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MAMA'S LAST HUG (HARDCOVER) by Frans de Waal

June 13, 2019

THE MARVEL OF PRIMATE EMOTIONS, as shown in observation and behavioral experiments, recounted by distinguished scientist and master storyteller Frans de Waal. Fascinating! A MINUS

MAMA'S LAST HUG (HARDCOVER)
W. W. Norton & Company
2019

Grade: A MINUS

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THE PLOTTERS (HARDCOVER) by Un-su Kim

May 26, 2019

A DISILLUSIONED SEOUL ASSASSIN tries to change his luck as the world he knows falls apart. Stunningly beautiful prose, and an equally fine thriller. A MINUS

THE PLOTTERS (HARDCOVER)
Doubleday
2019

Grade: A MINUS

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FRIEND OF THE DEVIL by James Kirkland

May 13, 2019

A WILD RIDE OF A THRILLER pits national treasure Bill Walton and broadcasting partner Dan Pasch against some really bad dudes. Sharp, funny writing! A MINUS

FRIEND OF THE DEVIL
James Kirkland
2019

Grade: A MINUS

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CHEER UP, MR. WIDDICOMBE by Evan James

May 11, 2019

LOVINGLY ACERBIC COMEDY of manners follows an upper-middle-class family’s summer of self-doubt in perfectly crafted prose. A MINUS

CHEER UP, MR. WIDDICOMBE
Atria Books
2019

Grade: A MINUS

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A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF HEAVEN (HARDCOVER) by Mathangi Subramanian

April 18, 2019

THE GIRLS OF A BANGALORE SLUM find friendship, loyalty, courage, and creativity in their harsh surroundings. Lovely novel, sweet but never syrupy. A MINUS

A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF HEAVEN (HARDCOVER)
Algonquin Books
2019

Grade: A MINUS

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WE CAST A SHADOW (HARDCOVER) by Maurice Carlos Ruffin

April 11, 2019

IN A RAMPANTLY RACIST NEAR-FUTURE US, medical “whitening” divides a family and a city. Bold, complex satire dazzles. A MINUS

WE CAST A SHADOW (HARDCOVER)
One World
2019

Grade: A MINUS

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WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU MAKES YOU BLACKER (HARDCOVER) by Damon Young

April 4, 2019

BLACKNESS AS AN EXTREME SPORT, and other funny, crushing, insightful thoughts on race and gender in America. Don’t miss out on this. A MINUS

WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU MAKES YOU BLACKER (HARDCOVER)
Ecco
2019

Grade: A MINUS

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HOUSE OF STONE (HARDCOVER) by Novuyo Rosa Tshuma

March 30, 2019

A ZIMBABWEAN FAMILY’S HISTORY encompasses revolution, independence, genocide, and life’s more ordinary heartbreaks. Stunning prose with echoes of Achebe and Nabokov. A MINUS

HOUSE OF STONE (HARDCOVER)
W. W. Norton & Company
2019

Grade: A MINUS

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MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER (HARDCOVER) by Oyinkan Braithwaite

February 28, 2019

STUNNING, MORDANTLY WITTY tale of family secrets and women’s anger, with a richly realized Nigerian setting. A MINUS

MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER (HARDCOVER)
Doubleday
2018

Grade: A MINUS

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THE BLACK AND THE BLUE (HARDCOVER) by Matthew Horace

February 24, 2019

A BLACK COP SPEAKS out about the racism and bias deep in the fabric of police culture. Compellingly argued, with added impact from interviews. A MINUS

THE BLACK AND THE BLUE (HARDCOVER)
Hachette Books
2018

Grade: A MINUS

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