Like any other not-so-well-adjusted adult, I like outsourcing my emotional needs onto books. Sure you can read for a sensible chuckle or two, but isn't the point of a good story to feel something? To be devastated with grief, overwhelmed with laughter, thrilled to swooning, so incensed or unsettled or bewildered that you're haunted by the themes and characters and plotpoints for days, months, years after and everyone around you learns not to bring up Certain Titles within earshot anymore? To my list, I'd like to say, 'You've got me feeling emotions. Deeper than I've ever felt before.' To you, reading this, I say, 'AVERT THINE EYES YOU KNOW TOO MUCH.'
The struggle from late youth on, with and without God, agony, narcotics and love is a torment rarely recorded with such sustained eloquence and passion as you will find in this collection. --Fanny Howe
A dazzling family saga, brimming with poetry and passion, that skillfully weaves together the private lives of individuals and major historical events in South America and Europe.
From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Sierra Simone comes her steamy, TikTok-famous Priest series, in which sinners and saints alike test the bonds of religion, love, and lust.
He's a priest, and here is his confession.
Shortlisted for the 2023 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF DAVE BRANDSTETTER
With a new Introduction by Michael Nava.
Published fifty years ago, a time when being gay was illegal in 49 out of 50 states, Joseph Hansen’s first Dave Brandstetter novel shattered stereotypes and redefined the Private Eye novel as we know it.
“Sneaks up on you with its insight and poignancy.” —Entertainment WeeklyFrom
New York Times bestselling author Mary H.K. Choi comes a funny and emotional story about two estranged sisters and how far they’ll go to save one of their lives—even if it means swapping identities.
Jayne and June Baek are nothing alike.
A spellbinding novel that places one family’s tragedies against the uncontainable life force of the land itself.
An Instant Indie Bestseller
Public radio co-hosts navigate mixed signals in Rachel Lynn Solomon's sparkling romantic comedy debut.
“Georgia Pritchett is a singularly hilarious person. Her book is a delightful and perfect reflection of her. Its tenderness sneaks up on you and really packs a punch. What a magnificent read!”—Julia Louis Dreyfus
Named a Best Book of the Year by: Time * Kirkus Reviews * USA Today * Entertainment Weekly * Garden & Gun * Vox * Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller from the author of The Poppy War
Longlisted for the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize
A debut novel from a rising literary star that brings the modern queer and Indigenous experience into sharp relief.
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
Part memoir and part literary true crime, Tell Me Everything is the mesmerizing story of a landmark sexual assault investigation and the female private investigator who helped crack it open.
The INSTANT New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography
Winner of the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award
Winner of the Chautauqua Prize
Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award
Finalist for the Plutarch Award
A New York Times Notable Book of 2021
From the acclaimed author of The Hole and The Factory, a thrilling and mysterious novel that explores fertility, masculinity, and marriage in contemporary Japan