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Recent Arrivals

By Diane Gravell

Race and justice are called into play in Small Great Things, a new novel by Jodi Picoult; a Chaim Soutine painting connects the fates of two women living generations apart in The Fortunate Ones by Ellen Umansky; and a Baghdad bookshop owner finds solace in a memoir written long ago in The Gardener of Baghdad by Ahmad Adnan. These books and more can be found on the Recent Arrival shelves in the English section of the Biblioteca de San Miguel de Allende.

New books by Canadian authors include And the Birds Rained Down by Jocelyne Saucier, Chocolate Cherry Chai by Taslim Burkowicz, The Last Neanderthal by Claire Cameron, A Recipe for Bees by Gail Anderson-Dargatz, and Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez.

New fiction continues with The Female Persuasion, a story of female friendship by Meg Wolitzer; Peculiar Ground, a great English country house novel by Lucy Hugher-Hallett; Tangerine, a work set in 1950’s Tangier by Christine Mangan; Under the Shadows (A Lola Wicks Mystery) by Gwen Florio; One Station Away by Olaf Olafsson, the story of a New York neurologist and the women who changed his life; and The Jungle by Upton Sinclair.

Finally, nonfiction includes And the Monkey Learned Nothing: Dispatches from a Life in Transit by Tom Lutz; Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan’s Disaster Zone by Richard Lloyd Parry; Safe House: How Emotional Safety is the Key to Raising Kids Who Live, Love and Lead Well by Joshua Straub; Stranger: The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant in the Trump Era by Jorge Ramos; and Women and Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard.

 

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