November seems crowded with much anticipated books – including the finale of a trilogy, Legacy of Jade, and a memoir from Hillary Clinton’s longtime confidante, Huma Abedin. Here are a handful that we are excited to read.
“Louise Erdrich‘s The phrase is intimate, often sardonically, follows the life of a Native American woman in Minneapolis who has just been released from prison, ”says critic Keishel Williams. “The woman, Tookie, struggles to understand why she is being haunted by a former client and learns that ghosts from the past, spiritually or metaphorically, can linger as prolonged penance for our sins. In this somewhat quirky and quirky novel, Erdrich shows us how haunted people can be with their previous actions, or their absence. “
Win me something
“Over the past few years it seems like the volume of everything has been increased to 11, so it’s a good thing to find a book that’s comfortable in its own calm,” said reviewer Michael. Schaub. “In Kyle Lucia Wu ‘s first novel, Win me something, a young New York woman works as a nanny for a wealthy family, and her relationship with the couple’s precocious daughter leads her to regard her own childhood as “a vestige of a family that did not exist”. It’s a subtle reflection on belonging that is constructed beautifully and with great care. “
Reiewer Jason Sheehan says, “Over the course of three books – Jade City, Jade war and now Jade heirloom, released at the end of the month – Fonda lee has traced the history of a family through 20 years of war, politics and murder. These characters that we met as young men and women in City have grown up now. Those who have lived War to have husbands and wives, children who grow in their own power. Lee’s Green Bone Saga is The Godfather with an asian casting, Game Of Thrones in a suit, tie and sunglasses. It has all the hallmarks of a modern, international gangster epic complemented by boardroom intrigue, economic theory, and sword fighting. Jade heirloom (which weighs over 700 pages) will serve as the cornerstone (and devastating) of the trilogy. “
Failed: inside the fall of the NRA
“Misfire is a scathing criticism of the NRA, but based on history and fact rather than opinion,” says critic Gabino Iglesias. “The corruption of the NRA runs deep, but Tim mak (an NPR correspondent) dug even deeper to expose its rotten core and why it is collapsing now. “
Both / and: a life in several worlds
Reviewer Caitlyn Kim says she can’t wait to read Both and: “Huma Abedin was never far from Hillary Clinton. The keeper and connoisseur of all things Hillary, Abedin’s professional life followed Clinton’s personal life, and Abedin had miserable echoes of Clinton as well. Through it all, she was often seen in public, but rarely heard. With this book, Abedin has a chance to step out of the shadows and talk about his life – the good and the bad – including his unhappy marriage to former Rep Anthony Weiner and his sexting scandals. I admit that I’m more than a little curious what she thinks of ‘Carlos Danger.’ “
Those precious days
The last of Anne Patchett, author of The Dutch house and Bel Canto, collects his writings on everything from home to friendship to work in a neat little package of very personal essays.