Staff Pick

At first glance, you might assume that The Lamplighters is a novel about stoic, lonely men smoking pipes and sharing tins of soup in the middle of the ocean. But it is just as much about the women and families these men leave behind when they depart for their lighthouse shifts. There are secrets untold, emotions hidden, and the unhappiness that festers when one feels trapped. The novel moves quickly in brief chapters that jump in time and create a haunting feeling—one both dreamlike and tragic.       

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$27.00
ISBN: 9781984882158
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Published: Viking - March 16th, 2021

Staff Pick

What seems like a cute children's book for adults is in fact a dark, occasionally funny, tiny punch of a novel. It is told by M, a daughter of a traveling salesman in 1970s Chile, and she turns out to be at once the most and least reliable narrator. Things are not what they seem to M, but her frank descriptions of things happening around her make both wonder and horror much more palpable. This is a beautifully translated novel, both subtle and stark.

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$19.95
ISBN: 9781951142308
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Published: Tin House Books - February 16th, 2021

Staff Pick

House on Vesper Sands by Paraic O'Donnell can be described as a slow-burning, haunting police procedural, with layers of eerie gothic tale. Although quite a bit of it revolves around death, its darkness is laced with some wonderfully witty dialogue and vivid characters. It is an incredible mix of genres, truly a perfect stay-at-home winter reading book.

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781951142247
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Published: Tin House Books - January 12th, 2021

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