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:
Alone on the Wall by Alex Honnold
Alone on the Wall is an amazing story, not just about climbing, but about taking risks and believing in oneself. Alex Honnold is one of the greatest rock climbers in the world today and has pioneered free solo climbing, including an astonishing first: a free solo climb of El Capitan. Although it was long seen as too dangerous, he scaled it alone while being filmed by National Geographic. The documentary is well worth watching, but the book gives so much more of the personal sacrifice and dedication required for this sport. This is an adventure story and an inspiration. —Mariana Turner, Receiving
Purchase this and previous Books 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