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Now Read This: The Week's Best New Books, January 7th Edition

Top titles hitting bookshelves this week

What Did the Fox Say 

On Such a Full Sea: A Novel
(Riverhead, hardcover, $28)
By Chang-Rae Lee
The award-winning Lee explores a dystopian future America in his newest novel, where female fish-tank diver Fan lives in the self-contained labor colony known as B-Mor (previously Baltimore). Fan decides to leave her home after the man she loves mysteriously disappears, taking her on a quest to find him that will become legend to the family and friends she left behind.
Out: January 7

I Even Funnier 

Tenth of December: Stories
(Random House, hardcover, $26)
By George Saunders
The master of the short story is back with this collection of genuine, poignant pieces that has already been named one of the ten best books of the year by the New York Times Book Review. Covering topics ranging from sex and love to despair and war, this National Book Award finalist is certainly worth buying.
Out: January 7

I Even Funnier 

The Invention of Wings
(Viking Adult, hardcover, $28)
By Sue Monk Kidd
In the newest novel from the author of The Secret Life of Bees, Kidd uses historical figure Sarah Grimke as inspiration to bring nineteenth century Charleston to life. Through characters both real and invented, readers will be taken on a journey of liberation, empowerment, betrayal, guilt, and love.
Out: January 7

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