When I Sing, Mountains Dance, by Irene Sola

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Translated from the Spanish, the award-winning Catalan writer's novel-in-stories features the Pyranees as both a setting and a character. Similarly, the book numbers ghosts, animals, plants, and inanimate objects, in a addition to humans, among its many narrators as it recounts the story of a family hounded by hardship and death. The struggles Sola depicts, however, encapsulate not just the horror of life in this legendary mountain range, but also its beauty, making it one of the most exciting books of 2022 so far.

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ISBN: 9781644450802
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 15th, 2022

Silverview, by John le Carre

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Published posthumously, Silverview is a fitting bow not just to the career of one of the greatest spy novelists ever--but to that of a great novelist, period. In his last work of fiction le Carre continues to ask the questions that fueled earlier masterpieces like The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, but here his interrogation shows his deepest reflections on the moral turpitude of espionage and how it has been complicit in, or even the cause of, many of the world's evils.


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ISBN: 9780593490594
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Published: Viking - October 12th, 2021

The Death of Francis Bacon, by Max Porter

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Porter's novella--or, like Lanny, and Grief is the Thing with Feathers, what might better be called a haunting book-length prose poem--enters the mind of its eponymous protagonist during the painter's last days in Madrid. This idiosyncratic writer has created a work of intense imagery and poetic delirium that evokes Bacon's deathbed struggle as he comes to terms with the life and legacy he is about to leave.



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ISBN: 9780771096372
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Published: Strange Light - September 14th, 2021