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  1. Ghost Music by 

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    From the author of the “original and electric” Braised Pork (Time), An Yu’s enchanting and contemplative novel of music and …

  2. She Is a Haunting by 

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    A House with a terrifying appetite haunts a broken family in this atmospheric horror, perfect for fans of Mexican Gothic. …

  3. Severance by 

    5 stars

    Candace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine. So she barely notices when …

  4. Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution

    4 stars

    From award-winning author R. F. Kuang comes Babel, a thematic response to The Secret History and a tonal retort to …

  5. The Immortal King Rao by 

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    In an Indian village in the 1950s, a precocious child is born into a family of Dalit coconut farmers. King …

  6. The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by 

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    Colombo, 1990. Maali Almeida—war photographer, gambler, and closet queen—has woken up dead in what seems like a celestial visa office. …

  7. The Empress of Salt and Fortune by 

    3 stars

    With the heart of an Atwood tale and the visuals of a classic Asian period drama, Nghi Vo's The Empress …

  8. Siren Queen by 

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    It was magic. In every world, it was a kind of magic. "No maids, no funny talking, no fainting flowers." …

  9. Earthlings by , ,

    5 stars

    Natsuki isn't like the other girls. She has a wand and a transformation mirror. She might be a witch, or …

  10. Human Acts by ,

    5 stars

    From the internationally bestselling author of “The Vegetarian,” a rare and astonishing (The Observer) portrait of political unrest and the …

  11. Before the Coffee Gets Cold by 

    4 stars

    In a small back alley of Tokyo, there is a café that has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more …

  12. Victory City by 

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    A 247-year-old demi-god chronicles the birth and death of Bisnaga, a city she created and occasionally ruled.

  13. Win Me Something by 

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    A NPR, Electric Lit, and Entropy Best Book of the Year A Washington Post , Shondaland , NPR Books, Parade …

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