I’m holed up in the backroom of the bookstore right now, typing this newsletter, listening to the growing murmur of “Is he here yet?” By the time you get this email, David Duchovny, aka Agent Mulder, will indeed be here to sign copies of his novel Bucky F*cking Dent.
Our window display of authors from the seven countries on the now infamous list got a great response, so we decided to open up our Staff Recommends shelves and Books We Love table to the most sought-after of the featured books. Keep the conversation going!
Here are the top sellers from each country:
The Translator - Leila Aboulela (Sudan)
Damascus Nights - Rafik Schami (Syria)
God in Pink - Hasan Namir (Iraq)
Secrets - Nuruddin Farah (Somalia)
In the Country of Men - Hisham Matar (Libya)
I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced - Nujood Ali (Yemen)
The Blood of Flowers - Anita Amirrezvani (Iran)
And here’s a related story of the negative impact of exclusion, played out on the walls of The Davis Museum at Wellesley College.
Thanks for reading,
currently reading Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.
currently listening to a loose and lovely song.
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