When McKinsey Comes to Town, by Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe

Staff Pick

This piercing look into the corporate world reveals some dark shadows about a firm, McKinsey & Company, known for attracting the world’s best and brightest. A model of exhaustive investigative journalism, the book questions McKinsey's mission to do good and make "change that matters" by showing that while the company's ends may ultimately be profitable, they come at great human cost. In fact, the authors argue, the firm has a morally bankrupt neo-liberal core behind its altruistic veneer.


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ISBN: 9780385546232
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Published: Doubleday - October 4th, 2022

Yellowface, by R.F. Kuang

Staff Pick

R.F. Kuang’s first foray into literary fiction is a cutting satire that takes readers behind the scenes of contemporary publishing and, through the experiences of a rising young author, holds the industry’s racism and tokenism to account.  June Hayward is on a steady upward trajectory--but the book that skyrockets her to fame was stolen from her late friend, Athena Liu. As Kuang charts the twists and turns following from Hayward's theft, she creates a skilled, compulsively readable addition to her already fantastic body of work.


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ISBN: 9780063250833
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Published: William Morrow - May 16th, 2023

Judas Goat, by Gabrielle Bates

Staff Pick

Wrestling with faith, desire, violence, and womanhood, many of the poems in Bates's debut collection felt so intense that I had to look away. Yet while disturbing imagery permeates the work, the language is so exquisite that I almost welcomed the gore. This book left me breathless with its deft narrative weave that takes us through the poet's childhood and into a period of self-reflection.




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ISBN: 9781953534644
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Published: Tin House Books - January 24th, 2023