“The whole day is long,” by David Sanchez (Mariner, January 18)
This first coming of age follows David, a teenager from Florida’s Gulf Coast, as he struggles with drug addiction, enters and leaves prison and ends up falling back on his love of reading to find some ground. solid.
“Anthem”, by Noah Hawley (Grand Central, January 4)
A cast of teenagers defend themselves against a number of adversaries – from a widespread mental health crisis years after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic to a malicious man resembling Jeffrey Epstein – in this new thriller from Hawley, known for his work on television series such as “Bones” and “Fargo”.
“Brown Girls”, by Daphne Palasi Andreades (Random House, January 4)
In Queens, a group of young friends – who describe themselves as “the color of 7-Eleven root beer”, “the color of the sand in Rockaway Beach when it blisters the soles of our feet” and the color of the ground “- are making their way to New York and beyond.
Bernstein began his memoirs in 1960, when he landed his first job in journalism: as a copier at the Washington Star. Bernstein has chronicled many of the country’s most compelling stories even before announcing Nixon’s crimes in Watergate, and he relates his experiences with a mixture of wonder and pride.
Rationality, reason, and logic have been touted as the foundation for a clear mind, but Mlodinow, a physicist, argues that taking our feelings into account can help us make better decisions. He offers many real-world examples, including his parents’ experiences as Holocaust survivors.
“Fiona and Jane”, by Jean Chen Ho (Viking, January 4)
This first collection of stories focuses on two Taiwanese Americans growing up in Los Angeles as they explore class, sexuality, friendship, and family secrets – and, later, how to maintain their friendship through the highs. and the lows of adulthood.
“Good Rich People”, by Eliza Jane Brazier (Berkley, January 25)
In this new thriller, a case of mistaken identity puts Demi in the crosshairs of a wealthy couple, Lyla and Graham, who have devised a sinister game set in their Hollywood Hills mansion.
A political scientist exposes the reasons why the United States could be on the brink of another violent civil conflict.
“Joan Is Okay”, by Weike Wang (Random House, January 18)
Joan, an intensive care doctor at a New York City hospital, pushes back her sister-in-law’s suggestions that she is not a real woman without children, while mourning her father and dealing with her widowed mother. She’s lonely, literal, and extremely awkward, which contributes to the hilarity of this novel.
Hansberry is best remembered for her acclaimed play “A Raisin in the Sun,” the first by a black woman to be performed on Broadway. “Never before in the history of American theater has we seen so much truth about black life on stage,” wrote James Baldwin. Shields, the biographer of Harper Lee and Kurt Vonnegut, draws on correspondence, interviews and more to delve into Hansberry’s education, politics and sexuality.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer reflects on meeting her spouse and the death of her father as she examines the lifelong role of discovery and loss, of the grand scale (wars , displacements, pandemics) in the intimate (hunting around the house for a lost trinket).
“La servante”, by Nita Prose (Ballantine, January 4)
In Prose’s charming and eccentric debut, Molly – who struggles with social skills and clues – enjoys her lonely job of cleaning rooms at the Regency Grand Hotel until she finds herself suspicious in the murder. of a guest.
‘Manifeste’, by Bernardine Evaristo (Grove, January 18)
In this memoir, Evaristo, the first black woman to win the Booker Prize, looks back on her decades-long career.
“In paradise”, by Hanya Yanagihara (Doubleday, January 11)
Yanagihara, editor-in-chief of T Magazine and author of “A Little Life”, imagines Alternative Americas, the first in 1893, when the country was made up of separate territories after the Civil War; another in 1993, when a Hawaiian living in New York City looks back on his past as the city grapples with HIV; and the third in 2093, when America is in the grip of pandemics and authoritarian rule.
Perry, a professor of African-American studies at Princeton and Alabamien, argues that to understand the whole history of America, one must study the South. Examining the region, she writes, “allows us to better understand our nation, the way our people, our lands and our commerce function in relation to each other, often cruelly, and how our tastes and ways flow from each other. of our habits. “
“You Don’t Know Us, Negroes: And Other Essays,” by Zora Neale Hurston. Introduction and edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Genevieve West. (Amistad, January 18)
Hurston’s first comprehensive anthology of non-fiction brings together previously published and new work, spanning everything from jazz to inclusive schooling.