Six Essential New Reads

September is upon us, which means it’s time to stop playing your fiddle and start hoarding books for the long winter ahead. All the hip-lit buzz seems to be around Purity this week, but here are some new (non-poetry) books which weren’t written by Jonathan Franzen that I’m looking forward to digging into as I mull my cider and toast my pumpkin seeds:

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir by Carrie Brownstein

The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli, trans. Christina MacSweeney

Tram 83 by Fiston Mwanza Mujila

Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson

M Train by Patti Smith

The Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector, trans. Katrina Dodson

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Eyes: Novellas and Stories by William Gass