by Samantha Hunt
Ruth and Nat live in an orphanage run by a religious fanatic, but they want to escape. And they talk to the dead. Fourteen years later, Ruth shows up at her niece Cora's house and wordlessly implores Cora, who's pregnant, to follow her, on foot, across New York state to an unknown destination for an unknown reason. And Cora goes. In a story about family, death, and belief in the supernatural, Samantha Huntexpertly weaves together two separate journeys that may ultimately leave you with more questions.
—John Cleary, bookseller
CAN'T AND WON'T
by Lydia Davis
This book of short stories by Lydia Davis is one that I find myself coming back to time and time again. The brevity of these stories (sometimes just one line) highlight the amazing concision of Lydia Davis's work. This book is for the reader who loves the art of the sentence. Read a story and then read it again--notice Davis's careful attention to every word and punctuation mark. She's a true master who can set a scene and tell a story almost as if by osmosis.
—Katie Eelman, media + events coordinator
by Diane Les Bacquets
Powerful, brutal and moving. Amy Raye, an experienced hunter, trying to squeeze in one last solo hunt of the winter doesn’t return to camp. Alone, she skillfully plots her next steps to stay alive. Pru Hathaway and her search- and-rescue dog are called in. This is a propelling thrill of a storyso cold and compelling and not for the faint of heart. “The steam from the elk’s organs warmed her hands, and she hesitated for almost a half a minute to enjoy the relief. Again she picked up her knife.”
—Kate Layte, owner + manager
by Laura Ruby
This book is one of the loveliest, most creative books I've read in a long time. I feel similar to this book to the book Above by Leah Bobet: yes, it's weird and unconventional but also so delicate and beautifully told. The Bone Gap issmart, sexy, and takes risks without sacrificing a satisfying reading experience. Now is the time to pick up this book - but don't just take my word for it; not only was it nominated for the National Book Award, it just won the 2016 Michael L. Printz award!
—Jill Saginario, bookseller
LET THERE BE GWAR
by Bob Gorman
The greatest (and only) band from Antarctica finally has their story properly told. There's more in this book about GWAR than I even thought was possible. You will learn all and more about the story of GWAR, their often fractious line-up, their stage craft, the lawsuits, the depravity - it's all here and with a slew of gore-ious photos. Get this, or feel the wrath of Oderus Orungus and his Cuttlefish of Cthulhu.
—Brian Hogue, bookseller