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“10 The Best New Books to Read in September.”

Ling Ma's Bliss Montage tells eight wildly different stories about people navigating the madness and reality of our collective delusions: love and loneliness, connection and possession, friendship, motherhood, and the concept of home. A woman shares a home with all of her ex-boyfriends.

Bliss Montage: Stories by Ling Ma

Normal Distance is a book about thinking and feeling, meaning and experience, trees and weather, and the boredom and pain of living in the present.

Normal Distance by Elisa Gabbert

The author of Hamnet—New York Times best seller and National Book Critics Circle Award winner—brings the world of Renaissance Italy to jewel-bright life in this unforgettable fictional portrait of the captivating young duchess Lucrezia de' Medici as she makes her way in a troubled court.

The Marriage Portrait:By Maggie O’Farrell

The grievous loss of Stanley Crouch, one of America’s most renowned intellectuals, is underscored by the posthumous appearance of these remarkable essays.

Victory is Assured: Uncollected Writings by Stanley Crouch

A brave new collection of poems from Sandra Cisneros, the best-selling author of The House on Mango Street.

Women Without Shame by Sandra Cisneros

A magnificent, beguiling tale winding from the postwar rural provinces to Paris, from an English boarding school, to the quiet Pennsylvania home where a woman can live without her past, The Book of Goose is a story of disturbing intimacy and obsession, of exploitation and strength of will, by the celebrated author Yiyun Li.

The Book of Goose by Yiyun Li

From Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Strout comes a poignant, pitch-perfect novel about a divorced couple stuck together during lockdown—and the love, loss, despair, and hope that animate us even as the world seems to be falling apart.

Lucy by the Sea: By Elizabeth Strout

In the magnificent feast of Clarice Lispector’s books, her crônicas―short, intensely vivid newspaper pieces―are the delicious canapés.

Too Much of Life: The Complete Crônicas by Clarice Lispector

A nuanced profile, in image and text, of the great Black Power leader at the exhilarating moment of the movement’s ascendancy

Too Much of Life: The Complete Crônicas by Clarice Lispector