Staff Pick

In this brisk and revelatory novella, Pacheco juxtaposes the portrait of a nation undergoing rapid change with that of a boy growing into adulthood. The nation is Mexico, where politicians enrich themselves; the boy is Carlos, a child of middle-class parents. While Mexico City engages in a struggle between traditional values and the new standards of industrialization and consumerism, Carlos falls in love with the mother of one of his classmates--only to find the adults around him suppressing his sexual and emotional awakening. It's a feat of almost incredible storytelling.

 

 


Battles in the Desert (40th Anniversary Edition) Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9780811230957
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Published: New Directions - June 1st, 2021

Staff Pick

There is an ornate and otherworldly--almost divine--quality to Groff’s writing that makes Matrix the perfect display of this already accomplished writer's growing genius. And her genius is indeed growing as she recasts the High Middle Ages life of the poet Marie de France as the story of a well-born bastard exiled to life as a nun in a remote abbey. Building on the luster of her past work--not least, that of her renowned sentences--Groff also shows a steadier and more restrained hand.


 

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781594634499
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 7th, 2021

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Aiofe unfolds her family’s story at her dying husband’s bedside. Rosaleen, on the cusp of adulthood, searches for freedom in London, where she falls in love with Felix, a famous sculptor twice her age. Kate is trying to navigate a difficult marriage and motherhood, all the while haunted by questions about her mother. With chapters alternating between characters, and storylines moving between London and Ireland and past and the present, this is a wonderful and utterly heart-breaking family saga, spanning three generations of women. Family bonds, love, lies, betrayal, motherhood…Freud’s brilliant narrative will pull you into these lives, and you’ll find yourself on an emotional rollercoaster that keeps you reading into the night to find out what happens next.
I Couldn't Love You More: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063057180
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Published: Ecco - July 13th, 2021

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