Remy and Alicia are unfulfilled Millennials in a toxic relationship whose main common interest lies in Jen--a beautiful and well-travelled Instagram influencer. A chance encounter at the Apple Store offers the pair a golden opportunity to get closer to Jen IRL. They go surfing in Montauk with her and her wealthy friends, where mere cringe gives way to a horrific supernatural twist that sends readers hurtling toward the book’s bizarre and totally unexpected ending. Ingrid Goes West meets gory horror, A Touch of Jen is one of the weirdest books I’ve ever read--and one of the hardest to put down.
Kristi Coulter’s account of her 11-year career at Amazon is engrossing, often infuriating, and surprisingly relatable. Though Amazon is one of the most notoriously grueling workplaces on the planet, Coulter’s whip-smart and self-aware saga of ambition, burnout, and resignation will resonate with anyone who has survived a toxic workplace and will fascinate anyone who wants an insider's view of the workings of a corporate giant.
Over the course of a single day, Isabel repairs books in the basement of a library. She chats at lunch with her crush, Spoke. She shops for a party dress. Along the way, she reflects upon the places, people, and objects that have shaped her identity and daydreams of the future she'll forge. Glaciers is a delicate story whose exploration of longing and the meaning we find in the quietest of everyday moments will leave a lasting impression.