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From One Extreme to Another

March 23, 2024

This week we have novels brimming with hilarity and heartbreak, farce and catastrophe. Each extreme is hard to pull off, but these writers have achieved the delicate balance. Locations and times as diverse as the ancient world; contemporary Brooklyn; 18th-century Puritan New England; and modern-day Lagos serve as the settings. We also include an important look at how race has been categorized and acknowledged, through the lens of writers who have contributed brilliantly to the history of Black literature.

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