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New Arrivals: The Best New Books Out This Week | March 27, 2023

Tertulia •
Mar 28th, 2023

It’s New Books Tuesday! Here is a selection of the new and notable releases out this week including: a Black Mirror-esque re-telling of fairy tales, a manifesto on how to live a longer life and a Western adventure novel with a horror twist.

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Lone Women by Victor Lavalle

Blending horror with historical fiction, Lone Women tells the story of a Black homesteader fleeing a shadowy past in California. As she makes her way to Montana, she carries with her a mysterious, locked steamer trunk. And when the trunk is opened, people around her begin to disappear...

White Cat, Black Dog: Stories by Kelly Link

This is a collection of seven fairy tales stylishly remixed by a MacArthur "Genius" fellow. Fans of the Pulitzer finalist will enjoy these new Black Mirror-esque takes on classics by the Brothers Grimm, Scottish ballads and French folklore tales.

Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls

Many readers may know former journalist and gossip columnist Jeannette Walls best for her bestselling memoir, The Glass Castle, which was subsequently made into a film with Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts. But she's also on her third novel with Hang the Moon, a highly anticipated historical fiction novel about a family of bootleggers in Prohibition-era Virginia.

The Human Origins of Beatrice Porter and Other Essential Ghosts by Soraya Palmer

A debut coming-of-age story of two sisters struggling with their family’s secrets, their mother’s illness and their father’s violence.

A Brief History of Living Forever by Jaroslav Kalfař

In an authoritarian near-future America obsessed with digital consciousness and eternal life, two long-lost siblings risk everything to save their mother from oblivion. The author's previous book Spaceman of Bohemia is being made into a film with Adam Sandler later this year.

The Great Reclamation by Rachel Heng

At the center of this epic novel, set in the waning years of British colonialism in Singapore, is a boy who discovers that he has the unique ability to locate movable islands that no one else can find.

The New Earth by Jess Row

A politically charged Jewish family saga that crisscrosses borders and different eras while tackling complicated issues like race, class, colonialism and wealth.


Humanly Possible: Seven Hundred Years of Humanist Freethinking, Inquiry, and Hope by Sarah Bakewell

An ambitious exploration of seven centuries of humanist philosophy from the bestselling author of How to Live and At the Existentialist Café. The book is a tour of extraordinary humanists across history from Erasmus to Voltaire to Zora Neale Hurston.

Above Ground by Clint Smith

Above Ground is the latest poetry collection from a prolific poet, award-winning nonfiction author and staff writer at The Atlantic. The major theme in Smith's collection is an examination of the important role fathers play in a complicated world.

Sweet Enough by Alison Roman

Food writer and chef Alison Roman, known for her viral “Internet famous” recipes for chickpea stew and chocolate shortbread cookies, focuses on desserts in this new cookbook. The recipes in Sweet Enough are designed to be easy to make without fancy equipment or specialty ingredients.

Birdgirl: Looking to the Skies in Search of a Better Future by Mya-Rose Craig

A powerful new memoir from the celebrated young British-Bangladeshi birder, environmentalist and diversity activist known as Birdgirl. The Greenpeace ambassador offers unique personal reflections from her life of birdwatching and activism, while also sharing the story of her mother’s struggles with mental health.  

Paradise Now: The Extraordinary Life of Karl Lagerfeld by William Middleton

An entertaining new bio of the late fashion legend penned by a Paris-based journalist who knew the ponytailed Chanel icon personally. Filled with bold names and juicy anecdotes, this is an engrossing behind-the-scenes look at the rarified world of high fashion.

Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity by Peter Attia

A manifesto on living better and longer from one of the world’s leading longevity experts. The celeb-endorsed doctor reveals proactive ways to keep our minds and bodies ready for the long haul.

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