One such highly anticipated book is out today, and the rest will be waiting for you as soon as you finish reading its final line.More
Linked by a theme of keys—ones that unlock houses, hearts, secrets, and more—Helen Oyeyemi's sixth book and first story collection, out today, joins an impressive run of books that approach storytelling in inventive ways.
Her most recent novel, Boy, Snow, Bird, a retelling of the Snow White story, earned a rave review in The New York Times; just before that, she was named one of the best British novelists by Granta magazine. For the Sweet team, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, also joins another, even bigger, list of books we love—ones with a subtle, offbeat sense of magic. We have a feeling that after you dig into Oyeyemi's latest work, you're going to be hungry for more of this particular brand of literary strangeness. Find our suggestions below!
Because sometimes when you need a break from real life, you really need it.
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
By Aimee Bender
The protagonist of this 2011 novel is a nine-year-old girl who suddenly discovers that when she eats food, she can taste the emotions of the person who prepared it.