As the city segues further into spring, we’ve got books by a couple of old favorites due out this month. Our notable literary offerings for May tilt heavily on the side of fiction, though there’s also an important and incisive new history of New York to be found here, as well as a resonant memoir and an essential guide to an essential musician. Looking for something to read as the days grow longer and the trees turn green? Here are a few selections for your consideration.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Tom Lin’s new novel, a story by Mark Haber, and more.
In our afternoon reading: an award for David Diop, fiction by Mark Haber, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Mark Haber’s new novel, Ted Leo on Dexy’s Midnight Runners, and more.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Mark Haber, fiction by Laurie Stone, and more.
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In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Johary Ravaloson’s new novel, an interview with Mark Haber, and more.
In our afternoon reading: Jennifer Croft talks books, Jami Attenberg talks dogs, and more.
Besides the promise of cooler weather, pumpkin spice everything, and sweaters on the rise, what does October have to offer? If you’re looking for new books to read, the answer is “plenty.” This month brings with it candid and harrowing memoirs, stunning short fiction, and expansive novels — a fantastic array of literary work to carry you into the autumn. Here’s a look at some of our most-anticipated books for the month.