Is it ever the season for galleys.
Five in particular, in ARC right now, that are either slaying me or, I hope, soon to slay me . . .
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison (Algonquin). I’ve been looking forward to this novel for a year and a half, and it did not disappoint. I’ll be interviewing Johnny for the Sunday Rumpus in August . . . stay tuned.
This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz (Riverhead). I’ll be honest: this linked collection is currently rocking my world. I wasn’t as madly in love with Oscar Wao as the rest of the known universe, but Diaz has me by the throat with this one. Here’s an excerpt.
Fobbit by David Abrams. Good things happening already for this B&N Discover Great New Writers title, and it’s next in my queue.
A Hologram for the King by David Eggers. And wow. McSweeny’s really does make the prettiest books, aesthetically, out there.
Heroines by Kate Zambreno. Drawn from and inspired by essays on her blogs, Zambreno is just one of the most interesting and phenomenally intelligent young writers going right now.