July 2021
On the Shelves
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On the Shelves: July

Mescaline: A Global History of the First Psychedelic by Mike Jay

Along the lines of Paper or Salt by Mark Kurlansky, Mescaline is a fascinating history of mescaline and its use, ranging from South America to the plains of America and eventually in pop culture. It's a fascinating read. — David

Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith

A brilliantly executed examination of human nature and (mis)communication. A classic in the mystery/suspense genre. — Josef

Circe by Madeline Miller

I read this book in one night. It is beautiful, flawless and intelligent. Despite knowing the fate of Circe, Miller brings the goddess impossibly to life, showing her to be at once divine and yet also heart-breakingly human. This book surpassed all my expectations and I cannot wait to see what Miller writes next. —  Susannah

Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh

The long-awaited followup to Hyperbole and a Half doesn’t disappoint. Brosh manages to show the humor and absurdity of our neuroses and quirks without making light of depression or life’s struggles. Both very funny and touching. — Maria

Her Infernal Descent, Vol. 1

by Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler, art by Kyle Charles

A grieving mother is given the chance to descend to hell to find her family. Along the way she meets prominent literary figures and processes the five stages of grief as she travels the nine circles.— Aaron

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