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Want our personal recommendations? Here are our Staff Picks! All staff picks are 15% off, but these are our favorites this month.
Dylan’s pick for September is The Patient by Jasper DeWitt.
I have not been this drawn into a book in a long time. Written in blog submissions by a psychiatrist anonymously venting about an especially psychotic patient, I found myself questioning whether I was reading fiction or, possibly, being privy to an exceptionally disturbing case file. This was the perfect blend of psychological thriller, sociology experiment, and horrific possibilities of the psyche, with a subhuman baseline that will leave you believing the unbelievable.
Gabriella’s pick for September is A Place at the Table by Saadia Faruqi & Laura Shovan. Her review:
A heartwarming story about standing up to racism in both its obvious and more subtle forms, and the power of food to bring us together. The book is told in the alternating points of view of two middle school girls whose mothers are both immigrants–Sara’s from Pakistan, and Elizabeth’s from Britain. Together they hatch a plan to convince their moms to study for their citizenship test, and at the same time attempt to concoct a fusion recipe that will land them a TV appearance they hope will boost Sara’s mom’s catering business. You’ll devour this.
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If you’re reading along with WCMY, here’s our book for discussion in September!
One of the New York Times‘ 20 Books to Read in 2020
“Unforgettable…Behind her brilliantly witty and uplifting message is a remarkable vulnerability and candor that reminds us that we are not alone in our struggles—and that we can, against all odds, get through them.” —Lori Gottlieb, New York Times-bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
Part memoir and part joyful romp through the fields of imagination, the story behind a beloved pseudonymous Twitter account reveals how a writer deep in grief rebuilt a life worth living.
Becoming Duchess Goldblatt is two stories: that of the reclusive real-life writer who created a fictional character out of loneliness and thin air, and that of the magical Duchess Goldblatt herself, a bright light in the darkness of social media. Fans around the world are drawn to Her Grace’s voice, her wit, her life-affirming love for all humanity, and the fun and friendship of the community that’s sprung up around her.
@DuchessGoldblat (81 year-old literary icon, author of An Axe to Grind) brought people together in her name: in bookstores, museums, concerts, and coffee shops, and along the way, brought real friends home—foremost among them, Lyle Lovett.
“The only way to be reliably sure that the hero gets the girl at the end of the story is to be both the hero and the girl yourself.” — Duchess Goldblatt