An epistolary novel based on the real-life platonic friendship between Flannery O'Connor and Robert Lowell? Yes, please.
This book is what made me fall in love with Brit Bennett's talent. I love everything she writes.
Julie Otsuka made me care deeply about unnamed swimmers and their public pool, then turned her novel into something even more.
Protagonist Kit Crockett has the spunk of Scout Finch, and her story is just as compelling and memorable.
It'd been a long time since I'd read a beautiful novel with a male character and its forefront; Gil is now one of my favorites.
This book of essays moved me in ways I was unprepared for; I think it's the cure to pandemic burnout and fatigue.