New in Paperback: ‘The Dutch House’ and ‘The Nation City’

By | December 19, 2020
New in Paperback: ‘The Dutch House’ and ‘The Nation City’

New in Paperback: ‘The Dutch Home’ and ‘The Nation Metropolis’

THE DUTCH HOUSE, by Ann Patchett. (Harper Perennial, 352 pp., $17.) This contemporary-day brother-and-sister fairy story, which was a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize, “takes a winding street by way of the forest and doesn’t rush to a end,” Martha Southgate, our reviewer, wrote. “However when you enable your self to stroll together with Patchett, you’ll discover riches on the finish of the path. And also you gained’t find yourself shoved into an oven.”

DEAD ASTRONAUTS, by Jeff VanderMeer. (Picador, 336 pp., $17.) Set in a “blasted desert hellscape,” this post-climate-change novel is about three astronauts who go to a number of alternate universes, dying again and again in an try and destroy the sinister biotech firm VanderMeer launched in “Borne” (2017). Our reviewer, Chelsea Leu, referred to as this e-book “terrifying” and “transcendent.”

THE NATION CITY: Why Mayors Are Now Working the World, by Rahm Emanuel. (Classic, 256 pp., $16.95.) Whereas failing to “have interaction totally with the dynamics of race and sophistication that proceed to form American cities,” the previous mayor of Chicago and White Home chief of employees below Barack Obama “makes a powerful case for the vitality of native governance in an age of dysfunction,” in what our reviewer, Mason B. Williams, known as a “spirited manifesto.”

NANAVILLE: Adventures in Grandparenting, by Anna Quindlen. (Random Home, 176 pp., $16.) On this “witty and considerate” essay assortment, based on our reviewer, Olivia Gentile, the best-selling novelist and former Occasions columnist serves up “vivid anecdotes and recent insights — about childhood, about parenthood, about grandparenthood and about life.”

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