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Indie Bookseller Spotlight: New releases at City Books

Indie Bookseller Spotlight is a regular column listing new releases at Pittsburgh book shops. Support local businesses and find your next favorite read.

Saltwater Demands a Psalm by Kweku Abimbola (Graywolf Press)

The debut from poet Kweku Abimbola draws from Ghana’s Akan tradition of naming babies according to the day of the week on which they were born.

House of Cotton by Monica Brashears (Macmillan)

Macmillan calls this story about a 19-year-old woman struggling to survive poverty a “stunning, contemporary Black southern gothic novel.”

A Living Remedy by Nicole Chung (HarperCollins)

This memoir from Nicole Chung finds the Korean-American author grappling with the continuing struggles of her immigrant parents and her comfortable, middle-class life.

The Great Reclamation by Rachel Heng (Penguin Random House/Riverhead Books)

Penguin Random House describes this novel about a boy in a Singapore fishing village as reckoning with “the legacy of British colonialism, the World War II Japanese occupation, and the pursuit of modernity.”

Lone Women by Victor LaValle (Penguin Random House/Riverhead Books)

Celebrated horror-fantasy novelist Victor LaValle follows a Black woman fleeing with a mysterious steamer trunk to 1915 Montana, where she hopes to start a new life as a homesteader.

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Cupid's Undie Run in Pittsburgh, 2024
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