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2021 September Seattle Times book reviews catch up

Catch up with Seattle Times book reviews!

September 28, 2021. Jonathan Franzen kicks off a new trilogy with his brilliant latest novel, "Crossroads." The review here.

September 29, 2021. 6 books written by authors of color that make me feel seen. By Aleenah Ansari.
Special to The Seattle Times: As a queer Pakistani woman, I believe you can’t be what you can’t see. In other words, representation is everything. I didn’t grow up reading heavily, which is why I’m reclaiming my education and seeking out books written by authors of color, especially queer women of color. It’s also why I write so much about mental health, mentorship and storytelling — I want others to feel empowered to tell and own their own stories. Her column here.

"Maid," a Netflix limited series premiering Oct. 1, is a fictionalized version of former Washington resident Stephanie Land's bestselling memoir, “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother’s Will to Survive." The column in The Seattle Times, here.

September 27, 2021. Anita Hill still waits for change, 30 years after testimony. America had yet to really learn about sexual harassment when Anita Hill testified against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas before an all-male Senate panel in 1991. The professor's new book is a heavily researched look at gender violence. The column/review in The Seattle Times here.

September 24, 2021. Amor Towles follows 2 brothers on an epic road trip in fine new novel "The Lincoln Highway."
In June 1954, Emmet Watson and his 8-year-old brother, Billy, plan to drive from Nebraska to San Francisco on the Lincoln Highway... The column/review here.

September 21, 2021. Pulitzer winner Anthony Doerr discusses his new novel, the timeless power of books and more.
Anthony Doerr, who won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for “All the Light We Cannot See,” speaks about his new book, “Cloud Cuckoo Land.” The column here.

September 20, 2021. Pulitzer winner Richard Powers impresses with engrossing new novel "Bewilderment."
After the epic scope of his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Overstory,” Richard Powers’ “Bewilderment” feels lean. And yet.... The column/review here.

September 14, 2021. In "The Book of Form and Emptiness" by Ruth Ozeki, a grieving son hears the voice of a dead parent.The column here.

September 15, 2021. Maggie Nelson examines freedom in the context of art, sex, drugs and the climate. The column here.

September 9, 2021. In the compulsively readable "Beautiful World, Where Are You," Sally Rooney takes us to the end of history.
Fans of Sally Rooney will likely enjoy her newest novel as much as they did her first two. The review here.
September 23, 2021. And more about Sally Rooney's new book here in The Washington Post!

September 8, 2021. Time for a new paperback? Here are six fresh-off-the-press possibilities; a little mystery-heavy (hey, it's almost fall), but something for everyone. The paperback picks column here.

Books: 
Crossroads: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780374181178
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 5th, 2021

Song of a Captive Bird: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399182334
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 5th, 2019

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525562047
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Published: Penguin Books - June 1st, 2021

My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525564201
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Published: Anchor - July 30th, 2019

Crying in H Mart: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657743
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Published: Knopf - April 20th, 2021

An American Marriage (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616208684
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 5th, 2019

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399588198
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Published: One World - February 12th, 2019

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316505093
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Legacy Lit - January 21st, 2020

Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593298299
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Published: Viking - September 28th, 2021

The Lincoln Highway: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780735222359
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking - October 5th, 2021

Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982168438
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Published: Scribner - September 28th, 2021

Bewilderment: A Novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393881141
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 21st, 2021

The Book of Form and Emptiness: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399563645
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Published: Viking - September 21st, 2021

On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781644450628
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 7th, 2021

Beautiful World, Where Are You: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374602604
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 7th, 2021

Snow Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781335629036
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Published: Hanover Square Press - September 14th, 2021

The Less Dead Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316528535
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Published: Mulholland Books - August 24th, 2021

What Are You Going Through: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593191422
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 7th, 2021

The Thursday Murder Club: A Novel (A Thursday Murder Club Mystery #1) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984880987
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Published: Penguin Books - August 3rd, 2021

The Divine Miss Marble: A Life of Tennis, Fame, and Mystery Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781524745370
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Published: Dutton - August 3rd, 2021

White Ivy: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982100605
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 27th, 2021