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Fall Reading 2021 Fiction Recommendations

See the full list of great reading recommendations for Fall 2021 here.

Martita, I Remember You / Martita, te recuerdo by Sandra Cisneros

In her latest work—a perfectly distilled elixir of maturity, fondness, and truth—Sandra Cisneros somehow knows my soul, pinpointing exactly how it feels to grow up. This is a novella of sorts, but it defies categorization, except to say it is essential. In it, middle aged Corina reminisces over a series of letters, looking back on her youth when she lived in Paris with two girlfriends, waiting for her life to begin. In her iconic lyrical style, Cisneros immerses us in this past and present, and we will live lifetimes before coming up for air. It is magical. —Melinda

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Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo: A Story in English and Spanish Cover Image
By Sandra Cisneros, Liliana Valenzuela (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780593313664
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - September 7th, 2021

The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina by Zoraida Córdova

Upon receiving a letter in the mail, all descendants of Orquídea Montoya return to the magic-infused home in the illusive town of Four Rivers for what feels like the last time. With a diverse cast of characters, alternating perspectives, and vivid imagery, it’s easy to get lost between the pages. Zoraida Cordova artfully ties together family, legacy and the human desire to make a lasting mark on the world. —Andrea

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The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982102548
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - September 7th, 2021

Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

Beautiful World, Where Are You? is Sally Rooney at her Rooney-est, tackling the intricacies of sex, love, and friendship once again. But this time she’s gone existential, incorporating philosophical musings about Marxism and the working class; what it means to be a writer of books about friendship, love, and sex; and where beauty might bloom most bountifully. A must-read for current fans, and a rich entry point for anyone who hasn’t yet dabbled in Rooneyism. Profound, funny, and emotionally sprawling. —Jess

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Beautiful World, Where Are You: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374602604
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 7th, 2021

Inseparable by Simone de Beauvoir

This previously unpublished novel by French feminist and existential philosopher Simone de Beauvoir is an intimate examination of what is, for most of us, our first experience of love beyond family—that of close childhood friendship. This novel follows fictive versions of de Beauvoir and her childhood friend “Zaza” as they come of age and come to terms with what it means to be a woman, to know God, and to establish themselves as individuals in early twentieth century France. Inseparable will resonate with anyone who's ever had a friend that seems to light up the room. —Zoe

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Inseparable: A Never-Before-Published Novel Cover Image
By Simone de Beauvoir, Sandra Smith (Translated by), Margaret Atwood (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780063075047
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - September 7th, 2021


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