Staff Picks - Dan


Dan L., Supervisor

How Should a Person Be?: A Novel from Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250032447
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Published: Picador - June 25th, 2013

A true gem of a book for fans of formally inventive novels. Heti write humorously and brilliantly about the inner lives of women, especially women who are artists. Most of the book centers around the narrator's relationship with her best friend and sometimes rival Margaux, a painter.

Prater Violet: A Novel (FSG Classics) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374535247
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 10th, 2015

My favorite novel! This slim little book packs a hell of a punch. If you want to see a perfect example of how to tell a story about one thing while talking about another, pick this up. You won't be disappointed!

Single, Carefree, Mellow (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804173155
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Published: Vintage - January 26th, 2016

A delightful and impactful read. Heiny excels at mixing humor and pathos in each of the stories in this collection. The protagonists here are petty suburbanites, and women who rebel against expectations. A perfect pick for the smart reader who needs a good laugh. And these days, don't we all?

Tiny Houses in the City Cover Image
ISBN: 9780847848225
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Published: Rizzoli - March 15th, 2016

It's not the size but how you use it. I'm talking about tiny houses. Wait. What did you think I meant?

The Angel of History Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802125767
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - October 4th, 2016

An unapologetically profane story about insisting on remembering our history--pain, pleasure, and otherwise.