A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
A flash in the heavens that makes you look up and believe in miracles....Here, in fresh, graceful prose, is a profound story that dares to be as tender as it is ghastly, a story about desperate lives in a remote land that will quickly seem impossibly close and important....I haven't been so overwhelmed by a novel in years. At the risk of raising your expectations too high, I have to say you simply must read this book.
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Kate Atkinson is a marvel. There aren't enough breathless adjectives to describe Life After Life. Dazzling, witty, moving, joyful, mournful, profound. Wildly inventive, deeply felt. Hilarious. Humane. Simply put: It's one of the best novels I've read this century.
When to Rob a Bank by Steven D. Levitt
A kooky and counterintuitive collection of economic analysis. Plenty to revel in.
House of Echoes by Brendan Duffy
That rare debut that grabs the reader by the lapels with both hands and never lets go. It's compelling, brooding, atmospheric, and propulsive and it accomplishes something frightening and unique: a portrayal of the great outdoors as beautiful, amoral, and claustrophobic at the same time. It will stay with you long after you read the last page, and it may very well haunt your dreams.
I Could Pee On This by Francesco Marciuliano
In this hilarious book of tongue-in-cheek poetry, the author of the internationally syndicated comic strip "Sally Forth" helps cats unlock their creative potential and explain their odd behavior to ignorant humans.
Broken Harbor by Tana French
With her signature blend of police procedural and psychological thriller, French's fourth book of the Dublin murder squad goes full throttle with a heinous crime, creating her most complicated detective character and her best book yet.
Z Is For Moose by Kelly L. Bingham
Zebra wants to put on a show as simple as A-B-C, but Zebra's friend Moose has other (unexpected and hilarious) ideas.
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