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Coming up next: Mr. Gwyn by Alessandro Baricco
Retail price: $22
Coming in June.

Two novellas, linked by a mysterious device, draw us in to master storyteller Alessandro Baricco’s strangest, most richly human worlds.

“A tour de force of literary fiction” —Kirkus (starred review)

More Curious by Sean Wilsey
Retail price: $22
Coming in July.

A sharply observed, emotionally resonant journey from coast to coast by bestselling author Sean Wilsey.

“Sean Wilsey puts the fire out with wine, as he reports was done after the 1906 Earthquake in San Francisco. To douse a fire with wine, as I take it, is to respond with something unexpected, and a little extravagant, but in that moment, a tool at hand. Wilsey is playful, maximal, wonkily earnest and fun to read, as he ranges over the varied landscapes of this book.” —Rachel Kushner

In Case of Emergency by Courtney Moreno
Retail price: $24
Coming in September.

Inside the adrenaline-fueled world of EMTs come this rich study in trauma: its causes and effects, in its methods and disguises, in its power and its pull.

“In Case of Emergency is a dark love song, dark as a bruise, for the LA no one seems to see, but it’s also a careening, haunted, and hilarious ride. I will never look at a human ear, or hear a distant siren, the same way again.” —Susan Straight, author of Between Heaven and Here

Read Harder edited by Ed Park and Heidi Julavits
Retail price: $18
Coming in September.

This volume collects the finest essays from the second half of the Believer’s decade-long (and counting) run. Featured articles include Nick Hornby on his first job, Rebecca Taylor on her time acting in no-budget horror movies, Francisco Goldman on the failings of memoir in dealing with personal tragedy, Megan Abbott and Sara Gran on V.C. Andrews and the secret life of girls, and Brian T Edwards on Western pop culture’s influence on Iran.

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