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10/27/22: From the New York Times 15 Books Coming in November

A previously unpublished novel by Katherine Dunn, Matthew Perry’s harrowing account of yearslong addiction, the winner of the Booker Prize — and more. All here in the New York Times column.

American Caliph: The True Story of a Muslim Mystic, a Hollywood Epic, and the 1977 Siege of Washington, DC Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374208585
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 22nd, 2022

"This investigative work reconstructs a planned attack in March 1977, when members of the Hanafi Movement, a Black Muslim group, held 149 people hostage in three buildings across D.C. Drawing on newly declassified F.B.I. files and other archival documents, Mufti tells the story of Hamaas Abdul Khaalis, the leader of the Hanafis, and the 39-hour standoff."

Art Is Life: Icons and Iconoclasts, Visionaries and Vigilantes, and Flashes of Hope in the Night Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593086490
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 1st, 2022

"This collection of essays by the Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic for New York magazine spans two decades of his work. Included are his appraisals of the artists Kara Walker, David Wojnarowicz, Marina Abramovic and Jeff Koons; writing about the Obama portraits; and reflections on his own life and creative formation."

Dr. No: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781644452080
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Published: Graywolf Press - November 1st, 2022

"In this novel, a mathematics professor (and an “expert in nothing”) pairs up with a villain who wants to carry out a symbolic theft at Fort Knox."

Foster Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802160140
Availability: Backordered
Published: Grove Press - November 1st, 2022

"Keegan, an Irish author, was a finalist for the Booker Prize this year for her novel “Small Things Like These,” and her writing is part of school curriculums across Ireland. This novella — which was abridged in The New Yorker in 2010 — is now being released as a book in the United States."

Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250866448
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Published: Flatiron Books - November 1st, 2022

"Perry, the “Friends” star, offers a frank and unsparing account of his addiction and efforts to stay clean."

The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324090847
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Published: Liveright - November 8th, 2022

"The author, a historian at Tufts, dives into the history of a Southern family with two sisters who became influential abolitionists. Many explorations of their legacy neglect the Grimkes’ Black relatives, however, and Greenidge gives a particular focus to the Black women in the family."

Hollywood: The Oral History Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063056947
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Published: Harper - November 8th, 2022

"Drawing on the American Film Institute’s cache of interviews (with Steven Spielberg, Katharine Hepburn, Meryl Streep and hundreds more), this offers an inside look at Hollywood both on set and off, braiding in the perspectives of the people integral to the industry whom you don’t often see: costume designers, cinematographers, writers, editors, messengers and even publicists."

The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593237465
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Published: Crown - November 15th, 2022

"The former first lady shares her advice for navigating life challenges. In a video announcing the book, she shared some of its guiding questions: “How can we channel our frustration into something positive? And how do we rekindle that flame that’s inside each of us?”"

The Philosophy of Modern Song Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451648706
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 1st, 2022

"In a new essay collection, the Nobel laureate focuses on the work of other artists, from Elvis Costello to Nina Simone, exploring what makes each song work (or falter)."

Requiem for the Massacre: A Black History on the Conflict, Hope, and Fallout of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Cover Image
ISBN: 9781640095021
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Published: Counterpoint - November 1st, 2022

"This racist attack — in which white mobs killed hundreds of Black people and displaced many more — has received new attention. Young, a Black sportswriter and Oklahoman, weaves in his own coming-of-age in this history."

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324064824
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 1st, 2022

This novel, which won the Booker Prize, follows a conflict photographer during Sri Lanka’s civil war who finds himself unexpectedly in the afterlife. He has “seven moons” to solve who killed him — and to recover his photographs. Along his journey, he meets other civilian victims of the war.

They're Going to Love You: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385548779
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Published: Doubleday - November 15th, 2022

"Howrey, a former dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, brings an insider’s view of the discipline to this buzzy novel, which is about a young choreographer grappling with painful family memories after receiving the news that her father is dying."

Toad: A Novel Cover Image
By Katherine Dunn, Molly Crabapple (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780374602321
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Published: MCD - November 1st, 2022

"Loved for her cult favorite “Geek Love,” Dunn never published this novel during her lifetime. This story follows a recluse who mulls over her college years, failed relationships and decision to retreat from life."

We All Want Impossible Things: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063230897
Availability: Backordered
Published: Harper - November 8th, 2022

"After Edi is told she has run out of treatment options for her ovarian cancer, she decides to enter hospice near the home of her childhood best friend, Ash. “Edi’s memory is like the backup hard drive for mine,” Ash thinks, and as Edi prepares for her last days, they revisit their four-decade friendship."

The World We Make: A Novel (The Great Cities #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316509893
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Published: Orbit - November 1st, 2022

"In this series, which began with Jemisin’s 2020 novel “The City We Became,” the five boroughs of New York are embodied by human avatars, who fight off their enemy: the Woman in White. Now, a populist mayoral candidate spewing hateful rhetoric threatens the city, and the avatars team up with other cities across the world to defeat this new foe."