Shuchi

Brookline Bookseller Shuchi recommends:

Submergence (Paperback)

$15.95
ISBN-13: 9781566893190
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Published: Coffee House Press, 4/2013

A British spy held captive by Jihadists; a bio-mathematician obsessed with reaching the deepest part of the ocean.  The two once met, fell in love, and then parted, but with an everlasting connection.  If you like your novels sublime and unforgettable, and don't mind them a little complex, you must read Submergence.

~ recommended March, 2014


$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781847088338
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Published: Granta Books, 12/2013

Imagine living in a boat that is perched on top of a building in one of the world's largest cities. Thirteen writers had the chance to do just that and this collection of their essays reads like a series of diary entries, raw, intimate, with flashes of brilliance.

~ recommended January, 2014


$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781933372006
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Published: Europa Editions, 9/2005

My used copy of this book has four different cracks in its spine and has been marked up twice: 7-16-09, on the top right-hand corner of the first page and 7-17-09 on the bottom right-hand corner of the last page.  It took me only one day longer to read this dark novel.  Even in translation, the energy of Ferrante's angry, vivid prose will pull you in.

~ recommended October, 2013


$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780140081138
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Published: Penguin Books, 12/1986

Romanticize the wild west?  Ehrlich's ode to her love for Wyoming will indulge you.  Cowboys, open skies, long drives and big weather - it's all here, delivered in her spare, beautiful prose.

~ recommended June, 2013


$16.00
ISBN-13: 9780143037248
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Published: Penguin Books, 7/2006

Oh how I love Rebecca Solnit. She is thoughtful, observant, and curious about everything. I read this exploration on wandering and what it means to be lost and I've been fascinated by her since. If you love nature or history, or appreciate a good landscape and a nice long walk, you must read this book.

~ recommended April, 2013


Big Sur (Mass Market Paperback)

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780140168129
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Published: Penguin Books, 6/1992

Years after the success of On the Road, Kerouac's alter ego heads to a cabin in north California to escape his fame.  While at the cabin, he reconnects with nature and enjoys his solitude, but after a trip to San Francisco, he plunges into madness. In typical Beat sensibility, there are sentence-long paragraphs, but the brief, breathless chapters combined with the narrator's more mature perspective make this slim novel one of his best.

~ recommended January, 2013