The Fine Print: Here’s what we read in January

“Affections” by Rodrigo Hasbún
From the first page, you can tell you’re in the hands of a master. Set in the 1950s and 60s Bolivian revolution, the novel travels among characters and tells a big story within a short book. Be sure to keep your copy — Hasbún can sign it when he appears at our Festival in April.

“You Bring the Distant Near” by Mitali Perkins

In her newest novel, YA author (and another upcoming Festival guest) Mitali Perkins undertakes a tremendous task: telling a complexly woven multigenerational story of five women grappling with romance, friendship, and the Indian-American identity.

“The Misfit’s Manifesto” by Lidia Yuknavitch

Rounding out our list of must-reads from upcoming Festival authors: Lidia Yuknavitch’s “love letter” to misfits. In her book, she sends out a call to action to all those who feel out of place. Embrace what makes you an oddball!

Check out her stirring TED talk on the subject here.