Fiction

The Death of Vivek Oji

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ISBN: 9780525541608
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 4th, 2020

 

The way these characters and this family unfold around you is both exhilarating and tender. There's a feeling of both incredible momentum and a peaceful stillness that should be at odds with each other in one book, yet they dovetail together to celebrate the mingled beauty and terror of life and mortality, in particular one life: that of the unique and wonderful and tragic Vivek Oji.

Leila


Real Life

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ISBN: 9780525538882
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 18th, 2020

 

Real Life begins when Wallace, a graduate student at a predominantly white Midwestern University, decides to join his friends for an outing at the lake. Hyperobservant, intelligent, and depressed, Wallace has entered academia to earn a PhD in biochemistry—and to erase his past as a queer, black child in the rural south. Instead, over the course of a weekend, Wallace’s life unravels with the urgency and horror of a social thriller. Told with precision and nuance, Real Life,portrays the looming forces of racism and academic isolation alongside the sharpness of hidden personal trauma.

 

Justin, Writer in Residence for Adults


The Vanishing Half

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ISBN: 9780525536291
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2020

 

Twin sisters who are born black but can "pass" as white run away from their small Louisiana hometown, but eventually one of them returns. The other never does. Don't let the title fool you though -- all of the characters are clear and so present. I couldn't put this down.  

Heather


The Bromance Book Club

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ISBN: 9781984806093
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Published: Berkley - November 5th, 2019

 

When star baseball player Gavin Scott's wife asks for a divorce, he finds help from an unexpected source: a secret romance book club made of some of Nashville's most powerful men. With the help of the guys and a steamy Regency romance, Gavin will do everything he can to get his wife back—but will it be enough? And can his wife Thea fight her way through her own relationship struggles to accept Gavin's return? This romance novel is full of heart (and steaminess) and is a very different type of romance novel as it focuses on the hard work that marriage requires. 

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