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Your Shelf Life: 5 Books to Read in April

A curated list of this month's top reads


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After her hit novel The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer follows up with The Female Persuasion, about a young college graduate who gets a job working with a feminist icon. It’s a story about humanizing our heroes and mentors.

Varina, by Cold Mountain author Charles Frazier, centers on Jefferson Davis’s wife after the Civil War, when she and her children escape into the Deep South as fugitives. 

In Tom McCallister’s How to Be Safe, Anna is wrongly accused of a shooting at the school where she teaches. Though fully exonerated, hysteria in her small town explodes and Anna experiences the freewheeling cruelty of online sexism.

If you laughed out loud reading I Was Told There’d Be Cake, then prepare for a repeat performance. Sloane Crosley’s latest essay collection, Look Alive Out There, covers fertility, swingers, and Gossip Girl

Michelle Dean’s Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion features the New York women who wrote and opined with wit and style throughout the 20th century, including Joan Didion, Susan Sontag, and Dorothy Parker.

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