In this moving, lyrical, and ultimately uplifting collection of essays, Michael Paterniti turns a keen eye on the full range of human experience, introducing us to an unforgettable cast of everyday people. Michael Paterniti is one of the most original and empathetic storytellers working today.
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Fates and Furies is a tale about marriage, and it’s anything but expected. Split into two parts, the novel is narrated by Lotto and Mathilde — the seemingly glamorous protagonists of whom everyone is jealous. Lotto, who struggles for years to become an actor, makes it as a famous playwright. And Mathilde, who supported him throughout those financially shaky years, his manager. While their love seems fairytale-like, it’s anything but. Lauded as this year's Gone Girl.
Alice Hoffman, author of the 1998 Oprah's Book Club pick Here on Earth and more recently The Dovekeepers, returns with her 24th novel, a richly textured work balancing magical realism with historical fact. Set in New York City just after the turn of the 20th century, The Museum of Extraordinary Things (Scribner) tells the story of Coralie, the only child of the museum's cunning proprietor, who lives above her dad's boardwalk ...