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Four Hundred Souls, edited by Ibram X Kendi and Keisha N Blain review – a resounding history of African America
In this rich anthology spanning 1619-2019, 90 writers challenge the myths of America’s past

Colin Grant

11, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Anita Sethi: 'I wanted something joyous to come out of this horrific experience'
The Mancunian author on becoming a victim of a race-hate crime, walking the Pennine Way – and the memoir that followed

Lisa O'Kelly

11, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Beautiful Things: A Memoir by Hunter Biden review – confessions of a hellraiser
The US president’s guilt-ridden son relates his life of excess in detail, but sadly lacks any self-awareness

Peter Conrad

11, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Agenda review: why Biden must expand the supreme court – fast
Ian Millhiser offers a perfect short read for a key moment in US constitutional history, after Republicans hijacked the court

Charles Kaiser

11, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Musa Okwonga: ‘Boys don’t learn shamelessness at Eton, it is where they perfect it’
The writer and podcaster talks about his private school days, and why a system that prides itself on creating leaders is selling Britain short. Plus, an extract from his memoir

David Shariatmadari

10, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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On the House review: John Boehner’s lament for pre-Trump Republicans
The former speaker’s memoir will not make him any new friends in a party under the far-right’s sway

Lloyd Green

10, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The best recent science fiction and fantasy – reviews roundup
Hummingbird Salamander by Jeff VanderMeer; Under the Blue by Oana Aristide; Terminal Boredom by Izumi Suzuki; and All the Murmuring Bones by AG Slatter

Lisa Tuttle

09, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Lev's Violin by Helena Attlee review – a musical quest
The search for the origins of an exotic-sounding instrument leads to Cremona, home of the great Antonio Stradivari

Jamie Mackay

09, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The High House by Jessie Greengrass review – apocalypse and family love
The joy of raising a child, even on the other side of disaster, is intercut with our current slide towards climate chaos

Melissa Harrison

09, Apr, 2021 @6:30 AM

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The Covid ‘endgame’: nothing to do with Beckett or the Avengers
It was recently reported that Israel is reaching its Covid ‘endgame’. But is that a good word to describe the end of the pandemic?

Steven Poole

09, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Car Crash by Lech Blaine review – a bruisingly insightful memoir of two wreckages
A tragic accident and its resulting trauma fuels this candid, thoughtful debut and examination of our tired ideas about manhood

Beejay Silcox

08, Apr, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Missed bookshops in lockdown? Tell us about your favourite
We would like to hear about the UK bookshops that you’ve missed during lockdown

Guardian community team

08, Apr, 2021 @1:50 PM

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