Paperback, 289 pages Published March 1st 2016 by Picador (first published March 3rd 2015) The Sellout is the first book by an American author to win the UK’s prestigious Man Booker Prize. A biting satire about a young man’s isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, Paul Beatty’s The Sellout showcases … More The Sellout by Paul Beatty
Hardcover, 288 pages Expected publication: December 6th 2016 by Pegasus Books Short stories hold a power that longer works of fiction do not have the advantage of: they can pack a hard punch that’ll knock your socks off in mere minutes, spilling uplifting joy, heart-wrenching pain or newly provoked thought from readers all in one … More In Sunlight or in Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper by Lawrence Block
Hardcover, 480 pages Published June 21st 2016 by Viking “If this book accomplishes anything it will be to have exposed a number of myths about the American dream, to have disabused readers of the notion that upward mobility is a function of the founders’ ingenious plan…” Nancy Isenberg’s White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of … More White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg
I received an advance-read copy of this book from the publisher, Diversion Publishing, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Paperback, 282 pages Expected publication: September 13th 2016 by Diversion Publishing The Empress of Tempera is the tale of Paire Anjou, a 20-year-old Maine native running from her past turned art student in New … More The Empress of Tempera by Alex Dolan
Hardcover, 368 pages Published August 2nd 2016 by Simon & Schuster “He was a thirty-two-year-old, college-educated father drowning his family in debt but energized by a simple prospect: proving to Phoebe that he alone, not a New York banker or some handsome young physician, was the winning play still.” Oh, … More Carousel Court by Joe McGinniss, Jr.
Hardcover, 304 pages Published August 9th 2016 by St. Martin’s Press (first published February 11th 2016) Behind Closed Doors turned out to be a decent debut that did its job entertaining me and building some tension, but it didn’t keep me up late at night reading or anything kin to that. … More Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
Hardcover, 288 pages Published April 26th 2016 by Knopf (first published February 14th 2013) So sorry, I couldn’t even finish this one before putting it down, which is extremely extremely rare for me!, because the word that kept popping into my head was overwrought, Overwrought, OVERWROUGHT! It seemed like NDiaye was trying way too hard … More Ladivine by Marie NDiaye