Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Biography, Cooking
Favorite Books: My Antonia, Middlesex, So Long See You Tomorrow, Power of the Dog, Just Kids, Atonement, All the Light We Cannot See, Evening, The Meadow, The Tiger, Lonely Polygamist, East of Eden
A man returns to the town where a baffling murder took place 27 years earlier, determined to get to the bottom of the story. Just hours after marrying the beautiful Angela Vicario, everyone agrees, Bayardo San Roman returned his bride in disgrace to her parents.
This is not your mother's memoir. In The Chronology of Water, Lidia Yuknavitch expertly moves the reader through issues of gender, sexuality, violence, and the family from the point of view of a lifelong swimmer turned artist.
The Financial Lives of the Poets is a comic and heartfelt novel from National Book Award nominee Jess Walter, author of Citizen Vince and The Zero, about how we get to the edge of ruin--and how we begin to make our way back.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's TaleSoon to be a Netflix Original series, Alias Grace takes readers into the life of one of the most notorious women of the nineteenth century.
The lives of three strangers interconnect in unforeseen ways-and with unexpected consequences-in acclaimed author Dan Chaon's gripping, brilliantly written new novel.
Named a Notable Book of 2016 by the Washington Post, one of Kirkus Reviews' "Best 100 Fiction Books of 2016," and one of Fresh Air's Maureen Corrigan's 10 Best Books of 2016*The latest masterpiece by Emma Donoghue, bestselling author of Room*
New York Times Bestseller
A delightful and quirky compendium of the Animal Kingdom's more unfortunate truths, with over 150 hand-drawn illustrations.
Ever wonder what a mayfly thinks of its one-day lifespan? (They re curious what a sunset is.) Or how a jellyfish feels about not having a heart? (Sorry, but they re not sorry.)
A Publisher's Weekly Best Book of 2016
Breathtaking. I read this and wished I d written it. Val McDermid
A dark, riveting, beautifully written book by a brilliant novelist, according to Richard Bausch that combines noir and the gothic in a story about two families entwined in their own unhappiness, with, at its heart, a gruesome and unsolved murder
A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America's most enduring authors
In this magically evocative novel, William Maxwell explores the enigmatic gravity of the past, which compels us to keep explaining it even as it makes liars out of us every time we try. On a winter morning in the 1920s, a shot rings out on a farm in rural Illinois. A man named Lloyd Wilson has been killed.