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:
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
"If you love gothic novels, whether they are modern of classic English ones that you had to read in school, this falls right in line. This is an excellent book. I fell right in. The world was fascinating with an English tudor home in the middle of Mexico, surrounded by Mexican lore. Our heroine, Noemi, is a beautiful and unconventional woman for the time period who is sent to check on her cousin who married into an English family. Immediately, the reader is thrust into the gothic mystery and it never lets up! It just gets more and more intense with each page." -Mikaley Osley, Director of Marketing and Events
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