Less by Andrew Sean Greer

a bookclique pick by Laura Dickerman It’s hard to think of a really successful, contemporary literary comedy – a book that makes you laugh out loud but is also replete with complex characters and empathetic insight. And of course, as Shakespeare himself ordained it, a […]

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The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzter

a bookclique pick by Currie Engel  I finished The Female Persuasion while on a trip with my all-female a cappella group. We were on our annual retreat before school begins in order to review our repertoire, reconnect, and enjoy good food. The week was saturated with sisterhood. We […]

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There There by Tommy Orange

a bookclique pick by Karen Derby When I first read Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony, I was fascinated with Tayo’s struggles as a Native American when he returns home from World War II. In Japan, he faced an enemy that looked strangely like himself. Silko’s novel made […]

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Sodom Road Exit by Amber Dawn

a bookclique pick by Tanya Boteju In Amber Dawn’s second novel, Sodom Road Exit, loss, haunting, desire, and trauma roll in waves through the story like the famous ‘Cyclone’ roller coaster brought to life in its pages. And like a roller coaster, this story is […]

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The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

a bookclique pick by Stacey Loscalzo A few weeks ago, one of my favorite librarians urged me to read The Great Believers. I was sold when she said, “It’s A Little Life — Lite.” While A Little Life was a devastatingly difficult book to read, it […]

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Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

a bookclique pick by Mela Frye On a cool December morning in 1958, Flannery O’Connor gave birth to a secret lovechild. The father was Kurt Vonnegut, who earlier that year while traveling through Georgia had taken a brief (yet passionate) sojourn in Milledgeville, where O’Connor […]

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Circe by Madeline Miller

a bookclique pick by Jessica Flaxman A hero on a long journey home to his kingdom, wife and child is delayed again and again by mythical creatures and arduous traps. Through cleverness and creativity, along with the patronage of the goddess Athena, Odysseus defeats the […]

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