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:
Heart Berries by Therese Marie Mailhot
“I learned that any power asks you to dedicate your life to its expansion,” Therese Marie Mailhot writes. And so she dedicated herself to her own power’s expansion. Heart Berries began as a journal that she kept while she was in the hospital after being diagnosed with PTSD and bipolar disorder. This book was her way of penning a ladder out (and one which she is perpetually penning). She writes of learning and unlearning through the lens of white education systems trying to erase Native stories. She writes of thunder, eagle carcasses, her mother. She writes of relationships as they fail, drinking, losing custody of one child just as she’s giving birth to another. She writes of writing. This book is art more than it’s narrative and nature more than it’s human. Precise without being sharp, and embodying a rage that’s inflated more with wisdom than anything else, this is a book that I could easily read every day for a very long time. —Afton Montgomery, Assistant 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