Olga Tokarczuk knows how transfixing an unreliable narrator can be. In this novel, main character Janina fills her reclusive days by studying astrology, translating William Blake, raging against cruel animal hunting practices, and caretaking vacation properties in remote Poland. Janina's idiosyncrasies are somehow profoundly relatable. She's fascinating enough as is, but then a brilliant murder mystery weaves into her life. This novel's strange,... (read more)Recommended by Lindsay C.