Owning Up: New Fiction by George Pelecanos

Four novellas set in and around Washington D.C. touching on issues of crime, race, violence and prejudice.

Pelecanos hasn’t published a book since 2018, having fallen “victim” to the golden handcuffs of success in television, as a writer for The Deuce, Treme and The Wire. It’s good to have him back; hopefully we’ll see a return to full length novels soon.

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A Map of the New Normal by Jeff Rubin

A convincing argument from the former CIBC World Markets chief economist that the sharp increase of inflation being experienced worldwide is just the beginning of domestic upheaval, energy scarcity, worsening environmental conditions and supply chain disruptions.

Rubin lays out, in a very accessible way, the ripple effects of sanctions that well meaning democratic governments put in place after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which have lead to a slew of consequences that have mostly missed their target. This is a difficult read, reminiscent of John Vaillant’s Fire Weather, that confronts us with difficult truths and will haunt the reader long after.

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Rebel Girl: My Life As a Feminist Punk by Kathleen Hanna

While male voices dominated the grunge movement of the 90s, it was far from the only scene happening in the Pacific Northwest. Kathleen Hanna, as front woman of Bikini Kill, became the unofficial leader of the Riot Grrrl movement: proto punk feminists with indominable DIY spirits determined to make their own way on their own terms, bringing “girls to the front.”

In short, conversational chapters, Hanna takes us through a disorderly childhood and formative college years to her first shows and life on the road, where Hanna spent more time counseling rape survivors than signing shirts and zines at the merch table. She builds friendships and working relationships with Kurt Cobain, Kim Gordon and Joan Jett, while falling in love with Ad-Rock of The Beastie Boys, struggling to have a child, and eventually being diagnosed with Lyme disease.

For a book filled with harrowing tales, this is a surprisingly fun and inspiring read told with style, humour and grace. Something than won’t disappoint fans and likely to create many new ones.

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Annie Bot: A Novel by Sierra Greer

The story of a autodidactic sexbot and the owner that bought her as a “perfect girlfriend” post-divorce.

A Dewey Diva pick, this novel has rave reviews from Library Journal and PW, for its intimate look at relationships and examination of humanity. Greer is a fairly subtle writer that avoids overdone tropes and doesn’t go down the easy paths presented by this material. Sex scenes are well written although they, and the whole book really, summon up a lot of cringe and discomfort for the male reader. This is a fun short read with a lot of substance behind it.

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 1974: A Personal History by Francine Prose

Novelist, essayist and critic Francie Prose (The Vixen) pens a memoir of a memorable year in her life, when she lived (mostly) in San Francisco and began a relationship with Anthony Russo, one of the men behind the Pentagon Papers leak.

Prose is a master: one of those writers so quietly good with a sentence that readers just fall into the work, rather than notice the craft allowing them to. Brilliantly captures a time of great change, not only for the country at large but the writer herself.

Adult Non-Fiction Hardcover pr7445005

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