A Head Full of Ghosts - Paul Tremblay

Staff Pick

If there is such a thing as meta-horror, Paul Tremblay’s A Head Full of Ghosts must be it. This novel pays an homage to horror, dissects its tropes, and has the best unreliable narrator since Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Far from being a straightforward possession story, Tremblay’s novel is a smart psychological horror with layers upon layers of uncertainty and unease.

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ISBN: 9780062363244
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 10th, 2016

The Trouble with Women - Jacky Fleming

Staff Pick

‘In the Older Days there were no women which is why you don't come across them in history lessons at school’ is just one of many highly accurate facts you will learn from this delightful short book. Trouble with Women will not only entertain you and make you sputter and laugh, it will also perfectly explain the election results. It’s history with a heavy dose of snark and sarcasm, making fun of misogyny in the best possible way. Give it to everyone.

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ISBN: 9781449479763
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 20th, 2016

Christodora - Tim Murphy

Staff Pick

There can never be too many New York novels, especially New York novels as vivid and passionate as Christodora (Grove, $26), by Tim Murphy. Murphy paints the lives of his many characters against the backdrop of the AIDS epidemic, art, and the changing city. The stories he tells are stunning, gritty, and devastating. Murphy takes the reader right into the 1980s and inside the devastation and broken lives of those affected by the epidemic, as well as chronicling lesser-known histories of AIDS activism. The disease is the great equalizer, and yet ultimately Christodora is not just about the fight against AIDS. It is also about struggling against personal demons, addiction, and mental illness as well as about the search for family and forgiveness. Chapter by chapter, the characters’ stories piece together a great narrative quilt that makes this novel one of the most emotionally intense and extraordinary reading experiences.

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ISBN: 9780802125286
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Published: Grove Press - August 2nd, 2016

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ISBN: 9780802126832
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Published: Grove Press - June 13th, 2017