Every now and then we encounter a new book that we’re so excited about we want to shout it from the rooftops, so we've created a special tag to distinguish it from the rest: Tattered Cover Book of the Month (formerly called Tattered Cover V.I.B.)!
Our latest selection is:
Tattered Cover’s Favorite Book of the Year 2019!
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
The best book pubbed in 2019 has to be On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous. The language and story in this book is so vulnerable and open that you feel like you have a truly better understanding of a different person’s perspective and life experiences than before you opened the book. I loved it passionately and want everyone in the world to read it.
—Suzie Mulligan, TC bookseller
This beautiful novel is never not a poem, and there’s no page that feels to be anything other than the absolute truth.
—Afton Montgomery, Adult Frontlist Buyer
Purchase this and previous Books of the Month below:
Bestselling British writer Tessa Hadley's The Past brings four middle-aged siblings and their families together for what might be their last summer holiday in the family's country home. Old family dynamics and surprising new twists make for a delightful, entertaining and thought-provoking novel. Hadley's storytelling deftly weaves the family's past, with all its ghosts and memories, jealousies and nearly unconditional love in with its present reality of squabbling and deep affection. Each player in The Past is uniquely engaging: from fading beauty Alice with her ex-boyfriend's 20 year old son Kasim, in tow, sister Frans's odd and captivating young children Ivy and Arthur, Harriet, lonely and harboring a dark and secret longing, and all the others, each with an agenda, all under one roof. The perfect storm for an utterly wonderful, brilliantly crafted novel. The Telegraph calls The Past keenly intelligent, and I certainly agree. A wonderful way to begin your reading year. -- Cathy Langer, Tattered Cover Lead Buyer