Staff Recommendations are back in Brentwood!
Now that the holidays are over, we've pulled our Top 50 bestselling titles of 2019 from the shelves to make space for some great new books we've been reading this winter. Here is just a small sample of a bevy of new books we can't stop thinking about. (Click through to read more)
Alex recommends Weather, by Jenny Offill:
"Climate change encroaches upon daily life -- Offill explores optimism in the face of impermanence, social dissolution, class conflict, and the incredulity response, but the real beauty of this work is the energetic & profound prose.
Diane recommends Preservation, by Jock Serong:
What characters! What adventures! Based on a real event in 1797, this novel explores parts of Australia we'd never know. The villain is villainous but there's a heroine too!"
Marc recommends Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener:
A fantastic memoir -- incisive and funny and compulsively readable -- about what life's really like in Silicon Valley. A must-read in a time of "techlash."
Mia recommends Inheritance, by Dani Shapiro:
"a wonderfully insightful memoir about belonging and identity." Now out in paperback!
Mo recommends Going All City by Stefano Bloch"
"This harrowing memoir of an impoverished L.A. youth kept me reading late into the night. Touching, funny, and not in the least bit sentimental -- it will engage and delight."
Thatcher recommends For the Relief of Unbearable Urges by Nathan Englander:
"These stories! You will laugh, weep, and marvel at Englander's wit and imagination."