Posted on February 26, 2021 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Whether you seek fiction, nonfiction, or a mix of both, the recent book excerpts from the New York Times should be just the ticket for you.

The Smash-Up, by Ali Benjamin, takes place in fall 2018, with women across the US taking to the streets to protest a Supreme Court nominee.

One of those women, Zo, is the novel’s protagonist’s wife — and her newfound passion for political organizing turns his life upside down (as does another woman … )

Read an excerpt of The Smash-Up, which modernizes Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome, in the NY Times.

Our other excerpt, Singled Out: The True Story of Glenn Burke, goes back a bit further in time — back to the 1990s, when MLB’s first publicly gay player was dying of AIDS complications.

Andrew Maraniss’s book covers the entirety of Burke’s life, but the excerpt comes from his final days.

Read an excerpt from Singled Out, which will be published on March 2, in the NY Times.

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