SILENCE ONCE BEGUN is a masterpiece by Jesse Ball, one of the most cutting-edge young novelists of our age and one of my favorites. He just keeps breaking down walls, creating magic on the page, and blowing my mind. Silence Once Begun is very carefully structured around a man who confesses to a crime he didn't commit and then refuses to speak, and a journalist (also named Jesse Ball) who wants to know why. It's a dreamy book of detection and deceit. And you won't want to miss his haunting new book A Cure for Suicide that comes out later this month, on July 21st.
—Kate Layte, owner & manager
HOW TO START A FIRE by Lisa Lutz is completely hypnotizing. Three best friends are the realistic and relatable subjects of the story, which is told by jumping around between years and locations with each chapter but manages never to become disorienting. The book is driven by one question, and turning the pages to find the answer is a beautiful way to spend a day this long weekend.
—Katie Eelman, media & events coordinator
In John Fowles thrilling debut THE COLLECTOR, he plunges into the mind of a lonely clerk who obsesses over and then kidnaps a young lady he often spies outside his office window. Gripping from cover to cover, this novel remains as relentless and twisted today as it was 50 years ago.
—John Cleary, bookseller