This is a short book, a novella, with a lot to say. The interviewer in this book seem to ask questions she cares about, different from other reporters.
Piranesi is an apt novel for 2020. The theme of being alone in your own world, in a “House”, a study in solitude, is something we could certainly understand.
This book has a lot going for it, police drama, corporate intrigue, murder, action, a new kind of tortured super-hero, and the effects on a small community.
Nora Seed wants to die, but instead she finds herself in a library where she could live alternate versions of her reality, with different choices to live a life
How Beautiful We Were is, in a word, fatalistic. The villagers are fighting a lost cause,– The David vs. Goliath story slowly morphs into a nuanced conflict.
The Porpoise by Mark Haddon is a novel following three stories in different time periods, all with a common narrative, in different worlds, which just touch.
Into the Jungle takes place in the jungles of Bolivia where an American woman finds herself with her Bolivian husband who went back to his village in the jungle
The first book in a series about Jet, a former Israeli Mossad assassin. Mr. Blake is an international best selling author of action/adventure novels.
Solovyov and Larionov by Eugene Vodolazkin (translated from Russian by Lisa C. Hayden) – A Russian novel which is part military history, part academic satire.
Zuleikha by Guzel Yakhina is a novel about a Tartar widow who has been exiled to Siberiawinner of the Yasnaya Polyana Literary Award & other Russian book awards