The Woman Who Killed the Fish, by Clarice Lispector

Staff Pick

Lispector originally wrote these four stories for her children, and their charm and whimsy will surprise readers expecting work in the vein of The Hour of the Star or Near to the Wild Heart. Instead, Lispector has created a world of talking animals, one brimming with the magic of imagination and the joy of everyday life. But though these were written for a younger audience, these wonderful fictions will delight readers of all ages as well as give them meaningful ideas on how to navigate the world.

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By Clarice Lispector, Benjamin Moser (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780811229609
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Published: New Directions - September 27th, 2022

The Deceptions, by Jill Bialosky

Staff Pick

“Something terrible has happened and I don’t know what to do.” While this frantic and arresting opening references only a singular “something,” the many events in the unnamed narrator's unraveling life suggest that much more is at stake, including loneliness after her son leaves for university, a growing resentment between her and her husband, and a fraught relationship with a fellow poet. Seeking escape in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bialosky's protagonist parallels her own experiences with the events of the classical art and mythology on display, and in a richly sensual prose, the author both interrogates the relationship of desire and dominance and shows us the deep inner workings of a woman struggling to break free of the constraints that have long held her back.





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ISBN: 9781640090248
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Published: Counterpoint - September 6th, 2022

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, by Gabrielle Zevin

Staff Pick

At once a love letter to video games and a love story--of a kind--between two friends whose relationship spans over 30 years, Zevin's novel will charm gamers and non-gamers alike. The narrative focuses on Sadie and Sam, two lifelong video afficionados who met at a children’s hospital and are reunited once they are both in university. Zevin paints their friendship as both endearing and enduring, showing that it's one that weathers the pains of growing up and working together and that, like the book itself, transcends your typical boy-meets-girl plotline.  

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ISBN: 9780593321201
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Published: Knopf - July 5th, 2022