This month’s book recommendations traverse family, culture and Covid, from Brooklyn to Ukraine and Wuhan to Melbourne.
This month’s biggest release is a new book from the author of international bestseller A Little Life – and it is proving equally divisive. Our bookseller also revisits the work of several cultural heavy-hitters who each leave an extraordinary legacy.
InReview’s Diary of a Bookseller columnist casts her eye back over 2021 to select her favourite fiction and non-fiction reads with themes including love and marriage, sex and power, family and faith, racism and resilience.
Our bookseller’s latest recommended reads include a riveting insight into the influencer industry, new essay collections by Clementine Ford and Ann Patchett, Paul McCartney’s The Lyrics, and the tantalisingly titled book of short stories Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket.