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Best Books of February 2020 by “Time.com”

Best Books of February 2020 by "Time.com"
Best Books of February 2020 by “Time.com”

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Here Are the 11 New Books You Should Read in February


Most Anticipated releases of February 2020, Some voices, like Clare Beams and R. Eric Thomas, are emerging. Others, like veterans Colum McCann and Erik Larson Here, the 11 new books you should read this February. The Credit of this article goes to BY ANNABEL GUTTERMAN of (Time.com ) and Humbaa.com

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Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara: A Novel (Feb. 4)

 

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by  Deepa Anappara
Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara
 

In journalist Anappara’s first novel, a 9-year-old crime-show fanatic attempts to find his missing classmate. Jai and his two friends search all over the smoggy, unnamed Indian city where children keep disappearing, devastating the community. Though the premise is bleak—­there are thousands of real cases of missing children in Indian cities—the protagonist’s youthful perspective makes a moving case for perseverance and hope. By Time

Discover the debut novel hailed as “brilliant” (Ian McEwan), “stunningly original” (Etaf Rum), “storytelling at its best” (Anne Enright), “a drama of childhood that is as wild as it is intimate” (Chigozie Obioma).

In a sprawling Indian city, three friends venture into the most dangerous corners of to find their missing classmate. . . .

Brother & Sister by Diane Keaton: A Memoir (Feb. 4)

 

Brother & Sister by Diane Keaton
Brother & Sister by Diane Keaton

The Academy Award–winning actor intimately describes loving and living with a troubled sibling, tracing her childhood with her brother Randy. Though they were close as kids, their paths diverged in adulthood: Randy struggled with alcoholism and mental illness, while Keaton rose to prominence in the film industry. Illustrating years they spent both together and apart, Keaton showcases the difficulties of loving someone you can never fully understand by Time

From the beloved film star and best-selling author of Then Again–a heartfelt memoir about Diane Keaton’s relationship with her younger brother, and a poignant exploration of the divergent paths siblings’ lives can take.

“With prose as quirky and affecting as her on-screen personas, Diane Keaton’s third memoir is the most wrenching yet as she tries to understand how her beloved younger brother Randy became a troubled recluse who lives ‘on the other side of normal.’”
—O Magazine “30 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 (so far)”


The Illness Lesson by Clare Beams: A Novel  (Feb. 11)

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The Illness Lesson by Clare Beams
The Illness Lesson by Clare Beams

After a strange flock of birds flies into town in Beams’ debut novel, the students at an all-girls school in 19th- century Massachusetts begin to develop headaches, rashes and odd sleepwalking habits. As they grow sicker, a doctor with a questionable track record is invited to campus, his presence underlining a timely conversation about who claims control of women’s bodies. by Time

“Brilliant, suspenseful…A masterpiece.”–Elizabeth Gilbert, author of City of Girls

“A brainy page-turner that’s gorgeous and frightening in equal measure.”–Leni Zumas, author of Red Clocks

A searing novel which probes the world’s approach to women’s bodies and women’s minds, and the time-honoured tradition of doubting both.

A Map Is Only One Story, Nicole Chung & Mensah Demary (Editors) (Feb. 11)

Twenty Writers on Immigration, Family, and the Meaning of Home

 
 
A Map Is Only One Story, Nicole Chung & Mensah Demary
A Map Is Only One Story, Nicole Chung & Mensah Demary

How do we define home? The 20 voices in this essay collection seek to articulate what it feels like to live between cultures. From stories about being undocumented in the U.S. to living on the border with Mexico, these personal narratives delve into the ­challenges—and power—that we derive from our connections to place.By Time

A Map Is Only One Story, Nicole Chung & Mensah Demary
A Map Is Only One Story, Nicole Chung & Mensah Demary
A Map Is Only One Story, Nicole Chung & Mensah Demary
A Map Is Only One Story, Nicole Chung & Mensah Demary
A Map Is Only One Story, Nicole Chung & Mensah Demary
A Map Is Only One Story, Nicole Chung & Mensah Demary

Shuggie Bain, Douglas Stuart (Feb. 11)

 
 
 
Shuggie Bain, Douglas Stuart
Shuggie Bain, Douglas Stuart

In his debut novel, Stuart focuses on a working-­class family living in 1980s Glasgow, where alcoholism threatens the unit’s stability and sanity. He narrows in on struggling mother Agnes and her youngest son Shuggie, who is coming to terms with his sexuality. Stuart charts the evolution of their relationship over several years, offering a heartbreaking story about identity, addiction and abandonment. By Time

Shuggie Bain, Douglas Stuart
Shuggie Bain, Douglas Stuart

“An atmospheric epic set in 1980s working-class Glasgow, Shuggie Bain, a debut novel by Douglas Stuart, focuses on the relationship between a mother and son as she battles alcoholism and he grapples with his sexuality. It’s a formidable story, lyrically told, about intimacy, family, and love.”―Elle

