December’s Adult Collection Highlights

Carmen Maria Machado’s story collection Her Body and Other Parties focuses on the violence done on women’s bodies, both by themselves and by others. The eery, inventive, terrifying stories give readers of any gender a glimpse at experiences that will encourage us to reconsider our choices and relationships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize Winner for 2010’s A Visit From the Goon Squad, surprises us again with Manhattan Beach a thoroughly traditional, historical novel about the Brooklyn Naval Yard during World War II.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Floating World, C. Morgan Babst’s debut novel, is richly detailed and “utterly affecting” as it recounts the narrative of a New Orleans family before and after Hurricane Katrina and the choices with which they struggle.