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Fall Book Preview 2020: Nonfiction

From Helen Macdonald to Claudia Rankine, this season is packed with new titles from beloved authors.

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Kant’s Little Prussian Head & Other Reasons Why I Write

By Claire Messud (Oct. 13)

This collection of 26 essays explores the relationship novelist Claire Messud (The Emperor’s Children; The Burning Girl) has to art and literature, including her desire to write. “Powerful and inspirational: Messud is as fine a critic as she is a novelist,” says Kirkus Reviews in a starred review.

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