A Window Opens, Elisabeth Egan// A woman finds herself struggling to manage motherhood, a difficult to navigate marriage (because at some point they all are), and a new position in social media.
Eileen, Ottessa Moshfeg // “harrowing story of obsession and suspense, by one of the brightest new voices in fiction.”
After You, Jojo Moyes // Haven’t we all been waiting for the sequel to the uber tear-jerker Me Before You? Well, it’s here.
Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert // This is the non-fiction follow-up to Gilbert’s book turned movie: Eat, Pray, Love. Self help bloggers and creative geniuses are singing the praises of this book. This is the fall read for anyone looking to break out of the box of anxieties that holds them back.
The Beautiful Bureaucrat, Helen Phillips // “Riveting… thrillerlike…drolly surreal…Ultimately, The Beautiful Bureaucrat succeeds because it isn’t afraid to ask the deepest questions.” The New York Times Book Review, Editor’s Choice
Furiously Happy, A Funny Book About Horrible Things, Jenny Lawson (The Bloggess) // If you are familiar with Jenny Lawson’s blog, The Bloggess, you know that tackling anxiety, mental illness, and being totally f*cked up, with a sense of humor is her thing– she rocks this new acerbic memoir with a deft hand. A must read for anyone who isn’t perfect, doesn’t have a perfect family, or likes to laugh.
Avenue of Mysteries, John Irving // From the author of The World According to Garp, A Prayer For Owen Meany, and my personal all time favorite, The Last Night In Twisted River, comes his long anticipated new novel, Avenue of Mysteries.
The Heart Goes Last, Margaret Atwood // Margaret Atwood has done it again. “Ever-inventive, astutely observant, and drolly ironic, Atwood unfurls a riotous plot of corporate rule, erotic mayhem, sexbots, brain-washing, murder, and Elvis and Marilyn impersonators. Her bristling characters range from right-on caricatures to unpredictably complicated individuals, especially the unnerving Charmaine. Atwood’s ribald carnival of crazy deftly examines fear and the temptation to trade the confusion of choice and freedom for security, whatever the cost. This laser-sharp, hilariously campy, and swiftly flowing satire delves deeply into our desires, vices, biases, and contradictions, bringing fresh, incisive comedy to the rising tide of postapocalyptic fiction in which Atwood has long been a clarion voice.”
—Booklist, starred review