I love how strange and creative this book is. There are plenty of titles out there that have perspectives on the immigrant experience, or perspectives on love and relationships and human interactions, but nothing quite like this. Recommended by Lonnan R.
Elegant and poetic, Muriel Barbery's tale of two 11-year-old girls with mysterious origins takes us from the French countryside to Italian mountains and cities, as we learn about their lives and fantastic pasts.Recommended by Lonnan R.
In this series of interviews with Davis, conducted by Frank Barat, lines are drawn between Ferguson and Palestine in profound yet succinct ways. With her signature style of connecting issues to people and explaining complicated issues in a manner that is easy to understand, Davis talks about many subjects, including Black Lives Matter, Ferguson, her personal history, and the connection between local and globalized oppression.Recommended by Lonnan R.
Before the Feast is a slow and careful series of vignettes about mysterious happenings and beautifully written characters in a small German town.Recommended by Lonnan R.
The quick-witted humor of Terry Pratchett, driven by the nonsense of the mundane, collides seamlessly with the picturesque darkness of Neil Gaiman, where the mundane reveals itself to be secretly fantastic, in this modern comedic fantasy about a demon, an angel, and the antichrist — who is an 11-year-old boy named Adam — and his loyal hellhound, Dog.Recommended by Lonnan R.