10 new books to keep you company on your holiday weekend travels. ‹ Literary Hub

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November 22, 2022, 4:08am

New books, or, perfect companions that, when held directly in front of one’s face, might act as a conversational shield against certain family members this Thanksgiving.

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aesthetica

Allie Rowbottom, Aesthetica
(Soho Press)

“Much will be made of how perfectly Aesthetica captures influencer culture, but the genius of this novel is how far it extends past our current moment.”
–Bustle


Eleanor Lanahan, The Paper Dolls of Zelda Fitzgerald
(Scribner)

“A fascinating glimpse beyond the surface of a person whose personal life has been thoroughly examined. It is incredible to see yet another facet of Zelda Fitzgerald’s infinite creativity and artistry.”
–Library Journal

Makoto Shinkai and Naruki Nagakawa, tr. Ginny Tapley Takemori, She and Her Cat: Stories

Naruki Nagakawa and Makoto Shinkai, tr. Ginny Tapley Takemori, She and Her Cat
(Atria)

“Read on their own or taken as a whole, these heartfelt, insightful stories offer a thematic continuum about the quiet burdens people bear in the modern, often isolated world and how human-animal interactions enrich and embolden lives.”
–Shelf Awareness

the last samurai reread

Lee Konstantinou, The Last Samurai Reread
(Columbia University Press)

“Fans of the novel shouldn’t miss this.”
–Publishers Weekly

the world record book of racist stories

Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar, The World Record Book of Racist Stories
(Grand Central)

“An excellent look at lived experiences of Black Americans that should be required reading for all Americans.”
–Kirkus

twenty dollars and change

Clarence Lusane, Twenty Dollars and Change
(City Lights)

“In this original and brilliantly conceived book, acclaimed political scientist Clarence Lusane offers an incisive analysis of how racism and inequality shaped–and continues to shape–American society.”
Keisha N. Blain

Beverly Gage, G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century

Beverly Gage, G-Man
(Viking)

“A humanizing biography … What she provides instead is an acknowledgment of the complexities that made Hoover who he was.”
–The New York Times

con/artist

Tony Tetro and Giampiero Ambrosi, Con/Artist
(Hachette)

“Written in a colorful, conversational voice and blending memoir, art history, and true crime, Tetro’s account takes readers on a turbulent, fast-paced, high-stakes roller-coaster ride.”
–Publishers Weekly

Shahan Mufti, American Caliph
(FSG)

“Mufti immerse[s] himself in the story … [His] efforts add up to the most complete picture yet of what happened—and why it mattered.”
–Washingtonian

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D. T. Max, Finale
(Harper)

“Max paints a nuanced and sympathetic portrait of a notoriously private figure, enhanced with his own astute and earnest perspective … Sondheim’s fans shouldn’t miss this.”
–Publishers Weekly

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