Grand Union by Zadie Smith

Staff Pick

Whether she's telling a very short story about a mother and a daughter discussing animal cruelty while on vacation, or a longer story about a trio of celebrities on a road trip to escape New York during 9/11, Grand Union shows that Zadie Smith is as adept with short fiction as she is with the novel. For a form of literature that always seems to enhance the faults of lesser writers, for Zadie Smith, short stories only make her shine brighter than ever.

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ISBN: 9780525558996
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Press - October 8th, 2019

Fleabag by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Staff Pick

How can something be so melancholy and yet extremely funny? This is the tightrope that Waller-Bridge walks in her play, Fleabag, which is now the basis for the hit TV show, and which has ushered Waller-Bridge into the echelons of the entertainment elite. All the reasons why she has been enthusiastically received can be seen in her play, which evokes the pathos and the humor of modern life quite well. The main character is human and relatable, teetering between likable and unlikable; and the dialogue is razor sharp, deploying humor and sadness at all the right places. 

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ISBN: 9781559369855
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Published: Theatre Communications Group - November 26th, 2019

Keep Scrolling Till You Feel Something: 21 Years of Humor from McSweeney's Internet Tendency

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I am convinced that a thousand years from now, once human civilization has recovered from its impending doom, some future citizen of the world will discover this tome, marvel at its heft and gilded pages, show it to their peers, and declare that they have found one of the more significant finds in literary archaeology. This book is an anthology chronicling the first twenty-one years of the seminal humor website, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and it is no exaggeration when I say that reading this book is an enterprise in hilarity and a balm for our troubled times.

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By Chris Monks (Editor), Sam Riley (Editor), Jake Tapper (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781944211721
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Published: McSweeney's - November 5th, 2019