Cathy (Our Lead Book Buyer) Recommends

You Are One of Them by Elliott Holt

"Elliott Holt's compelling debut looks at the Cold War and its aftermath through the eyes of its survivors, and at the same time offers a deep and honest look at many kinds of kinship and loyalty. Holt captures the character of both Washington and Moscow, cities intrinsic to the fates of her complicated and often enigmatic characters.... And now I can't help wondering: Did we really land on the moon?" ~Cathy


On Sal Mal Lane by Ru Freeman

"The map of the lane is a charming line drawing of the homes and gardens of the families about which this moving story is written. A lovely, protected enclave and exactly what I'd imagined while devouring this vivid, beautiful and deeply tragic tale of the families that live on the lane and the ethnic divisions that ultimately destroy the fragile harmony of the lane and the country of Sri Lanka as a whole. " ~Cathy


Benediction by Kent Haruf

"Haruf's prose is as deliberate as poetry and is stunning in its power." ~Cathy (read her full review here)


The Dinner by Herman Koch

"True to the best suspense novels, very little is what it originally appears to be.  And as gripping and intense as The Dinner may be, it is also extremely amusing in its biting observations of the pomp and pretense of over-the- top fine dining. The Dinner is a pleasure requiring no guilt: rich, rewarding and powerful." ~Cathy


Little Known Facts by Christine Sneed

"An insightful novel that avoids moralizing, though, in the end, the moral might well be "Be careful what you wish for." ~ Cathy (read the full review here)


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You Are One of Them Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594205286
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Penguin Press - May 30th, 2013

On Sal Mal Lane Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555976422
Availability: Special Order
Published: Graywolf Press - May 14th, 2013

Benediction Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307959881
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - February 26th, 2013

The Dinner Cover Image
By Herman Koch, Sam Garrett (Translator)
ISBN: 9780770437855
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Hogarth - February 12th, 2013

Little Known Facts Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608199587
Availability: Special Order
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - February 12th, 2013