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What New Book Should You Read This Winter?

It's cold outside, so curl up with one of these new books.

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What New Book Should You Read This Winter?

You got: "We Love You, Charlie Freeman" by Kaitlyn Greenidge

Kaitlyn Greenidge’s debut novel We Love You, Charlie Freeman will move you this season. Laced with humor and thoughtfulness, We Love You, Charlie Freeman follows an African-American family who is hired by a New England research institute to raise and teach sign language to a chimpanzee — only to discover that the institute has a shockingly dark past. Publication date: March 8

"We Love You, Charlie Freeman" by Kaitlyn Greenidge
Algonquin Books
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You got: "High Dive" by Jonathan Lee

Jonathan Lee's new novel High Dive offers an intimate look at a ~chilling~ moment in history: in 1984, a bomb was set in place at a hotel in Brighton, England, in an attempt to take down British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her Cabinet. A poignant account of the precarious weeks leading up to the explosion, High Dive takes readers directly inside the assassination plot. Publication date: March 8

"High Dive" by Jonathan Lee
Knopf
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You got: "Private Citizens" by Tony Tulathimutte

Spend this winter in San Francisco with Tony Tulathimutte’s hilarious debut novel Private Citizens. A spot-on, satirical portrait of modern SF and the privilege that inhabits it, Private Citizens follows four once-estranged friends who must grapple with their own ambition and subsequent failures in the frenetic world of the Bay Area. Publication date: Feb. 9

"Private Citizens" by Tony Tulathimutte
William Morrow
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You got: "Blackass" by A. Igoni Barrett

Set in the bustling metropolis of Lagos, A. Igoni Barrett’s provocative novel Blackass is sure to make you laugh out loud this winter. A brilliant, contemporary reworking of Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Blackass is a searing satire about a Nigerian man who wakes up one day as a white man. Publication date: March 1

"Blackass" by A. Igoni Barrett
Graywolf Press
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You got: "The Lost Time Accidents" by John Wray

Escape the weather outside with John Wray’s The Lost Time Accidents, a wild, sweeping adventure through time, science, and one family’s curious legacy. When Waldemar “Waldy” Tolliver wakes up one day to find that he has been exiled from the flow of time, he desperately searches for a way back but must also reconcile with his family’s secrets and a failed romance. Publication date: Feb. 9

"The Lost Time Accidents" by John Wray
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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You got: "The Association of Small Bombs" by Karan Mahajan

Karan Mahajan’s thought-provoking novel The Association of Small Bombs will stick in the mind long after this season is over. A deeply compassionate exploration of the effects terrorism has on both the victims and the perpetrators, The Association of Small Bombs begins with a small bomb that detonates in a South Delhi marketplace, killing two young boys and traumatizing their surviving friend. Publication date: March 22

"The Association of Small Bombs" by Karan Mahajan
Viking
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You got: "The Queen of the Night" by Alexander Chee

Alexander Chee’s spellbinding novel Queen of the Night sparkles as brightly as the snow outside. A vivid, glittering portrait of Paris in the 19th century and its opera scene, Queen of the Night follows famed soprano Lilliet Berne from her humble beginnings as an orphan to her rise as an opera star and all the secrets she finds herself entangled in along the way. Publication date: Feb. 2

"The Queen of the Night" by Alexander Chee
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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You got: "What Belongs to You" by Garth Greenwell

Garth Greenwell’s debut novel What Belongs to You will haunt you all winter long: an American professor in Bulgaria encounters a male prostitute named Mitko in a public bathroom, beginning a complex sexual relationship between the two that will have enormous ramifications for them both. A rumination on lust, shame, and violence, What Belongs to You speaks to the ways in which sexual and emotional pain stays with and shapes us. Publication date: Jan. 19

"What Belongs to You" by Garth Greenwell
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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You got: "What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours" by Helen Oyeyemi

If you're looking to escape the cold, look no further than Helen Oyeyemi's enchanting new collection. The stories in What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours look at keys that lock or unlock everything from magical diaries to hearts, and will transport readers to a world that is at once strange and intoxicating. Publication date: March 8

"What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours" by Helen Oyeyemi
Riverhead Books
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