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STAFF PICK | August

Edna O'Brien

“ Edna O'Brien's first three novels in one volume remains as important now as it did when it was first published in the first half of the 1960's, the first of which, The Country Girls, was banned by the Irish censors on its publication in 1960. ”
Glenn
STAFF PICK | August

Gary Shteyngart

“ It's a fun read with an apocalyptic wallop. Shteyngart's not-so-distant, not-quite-dystopian future is outrageously unrealistic and also undeniably recognizable. The result is hilarious and terrifying and a heck of a good read. ”
Sarah
STAFF PICK | August

Jonathan Franzen

“ Reading The Corrections is a harrowing experience that I recommend you have right away. Franzen immerses the reader so thoroughly in the individual psyches of the neurotic  Lambert family that I found myself loving the characters even while hating their choices. ”
Sarah
STAFF PICK | August

Helen Oyeyemi

“ An amazing debut by a (then) 18 year old literary prodigy. This London-born Nigerian writer is someone to start reading this summer, if you’re not already. ”
Ryan
STAFF PICK | August

Francoise Sagan

“ An angsty and hyper-privileged teenager meddles with her father’s love life until it backfires in this delightful and salacious summer read. ”
Ryan
STAFF PICK | August

D. Foy

“ According to a quickly growing list of notable literary types (and, uh, me), this is one of the most interesting & high quality novels to come from an indie press this past year. Read it. ”
Christien
STAFF PICK | August

Edward St. Aubyn

“ Just get on the $%^&ing bandwagon already. ”
Christien
STAFF PICK | August

George V. Higgins

“ Probably the best crime novel  I've ever read. Masterfully structured and almost impossibly economical. Quentin Tarantino must have loved this book (or the movie based upon it, maybe?) because its details are scattered all over his great film Jackie Brown. ”
Christien
STAFF PICK | August

Marguerite Duras

“ One of the most beautiful meditations on memory and intimacy, and how search for identity and understanding of a life travels through both. ”
Lauren
STAFF PICK | August

Charles Shaw

“ ...It's clouds illusions I recall. I really don't know clouds at all. ”
Lauren

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