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What Moves the Dead

by T. Kingfisher

Fatal fungi, a non-binary narrator, a crumbling Eastern European nation, and a family desperately clinging to the decaying remnants their aristocratic past… This is a wickedly macabre reimagining of Edgar Allen Poe’…

Age of Vice

by Deepti Kapoor

Part crime drama, part family saga, and all money, power and corruption set in modern India, Age of Vice has all the ingredients that you want in a thriller, Bunty Wadia is the ruthless patriarch of the Wadia empire. …

The Writing Retreat

by Julia Bartz

The enigmatic and intoxicatingly charming Roza Vallo writes dark, fantastical, sapphic horror that has developed a cult following. Alex is ecstatic to find out that she has secured a spot at Vallo’s exclusive writing …

Fup

by Jim Dodge

I read this little gem at least once every year to laugh at Jake’s moonshine antics and to revisit the strange and tear-inducing adventure of Tiny and his mysterious duck, Fup. Take your whiskey or tea out to the back…

The Heart of It All

by Christian Kiefer

In the opening chapters, Kiefer manages to capture the landscape of the Midwest in winter with a care and love that will resonate for anyone with ties to the area, even those of us who have left it behind. This isn’t …

How to Sell a Haunted House

by Grady Hendrix

In the wake of her parents’ death, Louise is forced to fly back home to plan her parents’ funeral, handle her useless estranged brother, and clean out her parents’ house that is filled to the rafters with her mother’s…

A City on Mars

by Kelly & Zach Weinersmith

HOLIDAY GIFT PICK Space technologies and space business are progressing fast, but we lack the knowledge needed to have space kids, build space farms, and create space nations in a way that doesn’t spark conflict ba…

Let Us Descend

by Jesmyn Ward

HOLIDAY GIFT PICK A haunting masterpiece set in the years before the Civil War about an enslaved girl who is sold south by the white slaver who fathered her. Written by a two-time National Book Award winner, this i…

Determined: A Science of Life without Free Will

by Robert Sapolsky

HOLIDAY GIFT PICK Behavioral scientist Robert Sapolsky plumbs the depths of the science and philosophy of decision making and mounts a devastating case against free will. A controversial and science-based book that…

North Woods

by Daniel Mason

HOLIDAY GIFT PICK A young couple escapes the confines of their Puritan village to build a place of their own in the woods of northern Massachusetts. Over the ensuing centuries, the house and land surrounding it are…

The Vaster Wilds

by Lauren Groff

HOLIDAY PICK & OUR FAVORITE BOOK THIS YEAR! It’s the middle of the night, nearing the end of winter, and a young girl slips through the wall surrounding the fort at Jamestown, running, leaving behind something …

My Name is Barbra

by Barbra Streisand

HOLIDAY GIFT PICK The long-awaited memoir by the superstar of stage, screen, recordings, and television. Barbra Streisand is by any account a living legend, a woman who in a career spanning six decades has exce…