Shuggie Bain, Douglas Stuart
Shuggie Bain, Douglas Stuart
Shuggie Bain, Douglas Stuart
Shuggie Bain, Douglas Stuart

“Heartfelt and harrowing . . .  visceral, emotionally nuanced portrayal of working class Scottish life and its blazingly intimate exploration of a mother-son relationship.”―Literary Hub

“The way Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting carved a permanent place in our heads and hearts for the junkies of late-1980s Edinburgh, the language, imagery, and story of fashion designer Stuart’s debut novel apotheosizes the life of the Bain family of Glasgow . . . The emotional truth embodied here will crack you open. You will never forget Shuggie Bain. Scene by scene, this book is a masterpiece.”―Kirkus Review (starred review)

Amnesty, Aravind Adiga (Feb. 18)

 
 
 
Amnesty, Aravind Adiga
Amnesty, Aravind Adiga

The Booker Prize winner’s latest novel follows house cleaner Danny, who fled Sri Lanka and is living undocumented in Australia. Danny faces an impossible dilemma after learning critical details about the murder of one of his clients. If he speaks up, the life he worked so hard to build could be threatened, but if he stays silent, the truth may never come to light. The novel takes place over the course of one day, but Danny’s decision highlights a lifetime of real-world anxieties. By Time

A riveting, suspenseful, and exuberant novel from the bestselling, Man Booker Prize–winning author of The White Tiger and Selection Day about a young illegal immigrant who must decide whether to report crucial information about a murder—and thereby risk deportation.

The Millions, Vulture, LitHub, and Buzzfeed’s Most Anticipated of 2020

 Real Life, Brandon Taylor (Feb. 18)

 
 
 
 Real Life, Brandon Taylor
Real Life, Brandon Taylor 

At the center of this aching debut is Wallace, a gay black graduate student at an overwhelmingly white Midwestern university. Over the course of a summer weekend, Wallace unveils the pain he’s been carrying his whole life through several interactions with his friends, who understand little about where he comes from. As Taylor exposes the layers of his protagonist’s existence, he crafts a gripping narrative on racism, queerness and trauma. By Time

Named one of the most anticipated books of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Paste, Bookriot, and Library Journal.

A novel of startling intimacy, violence, and mercy among friends in a Midwestern university town, from an electric new voice.

Here for It, R. Eric Thomas (Feb. 18)

 
 
Here for It, R. Eric Thomas
Here for It, R. Eric Thomas 

What does it mean to belong? Thomas poses this question throughout his essay collection as he explores all the places he never fit in, from his conservative black church to the primarily white school he attended. With humor and heart, he dissects the experience of being black and gay in America, simultaneously inspecting the ways the country is evolving. By Time

From the creator of Elle’s “Eric Reads the News,” a heartfelt and hilarious memoir-in-essays about growing up seeing the world differently, finding unexpected hope, and experiencing every awkward, extraordinary stumble along the way.

“Pop culture–obsessed, Sedaris-level laugh-out-loud funny . . . [R. Eric Thomas] is one of my favorite writers.”—Lin-Manuel Miranda, Entertainment Weekly

The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson (Feb. 25)

A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz 
 
 
The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson
The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson 

When Winston Churchill became Prime Minister in 1940, Britain was about to endure a very violent year: Adolf Hitler’s bombing campaign would kill more than 40,000 citizens. Larson delves into the impact of those 12  months on Churchill and his family, painting a complex portrait of leadership and determination in the midst of chaos and fear. By Time

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers a fresh and compelling portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz

Apeirogon, Colum McCann (Feb. 25)

 
Apeirogon, Colum McCann
Apeirogon, Colum McCann

After both their daughters are brutally murdered, a Palestinian and an Israeli bond over their enormous losses. Inspired by the true friendship between Bassam Aramin and Rami Elhanan, the latest novel from the National Book Award winner blends fiction with history to examine how two men channel their grief into political power as they become advocates for peace in the Middle East. By Time


From the National Book Award-winning and bestselling author of Let the Great World Spin comes an epic novel rooted in the real-life friendship between two men united by loss.

Minor Feelings, Cathy Park Hong (Feb. 25)

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Minor Feelings, Cathy Park Hong
Minor Feelings, Cathy Park Hong


Hong dissects her experiences as an Asian American to create an intricate meditation on racial awareness in the U.S. Through a combination of cultural criticism and personal stories, Hong, a poet, lays bare the shame and confusion she felt in her youth as the daughter of Korean immigrants, and the way those feelings morphed as she grew older. From analyzing Richard Pryor’s stand-up to interrogating her relationship with the English language, Hong underscores essential themes of identity and otherness.By Time

A ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged, and utterly original exploration of Asian American consciousness and the struggle to be human

“Brilliant . . . To read this book is to become more human.” —Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen

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