Why go to sleep when you could joust, or sing opera, or go for a
nice drive through the countryside? The adorable excuses the
froggies come up with to avoid bedtime are guaranteed to
entertain any little froggies you may know.
Charlie and Marlowe are pursued by a man made of shadow in this intricate offering from J.M. Miro.
It is easy to fall in love with Miro’s characters as they traverse a slightly sinister estate house in a moody Scottish landscape…where children from all over the world with mysterious powers have gathered. The line between good and evil is blurred as Victorian Britain heads towards a collision with the dark underworld. Bonus: This book contains the best railway fight scene I’ve ever read. – Liv
Mary Laura Philpott, author of I Miss You When I Blink, returns with a beautiful memoir that meanders and weaves through the wilds of being a person. Philpott examines our true relationship to media— how it comforts us in bizarre little ways. She travers the scope of our attachment to the weird little living things around us. She finds fantastic throughlines to tie stories together and picks just the perfect, most hilarious and most painful anecdotes to explain her relationship to the world around her. The result is a true marvel of humor and hope. – Liv
Mohsin Hamid’s gift for exploring deep and complex issues in original ways is on full display with The Last White Man. Anders wakes up one morning to find that his skin has turned dark. At first, as he navigates this new self, he only tells his girlfriend, Oona. As reports of similar transformations around the land become more and more frequent, Anders reveals himself to family and friends, forcing everyone to grapple with old prejudices as they reexamine their relationships with one another. The brilliance of this book is the way in which Hamid explores a full range of human emotions as he brings his characters together, envisioning a hopeful future of empathy and understanding.