Staff Pick

Cook's novel is a virtuoso exploration of humanity's relationship to nature. Set in a futuristic America where the entire population lives in a giant, polluted, smog-ridden city-state, the narrative focuses on Bea,  a young mother hoping to save her sick child, Agnes. Along with 18 others, the pair volunteer to move into the Wilderness State--a vast western territory that has been closed to humans--as nomadic hunter-gatherers. Timely and expansive, Cook's fiction will change the way you see nature.


 

The New Wilderness Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062333131
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Published: Harper - August 11th, 2020

Staff Pick

Part comedy and part Western, Johnson's novel unfolds in 1938 Reno, Nevada, on a dude ranch for wealthy women looking to get legally divorced. Emily and Nina are two such guests, and during one memorable summer they become inseparable from Ward, a young cowboy, whose perspective shapes the narrative. As he recounts the trio's various hijinks, adventures, and the passion that would alter their lives forever, the novel sparkles with brilliant, witty dialogue, romance, and plot twists.

 

 

Better Luck Next Time: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062916365
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Published: Custom House - January 5th, 2021

Staff Pick

In this remarkable debut novel from the editor of The Paris Review, we follow the fictional Los Angeles Lions baseball team as they embark upon spring training in Arizona. With nine chapters serving as connected short stories, we see the larger picture of the team, the star slugger struggling with addiction and divorce, the women hanging around the parking lots, the coaches and executives, organ players, and devoted kid fans. Baseball is all about the long game, and this novel perfectly captures the permanence of the institution throughout the changing landscape, environment and dynamic characters.                  

The Cactus League: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374117948
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 4th, 2020

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