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A curated list of this month's top reads


The Tsar of Love and Techno

By Anthony Marra
A book of short stories from the best-selling author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena. In one, Soviet censors force a 1930s portrait artist to remove all dissidents from official artwork, starting with his brother. 



By Tom Jackson
If you think a book about the invention of the refrigerator sounds boring, think again. Its impact not only altered food preservation and gave us air conditioners, it has fueled major advances in the medical industry. A thoroughly engaging history.


My Life on the Road

By Gloria Steinem
Writer and feminist icon Gloria Steinem shares the history of her own growth in tandem with the ongoing movement for equality. It’s Steinem looking back over the course of a dramatic life and offering her tremendous insight. 


The Heart Goes Last

By Margaret Atwood
From one of the greatest living writers comes a new novel about a near-future in which the lawful are locked up and lawless roam free. Atwood’s social commentary is most piercing when she’s imagining a dystopian future. 


City on Fire

By Garth Risk Hallberg
This debut novel was the subject of a bidding war before Knopf bought it for $2 million. Set in New York City, in part during the 1977 citywide blackout, it revolves around a Central Park murder. An obvious contender for the next “great American novel.”

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