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Defenestrate: A Novel

By Renée Branum

Family drama is portrayed to magnetic effect in this outstanding debut.

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This cerebral thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat — and make you want to pull out that old copy of Wheelock’s Latin.

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Yellow Wife

By Sadeqa Johnson

A sobering, graphically violent story of a light-skinned slave struggling to survive in the 19th-century South.

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Yonder: A Novel

By Jabari Asim

The Thieves may control the plantation, but the Stolen control their own destiny.

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The Maid: A Novel

By Nita Prose

This cozy whodunit is a joy from the first page to the last.

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Coolest American Stories 2022

Edited by Mark Wish and Elizabeth Coffey

Unforgettable characters populate this winning — indeed, cool — anthology.

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Her Name Is Knight

By Yasmin Angoe

A female assassin confronts her tortured past in this propulsive debut.

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The Sicilian Method

By Andrea Camilleri; translated by Stephen Sartarelli

Though published posthumously, this mostly charming installment isn’t the final in the long-running series.