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The Water Dancer

By Ta-Nehisi Coates, A potent story about a man born into bondage with the power to shape his fate

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates is Coates’s first foray into writing fiction, and it piqued my curiosity as soon as I heard about it. Yesterday, it was announced as the latest Oprah’s Book Club pick. Coates is well-known for his books of essays, but I largely read fiction, so I’ve never read anything by …

              

The Testaments

By Margaret Atwood, A continuation of the story of Gilead

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, was released a few days ago. The original novel was released in 1985. I’m a Margaret Atwood fan. I have signed, first edition copies of a number of her books, and The Blind Assassin is one of my favorite books of all time. Even …

                 

The Secrets We Kept

By Lara Prescott, A love story about a CIA plot to smuggle Doctor Zhivago into Russia

The Secrets We Kept is a much-anticipated debut novel from Lara Prescott, mostly because Knopf paid $2 million at auction in order to acquire the rights to publish the novel. It was also selected as Reese Witherspoon’s September 2019 book club pick. I knew I’d be reading it as soon as I heard about it, …

                 

One of Us Is Lying

By Karen McManus

One of Us Is Lying is basically The Breakfast Club, if during that detention, someone got murdered and everyone became a suspect. It’s a YA mystery-thriller, and while I’m not typically a YA reader, I really like mystery and crime novels. Plus, the concept of Breakfast Club + Murder was just too catchy to pass …