March 2019


Further Joy by John Brandon Quirky, inventive characters populate John Brandon’s first short story collection, from a down-on-his-luck former high school football star to a little league player obsessed with entrepreneurship. Each of the 11 stories is a winner. Shelf Unbound: You’ve written three novels, and this is your first collection of short stories. What[…]

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Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang The first publication from Lena Dunham’s Random House imprint Lenny, Sour Heart is a brilliant, moving portrayal of the struggles of Chinese girls coming of age in America. Shelf Unbound: Your young girl characters struggle with their families’, particularly their mothers’, expectations that they stay tightly connected to the family[…]

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The Swim: A NovelAbout Friendship and the Longest Swim in the World by Jens Colting Timid, 14-year-old Tiny undertakes a life-saving swim sparked by an unlikely friendship with Goliath. Bonding over their imperfections, they form a deep friendship, quickly becoming inseparable. Goliath, 12 years old, studious and clever, is wheelchair bound and his health is[…]

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