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Happy’s Best New Books of 2022

Looking for fresh inspiration? These are the best new books – from Australia and around the world – that you can get your hands on in 2022!

Colson Whitehead – Harlem Shuffle

Dual Pulitzer Prize-winner and master of historically based fiction Colson Whitehead has returned with Harlem Shuffle. This time, Whitehead invites readers into this famed pocket of New York City in the 1960s, introducing us to Ray Carney. One on hand, he’s a respectable pillar of the community and family man. On the other, he dabbles in the disreputable ‘industries’ of the neighbourhood to keep his head above water. As always with Colson Whitehead, a faraway world is rendered with vivid detail and beauty.

9.6

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Harlem Shuffle
COLSON WHITEHEAD
HARLEM SHUFFLE

Fran Lebowitz – The Fran Lebowitz Reader

No one has cut a trail through the cultural life of New York like Fran Lebowitz. For the past 50 years, she’s observed various phenomena of existence through the lens of the metropolis, but her expert commentary on what makes us tick isn’t contained by city blocks. The Fran Lebowitz Reader is the definitive collection of her essays, dished up with irreverence, insight, and probably the most hilarious writing that’s ever been committed to the page.

9.4

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The Fran Lebowitz Reader

FRAN LEBOWITZ
THE FRAN LEBOWITZ READER