LaserWriter II, by Tamara Shopsin

Staff Pick

Set in 1990s New York at the dawn of the personal computer--which few people owned and fewer people knew how to fix--Shopsin's novel centers on a quirky band of free spirits, most notably Claire, a young women learning to navigate this strange new landscape where technology is both immediate and fleeting. With plenty of freshness and humor, this short novel shines a light on that psychologically distant era before devices fit in the palm of our hands and Apple stores grew on every main street and mall.


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ISBN: 9781250859037
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Published: Picador - October 11th, 2022

Misfits, by Michaela Coel

Staff Pick

As with everything she touches, this lecture-turned-manifesto by the Ghanaian British creator of HBO's I May Destroy You is a powerful exercise in using humor not to mask pain, but to stand beside it. Exploring the divide between voices we're allowed to hear and those too often sidelined, Coel examines the power structure behind both TV and the larger culture it helps shape, showing how "misfits," by learning to "embrace as many perspectives" as possible, an knock down the pillars that keep themselves in place at the expense of others.


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ISBN: 9781250843432
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - October 11th, 2022

Stay True, by Hua Hsu

Staff Pick

The New Yorker writer's coming-of-age memoir is a time capsule of his '90s college experience that tracks his growth from the swell of cool to more considered questions of what really matters--which Hsu decides is not the things we buy or whether we liked Nirvana before or after they were popular, but the people we meet and how these relationships can make all other things seem inconsequential. Ultimately this narrative is the perfect homage to lives not lived and ground untrodden--but also to the art of remembering and the honoring of memory itself.




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By Hua Hsu
ISBN: 9780385547772
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Published: Doubleday - September 27th, 2022