Book Culture Selects for May

We just sent our first batch of Book Culture Selects! May was a month of generational drama, cultural reckonings, and unique voices. Here are a few of the books we selected, along with excerpts from our booksellers' handwritten letters. Want to see what we choose for June? Sign up by the 20th! 

Book Culture Selects for May 2016:

turnerhousecoverNew and Noteworthy Fiction in paperback -- The Turner House by Angela Flournoy 
"I couldn't shake the Turners for weeks after reading this striking debut. - Rachel 

New and Noteworthy Fiction in hardcover -- The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
"What is it about family drama that is so horrible to experience, but so compelling to read?" - Maddie 

oneofuscoverNew and Noteworthy Non-Fiction in paperback -- One of Us by Ã…sne Seierstad
"There are few books more timely, unflinching, and crucial today as this one." - Cari 

New and Noteworthy Non-Fiction in hardcover -- Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
"Science and art twine beautifully in this book of small epiphanies." - Rachel 

greatamericanwhatever-coverLiterature in Translation in paperback -- Three Light-Years by Andrea Canobbio 
"This is a lovely slow burn of a novel." - Cari

Forever Young (Adult) in hardcover -- The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle
"I haven't read a narrator more charming and genuine in years." - Haley 

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