I'm a huge fan of innovative and moving fiction. Lots of love for modernists and pretty much anything that came out of Ireland during the first half of the 20th century. I also adore travel narratives and slightly off-center approaches to nonfiction (Here's looking at you, Maggie Nelson). Let's talk books sometime.
Bioluminescent, gorgeously-rendered linked stories. Even better than his debut, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena.
Gripping, clever, uniquely-structured. A soft brick full of magic and mystery that will yank you through its 830 pages with no chance of arrest.
An American poet squandering his Guggenheim fellowship in Spain. Full of wondrous ruminations on love, art, loneliness abroad, poetry, youth, language barriers, and more.
Read the book that put Foer on the map before his new one comes out this fall!
A brilliant work with the pace of a thriller. Tragic and engrossing, a portrait of Earth's tallest mountain and those who choose to climb her. Every year that passes makes this book more relevant.
Three words: Great American Novel.
Superlative and essential.
Do you like doughnuts? If so, this is required reading.