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No One Is Coming to Save Us

by Stephanie Powell Watts

No One Is Coming to Save Us is a revelatory debut from an insightful voice: with echoes of The Great Gatsby it is an arresting and powerful novel about an extended African American family and their colliding visions of the American Dream. In evocative prose, Stephanie Powell Watts has crafted a full and stunning portrait that combines a universally resonant story with an intimate glimpse into the hearts of one family.

Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins (view website)

Click to read the Booklist starred review, an interview with Stephanie Powell Watts, and for readalike titles.

Exit West

by Mohsin Hamid

“Mohsin Hamid's Exit West gives a deeply real, beautiful, intricate, and electrifying look at what it means to be an immigrant right now. This tale of two people forced from their homeland and searching for a home elsewhere is transporting and illuminating. I was swept away by this gorgeous, otherworldly novel and I'm so excited to offer it as our second selection for Book Club Central, as I'm convinced every reader will feel the same.” Sarah Jessica Parker

Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House (visit website)

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