Women's National Book Association's Great Group Reads

The Women's National Book Association has chosen the 2022 Great Group Reads list. The annual list features 20 books (out of several hundred submissions) that were chosen by a reading committee of 46 WNBA members. The books were chosen for literary merit and for their ability to promote meaningful discussions.

Kristen Knox, chair of Great Group Reads, commented: "This year's list should offer readers, especially book clubs of all sorts, wonderful reading experiences that will take them out of their own meeting spaces and into the lives and experiences of other people, down the street, across the country, across oceans and across time. The list is an outstanding selection of well-written works that will broaden understanding, foster empathy, and engender thoughtful consideration."

This year's list included 13 books by independent or small presses and two books by university presses; 10 books by presses or imprints that have never before had a book selected; four short story collections; and three books with co-authors, two of which are memoir.

The 2022 Great Group Reads titles:
The Barrens by Kurt Johnson and Ellie Johnson (Arcade Publishing)
Beasts of a Little Land by Juhea Kim (Ecco)
Blue-Skinned Gods by S.J. Sindu (Soho Press)
Drowned Town by Jayne Moore Waldrup (University of Kentucky Press)
Fighting Time by Amy Banks and Isaac Knapper (Pact Press/Regal House Publishing)
The Foundling by Ann Leary (Marysue Rucci Books/Scribner)
A Girlhood: Letter to My Transgender Daughter by Carolyn Hays (Blair)
Here Lies by Olivia Clare Friedman (Grove/Atlantic)
I Will Die in a Foreign Land by Kalani Pickhart (Two Dollar Radio)
Let the Wild Grasses Grow by Kase Johnstun (Torrey House Press)
Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge (Algonquin Books)
Like a Drop of Ink in a Downpour by Yelena Lembersky and Galina Lembersky (Cherry Orchard Books/Academic Studies Press)
The Man with Eight Pairs of Legs by Leslie Kirk Campbell (Sarabande Books)
A Map for the Missing by Belinda Huijuan Tang (Penguin Press)
My Monticello by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson (Holt)
Night of the Living Rez by Morgan Talty (Tin House)
Oklahoma Odyssey by John Mort (Bison Books/University of Nebraska Press)
Provenance by Sue Mell (Madville Publishing)
Truth and Other Lies by Maggie Smith (Ten16Press/Orange Hat Publishing)
The Two Lives of Sara by Catherine Adel West (Park Row Books)

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