5 New Paperbacks to Start the Summer off Right

Many of wonderful titles we’ve loved and recommended are now out in paperback. Enjoy! A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay (William Morrow) When fifteen-year-old Marjorie begins to act strangely, blaming voices to explain her erratic behavior, her family abandons the ever-growing therapy bills and instead turns to faith for answers. Still needing a means to pay…

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Readerly Top Picks Paperbacks

Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Stewart’s novel tells the story of the Kopp Sisters and the one moment that changes the course of their lives. A collision between the sister’s wagon and a dangerous silk factory owner’s automobile sets in motion a year of adventure. The factory owner, Mr. Kaufman, refuses to assist,…

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Playlist: Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon

Here we feature an imagined music playlist inspired by a character from a work of fiction. Each month, a different work will be chosen based on topicality, commemorative celebration or whim, and will serve as the inspiration for our sonic excursion. This month, I’ve decided to feature “Doc” Sportello, the shaggy hero of Thomas Pynchon’s shaggy-dog…

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