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‘The Man Who Changed Colors’

John Bachtell People's World
Reviewer Bachtell on this "multi-layered working-class suspense thriller," the second novel by this widely respected working class movement leader, activist, and thinker.


A Syrian Epic

Marcel Theroux The Guardian
Set against the tumultuous backdrop of modern Syria’s birth pangs, this saga of friendship, freedom and tragedy celebrates Aleppo’s lost past.


Save By Books

Erica Wagner The Guardian
A Native American rebuilds her life after a prison sentence in this powerfully topical novel from the Pulitzer winner.


New York Is Now

Omari Weekes Bookforum
Acclaimed novelist Whitehead offers a crime novel set in 1960s Harlem.


Winter Counts

Julia Stein Rain Taxi
This crime novel, writes reviewer Stein, "offers a fascinating snapshot of life and Lakota culture on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota."


‘The Water Dancer’: Ta-Nehisi Coates’ American Odyssey

David Fear Rolling Stone
This first novel by famed essayist Coates explores the world of slavery and abolition. The author "re-creates the world of the pre-Civil War South," says reviewer Fear, "with a journalist’s eye and ear for detail."


Toni Morrison Nobel Lecture

Toni Morrison Nobel Prize
Novelist and writer Toni Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford, February 18, 1931 – August 5, 2019), received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. Here is the speech she gave on that occasion.


'On Earth' Is Gorgeous All The Way Through

Heller McAlpin NPR
This new novel by Vietnamese-American poet and writer Ocean Vuong, is an immigrant's story that, writes reviewer McAlpin, is also about "beauty, survival, and freedom, which sometimes isn't freedom at all."
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