In this much-anticipated follow-up to her debut novel and Booker Prize finalist, Elmet, brilliant young British writer Fiona Mozley turns her keen eye from the gothic woods of Yorkshire to the streets and pubs and cafés of contemporary London. Read this excerpt from Hot Stew  (available April 20), a stunning novel set in an unassumingContinue reading

Critically acclaimed and Whiting Award–winner Kaitlyn Greenidge returns Libertie, a brilliant new novel—one of the most anticipated of the year! Read this excerpt, the opening of an unforgettable story about one young Black girl’s attempt to find a place where she can be fully, and only, herself. I saw my mother raise a man fromContinue reading

Silence Is a Sense by Layla AlAmmar (available 3/16/21) is a transfixing and beautifully rendered novel about a Syrian refugee’s escape from civil war—and the healing power of community. In this excerpt, the unnamed narrator describes part of her journey through Europe on the way to England and contemplates the meanings hidden in the wordContinue reading

Kendra Atleework‘s debut book Miracle Country is a memoir of a person, a family—and a place. She grew up in Swall Meadows, California, in the Owens Valley of the Eastern Sierra Nevada, where annual rainfall averages five inches and in drought years measures closer to zero. And in this excerpt from Miracle Country, she explainsContinue reading

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Ross Gay. Celebrate Mother’s Day by giving Ross’ The Book of Delights to the mothers in your life. In this excerpt below, Ross shares a story about his own mother, along with two other essays from this collection. Written daily over one tumultuous year, these essays cover everything from taking aContinue reading

For Presidents Day, read this excerpt from Louis Bayard’s new novel, Courting Mr. Lincoln, coming April 23. It is the page-turning and surprising story of a young Abraham Lincoln and the two people who loved him best: a sparky, marriageable Mary Todd and Lincoln’s best friend, Joshua Speed. A fitting read for this holiday weekend.Continue reading