During a violent war raging between Gods, two rival journalists/war correspondents become lovers by anonymous letters sent to each other through magical typewriters…
- Cari, Mountain View
There's a reason this book is a cult classic amongst lovers of dark academia. Intriguing, beautifully written, and a little pretentious - it's all about the vibes.
- hp, Mountain View
Near future thriller. Come for the cephalopods, stay for the meditation on the nature of consciousness and the ecological call to arms.
- Rene, Mountain View
Chronicles Joachim Rudolph's story during post WWII Berlin. Escaping to the West, then working to tunnel back to the East. As well as government and informant issues of daily life.
- Harrison, Mountain View
Pirates of the Caribbean with a strong female lead, lady pirates, and mermaids! (And you just can't beat the gorgeous printed edges!)
- Jennifer, Mountain View
With a variety of great ideas for drawing. A superbly designed book, with thoughtfully chosen illustration.
- Loren, Mountain View
Master storyteller H W Brands recounts the gripping last battles of the Indian wars through the perspective of the two men who epitomized its opposing values. In the meantime the American West is in the making!
- Bill, Chestnut
Alternate history of 1830s England weaving together topics of colonization, revolution, and the power of language.
- Vanessa, Chestnut
Mesmerizing. In the wake of a devastating plague, the survivors must look backwards as well as forward to find beauty and hope. Absolutely brilliant.
Detective Elin Warner (The Sanatorium) is on a wellness retreat when a body is found- is it an accident or is the island cursed like everyone says…
Imagine a nation with trillions of citizens and the resources of possibly infinite Earths. Now imagine a threat to those worlds. Thrilling, thoughtful, exploration of freedom and its opposite.
- Chris H. Chesntut
A revelatory journey through the desert in an attempt to make peace with love and grief.
- Emma, Laurel Village
Based off Leichter's National Magazine Award-winning short story - an eerie strange and ultimately hopeful tale of uncertainty. Guaranteed to get you out of a reading slump!
- Dylan, Laurel Village
A strange, haunting, eerie, unsettling, satisfying, infuriating piece of art. As if David Lynch and Stephen King wrote a book. No one does lost outcasts searching for purpose like James.
- Kat, Laurel Village
First came Falling which was quite a ride. Now Newman's second book is here and don't miss it! It is not a sequel to Falling, it's all new! Seat of your pants, white-knuckle suspense, well done, with great characters!
- Annette, Laurel Village
1970s Pittsburgh - two college students enter into the worlds most toxic relationship. A (sorta) love story full of obsession, violence, and murder. Wonderful prose and a morbid, suspenseful story, perfect for fans of Donna Tartt's "The Secret History."
- Dylan, Laurel Village
Too much fun! Four sixty-year-old women who just happens to be a assassins are themselves targeted and say, "Hell no!" And then do what they do best. Loved it.
- Liz, Berkeley
Science has come up against many mysteries, but few have proven intractable and difficult to solve as the eel. This meditation on eels highlights the mysterious nation and life cycle, still largely unknown of these endangered creatures.
- Elena, Berkeley
A powerful book about hope and mercy in the face of devastating injustice. Stevenson seeks out the victims of tremendous unfairness and fights for them. Challenging, inspiring, heart-breaking, hopeful.
- Jeffrey, Berkeley
A perfect combination of self help and social science, Emergent Strategy shows how small acts can enact big change and bring us closer together. Important for activists or anyone engaged in social work of any kind.
- Alex, Berkeley
Do you know every scary story there is? I bet you haven't heard the versions in this collection! Connoisseurs of creepy will find new tales and funny spins on classics herein, all told with an off the wall sense of humor. Doubters should turn to page 13 and read, "Diagnosis: Wolf" for a taste of what to expect from this hilarious anthology.
- Dav, Berkeley
When I finished this book I immediately went back to the first page and read it again. CLASSIC
-David Thorn, Opera Plaza
Learn about all the different senses evolution has to offer from smelling to electric fields and more.
- Vincent, Opera Plaza
Just as beguiling, melancholy, and affecting as his short stories. George Saunders is a genius and you should read this book - it will restore your faith in... everything.
- Kevin, Opera Plaza
More than just a morose master of the macabre with an unfortunate proclivity to drink, Edgar Allan Poe was a forward thinker who strongly believed in advancement through science and reason. As much a man of science as literature, this portrayal of an American visionary will change the way you think about one of our premier public intellectuals.
- Kevin, Opera Plaza
Fascinating, heart-swelling, and humorous all at once, this relatable true story of finding "the right one", oneself, and what doesn't serve you while guarding the nation!
- Calla, Alameda