18 Brilliant Books for Fall
Gary Shteyngart's novel about a boorish Wall Streeter on a hilarious and heartbreaking trip across America, an education from historian Jill Lepore on the narrative of the United States, mind-expanding works of pulp fiction and philosophy, and more.
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The Lies That Bind
In this clear-eyed, erudite study, the NYU professor and New York Times columnist—half Ghanaian, half British—probes chimeras of religion, ethnicity, and class, coalescing a lifetime of contemplating "identity" into a manifesto on connection and solidarity.
— Hamilton Cain