Loving the Dead and Gone, by Judith Turner-Yamamoto

Staff Pick

Vividly set in a North Carolina hosiery-mill town surrounded by tobacco farms, Turner-Yamamoto's atmospheric novel begins with Clayton's discovery of a young man’s body after a car accident. Unable to forget what he's seen, Clayton becomes involved with the victim's widow, Darlene. With four narrators recounting stories of loss from several different generations, the book is at heart a wide-ranging investigation of the role of death in people's lives, one infused with beautiful imagery and prose.


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ISBN: 9781646032587
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Published: Regal House Publishing - September 6th, 2022

Happy-Go-Lucky, by David Sedaris

Staff Pick

After publishing several compilations from his diaries, Sedaris here returns to his tried-and-true form, the essay. Many of these pieces examine the pandemic, charting his longing to travel. Others are poignant chronicles of his late father, with whom he and his siblings had a difficult relationship. Despite the challenging times, Sedaris has delivered another wonderful collection.


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ISBN: 9780316392457
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 31st, 2022

The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven, by Nathaniel Ian Miller

Staff Pick

The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven is a delightfully interesting story about life in the frozen landmass of Spitsbergen, north of Sweden--one made all the more beguiling with the range of ethnicities--Scottish, Swedish, Russian, Finish, and Ukrainian--Miller includes. The narrative focuses on Sven, a solitary miner who, after suffering a disfiguring accident, pursues an isolated existence as a trapper. Though hoping to escape human relationships, Sven does encounter people and dogs--and some of these become unexpectedly important to his survival. 

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ISBN: 9780316592550
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 26th, 2021