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April 2022’s Best New Books

April 2022’s Best New Books

All we hope to do do this month is sit on a pillow as large as a small spacecraft and make our way through a stack of books as strange and delightful as this Aries/tax/spring season. Ahead, find 13 of April’s best new releases to add to your reading list.

Heartbroke by Chelsea Bieker - Catapult, April 5

There’s something about California that makes people a little wacky. In this collection of short stories from the state’s stark and radiant Central Valley, Chelsea Bieker writes about a crusty cast of characters who are all in a state of longing, including a phone-sex operator who falls in love with a cowboy, a mother and son selling dream catchers on a highway leading to a toxic beach, and a woman who steals a baby from a shelter.

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