Vampires in the Lemon Grove (Karen Russell): A brilliant and surreal collection of short stories from an award-winning author. Check out the NPR review here.
The Dinner (Herman Koch): An international best-seller that revolves around a 5-course meal shared by two families bonded by their roles in a national incident. Another NPR review here.
World War Z (Max Brooks): You asked. You begged. You requested many copies through ILL. Now, at long last, the soon-to-be-a-movie zombie phenomenon is here! A well-written, literary take on the Zombie Apocalypse.
The Real Jane Austen (Paula Byrne): A fresh take on a popular topic: Instead of a typical biographic chronology author Byrne examines Jane Austen’s genius through a series of objects, themes and relationships. Read the Telegraph review here.
Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles (Ron Currie, Jr.): The lines of reality are blurred as a down-on-his-luck novelist is caught up in sudden success after faking his own death.