A Year in Reading: Neel Patel

December 10, 2018 | 3 books mentioned

Cristina Henríquez’s The Book of Unknown Americans is about race, redemption, and immigration, but at its core is a tender, aching love story. I cried and cried and cried.

covercoverUzodinma Iweala’s Speak No Evil is so timely and necessary I can’t think of anything else to say other than you. must. read. this.

Jardine Libaire’s White Fur is a sparkling, sexy love story set in 1980s New York. It’s as much about love and desire as it is about race and class and society. I didn’t want it to end.

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is the author of If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi, a New York Times Editors’ Choice and an NPR Best Book of 2018. He lives in Los Angeles, where he writes for television and is at work on a novel.

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