Literary Fiction Spotlight (5/3/22)

This literary fiction spotlight illuminates captivating characters with a humorous story about modern love, a tale of sisterhood and loss, and one family’s effort to preserve their culture after fleeing their country.

CULT CLASSIC by Sloane Crosley

3 starred reviews!

“Novelist and essayist Crosley (THE CLASP, 2015; LOOK ALIVE OUT THERE, 2018) casts a spell with lightning wit, devilish dialogue, and walloping truths about how little reason there is to anything resembling love.”–Booklist, starred review

“The accounts of Lola’s reckoning with her romantic history are thoroughly hilarious (describing the rush of boyfriends past, she narrates, ‘I experienced these men as no one is supposed to experience them, as if being propelled from a T-shirt gun’)… Crosley has found the perfect fictional subject for her gimlet eye.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The story is plenty engaging, but it’s Crosley’s analytical acumen and gift for the striking metaphor that really gives the book life. Thoughtfully and humanely acerbic.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

NOTES ON YOUR SUDDEN DISAPPEARANCE by Alison Espach

2 starred reviews!

“Espach captures the minutiae of love and loss with unflinching clarity and profound compassion, and pulls off the second-person point of view unusually well. Readers will be deeply moved.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Never contrived, the novel is beautifully written, making even the quotidian details of Sally’s life fascinating, in part because the story invites such a deep emotional involvement with the fully realized characters.”–Booklist, starred review

WE MEASURE THE EARTH WITH OUR BODIES by Tsering Yangzom Lama

“Lama imbues this mesmerizing tale—informed by her own family fleeing Tibet for Nepal in the early 1960s— with a rich sense of history, mysticism, and ritual. This brings great revelations and significance to a family’s courage and acts of cultural preservation.”–Publishers Weekly

CULT CLASSIC by Sloane Crosley; 9780374603397; 6/7/22.
NOTES ON YOUR SUDDEN DISAPPEARANCE by Alison Espach; 9781250823144; 5/17/22.
WE MEASURE THE EARTH WITH OUR BODIES by Tsering Yangzom Lama; 9781635576412; 5/17/22.

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