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I Have Some Questions For You

by Rebecca Makkai

In this Pulitzer Prize finalist’s latest novel, Bodie returns to her alma mater to teach podcasting, but their class project reopens a 30-year-old campus murder, as well as old wounds.

Go As a River

by Shelley Read

In this gorgeous debut novel, it’s 1948, and a chance encounter with a miner in search of new opportunities on the streets of the small town of Iola, Colorado, upends the lives of a family already struck by tragedy.

Victory City

by Salman Rushdie

Set in ancient India, Rushdie’s 15th novel finds the goddess Pampas embodying a young orphaned girl and directing her, over 250 years, to build a world of true equality, not unlike what Rushdie himself is doing.

Hello Beautiful

by Ann Napolitano.

In a story influenced by Little Women, four sisters’ bonds are tested when a new husband’s fraught past and a divorce jeopardize the sisters’ allegiances.

The Birthday Party

by Laurent Mauvignier (trans. Daniel Becker)

When intruders crash a 40th birthday party, dark secrets are revealed, but what bubbles beneath the surface might be even more terrifying.


Liliana’s Invincible Summer

by Cristina Rivera Garza

In 1990, Liliana was murdered in Mexico by an ex-boyfriend. Three decades later, her sister, through case files, interviews, and Liliana’s own writing, attempts to understand how it happened and why the ex remains at large.

The Angel Makers

by Patti McCracken

A true-crime story like no other: A village midwife in 1920s Hungary may have been the century’s most prolific killer, leading a murder ring of women responsible for the deaths of at least 160 men.


by Erica Berry

Part probe and part memoir, Berry recounts the life of a biologist-tracked wolf in Oregon while weaving in her own journey as a woman often motivated by fear. The book is also laced with information about wolves that leads readers toward living a braver life.

Poverty, by America

by Matthew Desmond

Drawing on personal experience and extensive research, Desmond outlines why the richest country in the world exploits the financially insecure and gives a specific and amazingly plausible plan to eradicate homeless-ness.

Who Gets Believed?

by Dina Nayeri

The author of The Ungrateful Refugee draws from wide-ranging sources — from asylum seekers’ stories to Soviet propaganda films — to examine who gets called a liar and why.

This article appears in the March/April 2023 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. Subscribe to the magazine for more art, inspiring stories, fiction, humor, and features from our archives.

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