On the Shelves: March

Tips from the Peregrine Bookstore Staff

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

In an extraordinary exploration of slavery both in US and Africa, Gyasi somehow makes this difficult subject entrancing, with wonderful characters and a feeling of hope and even beauty. A unique take on an important subject. — Ty

East of West by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta

The Apocalypse is starting now, and the world only has three years left to live. One of the Four Horseman, Death, was abandoned, left to die by his brethren, and he is pissed! Hickman's world-building skills are unmatched, and East of West proves it. Cowboys meet occult meets dystopia meets war — what's not to love? —Aaron

Milk Fed by Melissa Broder

Milk Fed is sexy and wicked smart. I read it voraciously. —Michaela

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders

What a treat it is to sit in on George Saunder's master class in Russian literature! He takes us through several selected short stories by Chekhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Gogol, showing us how they create their magic. It is an invitation for aspiring writers, but also the curious reader, to look behind the curtain of the craft. The stories are naturally joys in themselves. —Maria

Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay

This was so much more than I thought it would be, and one of the best thrillers I’ve read in awhile. Even with its heart-thumping pace, the characters aren't relegated to dimensionless entities. Very well executed. I absolutely did not set it down. Even more impressive? It’s Finlay’s debut novel. —Susannah

The Development by John Barth

The absurd and near-juvenile exploits of senior living in a gated community. Humorous, slightly bizarre and coping with the inevitable, Barth's often overlooked novel is a world that exists with or without your permission. — Josef

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