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STAFF PICK | October

Kazuo Ishiguro,

“ "Shortlisted for the 2005 Booker Prize, Ishiguro writes about the lives of Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy, their experience at a strange boarding school, and their reunion years later. A mix of sci-fi and dystopian fiction with a bizarre twist that makes the book so much more compelling than expected. Beautiful and suspenseful, calling into question what makes us human. Also it has a wonderful British film adaption!" ”
Sharya
The Plague
STAFF PICK | October

Albert Camus

“ "Tells the tale of the plague sweeping through a small town and how the medical workers and citizens handle the epidemic. Veiled as a metaphor for the French resistance to the Nazis, Camus creates a beautiful and captivating story about the human condition." ”
Sharya
STAFF PICK | October

Amina Cain

“ "The most beautiful, meditative, haunting short stories. I keep reading each one over and over." ”
Lauren
Florence Gordon
STAFF PICK | October

Brian Morton

“ "Florence Gordon is the quintessential New Yorker - tough, opinionated, intellectual, and independent. And Brian Morton's portrayal of her is both brilliant & heartbreaking." ”
Mary
The Pushcart War
STAFF PICK | October

Jean Merrill

“ "Set in the streets of Manhattan, this classic children's story has been re-issued in a lovely edition in celebration of its 50th anniversary. The satire is still fresh & appealing." ”
Mary
Crictor
STAFF PICK | October

Tomi Ungerer

“ "An irresistible story about Madame Bobot and her unusual pet - a boa constrictor who goes to school & grows up to become the hero of the little French town in which he lives." ”
Mary
STAFF PICK | October

David Gates

“ "Mr. Gates' new book, A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me, will be published next year so get your act together and read his previous three. Careful, though. They are are all so sad, smart, entertaining, and hilarious that you just might die of bittersweet mirth." ”
Christien
STAFF PICK | October

David Gates

“ "Mr. Gates' new book, A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me, will be published next year so get your act together and read his previous three. Careful, though. They are are all so sad, smart, entertaining, and hilarious that you just might die of bittersweet mirth." ”
Christien
STAFF PICK | October

Hermann Hesse

“ "This is the final novel by Herman Hesse -- although he did live almost 20 years after writing this book. It is many things: a fictionalized biography of Joseph Knecht, the greatest of the Magester Ludi's, a commentary on 20th century society (in the expansive general introduction), and a collection of poetry and short stories by the aforementioned Joseph Knecht at the end of the book. One of the greatest biographies ever written about someone that never existed." ”
Stephen
STAFF PICK | October

Emily St. John Mandel

“ "I know, I know — it's not really your thing. You're going to have to just trust me on this one. I promise you won't be able to put this down." ”
Andrew

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