My Murder by Katie Williams

Staff Pick

That the protagonist and her four fellow serial killer victims have been brought back and given a new chance at life as clones--one of the science fiction elements deftly woven through My Murder--gives a fresh twist to the classic murder mystery. Williams handles her characters with care and sympathy, lending the story unexpected depth and meaningfulness without breaking the narrative's propulsive flow, and though the nature of the mystery itself isn't immediately obvious, it eventually becomes clear that not everything here is as it seems, and the final reveals are just as satisfying as their build-up.

 

 

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ISBN: 9780593543764
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 6th, 2023

A Month in Siena, by Hisham Matar

Staff Pick

As he explores the Sienese school of painting, which has captivated him for decades, Matar writes exquisitely about his grief over the loss of his father and the healing power of art. In the seamless flow of his discussion of Siena, perspective, and the beauty of human connection, he creates an intimacy that draws readers into a sublime and moving experience. This is a true gem of a book whose warmth lingers long after it ends--and which asks to be read more than once.

 

 

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ISBN: 9780593129135
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Published: Random House - October 22nd, 2019

Thinking Through Loneliness, by Diane Enns

Staff Pick

Thinking Through Loneliness lends its topic a nuance lacking in many other recent discussions. Enns examines what loneliness is and is not, explores its social causes, and cites what we generally need in order to avoid it. While she adds warmth to her study with accounts of her own experience, such subjectivity is just one of many points of view in her admirably even-handed consideration. Applying a keen and empathetic eye, Enns delivers a thorough survey of her subject's complexities and paradoxes.


 

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$29.95
ISBN: 9781350279742
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Published: Bloomsbury Academic - June 2nd, 2022

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