Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
(fiction)What does it mean to be human? A very humanistic science fiction of an android becoming a companion for a young girl.
Just Us by Claudia Rankine
(nonfiction)A brilliant arrangement of essays, poems, and images that urges us to begin the discussions of racial inequality.
Bewilderment by Richard Powers
(fiction)An astrobiologist searches for life throughout the cosmos while single-handedly raising his unusual nine-year-old son.
Finding the Mother Tree by Suzanne Simard
(nonfiction)Simard changed science in discovering that trees communicate and work with each other.
Dona Barbara by Romulo Gallegos
(fiction)Published in 1929, is “possibly the most widely known Latin American book.
Perestroika in Paris by Jane Smiley
(fiction)A horse, a dog, two ducks, and a raven meet a human boy! Jane Smiley’s”beguiling new novel is itself an adventure that celebrates curiosity, ingenuit, and the desire of all creatures for true love and freedom.
Counting Descent by Clint Smith
(poetry)We read “How the Word” is passed. This is a poetry book by him: a collection of poems about coming of age as a Black man.
Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
(fiction)Another take on Shakespeare: Agnes is a “fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband, whose career on the London stage is just taking off…
Canary in the Coal Mine: A Forgotten Rural Community, a Hidden Epidemic, and a Lone Doctor Battling for the Life, Health, and Soul of the People (nonfiction by William Cooke and Laura Ungar
Title says it all--
Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel by Bernardine Evaristo
Stories of Black women in Britain.
Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawaie Strong Washburn
(fiction)“When supernatural events revisit the Flores family in Hawaii--with tragic consequences--they are all forced to reckon with the bonds of family, the meaning of heritage, and the cost of survival.