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:
Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen
This is going to be one of the best books you read in 2019—I guarantee it. I read this book in two days because I seriously couldn’t put it down. It’s as if Frequency and Outlander had a baby—but not the sexy, romance, Scotland side of Outlander. I’m talking about the heartbreaking tale of a woman being ripped out of her time and then having to choose one life over the other. And then Frequency comes in with family and the willingness to do anything for those you love. It’s a basic and rather overrun concept in stories, but this was a fresh spin and well written and well told. It hit familiar strings but was a breath of fresh air. With the geeky references (which were just icing on the cake) and the science and the sort of weird but heartfelt plot, I really believe that this book is going to hit a wide demographic. It’s that good. —Mikaley Osley, Marketing & Events Manager
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