The most anticipated books of 2022

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To Paradise

This book starts out in an alternate version of America in 1893, but by the time you've reached the end, it has spanned three centuries.

Author: Hanya Yanagihara

As you read, you'll find that each of the characters in each of the three different Americas in this book, despite living different lives, is united by the same things that have tested them.


It centers around Violeta, the first girl in a family of five boys, whose life is marked by "extraordinary events" such as the Spanish flu and the Great Depression.

Autor: Isabel Allende, a New York Times-bestselling author

It is written in the form of letters to someone she loves, an inspiring and emotional detailed account of her life, and the joys and losses she has experienced.

Black Cake

Byron and Benny are left with a lot of questions after the death of their mother, Eleanor Bennett.

Author: Charmaine Wilkerson

Mainly, questions about the inheritance she left behind: a traditional Caribbean black cake.

She also leaves them with a voice message that tells the story of her life in pieces — and they're left to put them together and share the cake "when the time is right."

The Paris Apartment

It tells the story of Jess, who needs a fresh start and leans on her half-brother, Ben, who lives in Paris, for a place to stay.

Autor: Lucy Foley

When she arrives at his apartment, however, he's not there. Although she comes to the city of lights to escape the past that has been plaguing her, she finds herself digging into Ben's future.

Young Mungo

The hyper-masculine environment around them forces them to hide their true selves, and they eventually find themselves apart.

Author: Douglas Stuart

Douglas Stuart's "Shuggie Bain" won the 2020 Booker Prize. Stuart's next novel, "Young Mungo," is the love story of Mungo and James — a Protestant and Catholic, respectively.

They'll have to do everything they can to find their way together again.

The Candy House

Centering around characters whose lives have all intersected at one point, this story tells the tale of love, human connection and privacy.

Author: Jennifer Egan

Bix Bouton is 40, the successful head of a tech company, the father of four kids and hungry for new ideas.

After he stumbles into a conversation group, he gets his big new idea: “Own Your Unconscious.” With this technology, you can access every memory you've ever had — and exchange them for the memories of others.


After Joan discovers she has the power to change her family's legacy, she finds a way to heal with all of the trauma that they have been through — with her paintbrush.

Author: Tara M. Stringfellow

Her art becomes a way for her to understand the sacrifices those who came before her made.

The story itself spans 70 years, touching upon the generational experiences and the complexities of life that we face both as individuals and as a country.

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