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Going and Coming

May 15, 2021

As we move into the summer season the choice of reading material can hover between escapism and vital social topics from the headlines. Here is a selection of both: in fiction there is English suspense, Egyptian historical fantasy, a French woman learning to paint, and an Italian woman recreating life after Fascism. In nonfiction we highlight both national and personal stories—an urgent cultural history that confronts police violence in America, and an astonishing new memoir by a Black queer writer.

Happy reading,
Melanie Fleishman
Buyer, Center for Fiction Bookstore