by Yaa Gyasi
Homegoing is more than just a compelling read, it's an experience. It does what fiction does at its very best--it takes us outside of ourselves to bare witness to the lives of others so we can understand our world and each other. The characters are so vivid, so alive, and the writing is miraculous. Gyasi, at 26, is a genius. I had the immense pleasure of meeting Gyasi at BEA in Chicago, and I really can't wait to put this phenomenal book in your hands. —Kate Layte, owner + manager
This novel beautifully traces the devastating realities of racism from Ghana to a modern America. Spanning generations, the thread of memory connects all of the incredibly drawn characters in this moving novel. —Katie Eelman, media + events
A HUNGRY LION or A DWINDLING ASSORTMENT OF ANIMALS
by Lucy Rush Cummins
Are you a fan of John Klassen's I WANT MY HAT BACK? Of course you are. Do you want to guess what happens when a hungry lion gets together with a bunch of cute animals? You have three guesses. One of them might be the ending to this book...but, you just might be surprised.
—Jill Saginario, bookseller
by Jessica Valenti
Guardian US columnist and feminist icon Jessica Valenti has done amazing work in her new book SEX OBJECT, which explores every day effects of misogyny in a patriarchal society. This memoir is a much needed depiction of what it means to be a woman in a man's world. While it can be infuriating to read and remember that women are exploited every day, it is comforting to remember that there are brave women at the front-lines of discussing the issues. Valenti's fierce style, incredible wit, and unwavering honesty make this book a must-read for all. Join us 6/8 for a conversation with Valenti herself! Details below.
—Katie Eelman, Media + Events Coordinator
JIMMY CORRIGAN: THE SMARTEST KID ON EARTH
by Chris Ware
Chris Ware's graphic novel about a melancholy, middle-aged man meeting his estranged father for the first time as he also confronts his own deep-seated problems with rejection(which reach back through generations of Corrigans) is magnificent. The artwork is gorgeous and Chris Ware's eye for framing is so perfect, I often forgot I was reading still images.
—John Cleary, bookseller