Out May 7 Of all the books I've read so far this year, this one is in my top three. Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark by Cecelia Watson July 30 Look, some people just enjoy arguing about punctuation. There, she meets a lovable troupe of theater folk and showgirls who frolic around New York in unabashed debauchery. The White Book, translated from Korean by Deborah Levy, is a gorgeous autobiographical meditation on all-things white, from blizzards to breast milk, embedded in the narrator's mother's grief of losing a child hours after birth and her own guilt of trading lives with her dead sister. The Au Pair is filled with twists and turns as Seraphine Mayes struggles to understand what really happened on the day she and her twin brother were born — which happens to be the same day her mother threw herself off a cliff and their au pair fled the scene. Patsy will do anything to move to America and rejoin her long-lost love, Cicely—even leave her six-year-old daughter, Tru, in Jamaica.
Cat Person author Kristen Roupenian just came out with a handful of short stories fair warning: It's not what you'll expect. High school student Maggie shoulders the blame for an inappropriate, and illegal, relationship with her teacher. Described as Sweetbitter meets The Perfect Nanny, this fraught psychological thriller does not disappoint. Jordan bought the rights to turn this novel into a movie shortly after its release; it's wrought with striking imagery of typical fantasy staples like witches and giants made new, and a driving plot of shape-shifting mercenaries searching for a murdered child that ends -- or rather, starts -- with the protagonist, Tracker, imprisoned and interrogated over what happened. Just in time for Mother's Day comes this collection of essays from writers including Alexander Chee, Kiese Laymon, Leslie Jamison, and Carmen Maria Machado. These are dishy, illuminating, and heartbreaking stories about the knotted relationship between desire and freedom.
Never without a sinister cloud hanging over it despite its whimsical airiness, Gingerbread is one of the rare finds where the first reading is a head-spinning delight, but a second and third turn would inevitably open the door to the novel's delirious true genius. First-time author Prior-Palmer transforms from hopeless 19-year-old underdog into surprising champion of the grueling 2013 Mongol Derby in this heart-thumping account of her attempt to win a 1,000-kilometer horse race across the Mongolian countryside. In this way, Oyeyemi's writing here feels almost refreshingly dangerous while recounting a fantastical, hilarious, and wry story about three generations of Lee women hailing from the nonexistent according to Google farmsteaded countryside of Druhástrana, catapulting to Britain, and back. Out May 21 Consider this The Handmaid's Tale of 2018. The Tenth Muse by Catherine Chung June 18 Need a metaphor for the unassailable tangle of the self? That is, until they end up sleeping with each other and are forced to sneak around until they confront the truth about their relationship. Written by: Niviaq Korneliussen Release date: January 15 Why it's great: There are exactly zero writers from Greenland, a country with a population the size of New Brunswick, New Jersey, that have become household names in the United States. In a world of perfectly immersive virtual reality, can she trust what she sees? It's an uncanny novel that hits the zeitgeist, while also finding the space to be profoundly sad.
This new book focuses on the best of Cypriot cooking, from simple vegan fast-day dishes, to family feasts, to holiday favourites like Moussaka and Souvlaki. Her family depends on it. His prose proves it, buried as it is in saudade, the feeling of deep longing, pervasive melancholy, and aching nostalgia at the absence of something loved profoundly and now lost. That is, until he meets Esme Tran from Vietnam and things get a whole lot more complicated. Korneliussen takes care to make the background of the city, particularly its nightlife and smallness, come alive as her characters grapple with their identities and complicated, entwined relationships, on top of the country's entrenched homophobia and distinct neuroses. Basically, this book is a coming-of-age tale that makes you want to fly to space and also forces you to think about some serious social issues presented in its pages. The loosely connected chapters are like short essays of sharply written art criticism, bringing in real artists, their lives, and their work as they apply to smaller moments in Maria's life.
