MAY'S READING LIST
What you should be reading
HONEY FARM by Harriet Alida Lye
In Lye's debut novel Edenic farm is plagued by ominous events—taps run red, scalps itch with lice, frogs swarm the pond. One by one, the residents leave. Building to a shocking conclusion, The Honey Farm is a atmospheric portrait of creation and the natural world.
THE PISCES by Melissa Broder
This is the story of falling in obsessive love with a merman—whose very existence pushes main character Lucy to question everything she knew about longing, lust, and intimacy. Hilarious and scary.
THE MARS ROOM by Rachel Kushner
Audacious and tragic, Romy is serving two consecutive life sentences in a California women's prison—fighting for the bare essentials, but also fighting to retain her humanity. Beautifully written with Kushner's trademark deadpan wit.
HAPPINESS by Aminatta Forna
A fox crosses Waterloo Bridge, London and the distraction causes two strangers to collide—bringing disparate lives together. A breathtaking novel from this Commonwealth Writers' Prize-winning master.
WARLIGHT by Michael Ondaatje
In 1945 siblings Rachel and Nathaniel are abandoned in London by their parents and left in the care of The Moth and his crew—but who are they and are they who they claim to be? Ondaatje reveals clues slowly in his long-awaited thrilling return. (We have signed copies for a great Mother's Day gift!)
THE AMATEURS by Liz Harmer
A post-apocalyptic examination of nostalgia, loss, rapture and romance from this award-winning writer and first time novelist.
MEN AND APPARITIONS by Lynne Tillman
Kaleidoscopic and encyclopedic, comic, tragic, and philosophical, Men and Apparitions showcases not only a brilliantly original novelist, but also as one of our most prominent contemporary thinkers on art, culture, and society.
FOREST BATHING: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness by Dr. Qing Li
A beautiful book by the world's foremost expert in forest medicine that teaches greater levels of wellness and calm can be achieved through spending more time with trees. Grab a copy and go read it in Trinity-Bellwoods under a cherry tree!