Each of these stories begins with a guttural laugh and ends with a knife to the heart. Written from a Turkish prison, where the author remains, this powerful collection is a consume-in-one-sitting kind of deal, but will remain with you for weeks afterwards.
Prior-Palmer’s post-high school restlessness leads her to enter the world’s longest horse race on a whim, and so she travels to Mongolia to ride 25 different horses over 1,000 kilometers of harsh, lonely landscape. It was refreshing to read about women being ruthlessly competitive in a high-stakes athletic event. For fans of hardcore female survival stories - i.e. Wild and Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube.
For those who aspire to live in an indoor jungle of their own making, but have a terrible history of killing their plant children within the first month. Helpful tips, gorgeous photographs, and creative display ideas.
Like Bridget Jones’ Diary, but with casual racism and a frank conversation about mental health.
You know when you're going through a particularly rough time in life, and there's that one friend who sits you down and has a gentle, warm, firm, and terrifying conversation with you that opens your eyes to the fact that life happens whether or not you take time to appreciate it? This book is that friend. Mary Laura Philpott is that friend.
Never did I think I would laugh so hard over a story about a garbage disposal.
The Road meets The Handmaid’s Tale meets Castaway
Not just another feminist dystopia. Truly a fascinating look at power dynamics between men and women when all of humanity is stripped away. The compelling, strong, and distinct characters drive this story to its shiver-inducing conclusion.
Part medical history, part memoir, all heart (or kidney, or liver, or….) Although it’s now a commonplace medical procedure, the first physicians who experimented with organ transplantation were outcasts in their profession. How did we get from there to here, and what drives a medical student to pursue this immensely challenging field?
What starts as my ultimate dream - sleeping for days on end without interruption - soon turns into a nightmare for a small college town when students who’ve fallen into this deep slumber fail to wake. Walker turns this seemingly innocuous concept into a fascinating look at social and familial norms, and how they collapse in time of uncertainty.