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Bodies in Motion

August 27, 2022

The writers below share a talent for keeping the reader glued to the page and, in very different ways, address identity, physicality and the traumas that inform their protagonists’ paths. Often, they illuminate the difficulty in breaking from family to become one’s true self.

Also, we strongly suggest adding Salman Rushdie’s trenchant collection of essays, Languages of Truth (just out in paperback), to your bookshelf—a reminder of the fertile mind of this essential observer of life’s injustices. We wish him a quick recovery from the heinous attack he suffered on August 12th. In case you missed PEN America’s public reading in solidarity with Salman last week, you can find it here.

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