Kate's Staff Picks

Humiliation (Big Ideas//Small Books) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312429225
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Published: Picador USA - August 2nd, 2011

Super cringe-worthy television shows like The Office (U.S. or U.K. -- take your pick) have become a part of pop culture. Koestenbaum’s collection of essays (or fugues) are an equally hilarious and depressing analysis of a very universally human experience.

When We Were Orphans (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375724404
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Published: Vintage - October 30th, 2001

While it may not be the best introduction to Ishiguro's work, it is the perfect example of his trademark style. His writing is flawless and cool, elegant and detached his characters are fully realized and enigmatic. I could not put this lovely book down.