A 'Story' Of Much More Than Cancer

Jennifer Hayden's graphic novel is, on the surface, the story of losing her breasts to cancer. But she sets that narrative within a host of other life experiences, making room for joy, hope and humor.

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Sloths Against Humanity in 'Memetic'

James Tynion's zombie horror comic has an inspired idea at its core: The infection comes from an Internet meme, a cartoon of a cute sloth that turns all who see it into brainless, ravenous beasts.

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'The Rest Of Us' Is Apocalypse-Adjacent

Patrick Ness' wry new young adult novel wonders what happens to the normal kids who have to make their lives in the margins of the explosive adventures depicted in mainstream young adult fantasy.

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Marlon James Wins Man Booker Prize

James is the first Jamaican author to win the prestigious literary award, for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. It's based on a real 1976 assassination attempt on reggae star Bob Marley.

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This 'Clasp' Doesn't Quite Hold Together

Sloane Crosley's new novel, The Clasp, follows a group of disaffected 30-somethings who gather for a classmate's posh wedding — but the casual misanthropy of the characters dims the book's pleasures.

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