'A Burning' has booksellers talking

'A Burning' by Megha Majumdar
'A Burning' by Megha Majumdar
Courtesy of publisher
'A Burning' by Megha Majumdar
'A Burning' by Megha Majumdar
Courtesy of publisher

Every week, The Thread checks in with booksellers around the country about their favorite books of the moment. This week, we spoke to Emilie Sommer at East City Bookshop in Washington, D.C.

Mark your calendar to grab “A Burning” by Megha Majumdar when it comes out next week.

“I am thrilled to recommend one of my favorite books of the year,” said bookseller Emilie Sommer. “This is a powerful debut, and in this debut, a casual Facebook comment in the wake of a terrorist attack leads to dire consequences for a young Indian girl. … This is a novel of modern India that should be required reading for anyone who reads to seek a greater understanding of the world.”

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