In Bliss Montage, Ling Ma brings us eight wildly different tales of people making their way through the madness and reality of our collective delusions: love and loneliness, connection and possession, friendship, motherhood, the idea of home. Read the First Few Pages on the blog.
In a village in a medieval fiefdom buffeted by natural disasters, a motherless shepherd boy finds himself the unlikely pivot of a power struggle that puts all manner of faith to a savage test, in a spellbinding novel that represents Ottessa Moshfegh’s most exciting leap yet. Read the First Few Pages on the blog.
After a failed attempt at escape, the princess of a tiny kingdom begins to reevaluate her life. Barbara Bourland’s stunning third novel The Force of Such Beauty is her most ambitious and most imaginative book to date. Read the First Few Pages on the blog.
Gabrielle Zevin’s Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is a dazzling and intricately imagined novel that examines the multifarious nature of identity, disability, failure, the redemptive possibilities in play, and above all, our need to connect: to be loved and to love. Read the First Few Pages on the blog.
In this exhilarating novel by the best-selling author of The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry two friends—often in love, but never lovers—come together as creative partners in the world of video game design, where success brings them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of immortality. Read the Q&A with author Gabrielle Zevin.
Divided into eight parts and 50-plus short chapters, “Brown Girls” is a coming-of-age story of a group of brown-skinned girls living in Queens; each chapter marks their dreams and delusions, successes and failures, enlightenment and confusion, and happiness and heartbreaks. Read Jowana's review on the blog.
With Elizabeth Zott, Bonnie Garmus gave us an unforgettable character that broke the ceiling in the 60s when ceilings were much higher and harder to break. Read Dan's review on the blog.
Literary classics have inspired readers through its imaginative prose, use of evolving language, and expression of beauty in the form of literary art. Here are some classic titles you should include in your to-be-read list in 2022.
I Was the President’s Mistress!! hurtles headlong into love, politics, faith, history, memory, and the ongoing war over who will tell the stories the world shall know as truth. Read more on the blog.
A spellbinding reimagining of the story of Elektra, one of Greek mythology’s most infamous heroines, from Jennifer Saint, the author of the beloved international bestseller, Ariadne. Read more on the blog.