When I Sing, Mountains Dance, by Irene Sola

Staff Pick

Translated from the Spanish, the award-winning Catalan writer's novel-in-stories features the Pyranees as both a setting and a character. Similarly, the book numbers ghosts, animals, plants, and inanimate objects, in a addition to humans, among its many narrators as it recounts the story of a family hounded by hardship and death. The struggles Sola depicts, however, encapsulate not just the horror of life in this legendary mountain range, but also its beauty, making it one of the most exciting books of 2022 so far.

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ISBN: 9781644450802
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 15th, 2022

Something New Under the Sun, by Alexandra Kleeman

Staff Pick

Alternate realities, simulated realities, mimicked realities—Kleeman’s novel bristles with simulacra satirizing the varied unreal realties we have imposed on society and on our lives. So at what point does the unreal supersede the real? What is even real to begin with? These questions take on immediate urgency in a world so beset by environmental disaster that it is literally burning up. Deftly weaving critical issues into a Pynchonesque narrative, what Kleeman gives us is no light-hearted romp, but a timely, necessary tale that's a pleasure to read. 


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ISBN: 9781984826305
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Published: Hogarth - August 3rd, 2021

A Children's Bible, by Lydia Millett

Staff Pick

"It's like, if you have a nice garden to live in, then you should never leave it." If there were an FDA label for books, I might recommend it for Millet's A Children's Bible. Utterly engrossing and mind-altering, consuming too much in too little time might cause some serious side effects (in a good way). Millet's apocalyptic tale sneaks up on you, portraying humankind's slow but sure demise as witnessed by an unlikely passel of teenagers. True to the book's title, the book is rife with biblical themes, which, in a modern context, are revealed for all of the horror, devastation, and bloodshed they hold.

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ISBN: 9780393867381
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 16th, 2021