World Book Day 2022: Book tips from the editors | NDR.de – Culture – Book

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For World Book Day, our literature team offers reading tips and book recommendations. They’ve handpicked the new releases and new books of the season that simply inspire!

Sometimes it’s not easy to find the right thing in the sea of ​​new books. This is why NDR’s literature editors comb through the new editions. Here, in short, are a few of the season’s “must-read books.”

“The Week” by Heikke Gesler

Advice from Alexander SolukThere are millions of reasons to love books. I always want to hug those who manage to find images and words for the thoughts and feelings that spring up inside me, but I can’t name them well. identification books. Introductory book of the year, probably of the decade: “Die Woche” by Heike Geißler. A charmingly composed account of the constant feeling of fatigue by those in their forties who push their kids out of bed at half past six in the morning, shove them to school and always ask themselves afterwards: What is this crap? Is life not a little hotter than all the follies of fulfilling one’s duties suggest? Heike Gesler writes beautiful, sad, funny, tired, exciting sentences and thinks: “Exactly! Different from tomorrow. Or … or the day after tomorrow.”

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Our reviewer considers Heike Geissler’s book perhaps the best we can read at the moment. more

“The Question of Chemistry” by Bonnie Jarmus

Advice from Marine Arrange: Do you like fancy TV series set in the 60s? Say something like The Queen’s Gambit or Mad Men – you shouldn’t miss A Matter of Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. The main character is Elizabeth Zoe, who wants to become a chemist at a university. But nothing will come of it. By chance, she was then discovered as the presenter of a TV cooking show. Wearing a lab coat with a pencil in her hair, she explains to American housewives what cooking and chemistry have in common – and, incidentally, helps them gain more self-confidence. Unconventional, clever and eloquent – Elizabeth Zoe was moved to my heart right after the first few pages. A great start from Bonnie Garmus, which is celebrated all over the world. It’s my favorite book for this season. You can also listen to “Question on Chemistry” starting Monday (April 25) on NDR Kultur’s Morning Reading, every morning at 8:30 am and for seven days for online listening.

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Book cover: Bonnie Garmus - Chemistry Question © Piper Verlag

The novel is about a brave woman who, regardless of her injuries, fought for women’s rights. more

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A Question in Chemistry is a warm and entertaining novel about a chemist in the 1960s. more

“A Home for Several Summer Seasons” by Axel Hack

Advice from Jürgen Dieb: To me, this spring book is Home to Many Summers by Axel Hack, because it’s also a book for many summers. At first glance, Hacke only tells stories about his vacation home in Elba, an old fortified tower. But since he spent summers there for many years, the book is not only very brief, but also very profound in regard to the observation of the foreign country, its customs and customs, in relation to the description of each day but also the exceptional cases involved, meeting other people. It’s all so kind-hearted, so thoughtful, but also so self-sabotaging and heart-wrenchingly funny that “House for Many Summers” by Axel Hack is my favorite book of the season.

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Author Axel Hack has always had a cult following. His new book, “A Plenty of Summer House”, has been published. more

“Paper Palace” by Miranda Cooley Heller

Advice from Katharina Mahrenholtz: My book for the season so far is Miranda Cowley Heller’s The Paper Palace. The book is set in one day in Cape Cod, where the family of the protagonist Elle owns a summer home. Elle is 50 years old, and she is married to Peter. The two have three children. So far “happy family”. But in Elle’s life there is also Jonas, a childhood friend and childhood love. And on this summer’s evening, Elle will make a decision, for Jonas or for Peter. In flashbacks, you learn what kind of story Jonas and Elle have. It’s not an easy story, bad things have happened, but the novel still conveys a great summer mood. You can hear mosquitoes buzzing, and you can hear ants crawling. The book is interesting and funny at times. what do you want more. Spring tip!

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Book cover: Miranda Cowley Heller - The Paper Palace © Ullstein Verlag

Series author Miranda Cowley Heller’s first novel tells the story of a dysfunctional family through flashbacks. more

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A new favorite book filled with animal metaphors and literary premises for longing and a tendency toward kind novels. 61 minutes

“Lack of Light” by Nino Haratishwilli

Advice from Jan Eilert: To me, this spring’s best novel is “Lack of Light” by Nino Haratishwilli. A book you’ll remember for a long time—because it not only has 833 pages, so it’s very long, but you won’t soon forget these four friends that Haraticholi spoke of: they are teenagers, they live in Tbilisi, in Georgia, they have the fears and dreams of girls their age—but After that, civil war broke out throughout the country. A book of high importance because it shows what war does to people: some become monsters, others unwanted heroines, but all suffer. And only in the past, artistically composed by Haratishwili, could forgiveness and understanding be possible. A very big recommendation!

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Nino Haratichoeli talks about four friends in Tbilisi at the time of the dissolution of the Soviet Union. You don’t want to miss any of the approximately 830 pages. more

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Jan and Daniel have never read as many pages as this time on a podcast episode. One book in particular inspired her. Unfortunately, the bestseller is not. 66 minutes

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A woman and two men look at a selection of books on shelves full of books and on piles - Photo at the Frankfurt Book Fair © imago / Rupert Oberhäuser Photo: Rupert Oberhäuser

Lots of exciting books coming out this year. For example by Karl Ove Knausgaard, Yasmina Reza, Orhan Pamuk and Fatma Aydemir. more

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For World Book Day 2022, our literature team is providing reading tips and book recommendations – inspiring titles! more

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