Skippy Dies by Paul Murray

Staff Pick

You loved The Bee Sting, so what's next? If you haven't already read it, Murray's 2010 Booker-prize nominated coming-of-age classic is set in an all-boys boarding school where a group of friends is reeling from the mysterious death of their pal Skippy. What led to his collapse is the endpoint of a hilarious journey that takes in the usual teenage boy concerns of weed and porn, as well as World War I, influencers, and the rest of the great big world waiting to devour their adult selves. This is a heart-rending but also eye-wateringly funny masterpiece.

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$22.00
ISBN: 9780865478619
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 30th, 2011

The Story of the Bee Gees by Bob Stanley

Staff Pick

The rise and fall and rise and fall and rise again of the Bee Gees is a story that needed to be told. The group's songbook is as deep as that of the Beatles, their lyrics are as gloriously unique as Dylan's, and their harmonies sound distinctive as those of the Beach Boys. They survived several near-death experiences, including an avalanche and Diana Ross, and Stanley is attuned to the sheer eccentricity of the siblings Gibb, getting behind the beards to demonstrate how even when they were topping the charts, the trio were still gloriously outsider artists.

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$29.95
ISBN: 9781639365531
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Published: Pegasus Books - February 6th, 2024

The Most Secret Memory of Men by Mohamed Mbougar Sarr

Staff Pick

For anyone who reads it, The Labyrinth of Inhumanity becomes an obsession. Its mythical author, T.C. Elimane, vanished decades ago in a cloud of very French scandal, and Mbougar Sarr's audacious novel sets his young fanboy narrator after him on a winding odyssey across continents.  Like the mysterious book at its center, Most Secret Memory, which won the thirtysomething Senegalese author the 2021 Goncourt Prize, is a fierce, lyrical, and powerful monument to the redemptive power of literature at its very finest, and a novel one will never forget, let this one work its magic.

 

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781635423273
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Published: Other Press - September 26th, 2023

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