel. (Henry Holt) 33 Rave • 12 Positive • 7 Mixed • 1 Pan. “…magnificent … The portrait of Thomas Cromwell…now concludes with a novel of epic proportions, every bit as thrilling, propulsive, darkly comic and stupendously intelligent as its predecessors … orking with and against our foreknowledge, Mantel keeps us on the brink, each day to be invented … The Mirror & the Light is generously self-sufficient—to read this alone would hardly be skimping: it is four or five books in itself.
Leila Slimani, Sam Taylor. Fiction / Literary Fiction. Leïla Slimani’s latest novel is the first volume of a trilogy recounting—in the truthful way that only fiction can—the history of the author’s grandmother. Read the Review.
The National Book Foundation has announced the longlist nominees for the 2021 National Book Awards. Among the nominees for fiction is ...
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Fiction / Historical Fiction Author Amy Tan created her own subgenre of popular literature back in the late 1980s (sweeping, semi-autobiographical stories of family, loyalty and love set in various Asian times and cultures), beginning with The Joy Luck Club and The Kitchen God’s Wife.
Publishers Weekly is the international news website of book publishing and bookselling including business news, reviews, bestseller lists, commentaries and more. ... 10 of 30 Fiction reviews ...