Bookseller at Lake Forest Park
Lizzie is a bibliophile since birth, film score connoisseur, honorary Parisian and classical singer . When her nose isn't stuck in a book, she can be found in the Self-Help, Political Science and Foreign Language Sections. Her vices include spontaneously bursting into song, wearing ball gowns to the most mundane of occasions, and her adoration of terrible puns.
I once witnessed a truck hit a deer on the highway. I was compelled to watch, equal parts horrified and riveted, as the deer flew into the air, and its neck snapped. I had similar feelings about this book. Enjoy.
Do teenage girls scare you? If they do, this book will confirm all your fears. If not, they soon will. Cline delves into the psyche of a 14-year-old girl taken in by a cult in the summer of '69. Evie's memories are uncomfortable, gritty, and compelling in the best and worst of ways. The Girls is a terrifying and vivid reminder of the horrors of adolescence. Lock up your daughters.
Byatt is a wordsmith. She not only crafted this suspenseful literary detective story, but penned the poems and correspondences of her fictional creations Christobel Lamotte and Randolph Henry Ash. Satisfying, erudite and emotional, Possession is a unique work of ftiction from an overwhelming talent. It didn't win the Booker for nothin'.
A terrifying yet honest look at the contemporary crisis of the self, body image, and rampant consumerism. Rife with symbolism that is sophisticated yet uncomplicated, Kleeman explores and exposes humanity through her narrator, A. What are we and what is left of you after people stop watching? Young and stupidly talented, Kleeman has earned a spot on my watchlist.
The King's gone mad and his queen is dead. The Princess disappears and Deerskin is born. She'll make you want your own pack of dogs to run away with. It's all I could think about for weeks. Traumatizing and inspiring at turns, Deerskin is a beautiful and compelling retelling of Donkey Skin by Charles Perrault.
Dramatic, endearing, and flawed, Kristin is an unforgettable heroine. Translated from Norwegian in the 1920s, this magnificent trilogy deserves more attention than it receives.
A bittersweet tale of an impoverished girl, Francie, coming of age in an unforgiving world set at the turn of the 19th century, this novel explores the harsh realities of women in society, work, and family as seen through Francie's eyes. Simultaneously heart-wrenching, hopeful, and beautiful.
This charming and side-splitting canine romp is an ode to all the lovable, well-intentioned, but badly behaved dogs in all our lives. Guaranteed laughter for humans of all ages!