If you’re like us, you’ve been eagerly anticipating Marilynne Robinson’s third volume in her Gilead series, LILA, following the Pulitzer Prize–winning GILEAD and National Book Award finalist HOME. This last book in the trilogy revisits beloved characters and tells the backstory of Lila, the young bride of elderly Reverend Ames, first met in GILEAD. Reviews […]
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Today's #FridayReads is STRANGE BODIES by the National Book Award finalist Marcel Theroux, a weird and wonderful novel that poses questions about identity, authenticity, and what it means to be truly human. It's received three starred pre-publication reviews:
“A strange, satisfying novel about possession featuring a literary scholar, a music mogul, assorted East European thugs, and the long dead but still articulate Dr. Samuel Johnson... A thought-provoking and engaging fusion of comedy and horror.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Truly enthralling... An intense and nuanced examination of the plight of being... Philip K. Dick’s THE TRANSMIGRATION OF TIMOTHY ARCHER meets Stephanie Meyer’s THE HOST in this very highly recommended work.” — Library Journal, starred review
“A labyrinthine exploration of identity and mortality, filled with big ideas....” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
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