Genres: Narrative Nonfiction, Memoir, Psychology, Literary Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
Favorite Books: Normal People - Sally Rooney, The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss, Quiet - Susan Cain, The Sparrow - Mary Doria Russell, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay - Michael Chabon, The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger, The Screwtape Letters - CS Lewis, Fun Home - Alison Bechdel, Devil in the White City - Erik Larson
Favorite Authors: Patrick Rothfuss, Michael Chabon, CS Lewis
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“Exhalation by Ted Chiang is a collection of short stories that will make you think, grapple with big questions, and feel more human. The best kind of science fiction.” —Barack Obama
I'll be honest, this book took me a minute to get into. I couldn't tell who it was written for. As a recently married twenty-something, I knew the characters would likely be relatable and I'd be able to empathize with the main issue. Fromm used acronyms like OMG and WTF unironically. At the same time I felt there was an "oh, remember when..." tone going on that I couldn't relate to and I thought would be better suited for my grandmother.
All that being said, I probably spent a only 6 hours completing this book, 5 of which were in a single sitting. I could place myself, my sister, my friend into the shoes of Taz or Elmo, and it seemed way too real. The two-year span of the book at first seemed daunting, but as I read, each new day for Taz and Midge was something I wanted to explore - I was looking forward to their future far more than Taz. The story flows so seamlessly, never missing a beat, and I just could not put it down.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • “A stunning novel about the transformative power of relationships” (People) from Sally Rooney, the author of Conversations with Friends and “a master of the literary page-turner” (J. Courtney Sullivan).
An Indie Next Selection for July 2019
An Indies Introduce Selection for Summer/Fall 2019
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A Publishers Weekly "Pick of the Week"
"Exhilarating...A wildly imagined, head-spinning, deeply intelligent novel." - The New York Times Book Review
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEREvicted meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land's memoir about working as a maid, a beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in America. Includes a foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich.$26.00ISBN: 9781571313799Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Milkweed Editions - October 9th, 2018
A multicultural anthology, edited by Susan O'Connor and Annick Smith, about the enduring importance and shifting associations of the hearth in our world.$22.95ISBN: 9780385544238Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Doubleday - November 20th, 2018
"Pulpy, peppery and sinister, served up in a comic deadpan...This scorpion-tailed little thriller leaves a response, and a sting, you will remember."--NEW YORK TIMES
"The wittiest and most fun murder party you've ever been invited to."--MARIE CLAIRE
WINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR MYSTERY/THRILLER$27.00ISBN: 9780735214200Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Riverhead Books - October 2nd, 2018
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2018 BY NPR AND THE NEW YORK TIMES
A PBS NEWSHOUR-NEW YORK TIMES BOOK CLUB PICK$26.00ISBN: 9781984830159Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2018
The unforgettable, New York Times bestselling family saga from Markus Zusak, the storyteller who gave us the extraordinary bestseller THE BOOK THIEF, lauded by the New York Times as "the kind of book that can be life-changing."$28.00ISBN: 9780525509127Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Spiegel & Grau - July 10th, 2018
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • What if you lived out the drama of your twenties on Air Force One?
“[This] breezy page turner is essentially Bridget Jones goes to the White House.”—The New York Times
$26.00ISBN: 9781524742294Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Dutton - September 18th, 2018
“I love the way Dessa puts words together. In her songs, in her poetry, in her short stories, and now in this beautiful and candid memoir. Wanna be an artist? Get this book.”