A whimsical and comforting collection of poetry, essays, and short fiction about life as a bookseller. If you've ever dreamed about working in a bookstore, this is the book for you!
Cross the warmth of Emma Straub with the humor of Dolly Alderton inside the screenplay to Sliding Doors. Shake it all up with a packet of Pop Rocks to find Holly Gramazio's sparkling, surprising, enchanting debut.
Grief is for People is for people who don't read grief books. It's for people who would be surprised to find they've picked it up. It's for people whose friends think they should be "better" by now. It's for people who still want to laugh, even at their lowest point. It's without a doubt the best grief book I've ever read.
After a decades-long wait, EGOT-winner and national treasure Barbra Streisand--known for her work as a vocalist and in films such as Yentl, The Way We Were, and A Star is Born (1976), as well as for The Streisand Effect--has released her 1,000-page memoir. This is the gift book of the season for film lovers, Hollywood history buffs, and pop culture hounds.
Wellness feels like a Dickens novel written by John Irving, or maybe the other way around. That this modern love story is all at once nostalgic, hopeful, sharply realistic, and funny as hell will seem impossible, but only until the end of the first page. I love this novel.
Next-door neighbors, a devastating affair, and the shocking crime that follows--Lindsay Hunter twists this classic setup until it breaks. Place Hunter next to Gillian Flynn and give her the thunderous praise she deserves. This steamy domestic thriller will wreck your sleep in the best way.
Claire Keegan stories seem so quiet and smooth that when the fright is finally revealed, it's as sharp and shocking as the prick of a pin through cashmere. This collection is no exception, and one of the three stories here--Antarctica--is my favorite of all of her work--I've thought of it every day since I read it.
This collection of interconnected stories is cloaked in atmosphere and offers mystery, fairy tales, and fantasy to surpass even Neil Gaiman at his best. Atkinson has always asked the hard questions in her fiction. In this collection, she asks: what if God were a woman working a day job in advertising? The answer is a hoot, and my favorite story in the collection.
These hard and hopeful stories of extreme weather and extremely dysfunctional families are my favorite kind: though the odds are stacked against these characters, not one of them is giving up. Even on the cusp of catastrophe, there is beauty to be found. This is a stunning debut not to be missed.
Set on one New England homestead across four hundred years, NORTH WOODS is a love story, a ghost story, a historical epic, a murder mystery, and a family saga. Utterly surprising and completely thrilling, this novel is a monumental achievement. I wish I could read it again for the first time.