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We Asked, You Answered: Your 50 Favorite Sci-Fi And Fantasy Books Of The Past DecadeDeborah Lee for NPR'Seeing Ghosts' Navigates The Melancholia Of Loss — Of People, Places And Identities

Seeing Ghosts: A Memoir, by Kat Chow Grand Central Publishing

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Seeing Ghosts, a memoir by Kat Chow. Grand Central Publishing

toggle captionGrand Central Publishing'Real Estate' ls An Elegant Exploration Of The Concept Of — And Desire For — Home

Real Estate: A Living Autobiography, by Deborah Levy Bloomsbury Publishing

toggle captionBloomsbury PublishingMore Voices, Higher Stakes Make For A Sequel That's Bigger, Badder And BetterSkyboundJonathan Van Ness On 'Queer Eye,' Cats, And Overcoming Trauma

Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness. Jim Spellman/Getty Images

toggle captionJim Spellman/Getty ImagesJames Loewen, Author Of 'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' Dies At 79

James Loewen "could clearly illustrate a problem of injustice, often historical but tied to the present, and motivate the reader or listener to want to take action to solve that problem," one of his peers writes. The New Press

toggle captionThe New PressHaiti Deserves Careful Attention. An Author Recommends 4 Books To Help

Sainte Rose de Lima Catholic Church in Maniche, Haiti, severely damaged in the recent earthquake. Reginald Louissaint Jr./AFP via Getty Images

toggle captionReginald Louissaint Jr./AFP via Getty ImagesThese 3 YA Novels Will Transform Your Summer Into Something FantasticYour Laughing Muscles Will Get A Workout In This Sporty RomanceForeverIn This Strong Sequel, Taking The Throne Is Easy — Keeping It, Not So MuchAmulet BooksThis Road Trip Is A Winding, Poetic Journey Through Ancestry, Trauma And ArtFeiwel & FriendsHow Julia Alvarez Wrote Her Many Selves Into Existence

The Woman I Kept To Myself, by Julia Alvarez publisher

toggle captionpublisherJill Murphy, Author Of 'The Worst Witch' And 'Five Minutes Peace,' Has Died At 72Candlewick PressThis Noir Adventure Shows Silvia Moreno-Garcia Can Do It All, With Style To SpareDel ReyHow Ross Gay Finds Joy In The Smallest of 'Delights'Natasha Komoda/Courtesy of Algonquin BooksImmigration And Prejudice, Colonialism And Inheritance At Heart Of 'Names For Light'

Names for Light: A Family History, by Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint Graywolf Press

toggle captionGraywolf PressThis Surprising Debut Takes Readers To A Crossroads Of Empires And CulturesDoubledayWith The Taliban In Power, Best-Selling Author Worries For The Afghan People

Afghan-born American novelist Khaled Hosseini, photographed in Rome in 2008. TIZIANA FABI/AFP via Getty Images

toggle captionTIZIANA FABI/AFP via Getty ImagesWe Picked Our Favorite Sci-Fi And Fantasy Books 10 Years Ago. Here Are Some We MissedLaura Lippman's 'Dream Girl' Is The Latest Thriller To Center On Stolen StoriesWilliam MorrowThis Book Introduces You To The People Doing Your 'Dirty Work'Farrar, Straus and Giroux'Against White Feminism' Is An Urgent Call To Action For Solidarity And Justice

Against White Feminism: Notes on Disruption, Rafia Zakaria W. W. Norton & Company

toggle captionW. W. Norton & CompanySci-Fi Has Changed A Lot In The Past Decade — These 7 Reads Will Show You How

Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond, edited by Bill Campbell and Edward Austin Hall Rosarium Publishing

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