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The Last Stone by Mark Bowden (Atlantic Monthly Press)

"This is a cat-and-mouse tale, told beautifully. But like all great true crime, “The Last Stone” finds its power not by leaning into cliché but by resisting it — pushing for something more realistic, more evocative of a deeper truth."
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The Very Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan by Caitlín R. Kiernan (Tachyon)

"“THE VERY BEST OF CAITLIN R. KIERNAN is pure genius… There is simply nothing out there quite like her. Kiernan is transformative. Read her and be changed.” –The New York Times Read More

My Cat Looks Like My Dad by Thao Lam (Owlkids)

"Much of the humor is worked into the textured collage illustrations, which pop against the white background (Dad’s whimsical wardrobe is an especially nice touch). Never didactic, this is a warmhearted window into the things, expected and otherwise, that make up a family." - starred review, Booklist Read More

Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage by Bette Howland (A Public Space)

"Largely autobiographical and incredibly self-aware, Howland’s stories conjure vivid portraits of her home city of Chicago and bring to life the hypnotic thoughts of her narrators among their wide casts of vividly drawn characters."
-- starred review, Publishers Weekly Read More

Chamber Music by Will Ashon (Faber & Faber)

"This is nothing less than a literary tour de force through hundreds of years of American history as seen through one hip-hop band and one landmark album. Mind-blowing!" - starred review, Booklist

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Prince of Monkeys by Nnamdi Ehirim (Counterpoint)

Featured as one of 8 books by black authors they’re excited to read this spring from Essence Read More

White Dancing Elephants by Chaya Bhuvaneswar (Dzanc)

FINALIST FOR PEN/ROBERT W. BINGHAM PRIZE FOR DEBUT SHORT STORY COLLECTION ($25,000)

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