Reading Guides





Reading Guides

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  1. Book ImageThe Wall

    John Lanchester

    The best-selling author of The Debt to Pleasure and Capital returns with a chilling fable for our time.More

  2. Book ImageAmerica's Jewish Women

    Pamela Nadell

    A groundbreaking history of how Jewish women maintained their identity and influenced social activism as they wrote themselves into American history.More

  3. Book ImageA State of Freedom

    Neel Mukherjee

    A New York Times Notable Book of 2018

    A devastating novel of multiple narratives, “a mark of Neel Mukherjee’s range and force and ambition” (New York Times Book Review).More

  4. Book ImageHouse of Stone

    Novuyo Rosa Tshuma

    Pulsing with wit, seduction, and dark humor, House of Stone is a masterful debut that explores the creative—and often destructive—act of history-making.More

  5. Book ImageEternal Life

    Dara Horn

    A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2018, Booklist Editors’ Choice Book (January 2019), and Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2018

    What would it really mean to live forever?More

  6. Book ImageThe Devoted

    Blair Hurley

    A spellbinding confession of what it means to abandon one life for another, The Devoted asks what it takes, and what you’ll sacrifice, to find enlightenment.More

  7. Book ImageSargent's Women

    Donna M. Lucey

    A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Selection

    “[Lucey] delivers the goods, disclosing the unhappy or colorful lives that Sargent sometimes hinted at but didn’t spell out.”—Boston GlobeMore

  8. Book ImageHarmless Like You

    Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

    “Rowan Hisayo Buchanan’s debut is a beautifully textured novel, befitting the story of an artist.” —Washington PostMore

  9. Book ImageNo Apparent Distress

    Rachel Pearson

    A brutally frank memoir about doctors and patients in a health care system that puts the poor at risk.More

  10. Book ImageEvensong

    Kate Southwood

    A penetrating and powerful novel about the deep undercurrents of love and regret in one Midwestern family.More

  11. Book ImageWedding Toasts I'll Never Give

    Ada Calhoun

    Seven essays celebrating the beauty of the imperfect marriage.More

  12. Book ImageThe Outrun

    Amy Liptrot

    “It’s wild writing: sexy, unguarded, raw, and ardent … highly recommended.”—The MillionsMore

  13. Book ImageJewish Comedy

    Jeremy Dauber

    Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award

    A rich account of Jewish humor: its nature, its development, and its vital role throughout history.More

  14. Book ImageDo Not Say We Have Nothing

    Madeleine Thien

    Winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General's Literary Award // Finalist for the Man Booker Prize and the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

    "A powerfully expansive novel…Thien writes with the mastery of a conductor." —New York Times Book ReviewMore

  15. Book ImageDogs at the Perimeter

    Madeleine Thien

    The second novel by the Man Booker Prize shortlisted author Madeleine Thien is "beautiful, deeply moving, [and] addresses universal questions" (Independent).More

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