On the Shelves

Book Tips from the Peregrine Book Co. Staff

The Water Knife
by Paolo Bacigalupi
This is the scariest book I've read in a very long time. In the southwest US in the very near future, water has been finally and completely commodified and is the most valuable resource on Earth. Bacigalupi portrays this world in enough detail to change the way you look at water in the west (and maybe everywhere) forever. — Ty

The Alienist: A Novel
by Caleb Carr
Not for the faint of heart, this dark mystery, set in the backdrop of historical 1896 New York, is gritty, painful and utterly unforgiving, but utterly worth a read. The writing is a perfect fit for the era, and follows a cast of characters that steal the show.
— Susannah

The Deep
by Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes
This dreamlike story swept me away with its unique worldbuilding. — Sienna

The Book of Colors
by Raymond Barfield
Warning: This book may cause you to fall in love with the world again. In language both simple and beautiful, Barfield, a poet doctor, tells the remarkable story of five impoverished people (and a donkey named Jesus) living by the train tracks in Memphis who find love and grace in their everyday lives.
— Michaela

Invitation to Meditation:
How to Find Peace Wherever You Are 

by Howard Cohn
Many people find themselves needing peace of mind, but not knowing how to achieve it. This book can help. It gives instructions for meditation stripped from the esoteric baggage that turns a lot of people away. Written plainly, it will make meditation achievable for anyone who follows the instructions. — David

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