Staff Pick

Anyone can write a dark take on the King Arthur mythos, but only

Lavie Tidhar would do so while including legendary martial artist

Lancelot, a Holy Grail sequence that riffs on STALKER, and a vision of

kingship that's less noblesse oblige than perpetual grifting. The result

is a resolutely 2020 version of well-trodden territory: a cold-eyed

assessment of the realities of power that is nevertheless a lot of fun

to read.

By Force Alone Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250753458
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Published: Tor Books - August 11th, 2020

Staff Pick

Wetmore’s strong debut novel opens with a brutal crime committed against a young Mexican American girl in the small West Texas town of Odessa. From that powerful opening, I was immediately sucked into the story of how the community reacts to the incident, the imagery, and the lives of the women in a place centered on hardship, friendships, raising children, and being fiercely independent. Rarely have I read fiction so beautifully written.

 

Valentine: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062913265
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Published: Harper - March 31st, 2020

Staff Pick

In this remarkable debut novel from the editor of The Paris Review, we follow the fictional Los Angeles Lions baseball team as they embark upon spring training in Arizona. With nine chapters serving as connected short stories, we see the larger picture of the team, the star slugger struggling with addiction and divorce, the women hanging around the parking lots, the coaches and executives, organ players, and devoted kid fans. Baseball is all about the long game, and this novel perfectly captures the permanence of the institution throughout the changing landscape, environment and dynamic characters.                  

The Cactus League: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374117948
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 4th, 2020

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