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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Robinson, Machado, and More

Here’s a quick look at some notable books—new titles from the likes of Marilynne RobinsonCarmen Maria Machado, and more—that are publishing this week.

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Jack by Marilynne Robinson

Here’s what  about : “Robinson’s stellar, revelatory fourth entry in her Gilead cycle (after ) focuses on Jack Boughton, the prodigal son of a Gilead, Iowa, minister, and the beginnings of his romance with Della Miles before his 1957 return to Gilead in . Jack, who disparagingly styles himself ‘the Prince of Darkness,’ finds his life spiraling out of control in St. Louis, where, after dodging the draft during WWII, he spends several years increasingly prone to bouts of heavy drinking, petty theft, and

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