Then, her older sister Sylvie is seemingly swallowed up by New York. Penguin Press Racism and segregation didn't end after American slavery. It wholly makes sense that Michael B. Her vegetarian recipes are, she says, inspired by these colourful, evocative Middle Eastern markets, where local produce is showcased so seductively. Out April 1 In this bittersweet novel that spans more than 50 years, Lisa See tells the story of Mi-ja and Young-sook, two best friends who live in a kind of feminist utopia on a Korean island.
Helen Oyeyemi's prose pushes and pulls in ways that make every sentence essential; skim too lackadaisically through a paragraph and you probably missed a crucial detail. ~Calla Cofield Image credit: Tor Science Fiction This classic science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card should be ever-present on any space fan's bookshelf. Figuratively, that is: she must live for a time like a Briton in the pre-Roman era with three college students, an archaeology professor, and her dad. Written by: Antonio Tabucchi Indian Nocturne, Requiem, Pereira Declares Release date: May 14 Why it's great: Italian writer and scholar Antonio Tabucchi specialized in the study of Portuguese literature, especially the work of Fernando Pessoa. Or, like our hero, you could wind up in the grip of a massive black hole and have to make difficult decisions that lead you to the couch of an electronic shrink. This is a collection of her writing, plus two new essays.
This cerebral second-guessing balances with epic action throughout the book, centering on the perhaps best-known feature of the Duniverse: the monstrous spice-producing sandworms. But I won't disagree with journalist Jennifer Block's assertion that health care could use an overhaul when it comes to serving women. When she invented the technology, the U. At once epic and intimate, Three Women is an essential exploration of female desire and its consequences in a patriarchal society. While we're already setting our sites on upcoming releases for the summer and fall, it's important to note there are more than enough new and exciting releases, from late 2018 to early 2019, ready to be enjoyed today. Is it love, truth or understanding of being? When Stella begins to crave what Violet's ambition has brought her, the story descends into the delicious and the thrilling.
Written by: Mary Adkins Release date: February 5 Why it's great: Told exclusively through email exchanges and posts from the platform Dying to Blog, where the terminally ill can, well, blog, When You Read This mostly deals with the eerie modern phenomenon of the digital footprint people leave behind when they die, and who gets what kind of say over complex last wishes. Instead, expect crises of faith written with the same frankness of the sex scenes, an angel kind of abusing its infinite power, and daydreaming asides of God as a being with three penises. Jordan bought the rights to turn this novel into a movie shortly after its release; it's wrought with striking imagery of typical fantasy staples like witches and giants made new, and a driving plot of shape-shifting mercenaries searching for a murdered child that ends -- or rather, starts -- with the protagonist, Tracker, imprisoned and interrogated over what happened. As eviction notices loom, Bri doesn't just want to become a star. That gives the lessons these stories hold all the more power. You'll want to devour this inspiring memoir about giving up the pursuit of perfection, then give it to your daughter, your nieces, girls you see on the subway — you get the idea.
~Sarah Lewin For more info about the book, check out our. At the same time, she warns of an impending crisis, and stresses the dire need for a legal framework to transform the internet from a lawless Wild West into a safer space with clearer consequences. As they discuss works of art, the differences between how each values art become apparent, especially when the subject of it is black suffering. Even her brother, a graduate, has only been able to secure a minimum wage job. Those are typically experienced by men—a woman having a heart attack is more likely to feel fatigue and stomach pain. When the book starts, Dylan, not yet 3, is brain-damaged and has been ill for a year, and his parents are a pillar of strength for him.
The volume provides smart itineraries for people who are interested in food, beaches, volunteering, and much more. The Jamaican-British protagonist of Candice Carty-Williams' first novel, Queenie, probably feels the same way about her life—after a breakup, there's a string of bad dudes, and her work life is similarly maddening. As the story of the landing unfolds, the narrative doesn't shy away from the science or the incredible complexity of a 2,000-person, multigenerational ship. Even though she's a household name, nobody knows her twin secrets: Not only is she Jewish, but a scientist and inventor whose smarts could revolutionize the nation. James, the elite New England boarding school. Consider this new book from Reshma Saujani, author of Girls Who Code, your newest dose of girl power.