19 Books You Have to Read in May: The List List #251

Sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, publishers of Salt Houses, a debut novel by Hala Alyan.

“In her debut novel, Alyan tells the story of a Palestinian family that is uprooted by the Six-Day War of 1967 and Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait in 1990. This heartbreaking and important story examines displacement, belonging, and family in a lyrical style.”  —The Millions, “Most Anticipated: The Great 2017 Book Preview”

“Reading Salt Houses is like having your coffee grounds read: cosmic, foreboding and titillating all at once.” —Aline Ohanesian, author of Orhan’s Inheritance

Salt Houses illuminates the heartache and permanent unsettledness experienced by refugees all over the world.” —Bustle, “15 New Authors You’re Going To Be Obsessed With This Year”

at Entertainment Weekly, 19 Books You Have to Read in May

at PopSugar, 11 Books Worth Reading in May

at the Amazon Book Review, Edgar Award Winners

at Brightly, The Best Children’s and YA Books of 2017

at Signature, The Best Books on Sri Lanka

at Unbound Worlds, 4 Novels Featuring Forbidden Zones

at Christian Science Monitor, 10 Best Books of May

at the New York Times, Making Sense of the Philippines

at SyFy Wire, New Graphic Novels/Trades for May

at Vol 1 Brooklyn, May Book Preview

at Electric Literature, 6 West African Books with Unconventional Approaches to Gender and Power

at Off the Shelf, 8 True Crime Books From Around the World

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