Silverview, by John le Carre

Staff Pick

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

Staff Pick


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

Three Novels, by Yuri Herrera

Staff Pick

Herrera’s trio of novels, collected in a single volume, forms an unofficial trilogy that both reinforces and dismantles the Mexico of popular imagination. Blending new and traditional forms, Herrera perfectly captures the spirit of Mexico in a way unique to him. Each of these novellas is a masterpiece on its own; together, they form a cohesive whole greater than any single story each might tell, one as multifaceted and complex as Mexico--its people and history--itself. 

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By Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman (Translator)
ISBN: 9781913505240
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Published: And Other Stories - September 14th, 2021