10 New Books To Read This November


You like to read, don’t you?

Here are 10 books that will give you something to look forward to this month!

Evening in Paradise by Lucia Berlin (available November 6)
If you were one of the many people who fell in love with the late Lucia Berlin via her 2015 story collection, A Manual for Cleaning Women, prepare to fall in love all over again with this new collection of stories, 22 works selected from her unpublished material, each the cunning, beautiful creation of a genius of the form. And if reading this leaves you aching for more Berlin? Don't worry, you can also buy Welcome Home: A Memoir with Selected Photographs and Letters, a companion piece of sorts to Berlin's fiction. This book is a collection of autobiographical pieces that reflect Berlin's singularly peripatetic life, encompassing locations ranging from Alaska to Mexico to Chile to Kentucky. As is the case with her fiction, Berlin's pieces here are as faceted as the brightest diamond, but rather than blind you, they just encourage you to examine them even more closely, so you get lost in their depths.

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It makes the whole uncanny valley thing even more uncanny

Early critiques of The Lion King have already noted the uncanny valley aspect of the computer-generated animals, and they are not wrong. It's hugely distracting—and the addition of an A-list cast voicing those animals makes it even worse.

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Talking to the author about her newest book

"Something happened and turned on as soon as I gave birth," Kate Zambreno told me, "where the drive and the desire to write was stronger than ever."

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We talk to the stars and creator about the show's iconic first season

Veronica Mars is a show that's had more than nine lives over the course of its 15-year run. What began as a teen drama about a young girl-turned-private investigator digging into the mystery of her best friend's murder, has evolved into a universe filled with complex characters, twisting story lines, and a cult following more than happy to go along for the extended ride.

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Winchester's Black students got jokes

"If everyone stayed exactly the same, life would be tedious and predictable... like the third season of a Netflix show." That's just one of the not-at-all-subtle winks to its network in the Dear White People Season 3 trailer.

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I love everything about "Redesigning Women"

The supergroup we've been waiting for is finally here, and it's perfect. Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris, and Amanda Shires are The Highwomen, and today they've released their debut track and music video "Redesigning Women."

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