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La Biblioteca’s Recent Fiction Arrivals

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By Diane Gravell

Motherland, a darkly humorous novel by Paul Theroux; The Only Story by Julian Barnes; Miss Subways by David (The X-Files) Duchovny; The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald; An American Marriage, a New York Times notable book by Tayari Jones; and Hag-Seed: William Shakespeare’s the Tempest Retold by Margaret Atwood; as well as New Boy: William Shakespeare’s Othello Retold by Tracy Chevalier are in the new batch of fiction you can find in the Biblioteca’s English section on the Recent Arrivals shelves.

More new critically acclaimed books include There There by Tommy Orange, Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras, The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop, Brother by David Chariandy, The Last Days of Café Leila by Donna Bijan, Immigrant Montana by Amitava Kumar, Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, and the graphic novel Sabrina by Nick Drnaso.

The list continues with The Mars Room, a Man Booker Prize finalist by Rachel Kushner; The New Confessions by William Boyd; The Best Laid Plans by Canadian author Terry Fallis; The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry; Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, short-listed for the National Book Award, The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai; Florida, a book of short stories by Lauren Groff; and Kudos, the last of a trilogy by Rachel Cusk.

You will also come upon these historical novels: The Dante Chamber by Matthew Pearl; Love and Ruin by Paula McLain; A Month in the Country by J. L. Carr; Varina by the author of Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier; The Maze at Windermere, named best book of 2018 by the Washington Post by Gregory Blake Smith; The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar; The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst; The Air You Breathe by Frances De Pontes Peebles; A Long Way Home by Peter Carey; The Kremlin Ball by Curzio Malaparte; and the young adult novel The Game of Hope by Sandra Gulland.

Finally, there are new mysteries and thrillers to enjoy. They are Babylon Berlin: Book I of the Gereon Rath Mystery Series by Volker Kutscher, The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths, The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey, The World Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz, King Zeno by Nathaniel Rich, Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear, Safe Houses by Dan Fesperman, The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani, The Only Café by Linden MacIntyre, and Little Reunions by Eileen Chang,

“Good fiction’s job is to comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” ―David Foster Wallace

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