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EXHALATION by Ted Chiang
December 9, 2019

Ted Chiang’s acclaimed book of short stories is regarded by both the New York Times and Esquire as one of the best books of 2019. Esquire writes: “Through lean, thought-provoking prose, Chiang manages to render stories about machines deeply felt—and deeply human." Knopf published the book on May 7, 2019.

FIND ME by Andre Aciman
December 9, 2019

Harper’s Bazaar featured Andre Aciman’s FIND ME on their list of the year’s most celebrated and most anticipated LGBTQ book releases. Farrar, Straus & Giroux published the book on October 29, 2019.

THE IMPEACHERS by Brenda Wineapple
December 9, 2019

New York Times critic Jennifer Szalai calls THE IMPEACHERS one of the best books of 2019. “Wineapple’s depiction of President Andrew Johnson is so vivid and perceptive that his standoff with Congress arrives with a doomed inevitability . . . The relevance of this riveting book is clear enough.” Random House published the book on May 21, 2019.

THE UNDYING by Anne Boyer
December 9, 2019

New York Times critic Jennifer Szalai calls THE UNDYING one of the best books of 2019. “Extraordinary and furious . . . Told with searing specificity . . . A book that reflects on the possibility — or necessity — of finding common cause in individual suffering.” Farrar, Straus & Giroux published the book on September 17, 2019.

THE OLD DRIFT by Namwali Serpell
December 9, 2019

New York Times critic Dwight Garner calls THE OLD DRIFT one of the best books of 2019. “An intimate, brainy, gleaming epic . . . The plot pivots gracefully from accounts of the region’s early white colonizers and despoilers through the worst years of the AIDS crisis. It pushes into the near future, proposing a world in which flocking bug-size microdrones are a) fantastically cool and b) put to chilling totalitarian purposes. Serpell seems to want to stuff the entire world into her novel — biology, race, subjugation, revolutionary politics, technology — but it retains a human scale.” Hogarth published the book on March 26, 2019.

THE LIGHT OF ALL THAT FALLS by James Islington
December 9, 2019

The third book in James Islington’s Licanius Trilogy was named by Amazon as one of the best books of December in the Science Fiction & Fantasy category. Orbit will publish the book on December 10, 2019.

ONE LONG RIVER OF SONG by Brian Doyle
December 9, 2019

Brian Doyle’s book of essays was named by Amazon as one of the best books of December in the Biographies & Memoirs category. Little, Brown and Company published the book on December 3, 2019.

BEASTIE BOYS BOOK by Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz
November 22, 2019

The Recording Academy just named BEASTIE BOYS BOOK a Best Spoken Word Album GRAMMY Award® nominee. The artful audio edition is a panoramic experience that tells the story of the Beastie Boys and is as unique as the band itself. Random House Audio published the audio book on October 30, 2018.

THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing
November 22, 2019

Slate has honored THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing as one of the 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Past 25 Years. They call it “extraordinarily sharp . . . sensitive . . . [and] gorgeously sorrowful.” Picador published the book on December 31, 2013.

LOOKER by Laura Sims
November 22, 2019

The debut novel by poet Laura Sims, about a woman’s sinister fascination with the refined, rarefied life of the actress next door, was named one of Vogue's Best Novels of 2019. Vogue writes: "In prose that moves between lyrical and caterwauling, [LOOKER] has pulled off the high-wire act of making bitterness delicious." The magazine had previously listed the novel as one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2019 and published an interview with the author. Scribner published the book on January 8, 2019.