“True friends stab you in the front,” as Oscar Wilde once said. Here are books about unbreakable bonds, about reconnecting with lost soul...
A debut storyteller leads the list this week with a collection set in the volatile American South that’s not to be missed
Stuck on You
The books here are stories about attachments—to family, to ourselves, and to the world. They include a meticulous examination of one family...
Announcing the 2021 First Novel Prize Shortlist
We are pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2021 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. These seven titles were selected from the longlist...
We are thrilled to celebrate the Fall 2021 literary season with Anthony Doerr’s new novel below, set partly in Constantinople
In Wildness Is the Preservation of the World
Two of this week’s selections confront the drastic changes in the world of climate change, with quite different takes on folding the issues...
There are six extraordinary novels this week from seasoned writers, two who are switching genres in their fiction. This week you can experience...
A Bright New Season
Be prepared—September 2021 has some of the most extraordinary writers publishing new books of fiction, poetry, and essays
This week’s recommendations encompass several genres: historical fiction, thriller, short stories, horror, and a memoir I couldn’t resist
Brave Women, Bold Nature
The recommendations this week naturally fell into two categories that often overlap: women and nature. We have a feminist retelling of ancient...