By Jhumpa Lahiri,
Releasing On April 27
Nearly a decade after her last work, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author is back with this soul-stirring portrait of a woman’s longing for attachment as well as solitariness; a haunting journey of her non-conforming life—and the impulse to transcend barriers.
By Abigail Dean,
Out Now (`399, amazon.in)
Dean is a lawyer for Google, so you might think she’d have enough on her plate, but she has also found time to write one of the year’s biggest debuts. Lex, or Girl A, escaped her parents’ ‘House Of Horrors’ as a child, but is forced to revisit her former identity.
By Yaa Gyasi,
Out Now (`699, amazon.in)
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The Many Shades Of Kriti Sanon
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The Culture Pages – The Queen of Fractured Fairy Tales
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Enchanted New York
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Yes, Fall It's Still Happening
THE CHANGE OF SEASONS during a pandemic can happen almost imperceptibly. Suddenly, summer has slipped through your fingers. Fall usually signals the start of a fresh cultural calendar, but this year, none of the clear markers are there. Broadway remains shut down; the pageantry of Oscar season isn’t quite the same when everything’s streaming; release dates are pitched further into the distance, pegged to the hope of some theoretical future. But amid uncertainty, great art can feel like a grounding force, and there’s plenty to challenge, entertain, and debate this fall. The final stretch of 2020 includes some of the most exceptional films, shows, and books of the year: weird clown comedy, the next Big Little Lies–style soap, and the kinds of novels that help you see the world more clearly. Mark your calendars—just maybe use a pencil.
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A Call For Change
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