17 Books to Kick-Start Fall
A debut novel reveals the agony and ecstasy of Midwestern youth...Jacqueline Woodson on the power of diversity in kid lit...a new volume collects the letters Nelson Mandela wrote from behind bars...and more.
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Ma's capitalist dystopia imagines a country decimated by Shen Fever, which infects its victims with a kind of terminal nostalgia. In this satirical, brilliantly crafted debut, protagonist Candace must choose whether to throw in with a band of hard-hearted survivalists or take her chances solo.
— Claire Luchette