I read this while studying abroad in Ireland and found it to be a lovely bridge between American and Irish culture. Mannion writes about what holds families and friendships together and what keeps them at a distance with honesty and patience.
These events all took place in our Burlington store.
It's like Hogwarts but only half the class graduates because the other half ends up dead. If you're not in an enclave with the rich kids, you probably won't make it, especially if you're as unlikable and unruly as El. But she's got immense power, and as soon as she shows it, everything will change.
It's not your average hostage situation in this modern adult breakfast club about what makes us behave the way we do. Backman spins a clever, snappy, laugh-out-loud funny story that teaches how to care and forgive.
Doerr is playing with time again, linking the past, present, and future with the power of an ancient story. From Constantinople under siege to a futuristic space ship bound for a new planetary home, Doerr redefines escapism and encourages us to do the same.
One of the most original - and bizarre - books I've ever read. The upside down text inside is not a mistake! It's got "award-winning" sentences, heart-wrenching exploration of being Black in America, and... parallel universes(?). New mix of genres executed with extraordinary talent!
I was blown away by this ravishing, dreamy story from V. E. Schwab. The heart of Addie LaRue beats a rhythm of strength, loneliness, and fierce hope on every page. It's a game of souls that tests the significance of living and convinces of the existence of magic. If you're looking for a fervent story told with eloquence and condor, you've found it.
Western society tabooed psychedelics and the United States halted all scientific research in the early 70s. But slowly, quietly, psychedelics are returning to acceptable conversation. Pollan's writing feels personal as he walks up through the history of psychedelics, what we know about them, and what we're still trying to figure out. A mind-blowing collection of research and speculation that made me question the capabilities of my mind...
Mandel has a writing style that pulls you right along, teasing you to guess how her anecdotes and characters are connected. Station Eleven combines an unlikely handful of settings and lifestyles, taking you through the post-apocalypse, life as a Hollywood movie star, and a planet-imitating space station that somehow everyone seems to know about...
Please join us for an evening with Margot Harrison to celebrate the release of her new book, We Made it All Up.