Staff Pick

Originally published in 2018, Ling Ma's Severance has surged in popularity since the onset of the pandemic. Not unlike Mandel's Station Eleven or Garcia Marquez's Love in the Time of Cholera, the book explores the balance between connection and detachment, fantasy and disillusionment, and what it's like to cling to the shreds of existence. Through the lens of twenty-something Candace Chen, Ma compares the "before" and "after" of several event horizons: immigration, death, love, loneliness, and apocalypse. Utterly heart-breaking, Severance will leave readers wondering: What truly sickens us? Pandemic? Unfulfilled dreams? Or memories of a happier time?

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By Ling Ma
ISBN: 9781250214997
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Published: Picador - May 7th, 2019

Staff Pick

Evie Wyld has a remarkable talent for blending contemporary fiction with archaic and mythic literary devices. For lovers of mysteries, thrillers, and historical fiction, sociopolitical commentary and storylines that feature complex female protagonists, The Bass Rock does not disappoint. Following three interrelated narratives that span centuries, the book unfolds like an eerie, winding maze, with spine-chilling interludes around every corner. Wyld's grisly, visceral style will leave readers wondering: do witches, ghosts, and demons walk among us?                                                         

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ISBN: 9781101871881
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Published: Pantheon - September 1st, 2020

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When Tessa, a single mother and BBC producer, discovers that her sister Marian is an IRA operative, she can't believe it. Yet not only is it true--Marian is also working for the other side. Torn between loyalty to her sister and the need to protect her son, Tessa also accepts a double role as an IRA scout and MI5 informant--and the sisters' lives change forever. Rich with suspense, plot twists, and masterly character development, Berry's taut thriller takes us into the heart of divided Ireland with a story of survival, struggle, and family bonds.

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ISBN: 9780735224995
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Published: Viking - April 6th, 2021