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Novels

  • Page-turners for the beach, the pool, the lake, the hammock, and/or that cozy sofa near the air-conditioning unit.
  • "Stunning...deeply imagined...a novel about how people find hope in the midst of chaos and fear, and how books themselves might be the best things humans have ever done." -- The San Francisco Chronicle
  • Mei, a teenage girl in 1960s China, becomes Mao Zedong's protégée as well as his lover -- and also a heroine of the Cultural Revolution -- in this captivating new novel.
  • "Like a well-curated playlist, 'The Candy House' uses chapter breaks to switch perspectives and tempos without killing the mood, and each sensuous little story feels like a peek through the blinds at people whose larger journeys we can only guess at." -- The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • "Nafisi moves effortlessly across the literary landscape.... [She] has a talent for combining the academic and the everyday, the theoretical and the personal, and thanks to her deliberate and confident voice, the lessons [in "Read Dangerously"] will stick with us, too." -- The New York Times Book Review
  • "Wistfully charming.... This unapologetically genre-bending tribute to life and death, and the beautiful weirdness found in both, has potential to spark exceptional book club discussions." -- Shelf Awareness
  • "Wistfully charming.... This unapologetically genre-bending tribute to life and death, and the beautiful weirdness found in both, has potential to spark exceptional book club discussions." -- Shelf Awareness
  • "Manifoldly clever.... Brilliant.... [This novel] is its own vivid world, drawn from its own folklore. This is a satire with sharper teeth, angrier, and also very, very funny." -- The New York Times Book Review
  • "Manifoldly clever.... Brilliant.... [This novel] is its own vivid world, drawn from its own folklore. This is a satire with sharper teeth, angrier, and also very, very funny." -- The New York Times Book Review
  • "Recommended to fans of Paula McLean's 'The Paris Wife' and anyone who enjoyed Hemingway's 'A Moveable Feast.'" -- Booklist