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2/23/2021: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s sequel "The Committed"

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s sequel "The Committed" is sharp, but ultimately less gripping than the Pulitzer-winning original.
Few novels have catapulted their way into the American literary canon as quickly as Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize-winning debut, “The Sympathizer.”

2/24/2021: Jump-start your spring reading with these 6 new paperbacks

Spring is coming … soon? Here are six new paperbacks to help you get there — four fiction, two memoir, all recommended.
The column here.

2/25/2021: Literature from the COVID-19 era

Literature from the COVID-19 era: 5 books to read if you haven’t already.
These five books — a mix of fiction, memoir, essays, commentary and more — are products of the challenges of 2020, a long year...

From the NYT: Indigenous Writers Are Changing Sci-Fi

‘We’ve Already Survived an Apocalypse’: Indigenous Writers Are Changing Sci-Fi
Long underrepresented in genre fiction*, Native American and First Nations authors are reshaping its otherworldly (but still often Eurocentric) worlds.

*"genre fiction" in this instance means science fiction and fantasy and horror.

2/25/2021: Tom Stockley cookbook

"A Collection of My Favorite Things to Cook." with a forward by Frank Blethen.

Isabel Allende books

Live event: Dominican University of California’s Institute for Leadership Studies and Book Passage welcome best-selling author Isabel Allende to celebrate the release of her new book, "The Soul of a Woman."

Thursday, March 4, 2021
6:00 PM Edmonds time.

2/25/2021: Spring young adult titles you won't want to miss!

Here are 13 upcoming Y.A. titles you won’t want to miss this spring: A retelling of “The Great Gatsby,” a healer fighting for her freedom and more...
The column in The New York Times here.

2/24/2021: Books to Watch for in March from The New York Times

16 New Books to Watch For in March from The New York Times.
Long-awaited novels from Kazuo Ishiguro, Imbolo Mbue and Viet Thanh Nguyen, a publishing-house caper, Stephen King’s latest and more.