By now many of you have experienced the wacky, wild ride that is Netflix’s Tiger King documentary. But fret not, we’ve got the perfect reads to pair with your new obsession. #WeekendReads
The New York Times recommends STRANGE PIECE OF PARADISE: A Return to the American West To Investigate My Attempted Murder – and Solve the Riddle of Myself by Terri Jentz
In the summer of 1977, Terri Jentz and her Yale roommate took a cross-country bike trip. As they lay sleeping in the central Oregon desert, a man in a pickup truck deliberately ran over their tent and proceeded to attack them with an axe. The horrific crime was reported in newspapers across the country, but no one was ever arrested. Fifteen years later, Jentz returns to the small town where she was nearly murdered and makes an extraordinary discovery: the violence of that night is as present for the community as it is for her. Shockingly, many say they know who did it, and he is living freely in their midst.
PRIDE OF EDEN by Taylor Brown
Retired racehorse jockey and Vietnam veteran Anse Caulfield rescues exotic big cats, elephants, and other creatures for Little Eden, a wildlife sanctuary near the abandoned ruins of a failed development on the Georgia coast. But when Anse’s prized lion escapes, he becomes obsessed with replacing her—even if the means of rescue aren’t exactly legal.