10 New & Forthcoming Books: Fiction to Heal Intractable Pain
March 15, 2022
For Immediate Release
March 15, 2022
New BOOK LIST
We Can Heal through Fiction: 10 Titles to Help with Intractable Cultural Pain
Novelist and journalist Betsy Robinson has just published a book list blog of nine novels and one picture book that can help us heal or at least cope better with the current barrage of cultural and political agony: war, racism, spousal abuse, genocide.
Writes Betsy: "Yesterday my book club discussed Jason Mott's National Book Award-winning hilarious, heart-breaking novel Hell of a Book, a story of an unnamed Black man's life in a world where he is never seen as who he knows himself to be. What was most meaningful for me was that by the end of our discussion, this white not-particularly-contemplative group of older women settled into a profoundly personal conversation about self-acceptance."
This book list of recent and forthcoming fiction is for readers who want to think, be self-aware, and responsible. Because this list is too introspective for mass-appeal book lists, Betsy has published it on her Writers Guild blog.
You can read it here: Notes from a Crusty Seeker
Feel free to distribute it to your readers.
The 10 books listed are:
The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey (Penguin Random House, July 2022)
The Sentence by Louise Erdrich (Harper Collins, Nov. 2021)
The Trees by Percival Everett (Graywolf, 2021)
Here Goes Nothing by Steve Toltz (Penguin Random House, May 2022)
All the Secrets of the World by Steve Almond (Zando, April 2022)
I Can: The Four Freedoms for Kids by Fatima Berry (Freeman House Publishing, 2022),
Hell of a Book by Jason Mott (Penguin Random House, 2021)
The President and the Frog by Carolina De Robertis (Penguin Random House, 2021)
Hotel Silence by Ađur Ava Ólafsdóttir (Grove Atlantic/Black Cat, 2018)
How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones (Little Brown, 2021)
Betsy Robinson is a novelist, journalist, and book editor. She has written for publications such as Publishers Weekly, Lithub, Spirituality & Health, and the Barnes & Noble blog. www.betsyrobinson-writer.com