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Dealing With Death: New Novels By Sigrid Nunezand Yaa Gyasi

Riverhead (l); Knopf (r)

As much as we’d like to believe otherwise, death is an inescapable part of life. On this edition of The Weekly Reader, our book critic Marion Winik reviews two new novels that explore the topic with grace, wit and intelligence: Sigrid Nunez's What Are You Going Through and Yaa Gyasi's Transcendent Kingdom.

What Are You Going Through, by Sigrid Nunez, Riverhead

Transcendent Kingdom, by Yaa Gyasi, Knopf


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