On The Shelves: August

Book Tips from the Peregrine Book Co. Staff

The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington

by Leonora Carrington

Deliciously peculiar, delightfully perverse. A perfect pairing with tea and crumpets. — Michaela

Kafka on the Shore

by Haruki Murakami

Intertwining threads take the reader through a magnificent journey filled with rich characters such as Nakata, a feeble minded elderly man who can talk to cats. Haruki Murakami is an incredibly gifted world builder, and this book is no exception; his deftly created characters have stayed with me like good friends on a bizarre journey. — David

Four Quartets

by TS Eliot

Memory and time cyclically entwined with mood. It will leave the lasting impression of familiarity. — Josef

GoatMan: How I Took a Holiday from Being Human

by Thomas Thwaites

I often want to take a break from human civilization and all its complications and fussiness, but rarely have any better ideas than island escapes or long hikes. Thwaites "took a holiday from being human" — he became a goat! I've rarely read anything as fascinating. — Maria

Saga: Compendium One

by Brian K. Vaughan, illus. by Fiona Staples

This epic work of space fantasy made me feel soft, warm and cozy, before ripping my heart out and stomping on it. In a good way. — Jasper

Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It: Wisdom of the Great Philosophers on How to Live

by Daniel Klein

I not only thoroughly enjoyed reading this book — for its insights as well as its humor — but I intend to keep it close by to re-enjoy and remind me of its insights. — Susan

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