New in Paperback: ‘How Beautiful We Are’ and ‘Nobody Talks About This’

FAKE ACCOUNT, by Lauren Oyler. (Catchator, 272 pages, $16.95.) In the days after Donald Trump’s presidential election in 2016, a blogger discovered her boyfriend had been secretly living a second life online as a right-wing provocateur. The “Fake Account,” noted our reviewer, Katie Kitamura, is “an invigorating piece that is deadly accurate when leaning towards people, places, and things.”

ALL OF THAT TRANSPORTED: Ashley’s Sack Journeya memento of a black family, by Tiya Miles. (Random House, 416 pages, $18.99.) Miles, a historian at Harvard and a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, writes about women, chat slavery, and the silence of the record by focusing on the story of a metal sack. Embroidery dates back to the mid-18th century. The Times critic Jennifer Szalai called it “a remarkable book.”

NO ONE SAYS ABOUT THIS, by Patricia Lockwood. (Riverhead, 224 pages, $17.) Lockwood’s internet novel, one of Book Review’s 10 best books of 2021, follows the life of a woman fascinated by the “portal,” a metaphor for the traditional world. our online social media. “Lockwood is a modern-day witch of words,” commented our reviewer, Merve Emre, “her writing is brilliant and slick.”

GAMES WITH ARMAGEDDON: Nuclear Roulette From Hiroshima to the Cuban Missile Crisis, by Martin J. Sherwin. (Vintage, 640 pages, $19.) Sherwin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, comprehensively analyzed the impact of nuclear weapons from the end of World War II on the Cuban missile crisis. According to our reviewer, Talmage Boston, “the book should become the definitive document on its subject matter.” New in Paperback: ‘How Beautiful We Are’ and ‘Nobody Talks About This’

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