10 new books we recommend this week

THE MOST PRECIOUS SUBSTANCE BOOK , by Sarah Gran. (Dreamland, paper, $18.95.) In this sensational occult thriller, rare book dealer Li...

THE MOST PRECIOUS SUBSTANCE BOOK, by Sarah Gran. (Dreamland, paper, $18.95.) In this sensational occult thriller, rare book dealer Lily Albrecht is drawn into a hunt for a dangerous and powerful treasure: a copy of “the most accurate and effective book of sex magick ever written”. Along the way, she and the hunky librarian helping her research begin to fall in love with the book. “Grandmother’s writing, like the grimoire, is palpably seductive,” writes Danielle Trussoni in her latest horror column. “The search for pleasure and magic is an aphrodisiac, one that pulses on the page. Gran’s plot is hairpin in its curvature, sexy and subtle descriptions of desire. Like Lily Albrecht, readers have no choice but to follow the book to its grim conclusion.

RECITATIVE: A story, by Toni Morrison. (Knopf, $16.) The Nobel laureate’s only short story, published in 1983 and only now published in book form, depicts an interracial friendship between two girls – one white, one black – who meet at a shelter. In the story, we meet the girls for many years, but Morrison never identifies the race of either. “Absence is Morrison’s focal point; once the racial markers are removed from the girls, each reader of ‘Récitatif’ will experience the story in a purely subjective way”, writes Honorée Fanonne Jeffers in her review. “Morrison was among the first to portray black culture as Also consider politics, while Also given the history of the United States, while Also considering white supremacy, while Also taking economy class into account, while Also taking gender into account, while Also given intergenerational trauma. …and she did decades ago, so it’s not her fault we didn’t learn about concurrency.

THE BOOK OF ALL BOOKS, by Roberto Calasso. Translated by Tim Parks. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $35.) In one of his last works, the great Italian polymath (who died in July) offers close reading of the Bible by telling a number of his stories – a method that pays off partly because his selection is shrewd and his considerable narrative gifts. “But the main interest of ‘The Book of All Books’ lies not in its fictional embellishments but in the stories themselves,” writes Stephen Greenblatt in his review. “I consider myself reasonably familiar with the Bible, and yet I found myself checking again and again to be sure Calasso wasn’t making it all up.”

LOST AND FOUND: a memoir, by Kathryn Schulz. (Random house, $27.) In this eloquent and wise memoir of his father’s death and his own marriage, Schulz explores the confluence of loss and love, with detours in literature inspired by each. She writes that she tends to “hope against hope for more hope,” and her optimism shines on the page. “Grief and love – and the profound transformations they set in motion – do not belong only to the traumatized, tragic, marginalized or maligned,” writes Robin Romm in her review. “They are universal, indiscriminate in their ability to alter perspective, to introduce awe or wonder. And so, they are of universal concern.

THE LAST SLAVE SHIP: The True Story of Clotilda’s Discovery, Her Descendants, and an Extraordinary Judgment, by Ben Raines. (Simon & Schuster, $27.99.) In 2018, Raines, a writer and river guide in Alabama, located the remains of the last ship to transport slaves from Africa to the United States. Its fast-paced narrative traces that history, as well as that of the community built by its survivors. “What sets Raines’s book apart is not just the story of this discovery, but also his perspective as a river guide,” W. Caleb McDaniel writes in his review. “Raines vividly evokes the waterscape into which the Africans entered, a swamp filled with alligators once thick with canebrake, now transformed by hydroelectric dams. Knowledge of these waterways also led Raines to locate the Clotilda in a place that previous researchers had overlooked.

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