This book will break your heart but you should read it anyway. Davidson stuns with lush descriptions of the daily lives of an ordinary couple trying to make it in a dying logging town. I fell in love with this novel!
You have never read a book like this before. Sara Novic captures the complexity and beauty of Deaf culture and ASL on the page, all while spinning a story you won't want to end. It left me breathless. Read this book!
Set in the magical town of Thistle Grove, this enemies-to-lovers romance has major chemistry, a charming atmosphere, and a mysterious curse our two lovers have to investigate together. Harper enchants!
Who would think that a novel narrated by the ghost of a girl dead for three hundred years could be so full of life? This deeply sensual book follows the ghost of Blanca as she falls in love with George Sand during her ill-fated stay in Mallorca with her lover Chopin. Blanca spends her days observing and enjoying the scents and tastes of life through those she haunts, taking pleasure in small vengeances against the deserving and desperately trying to be heard by the woman she has come to love. A book to be savored.
The ten year anniversary of maverick magician Violet Volk's shocking and final vanishing act is coming up and it has set off a wave of podcasts, tv specials, trending hashtags, and internet sleuthing. What happened to Violet? Was she truly the icon her rabid fans believe her to be? The con woman who fooled everyone? Or the complicated woman her sister Sasha remembers? This propulsive book, alternating between press coverage, podcast transcripts, and Sasha's voice, will keep you guessing till the very final reveal.
Part literary satire, part campy horror, and altogether fun, Patricia Wants to Cuddle is a slim little knockout of a book! Reality dating show antics meet a lesbian monster story you won't want to miss.
Sold into a brothel after her family falls into poverty, Amara never loses her spirit as she works stealthily to escape slavery. Set in ancient Pompeii with complex female friendships and breakneck pacing, this novel will have you on the edge of your seat!
If you've ever wanted to know how language works to create the alternative reality of a cultish group--from Jonestown to MLMs, to SoulCycle, this well-researched book will hook you right away. I couldn't put it down!
In this canny and darkly humorous exploration of modern antiSemitism, Horn's thesis is that people love dead Jews...living Jews not so much. Filled with fascinating details you never knew, these essays thrum with anger, vitality, and humor. An impassioned plea to pay attention to the voices we've ignored for too long.
Do you want toknow more about the crisis inUkraine? Do you want to read a lesbian activist love story? Do you want to know what happens to a KGB spy turned protest street pianist? Then this is the book you're looking for!
There are no easy answers in this complex, multi-character novel about the historical messianic cult figure Jacob Frank. It was controversial in Poland upon its publication for its unflinching look at the pervasive anti-semitism that dominates the country's historical legacy. But there are no simple heroes or humble victims in this story. It is instead a detailed account of how a cult is born, how misinformation becomes a weapon, and how one charismatic man, emboldened by a fervent group of followers, can inspire others to commit truly "strange deeds" in the hope of salvation. This deeply researched philosophical and historical novel is not for the faint of heart, but it is worth the time and effort. Truly outstanding.
This queer romance hits all the right beats: great bisexual rep! A bookstore! Lush descriptions of arthouse photography! It also comes with a villain you love to hate and adorable romantic leads you will root for the whole way through.
What happens when you have been taught to keep quiet, tamp down your anger, and pretend the truth is inappropriate? You might feel like your skin is too tight, and your body is too small. You might turn into a dragon and your husband might disappear. That's what happened to Alex's aunt. But she doesn't know why it didn't happen to her mother. Alex is a protagonist you root for, someone you want to defend with fire. Not to be missed!
Lan Samantha Chang hooked me from the beginning with this tale of three brothers and their difficult father set in the backdrop of their Americanized Chinese restaurant. Chang walks a tightrope in her storytelling, pushing away, pulling in, and ultimately implicating the reader by shining a light on the kinds of lives we are willing to ignore and the ones we care about.
Set on a spaceship in an eerie future that seems a little too prescient, this strange yet familiar, intimate yet off-putting novel is a poetic meditation on the nature of humanity and work, asking the questions: What is a human? What makes a good worker? Are the two compatible?
The Night Circus meets Disney's Encanto in this propulsive novel about family and the secrets that bind them. I loved this beautiful and enchanting novel!
You don't have to be a tech junkie, a nineties kid, or a fan of Apple to enjoy this deeply affecting novel. Don't be fooled by the slim size and short paragraphs, this book packs in a lot of big ideas and unexpected emotional punch. The employees at Tekserve will win over your heart!
Stella is a descendant of a line of women haunted by their family's own personal God, holed up in a Tennessee Mountain. This Gothis novel pulls you deeper into its mysteries with every page until it unfolds to reveal its final, terrifying truth. Utterly gripping.
This pre-apocalypse novel spans three days in the ordinary lives of nine ordinary people as strange occurences begin to happen all around them. The potential looming catastrophe casts an otherworldly pall over their quotidian domestic struggles, making for an unsettling, compelling read.
Your heart will break and be mended by this story of Katrina Nguyen, a talented violinist being scouted for her soul by a woman fearefully known as the Queen of Hell, who herself is in thrall to a lovely donut lady from another planet. An unexpected science fantasy genre mash-up centered on queer and trans characters. And so many donuts!
This hilarious graphic novel literally slays! Monster killings, quick-witted banter, found family, and corporate overlords dominate a weird, app-driven world that resembles our own in more ways than one, complete with monsters that feel all too familiar. You'll laugh at the Beard and be smitten with the lovable characters.