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:
Stay and Fight by Madeline ffitch
Stay and Fight can only be described as harrowing for the way that it toes the line between a family tearing apart and a family knotting itself so tightly together that individuals no longer quite have edges. I’ve never read a book that made me so acutely aware of how thin that line between the two is. Set in rural Appalachia and rooted in a survivalist mentality, this is the novel of not just queer family-building but queer family-lasting, and it will remind you of every reason under the sun to stay and fight. I loved it madly.
—Afton Montgomery, Adult Frontlist Buyer
Purchase this and previous Book 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