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—and if you don't, we'll give you your money back. This month, we're recommending "All the Secrets of the World" by Steve Almond.
Almond’s first novel (after a bunch of non-fiction and story collections) is just good old-fashioned plot-driven storytelling.
Worlds collide when 13-year-old Lorena, daughter of an undocumented immigrant living in Sacramento, gets invited to work on a school project at the home of blonde, wealthy Jenny Stallworth. Lorena catches the eye of Jenny’s father Marcus, who seems to be struggling with boundary issues.
Then Marcus mysteriously disappears and is thought to have been murdered. Into this mix Almond tosses a large cast of characters all with secrets of their own: Lorena’s troubled gangster wannabe brother, an ambitious FBI agent, Jack Mormons, corrupt police and a broken criminal justice system.
Oh, and Nancy Reagan and her astrologer.