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Fake Accounts by Lauren Oyler (2021)

On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration, a young woman snoops through her boyfriend’s phone and makes a startling discovery : he’s an anonymous internet conspiracy theorist, and a popular one at that.

No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood (2021)

Elevated to prominence for her social-media posts, a woman begins suffering from existential anxieties while learning the languages, customs and fears of her fans throughout the world, before an urgent text from home transforms her virtual perspectives.

The Soul of a Woman: On Impatient Love, Long Life and Good Witches by Isabel Allende (2021)

The author describes her lifelong commitment to feminism, her fight to provide for her children, the gender and race obstacles that challenged her goals and her international successes as a writer.

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro (2021)

Waiting to be chosen by a customer, an Artificial Friend programmed with high perception observes the activities of shoppers while exploring fundamental questions about what it means to love.

Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619– 2019 ed by Ibram X. Kendi

A “choral history” of African Americans covering 400 years of history in the voices of 80 writers. Gathered together from all disciplines — historians and artists, journalists and novelists–each of whom has contributed an entry about one five-year period to create a dynamic multi-voiced single-volume history of black people in America.


Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain by David Eagleman (2020)

reveals the myriad ways that the brain absorbs experience: developing, redeploying, organizing, and arranging the data it receives from the body’s own absorption of external stimuli, which enables us to gain the skills, the facilities, and the practices that make us who we are

The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (2014)

When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life.


Blue Summer by Jim Nichols (2021)

The story of a family’s undoing, and a boy’s struggle to grow up in a world determined to break him.  A riveting coming-of-age novel that examines the melancholy fate of a boy torn apart by loss and domestic abuse, and the justice he eventually delivers, all the while writing a beautiful melody to counter it all, a song he calls ‘Blue Summer.’ Maine author.

The Committed by Viet Thanh Nguyen (2021)

The Committed follows the unnamed Sympathizer as he arrives in Paris in the early 1980s with his blood brother Bon. The pair try to overcome their pasts and ensure their futures by engaging in capitalism in one of its purest forms: drug dealing.

The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis (orig published 1983)

Orphaned at age eight, Beth Harmon insists that the janitor teach her how to play chess. She overcomes her fears and shyness by learning to play chess and, over the years, improves her game to become a national champion and to play the world grandmasters.

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslian Charles (2021)

Based on a true story, describes how a lonely, 1980s teenager befriends an elderly neighbor and uncovers her past as a librarian at the American Library in Paris who joined the Resistance when the Nazis arrived.

Super Host by Kate Russo (2021)

Renting out his West London home in the wake of marital and career setbacks, an award-winning artist rediscovers his sense of purpose through relationships with a lonely American, a tortured fellow artist and a cautiously optimistic divorcee.

How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America by Heather Cox Richardson (2020)

In this incisive, politically minded history, Boston College professor Richardson argues that Barry Goldwater’s “movement conservatism”—which she claims has overtaken the Republican Party during the past 50 years—“embrace the same ideas” that undergirded slavery and sparked the Civil War.

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need by Bill Gates (2021)

Bill Gates shares what he’s learned in more than a decade of studying climate change and investing in innovations to address the problems, and sets out a vision for how the world can build the tools it needs to get to zero greenhouse gas emissions

The Smash-Up by Ali Benjamin (2021)

Upended by his wife’s newfound activism, a once-successful businessman begins questioning everything in the face of scandalous allegations and a naive houseguest.

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