In This Issue

Among the novels reviewed this week: Same Bed Different Dreams, a work of "incomparable speculative fiction" by Ed Park, about the history of Korea in the 20th century; The Manning Girl, Catherine Browder's debut novel, "a warmhearted and original reimagining" of George Eliot's Silas Marner; and Anbara Salam's "absorbing thriller" Hazardous Spirits, which follows a couple's tumultuous journey into the spiritualist movement in 1920s Scotland; plus Secrets We Tell the Sea, the Mexican award-winning middle-grade novel by Martha Riva Palacio Obón, a "profound work of magical realism" starring a 10-year-old girl who speaks openly to the sea in a "stunning translation" by Lourdes Heuer.

And don't miss The Writer's Life with Matt Mendez, author of The Broke Hearts, his follow-up to Barely Missing Everything.

--Jennifer M. Brown, senior editor, Shelf Awareness
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