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August 25th, 2019


The semi-autobiographical coming-of-age tale from the Nigerian-American writer, his debut novel, finds a child of African immigrants growing up in Utah.
Author: Michel Martin
Posted: August 24, 2019, 9:13 pm
Rokuro Inui's mosaic novel is set in a lush alternate Japan, full of cricket fighting tournaments, beautiful automata and intricate webs of plot and counter-plot around the mysterious Eve.
Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Posted: August 24, 2019, 11:00 am
Gabriel García Márquez's intricate, confusing, magnificent novel centers around a monstrous, nameless dictator — known only as the General or the Patriarch — who sells the entire Caribbean Sea.
Author: Nina Martyris
Posted: August 24, 2019, 11:00 am
The seven plaintiffs, which include all of the publishing industry's Big Five, say the audiobook company is violating copyrights with a planned feature that would transcribe audiobooks for listeners.
Author: Colin Dwyer
Posted: August 23, 2019, 9:51 pm
Rion Amilcar Scott's second story collection returns readers to his fictional town of Cross River, Md., site of America's only successful slave uprising, and God is one of the best-known residents.
Author: Michael Schaub
Posted: August 23, 2019, 2:00 pm
James Gregor's novel about a gay man who falls into an intense relationship with a woman mixes old-fashioned style and contemporary setting. His observations on human nature are precisely rendered.
Author: Ilana Masad
Posted: August 23, 2019, 11:00 am
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with author Rion Amilcar Scott about his new collection of short stories entitled, The World Doesn't Require You.
Posted: August 22, 2019, 8:58 pm
Margaret Renkl's vivid and original essays capture the cycle of life in a new book that will make you want to stay put, reread and savor everything about the moment.
Author: Maureen Corrigan
Posted: August 22, 2019, 4:19 pm
Ayşe Papatya Bucak's debut collection is full of musical, lyrical stories that occupy a dreamscape of Turkish culture, art history and surprise encounters between humans, ghosts and djinns.
Author: Marcela Davison Avilés
Posted: August 22, 2019, 2:00 pm
Jill Heinerth's memoir leads with her thoughts as she wonders if she will die underwater, setting the tone for an honest and engaging book about life as one of the world's top cave divers.
Author: Gabino Iglesias
Posted: August 22, 2019, 10:01 am