Staff Picks - Nadine
Nadine, Store Manager
Psychic orphans, con men, creepy religious cults, a ghost story, and maybe the devil himself? What more could you ask for? Oh, Hunt's prose is also weird, dark, propulsive, menacing, at times hilarious, and always fantastically original.
This book is for you if you've ever loved, or been, someone with a mental illness. It's also for you if you've ever: a) had a family, b) been a human being, or c) just liked books that pack joy, laughter, heartache, and fundamental truth into every page.
If ever I feel that life might not be worth living, I re-read Patti Smith's Just Kids because I can rely on it to change my mind.
I am so smitten with Anne Carson. Autobiography of Red is odd, funny, and tender, and manages to make poetry -- of all things -- feel downright suspenseful. Its unforgettable protagonist, the boy/monster Geryon, clawed his way inside my heart and hasn't left yet.
Maybe I'm just a loser, but this exploration of urban life, art, and loneliness was so damn relatable it hurt.
This book is so important I don't even want to get into it.
Never thought I could shed so many tears of joy over a book before I even made it past the introduction! adrienne maree brown's Emergent Strategy is a guide to political organizing, an ode to Octavia Butler, and a gorgeously optimistic love song to this weird "humanity" thing we're all doing. It will reshape the way you think about the world.
This book made me want to turn my body into compost.