And also Fantasy! Science Fiction / Fantasy! That's what they call it! I'm not gonna split hairs! Here are some of our straight-up favs of the last year-or-so! Check 'em out!
Each month, we select a brand new book that we love so much that we guarantee you'll love it too. This month, we're recommending "Confessions with Keith" by Pauline Holdstock.
Vita's life is falling apart.
Is she getting a divorce? She's not sure. The vegetable erotica she writes for a magazine is breathing a little life into her writing career, but her book launch is a disaster. Keith, her dear hairstylist, is keeping her henna-dyed hair looking fresh at least. Her diary keeps track of all her philosophical musings, her misfortunes, her maybe-divorcée crush, and all four kids' activities and rebellions. She made me muse on things I hadn't considered before, and laugh out loud, in public. This book feels like wearing damp socks in snow boots that you take off in the mudroom and then warming yourself up with a hot chocolate at a table covered in breakfast crumbs. Best read at the laundromat during the spin cycle, or with a cup of tea in a messy kitchen on a cold morning.
-GAB Bookseller Eileen