I'm a huge fan of innovative and moving fiction, travel narratives, and slightly off-center approaches to nonfiction (Here's looking at you, Maggie Nelson). Let's talk books sometime.
A beautiful portrait of a life at its midpoint. Winman's power lies in her ability to illuminate the complex and memorable inner lives of three people living in ordinary circumstances.
A madcap triptych from one of our most underrated authors. Affairs, familial secrets, and the El Salvador civil war congregate to form the work of art at the center of this novel.
Has anyone ever made me feel this much empathy toward cows and sheep?? A classic--anyone who reads this will finish completely emotionally trashed. (Booking a ticket to Iceland ASAP.)
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.
Do you like doughnuts? If so, this is required reading.