Bunny, by Mona Awad

Staff Pick
"It's like Stephen King if Stephen King were more of a feminist." For readers who love books like Carrie but crave a contemporary narrative, Bunny truly scratches the itch. A daring blend of satire and horror, the storyline follows protagonist Samantha Heather Mackey as she struggles to stay afloat in an elite, experimental writing program. Ever the outsider, Samantha feels ostracized by the other women in her cohort--a perfumed, glittery foursome she snidely refers to as "the Bunnies"--until a fateful invitation arrives. As Samantha grows closer to her peers, the cardigans and cupcakes fall away to reveal a ghastly secret. How much can privilege truly hide? Mediocrity? Sociopathy? Murder? Follow Awad down the rabbit hole to find out!
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ISBN: 9780525559757
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Published: Penguin Books - June 9th, 2020

Severance, by Ling Ma

Staff Pick

Originally published in 2018, Ling Ma's Severance has surged in popularity since the onset of the pandemic. Not unlike Mandel's Station Eleven or Garcia Marquez's Love in the Time of Cholera, the book explores the balance between connection and detachment, fantasy and disillusionment, and what it's like to cling to the shreds of existence. Through the lens of twenty-something Candace Chen, Ma compares the "before" and "after" of several event horizons: immigration, death, love, loneliness, and apocalypse. Utterly heart-breaking, Severance will leave readers wondering: What truly sickens us? Pandemic? Unfulfilled dreams? Or memories of a happier time?

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By Ling Ma
ISBN: 9781250214997
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Published: Picador - May 7th, 2019

The Bass Rock, by Evie Wyld

Staff Pick

Evie Wyld has a remarkable talent for blending contemporary fiction with archaic and mythic literary devices. For lovers of mysteries, thrillers, and historical fiction, sociopolitical commentary and storylines that feature complex female protagonists, The Bass Rock does not disappoint. Following three interrelated narratives that span centuries, the book unfolds like an eerie, winding maze, with spine-chilling interludes around every corner. Wyld's grisly, visceral style will leave readers wondering: do witches, ghosts, and demons walk among us?                                                         

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ISBN: 9781101871881
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Pantheon - September 1st, 2020