1.- The Candy House by Jennifer Egan.

Egan's 2010 novel A Visit From the Goon Squad hooked readers with its imagination and intellect and won a Pulitzer Prize.

Now, more than a decade later, many of its characters return in The Candy House, which centers on a new Technology, '' Own Your Unconscious, '' that allows people to save and share all their memories.

2.- Of Blood And Sweat by Clyde W. Ford.

Black Americans have long helped white people get  - and stay - wealthy, but instead of their fair share, they have received brutality in return.

That's the central argument that Ford, a psychotherapist and the author of Think Black, makes in this deeply researched book.

He illustrates the many ways Black labor has been essential to agriculture, politics, medicine, law enforcement, and more, and makes clear that reparations are still due.

3.- Let's Not Do That Again by Grant Ginder.

Nancy Harrison is running for Senate, and her biggest obstacles are the adult children. Greta and Nick.

Greta is making headlines for hurling a champagne bottle through a Paris restaurant window during a political riot.

Nick, who's floundering in his own way while writing a musical based on the works of Joan Didion, accompanies his mother to France to bring Greta home and save the campaign.

4.- The Trouble With Happiness by Tove Ditlevsen, translated by Michael Favala Goldman.

Danish writer Ditlevsen died in 1976, but her legacy endures with this collection of short stories.

As its title suggests, this isn't a happy read; it focuses mostly on relationship turmoil. The stories are unsettling but beautifully crafted.

5.- Forbidden City by Vanessa Hua

In 1960s China, during the violent Cultural Revolution, a fictional teen named Mei is recruited by the Communist Party and drawn into the inner life of the chairman leading the upheaval, becoming his confidant and romantic partner.

But when Mei is assigned an important mission, she grows disillusioned, and must make wrenching decisions.

6.- I'LL Show Myself Out by Jessi Klein

Klein delivers a welcome laugh for parents just beginning to emerge from the dumpster fire otherwise known as pandemic parenting.

In her second essay collection, the Inside Amy Schumer writer grapples with the humiliations and possibilities of midlife and motherhood.

The World Students Society thanks Time Magazine.


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