Paul Beatty’s prose dazzles us with energy and verve as it holds everyone accountable.
A long white Cadillac and a pair of John Williams novels help set the story straight about America’s frontier.
Walter Mosley’s debut novel presented Easy Rawlins as a guide to the complexities of life as a Black man in post-WWII Los Angeles.
Reyna Grande’s The Distance Between Us explores the unexpected toll of crossing for families on either side of the U.S.-Mexico border.
C Pam Zhang’s debut novel is the California Book Club’s October 2020 selection.