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Lorraine Berry Book Recommendations & Book Mentions

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Lorraine Berry is a book critic and essayist. Reviews @StarTribune @LATimes @BostonGlobe @ManCity-born fan. Oh no! I’m querying agents about a novel mss. She/her. Black Lives Matter.

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Book Cover for: Runaway: Notes on the Myths That Made Me, Erin Keane

Runaway: Notes on the Myths That Made Me

Erin Keane
Lorraine BerryLorraine Berry

Among the jeweled facets of “Runaway” is Keane’s writing, but her skill as a poet and essayist is accompanied by a journalist’s rigor...“Runaway” lures us with a fairy tale, but as we draw closer, we begin to see the contours of a world that is more complex but no less fearsome.

Paperback, 2023

$18.95$9.48 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Trespasses, Louise Kennedy

Trespasses

Louise Kennedy
Lorraine BerryLorraine Berry

@AlisonStine Celeste Ng’s OUR MISSING HEARTS was absolutely phenomenal. I also loved TRESPASSES by Louise Kennedy and adored it. LARK ASCENDING by Silas House. Those would be 3 I recommend. 🤗

Paperback, 2023

$18.00$9.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: The Deluge, Stephen Markley

The Deluge

Stephen Markley
Lorraine BerryLorraine Berry

@JamesTateHill If you’re still looking, I can recommend @ErinSwan Walk the Vanished Earth; Jess Row, The New Earth, and Stephen Markley, The Deluge. All feature multiple POV, climate fiction, and family dynamics set in present/near future.

Paperback, 2023

$22.99$11.49 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: The New Earth, Jess Row

The New Earth

Jess Row
Lorraine BerryLorraine Berry

@JamesTateHill If you’re still looking, I can recommend @ErinSwan Walk the Vanished Earth; Jess Row, The New Earth, and Stephen Markley, The Deluge. All feature multiple POV, climate fiction, and family dynamics set in present/near future.

Hardcover, 2023

$32.99$16.50 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Properties of Thirst, Marianne Wiggins

Properties of Thirst

Marianne Wiggins
Lorraine BerryLorraine Berry

Extraordinary novel about the California water wars; the desertification of the Owens Valley; and Manzanar, one of the US-based concentration camps. The writing brought me to tears.

Paperback, 2023

$19.99$9.99 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Lone Women, Victor Lavalle

Lone Women

Victor Lavalle
Lorraine BerryLorraine Berry

Looking for a feminist horror western? Novelist Victor LaValle is your (highly evolved) man

Paperback, 2024

$18.00$9.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Pink Slime, Fernanda Trías

Pink Slime

Fernanda Trías
Lorraine BerryLorraine Berry

Set in a city diminished by plague and a poisonous algae bloom, the narrator focuses her attention on her remaining relationships. In writing about the ways folks hold together during difficult times, Trías untangles the myths and realities of resilience.

Hardcover, 2024

$24.00$12.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Such Kindness, Andre Dubus

Such Kindness

Andre Dubus
Lorraine BerryLorraine Berry

Dubus brilliantly captures the ways chronic pain erodes the self... [He] probes at masculinity’s wounds, its core beliefs about earning money as a means of caring for others, and exposes the selfishness and emptiness at its core... Such Kindness is an astonishing novel.

Paperback, 2024

$18.99$9.49 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: The Vaster Wilds, Lauren Groff

The Vaster Wilds

Lauren Groff
Lorraine BerryLorraine Berry

Groff acknowledges her character’s troubled past without turning pain into spectacle ... Her surroundings come alive in prose that lives and breathes upon the page ... A terrific addition to a developing canon of our continued existence.

Hardcover, 2023

$28.00$14.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Pomegranate, Helen Elaine Lee

Pomegranate

Helen Elaine Lee
Lorraine BerryLorraine Berry

@TheBookMaven I just started reading POMEGRANATE by Helen Elaine Lee. My goodness. What a knockout. I’ll be devouring it this weekend.

Paperback, 2024

$18.99$9.49 + Free shipping50% off your first book