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July 29, 2023

From the Harlem Renaissance to Midwestern nostalgia, the facade of perfection, interracial romance, and a Pakistani character’s vision of the future, this week’s stories all provide social commentary with a light touch. Two books are from newly created writer imprints. One of our most treasured writers—and an independent bookseller—has written her best novel yet (no small feat after over a dozen books).

Happy reading,
Melanie Fleishman
Buyer, The Center for Fiction Bookstore