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What should I read next?The Weekly Reader answers this question by featuring the crème de la crème of recent releases in four action-packed, opinionated, book-loving minutes. It's like having a new best friend with very good taste to guide you in your literary adventures.

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Great Black Writers: Brit Bennett, Morgan Parker, and Jericho Brown.

On this edition of The Weekly Reader, our book critic Marion Winik reviews three books, a novel and two poetry collections, that explore the complexity of black identity in America: Brit Bennett's The Vanishing Half, Morgan Parker's Magical Negro, and Jericho Brown's The Tradition.

Fitting In: New Fiction from Rufi Thorpe and Frances Cha

On this edition of The Weekly Reader, two new novels about the perils of trying to fit in: Marion Winik reviews Rufi Thorpe's The Knockout Queen, and Frances Cha's If I had Your Face.

Life During Wartime: Paul Yoon's "Run Me to Earth" and Ariel Lawhon's "Code Name Helene."

On this edition of The Weekly Reader, we review two new books about two very different wars. Marion Winik on Paul Yoon's Run Me to Earth and Ariel Lawhon's Code Name Helene.

Life During Wartime: Paul Yoon's "Run Me to Earth" and Ariel Lawhon's "Code Name Helene."

They Saw it Coming: New Dystopian Fiction from Lawrence Wright and Sarah Pinsker

On this edition of The Weekly Reader, we review two new, dystopian novels that imagine a world in the throws of a pandemic: Marion Winik on Lawrence Wright's The End of October and Sarah Pinsker's A Song for a New Day.

They Saw it Coming: New Dystopian Fiction from Lawrence Wright and Sarah Pinsker

New Fiction from Anne Tyler and Julia Alverez

On this edition of The Weekly Reader, our book critic Marion Winik reviews two new great novels by two great writers: Anne Tyler's Redhead by the Side of the Road and Julia Alverez's Afterlife.

The Scene of the Crime: New Fiction from Emily St. John Mandel and Elizabeth Wetmore

On this edition of The Weekly Reader, our book critic Marion Winik reviews two new novels that might take you away from your everyday troubles, but also remind you to appreciate the good things in your life, too.

The Scene of the Crime: New Fiction from Emily St. John Mandel and Elizabeth Wetmore

Memoirs with a Sense of Humor

On this edition of The Weekly Reader, we review two new memoirs that remind us how important a sense of humor can be to surviving both trauma and drama.

Helen Fremont and the Minefield of Family Memoir

On this edition of The Weekly Reader, our book critic Marion Winik reviews Helen Fremont's acclaimed 1999 memoir "After Long Silence' and her newly released follow-up, "The Escape Artist."

Stories of Loss: New fiction from Kevin Nguyen and Alexis Schaitken

On this edition of The Weekly Reader, our book critic Marion Winik reviews two new novels about lost loved ones and the pain of finding that we often don't know people as well as we think we do.

More #metoo Stories

On this edition of The Weekly Reader, our book critic Marion Winik reviews two new books that expand the #metoo conversation.

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