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David Varno is the fiction reviews editor at Publishers Weekly. Fiction Reviews Editor at @PublishersWkly, @bookcritics board

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Book Cover for: The Furrows, Namwali Serpell

The Furrows

Namwali Serpell
David VarnoDavid Varno

THE FURROWS! What an amazing and daring novel. Was so fun to read after Stranger Faces. It's like a mix of Vertigo, Remainder, and "Mind Playing Tricks On Me." Our reviewer at @PublishersWkly loved it, too. https://www.publishersweekly.com/9780593448915

Paperback, 2023

$18.00$9.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Revenge of the Scapegoat, Caren Beilin

Revenge of the Scapegoat

Caren Beilin
David VarnoDavid Varno

Revenge of the Scapegoat by Caren Beilin sounds like the satire of pastoral art enclaves that I need right now. https://t.co/A2SvlelkEr via @publisherswkly

Paperback, 2022

$16.95$8.48 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Yesterday, Juan Emar

Yesterday

Juan Emar
David VarnoDavid Varno

Yesterday by Juan Emar is refreshingly weird and Megan McDowell's translation is brilliant. https://t.co/YDnZ2dc6rV via @publisherswkly

Paperback, 2022

$14.95$7.47 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: My Father's Diet, Adrian Nathan West

My Father's Diet

Adrian Nathan West
David VarnoDavid Varno

My Father’s Diet by Adrian Nathan West, a "coming-of-age body horror" about "late-blooming meatheads," definitely sounds like one for me https://t.co/g5aJ9ySfbV via @publisherswkly

Paperback, 2022

$16.95$8.48 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Kibogo, Scholastique Mukasonga

Kibogo

Scholastique Mukasonga
David VarnoDavid Varno

Grateful for the chance to write about KIBOGO by Scholastique Mukasonga for @wwborders. Thanks to @adalva for the smart edits. Also, very much looking forward to moderating a talk with the author and Vladimir Sorokin at the @BKBF. Hope to see you there! https://t.co/LXRiwrFSf2

Paperback, 2022

$17.00$8.50 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Patrimony: A True Story, Philip Roth

Patrimony: A True Story

Philip Roth
David VarnoDavid Varno

This was a special night, with Philip Roth honored by the NBCC back in 2011. He read at length from 'Patrimony,' and afterwards I was moved to read everything. His books are an incredible journey. @bookcritics @janeciab https://t.co/DVWALOsV67 https://t.co/eUCet6yOQd

Paperback, 1996

$19.00$9.50 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: The Spirit of Science Fiction, Roberto Bolaño

The Spirit of Science Fiction

Roberto Bolaño
David VarnoDavid Varno

Recently, after three beers, I said I've read all of Roberto Bolaño's books. Two days later, one of the people I was with texted, "Ok but have you read “the spirit of science fiction”?

Hardcover, 2019

$24.00$12.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Nets, Jen Bervin

Nets

Jen Bervin
David VarnoDavid Varno

@blgtylr If we're being picky, would have to add that most of these books aren't "tiny." A tiny book is, like, Jen Bervin's Nets. Or The Little Prince.

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Book Cover for: A Shining, Jon Fosse

A Shining

Jon Fosse
David VarnoDavid Varno

Its horror-moving opening is worthy of the Halloween on-sale date.... Somewhat like Lorrie Moore’s excellent recent novel I Am Homeless if This Is Not My Home (Knopf), which revolves around a snowy car crash, the narrator exits his doomed vehicle and enters a world of magic and dreams.

Paperback, 2023

$16.95$8.48 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Lean Fall Stand, Jon McGregor

Lean Fall Stand

Jon McGregor
David VarnoDavid Varno

Glad to have this conversation with Aaron Gwyn and @jon_mcgregor for @PublishersWkly about 'Lean Fall Stand.' It's a beautiful and ingenious survival narrative. https://t.co/kgFqXbtVaL

Paperback, 2022

$16.95$8.48 + Free shipping50% off your first book