Here are just a couple of this month's releases that I'm looking forward to! Read more on Riffle
The Mare: A Novel by Mary Gaitskill
Gaitskill's THE MARE is probably one of the most anticipated books of the month. It follows Velveteen, a young Dominican girl who goes on a Fresh Air Fund vacation and gains a love of horses that will alter her life. The novel explores race, class, and drug addiction, among other things, and looks to be an intriguing read.
1 / 5
Numero Zero by Umberto Eco
Acclaimed author Umberto Eco's latest book, NUMERO ZERO, is a thrilling book full of conspiracies and mystery. It includes blackmail, murder, the CIA, a love story, and lots of journalists piecing it all together.
2 / 5
The Japanese Lover: A Novel by Isabel Allende
Anyone who knows me knows I'm a sucker for multi-generational family epics, so it's no surprise that this book is on my to-read list. Spanning from 1939 to the present day and from Poland to San Francisco, THE JAPANESE LOVER explores themes of love, fate, and identity.
3 / 5
Hotels of North America by Rick Moody
Reginald spends a lot of time reviewing hotels online, but rather than rating the accommodations, the reviews are actually about his own life. From his failings in his career to his relationships with his daughter and his wife, Reginald pens a host of self-reflexive entries. When he disappears, author Rick Moody uses these reviews to track him down, and weaves a clever and intriguing tale on identity in the process.
4 / 5
A Wild Swan: And Other Tales by Michael Cunningham
The acclaimed author of THE HOURS Michael Cunningham turns his attention to fairy tales in this new short story collection. Taking classic stories and modernizing them, Cunningham also gives further depth to the timeless tales.
5 / 5