Literary

How High We Go in the Dark, Sequoia Nagamatsu

“Wondrous, and not just in the feats of imagination, which are so numerous it makes me dizzy to recall them, but also in the humanity and tenderness with which Sequoia Nagamatsu helps us navigate this landscape. . . . This is a truly amazing book, one to keep close as […]

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Sea of Tranquility, Emily St. John Mandel

Coming in April 2022, this novel nods to Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel, and follows a teenager named Edwin into a Canadian forest and wilderness. In this beautiful natural surrounding, he hears a violin…from possibly a later time? I am looking forward to another book by St John Mandel! […]

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City of Orange, David Yoon

Coming in May 2022: A man who can not remember his own name wakes up in an apocalyptic landscape, injured and alone. He has vague memories of life before, but he can’t see it clearly and can’t grasp how his current situation came to be. He must learn to survive […]

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The Last Woman in the World, Inga Simpson

The Last Woman in the World is heart-racing, page-turning, hiding-under-the-doona stuff. A smart and pacey thriller that is also a lament for a world we have failed to care for. –Kate Mildenhall, bestselling author of The Mother Fault Read more at Hatchett.

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The Morning Star, Karl Ove Knausgård

Translated by Martin Aitken in 2021 and originally published in 2020, The Morning Star has received positive reviews in the media lately. From Penguin Random House: One long night in August, Arne and Tove are staying with their children in their summer house in southern Norway. Their friend Egil has […]

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The Listeners, Jordan Tannahill

“The Listeners is at once a revery for the sublime, for the innocuous tapestry of sounds that make up the rhythms of our lives — and the pollution of sounds that can tear and devour. It is at once a masterful interrogation of the body, as well as the desperate […]

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Cloud Cuckoo Land, Anthony Doerr

In Cloud Cuckoo Land, the world may be falling apart but everything and everyone must come together…This novel of performative storytelling that is also a novel about storytelling is dedicated to “the librarians then, now, and in the years to come.” Two anxieties, reinforcing each other, are at play: the […]

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The Annual Migration of Clouds, Premee Mohamed

This slim, literary dystopia explores a mother and daughter’s relationship in a setting ravaged by climate change. –Buzzfeed With keen insight and biting prose, Premee Mohamed delivers a deeply personal tale in this post-apocalyptic hopepunk novella that reflects on the meaning of community and asks what we owe to those […]

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Matrix, Lauren Groff

Pandemics recur in her stories, as do natural landscapes ravaged by climate change, as do women who are quietly incandescent with rage. –The Atlantic

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The Island of Missing Trees, Elif Shafak

In The Island of Missing Trees, prizewinning author Elif Shafak brings us a rich, magical tale of belonging and identity, love and trauma, memory and amnesia, human-induced destruction of nature, and, finally, renewal. –Penguin Elif Shafak hardly needs any introduction. Her beautifully designed books can be found everywhere, from airports […]

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Beautiful World, Where Are You, Sally Rooney

Rooney is back with another bookish, epistolary novel — this time following two intelligent young adults navigating their personal lives amid the backdrop of environmental and social upheaval. –New York Times Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a warehouse, and asks him if he’d like to travel to […]

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Harrow, Joy Williams

In her first novel since The Quick and the Dead (a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), the legendary writer takes us into an uncertain landscape after an environmental apocalypse, a world in which only the man-made has value, but some still wish to salvage the authentic.

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Something New Under the Sun, Alexandra Kleeman

Set in a darkly unsettling near-future Hollywood, a novelist trying to fix his troubled marriage reckons with connectedness, ambition, and corruption in the age of ecological collapse in this piercing novel from the prize-winning author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine. Thanks to Booknet Canada for the […]

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Wizard of the Crow, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Commencing in “our times” and set in the “Free Republic of Aburĩria,” the novel dramatizes with corrosive humor and keenness of observation a battle for control of the souls of the Aburĩrian people. Among the contenders: His High Mighty Excellency; the eponymous Wizard, an avatar of folklore and wisdom; the […]

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The High House, Jessie Greengrass

The water is rising around a coastal hideaway in which five people, including a small child, are trapped, as civilisation is engulfed by flood. –The Spectator Goodreads Reviews Back to Goodreads

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