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Paradise Lost & Found

February 4, 2023

This week, we highlight some of the very excellent new books on the horizon and welcome the beginning of Black History Month with an incisive, comedic novel about doomsday preparations in present-day Brooklyn. We also have a collection of essays about being Black and female that is destined to be required reading. Rounding out this week’s picks are an historical novel that takes place on a racially integrated island off the coast of Maine in the 1900s, and stories from the Caribbean, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe.

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