Staff picks from Al.
Mort(e) takes the reader from a comfortable house cat's life to a war front. Animals have gained sentience on par with humans and are now fighting to claim the land that was once theirs. House pets turned warriors, Mort(e) is a great look at power and its dangers.
In a parish plagued by perpetual rain, Starck uses small town oddballs to create a novel that touches on self doubt, faith, and hometown pride. Noah’s Wife is charming and engaging from the first page to the last.
A man in a tan jacket holding a deerskin suitcase, a perpetually nineteen year old pawn shop owner, and a PTA treasurer have one thing in common: “KING CITY.” This wildly imaginative novel will satisfy long-time fans of the podcast and stand alone as a clever work of not-so-science fiction.
The story of the Thomas family, spanning over two hundred years, is told by a novel within a novel, love letters, and government monitored conversations. Bats of the Republic is visually fascinating and a stunning example of science fiction at its finest.
Ok, so taxidermy seems creepy, but this book is just wonderful. Not only does it showcase truly talented artists, there is also a brief history of taxidermy and its major players throughout history. Taxidermy Art doesn't stop there. There is a wonderful guide to getting started on taxidermy in the back. Art, history, and DIY all in one book.
Information can be found in non-fiction, but if you're looking for the Truth, it lives in stories. For fans of Southern literature and amazing stories
This Twin Peaks inspired cookbook is a must have for fans of the show. It's sprinkled with quizzes and fun facts about the show. And don't worry there are plenty of donut recipes.
Judge this book by its cover. Magary has written a low key super, hip update of the Odyssey. Do not miss this title.
The Barrowfields is a stellar Appalachian Southern Gothic. Emotional and compelling writing propel the story of Henry Aster, his troubled literary father, and their small hometown. Lewis takes on the weight of forgiveness, familial love, and growth with the grace of a seasoned writer. This is a debut novel not to be missed.
Within three hundred pages, Evison delves into every rock bottom and joyous occasion of Harriet Chance's life. Harriet sets out on an Alaskan cruise and discovers more about her life than any human would care to know about themselves. Todl through a series of flashbacks, This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! is an adventure of self-discovery and self-love.