8 Books We Can't Wait to Read in November

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Concerning semi-literate foxes and nine perfect strangers, here are eight new books we can’t wait to get our hands on this month.

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Cover: Flatiron Books; Background: Twenty20


Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

The latest from Big Little Lies author Moriarty centers on nine people—from very different walks of life—who have sought refuge at a remote health resort in Australia. Buy the book

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Cover: Atria Books; Background: Twenty20


How to Be Alone by Lane Moore

Moore is the former sex and relationships editor for Cosmopolitan. Her funny, candid and insightful first book is an exploration—through her own experiences—of dealing with being by yourself. Buy the book

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Cover: Plume; Background: Twenty20


New Erotica for Feminists by Brooke Preston, Caitlin Kunkel, Carrie Wittmer, and Fiona Taylor

Based on a McSweeney’s piece, a satirical take on things that turn feminists on, including respectful Tinder dates and a gender-balanced Congress. Buy the book

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Cover: Random House; Background: Twenty20


Fox 8 by George Saunders

Featuring illustrations by Chelsea Cardinal, Saunders’s (Lincoln in the Bardo) latest is a darkly funny short fiction that’s essentially an immigrant’s story told through the eyes of the titular fox. Buy the book

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Cover: Ecco; Background: Twenty20


Hazards of Time Travel by Joyce Carol Oates

In a not-so-distant dystopian future, a young woman is sentenced to a reeducation camp in the 1950s for speaking out against America’s repressive regime. (It’s an allegory, guys.) Buy the book

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Cover: Crown Publishing Group; Background: Twenty20


Becoming by Michelle Obama

From her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive to her time spent in the White House, the former first lady's highly anticipated memoir is candid and inspiring. Buy the book

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Cover: Harper; Background: Twenty20


Come with Me by Helen Schulman

A woman working for a tech start-up becomes a guinea pig for the company's founder's new project: An algorithm that allows people, through VR, to see how their lives would've turned out had they made different choices. Buy the book

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Cover: Harper Design; Background: Twenty20


Homebody by Joanna Gaines

Alternating between gorgeous photos and practical home advice, domestic goddess Joanna Gaines's new design book is a step-by-step guide to creating a space that reflects the personalities of the people who live there. Buy the book

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Sarah Stiefvater is PureWow's Wellness Director. She's been at PureWow for ten years, and in that time has written and edited stories across all categories, but currently focuses...