Jane Harper writes deeply satisfying Australian mysteries. If you love Tana French or Kate Atkinson grab this! Harper has a keen eye for human nature and she weaves it deftly into gripping stories. Here she grapples with the damage we do to ourselves and others when we try to live up to the expectations of our families and the world in chilling and insightful ways.
John Hodgman is one of today's great American philosophers. Touching and hilarious, this is a must read for anyone who's ever become an adult. Come for fun, stay for Hodgman's glittering prose and poignant insights.