The Most Secret Memory of Men by Mohamed Mbougar Sarr

Staff Pick

For anyone who reads it, The Labyrinth of Inhumanity becomes an obsession. Its mythical author, T.C. Elimane, vanished decades ago in a cloud of very French scandal, and Mbougar Sarr's audacious novel sets his young fanboy narrator after him on a winding odyssey across continents.  Like the mysterious book at its center, Most Secret Memory, which won the thirtysomething Senegalese author the 2021 Goncourt Prize, is a fierce, lyrical, and powerful monument to the redemptive power of literature at its very finest, and a novel one will never forget, let this one work its magic.


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By Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, Lara Vergnaud (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781635423273
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Published: Other Press - September 26th, 2023

Last of Her Name by Mimi Lok

Staff Pick

The intimacy of Lok's beautiful story collection reflects her skillful narrative weaving of heart, understanding, and empathy. While the pieces range in subject, they center on people we are likely to forget--overlooked women--and the group is bound in the quiet way Lok’s characters search for connection through the pervasive loneliness, displacement, and misunderstanding that colors the way we view both strangers and those we hold dear. You will lose yourself in Lok's prose and emerge more conscious of every person’s deep inner life; though we may forget each other in the day-to-day whirl, this book is a powerful reminder of the nuance that each person’s story holds. I couldn’t put it down. It left me aching, yet full of hope.

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ISBN: 9781885030610
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Published: Kaya Press - October 22nd, 2019

The Ministry of Time by Kaliane Bradley

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What happens if the government figures out how to bring to the present a handful of figures from centuries ago?  For one, they'll need handlers to help them adapt to their new world. This novel follows one such pairing through the pitfalls of modernity, inter-century espionage, speculative time-travel, and romantic entanglement. It’s funny, heartbreaking, utterly unique, and captivating.

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ISBN: 9781668045145
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - May 7th, 2024