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7/28/2022: The New York Times recommends 13 New Books Coming in August

An investigation into the overdose epidemic by Beth Macy; new fiction from Abdulrazak Gurnah, Banana Yoshimoto, Mohsin Hamid and Anthony Marra — and plenty more...
The column here!

Books: 
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Afterlives: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593541883
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 23rd, 2022

Abdulrazak Gurnah received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2021.


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As It Turns Out: Thinking About Edie and Andy Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374604684
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 16th, 2022

Dead-End Memories: Stories Cover Image
By Banana Yoshimoto, Asa Yoneda (Translated by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781640093690
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Published: Counterpoint - August 9th, 2022

First published in Japan in 2003, and newly available here, this collection offers plenty of Yoshimoto’s signature themes: lonely women, betrayal, relationship upsets — and grace, too.

The entire review here.


Diary of a Void: A Novel Cover Image
By Emi Yagi, David Boyd (Translated by), Lucy North (Translated by)
$23.00
ISBN: 9780143136873
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Published: Viking - August 9th, 2022

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Elizabeth Finch: A novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593535431
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Published: Knopf - August 16th, 2022

Kiki Man Ray: Art, Love, and Rivalry in 1920s Paris Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781324006015
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 9th, 2022

The Last White Man: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593538814
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 2nd, 2022

Mercury Pictures Presents: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780451495204
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Published: Hogarth - August 2nd, 2022

Using Fiction to Summon the Glittering, Golden Age of Hollywood
Anthony Marra’s “Mercury Pictures Presents,” his long-awaited second novel, is a homage to the movies and to his immigrant family. The review is here.


MOTHERCARE: On Obligation, Love, Death, and Ambivalence Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9781593767174
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Published: Soft Skull - August 2nd, 2022

Mount Chicago: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385548243
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Published: Doubleday - August 9th, 2022

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My Government Means to Kill Me: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250833525
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Published: Flatiron Books - August 23rd, 2022

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Raising Lazarus: Hope,  Justice, and the Future of America’s Overdose Crisis Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316430227
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - August 16th, 2022

Yoga Cover Image
By Emmanuel Carrère, John Lambert (Translated by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374604943
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 2nd, 2022

Carrère had hoped to write “a subtle little book on yoga,” he notes in this semi-autobiographical new novel. But the story is about far more: the dissolution of his romantic relationship; depression and other private sorrows; and, ultimately, how meditation and writing inform one another.

The complete review in The New York Times is here.
In Carrère's latest, a best seller (and cause of scandal) in France, the author’s life gets very bad and then slightly better.