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Douglas Stuart Wins Booker Prize for ‘Shuggie Bain’ (Grove Atlantic)

Douglas Stuart Wins Booker Prize for ‘Shuggie Bain’ (Grove Atlantic)

During a news conference, Booker representatives said “Shuggie Bain” had prevailed because of the strength of the narrative and the prose. “It appears to be a very classical novel on a first reading,” said Gaby Wood, the literary director of the Booker Prize Foundation. “But actually when you reread it, you find it’s quite daring.” - The New York Times

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Feasting Wild by Gina Rae La Cerva (Greystone Books)

Feasting Wild by Gina Rae La Cerva (Greystone Books)

“Delves into not only what we eat around the world, but what we once ate and what we have lost since then.” —A New York Times Book Review Summer Reading Selection “La Cerva’s beautifully written narrative is as tantalizing as it is edifying.”—Publishers Weekly ★ review

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Sweet Dreams by Dylan Jones (Faber & Faber)

Sweet Dreams by Dylan Jones (Faber & Faber)

"In this colorful and sprawling oral history, (author) Jones...editor-in-chief of British GQ, stitches together quotes from over 100 interviewees on the aesthetic revolution that birthed New Wave.. his is a fitfully enlightening but correctly maximalist take on a time when artistic excess and overkill was the norm." - Publishers Weekly

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The Harpy by Megan Hunter (Grove Press)

The Harpy by Megan Hunter (Grove Press)

14 New Novels Vogue Editors Recommend for Fall 2020

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Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald (Grove Press)

Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald (Grove Press)

*Named One of the Best Books of the Summer by The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, TIME, and Literary Hub* "Macdonald experiments with tempo and style, as if testing out different altitudes and finding she can fly at just about any speed, in any direction, with any aim she likes, so supple is her style. She writes about migration patterns and storms, nests as a metaphor for the domestic and the danger of using nature as metaphor at all. I was reminded of the goshawk, so thickly plumed, so powerful that it can bring down a deer, and yet it weighs only a few pounds. These are the very paradoxes of Macdonald’s prose — its lightness and force."—Parul Sehgal, New York Times

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World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil, illustrated by Fumi Nakamura

World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil, illustrated by Fumi Nakamura

**September 2020 Indie Next Pick**" Reading World of Wonders, it's clear that Nezhukumtathil is a poet. These essays sing with joy and longing—each focusing on a different natural wonder, all connected by the thread of Nezhukumtathil's curiosity and her identification with the world's beautiful oddities . . . It's a heartwarming, poignant, and often funny collection, enlivened by Fumi Nakamura's dreamy illustrations." —BuzzFeed, "Summer Books You Won't Be Able to Put Down"

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Like a Bird by Fariha Róisín (Unnamed Press)

Like a Bird by Fariha Róisín (Unnamed Press)

"In lustrous, lyrical language, multifaceted artist Róisín has written an ode to the joy and healing power of self-love. This powerful novel is highly recommended." - Library Journal, Starred Review

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The Paper Boat by Thao Lam (Owlkids Books)

The Paper Boat by Thao Lam (Owlkids Books)

"Children will be compelled to return again and again to digest its story. A timely, resonant, exceptional model of visual storytelling." -Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

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