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Rachel’s Reads – January 2022

Happy New Year!

As promised in my December column, a few of our reader favorites from 2021 were The Push by Ashley Audrain, The Rainbow by Carly Schabowski, Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters, Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell, and Intimacies by Katie Kitamura.

To celebrate a new year of fantastic books, I want to share my current list of anticipated 2022 releases. I hope you will find something that speaks to you.

  • Fiona and Jane by Jean Chen Ho, January 4th
  • Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez, January 4th
  • Waking Romeo by Kathryn Barker, January 4th
  • I Came All This Way to Meet You: Writing Myself Home by Jami Attenberg, January 11th
  • To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara, January 11th
  • Fresh Banana Leaves: Healing Indigenous Landscapes Through Indigenous Science by Jessica Hernandez, January 18th
  • How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu, January 18th
  • South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation by Imani Perry, January 25th
  • Moon Witch, Spider King by Marlon James, February 15th
  • In Sensorium: Notes for My People by Tanaïs, February 22nd
  • Body Work: The Radical Power of Personal Narrative by Melissa Febos, March 15th
  • In the Margins: On the Pleasures of Reading and Writing by Elena Ferrante, March 15th
  • Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel, April 5th
  • Wired for Love: A Neuroscientist’s Journey Through Romance, Loss, and the Essence of Human Connection by Stephanie Cacioppo, April 5th
  • Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart, April 5th
  • Time is a Mother by Ocean Vuong, April 5th
  • Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley, May 24th
  • Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks by Patrick Radden Keefe June 28th
  • The Man Who Could Move Clouds: A Memoir by Ingrid Rojas Contreras, July 12th

Happy Reading!
Read more in the January 8, 2022 issue of The Indepedent



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