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Fall Reading List

Article by Sam Rose 09.17.2018

Lily Meyer of Washington, D.C.’s Politics and Prose bookstore recommends three new reads to transport you to worlds both real and imagined.

The Third Hotel
By Laura van den Berg
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26, Aug. 7

“In her dreamy, spooky follow-up to the cult hit ‘Find Me,’ van den Berg takes us to a film festival in Havana, where a new widow is grieving her dead husband — until he appears. Van den Berg’s writing is as seductive as her setting, and she’ll have you dreaming of Cuba long after you’re done reading.”


Here Let Us Feast
By M.F.K. Fisher
Counterpoint Press, $19, Aug. 14

“Fisher was the queen of American food writing, and in this beautifully rereleased anthology, she takes us through the meals she loves best from famous works of literature. The book is a feast of its own.”


My Own Devices
By Dessa
Dutton, $26, Sept. 18


“Fans of rock memoirs like Carrie Brownstein’s ‘Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl’ and Kim Gordon’s ‘Girl in a Band’ will love this luminous debut. The Minneapolis-based singer and rapper takes us on the road with her hip-hop crew for a nighttime tour of an America few of us know.”


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