Coming in June! I loved Katharina, the cantankerous, incorrigible narrator of this historical novel inspired by the true story of the witch trial of Johannes Kepler's mother.
A year in the life of a fractured family in New Mexico, this book follows Amadeo on his quest for forgiveness as he struggles to reconcile his past mistakes and ongoing addiction with a desire to reconnect with his faith and family. This is a surprisingly funny and tragic story, with moments of reverence and sacrilege. You will fall for this broken family working towards redemption.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian
Twin sisters and their mother come together in Lagos to confront themselves and each other and heal the wounds of the past. This beautiful novel woven with Nigerian folklore and lush descriptions of food examines what it means to be connected to life and other humans.
Raw, unflinching, funny, and sensuous, this book can inspire both revulsion and desire in the same paragraph. This book explores Miriam's fraught relationship with food and sexuality, exploring both in surprising and shocking ways.
Alternating between the gothic horror of a girl's school in 1902 and the making of a movie of a book in current day, this novel unfolds like matryoshka dolls, revealing a narrative within a narrative within a narrative, all of it haunted with the terrifying buzz of yellow jackets and doomed queer romance. Spellbinding!
Can a philosophical exploration of invasion and rebellion and what it means to be an artist also be a page turner? Absolutely yes! This book features a lovable automaton dragon and artist Gyen Jebi, who is trying to find their way in a world that has been occupied by invading forces.
Carmen Maria Machado weaves together a variety of storytelling styles to create a memoir of her time in an abusive relationship with a woman. A difficult, engaging, and surprisingly funny book. Pairs well with dashed dreams, quarantine, and hot tea.