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This long-awaited collection about love, family, and community proves once again that Edwidge Danticat is a force to be reckoned with in the land of the short story. Everything Inside (Knopf, $25.95) is quiet but powerful, full of loss and grief, but also of humanity. The stories are written with great care and packed with simple but utterly perfect sentences; Danticat is a master of economy, but also of building worlds and bringing faraway lands to life, from Miami, Florida, to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Kidnappings, earthquakes, divorce, and even death are catalysts that test each character’s resolve, but no scene is overly dramatic or painfully tragic—there is pain, but it is realistic, sometimes even ordinary. In the story “Dosas,” a character named Elsie encapsulates the whole of this collection in her statement that “Some people just want to go home, no matter what the cost." Home is at the heart of each story in Everything Inside, and, as for so
many of us, its meaning spans oceans and often isn’t a physical location at all.

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$25.95
ISBN: 9780525521273
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Published: Knopf - August 27th, 2019

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Murder, mystery, and mounting misfortunes fill the pages of Shreve's 16th (!!!) novel, More News Tomorrow. Georgianna, the book's 70-year-old heroine, sets out to investigate her mother's murder to find out if her father’s confession decades earlier is the real truth, or if more secrets lie beneath the surface. This is the perfect summer read for the beach, plane, or even better, a stormy night at home on the couch.

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ISBN: 9780393292947
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 4th, 2019

Staff Pick

The Silent Patient is like a combination of The Girl on the Train and the most mysterious episode of Dateline you’ve ever seen, but with a twist at the end that no one sees coming (well, at least I didn’t). This psychological thriller is heavy on suspense, but unlike many books of its kind, the writing is skillful and perfectly calculated. So as to not give too much away, let me leave you with this: The Silent Patient is more than worthy of being added to your growing “To Be Read” pile; in fact, I’d put it at the very top.

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$26.99
ISBN: 9781250301697
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Published: Celadon Books - February 5th, 2019

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