The Girl with the Louding Voice

30 March 2020 | By Abi Daré | Filed in: cultural.

A powerful, emotional debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian woman who is trapped in a life of servitude but determined to fight for her dreams and choose her own future Adunni is a fourteen year old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants an education This, her mother has

Real Life

30 March 2020 | By Brandon Taylor | Filed in: cultural.

Named one of the most anticipated books of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Harpers Bazaar, BuzzFeed, and A novel of startling intimacy, violence, and mercy among friends in a Midwestern university town, from an electric new voice Almost everything about Wallace is at odds with the

Of Curses and Kisses (St. Rosetta's Academy, #1)

30 March 2020 | By Sandhya Menon | Filed in: cultural.

The first novel in a series set at an elite international boarding school, thats a contemporary spin on Beauty and the Beast.Will the princess save the beast For Princess Jaya Rao, nothing is important than family When the loathsome Emerson clan steps up their centuries old feud to target Jaya

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

30 March 2020 | By Deepa Anappara | Filed in: cultural.

Three friends venture into the most dangerous corners of a sprawling Indian city to find their missing classmate Down market lanes crammed with too many people, dogs, and rickshaws, past stalls that smell of cardamom and sizzling oil, below a smoggy sky that doesnt let through a single blade of

Everywhere You Don't Belong

30 March 2020 | By Gabriel Bump | Filed in: cultural.

In this alternately witty and heartbreaking debut novel, Gabriel Bump gives us an unforgettable protagonist, Claude McKay Love Claude isnt dangerous or brillianthes an average kid coping with abandonment, violence, riots, failed love, and societal pressures as he steers his way past the signposts

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning

30 March 2020 | By Cathy Park Hong | Filed in: cultural.

A ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged exploration of the psychological condition of being Asian American, by an award winning poet and essayist Asian Americans inhabit a purgatorial status neither white enough nor black enough, unmentioned in most conversations about racial identity In the

The Lost Future of Pepperharrow (The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, #2)

30 March 2020 | By Natasha Pulley | Filed in: cultural.

1888 Five years after they met in The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, Thaniel Steepleton, an unassuming translator, and Keita Mori, the watchmaker who remembers the future, are traveling to Japan Thaniel has received an unexpected posting to the British legation in Tokyo, and Mori has business that

The Borgia Confessions

30 March 2020 | By Alyssa Palombo | Filed in: cultural.

Under Palombos skillful hand, the entangled world of the Borgias comes vividly to life, exposing the dark facets of class structure and the all consuming greed that comes with ambition and love Heather Webb, internationally bestselling author of Last Christmas in Paris and Meet Me in Monaco

The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood

30 March 2020 | By Sam Wasson | Filed in: cultural.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Fifth Avenue, Five A.M and Fosse comes the revelatory account of the making of a modern American masterpiece Chinatown is the Holy Grail of 1970s cinema Its twist ending is the most notorious in American film and its closing line of dialogue the most

Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space

30 March 2020 | By Amanda Leduc | Filed in: cultural.

In fairy tales, happy endings are the normas long as you re beautiful and walk on two legs After all, the ogre never gets the princess And since fairy tales are the foundational myths of our culture, how can a girl with a disability ever think she ll have a happy ending By examining the ways that

Mulan: Before the Sword

30 March 2020 | By Grace Lin | Filed in: cultural.

An original novel that will explore and develop the world and characters of the Walt Disney Studios live action Mulan film.