We've said this about each of these books at least a dozen times this year. Now it's your turn.More
Clocking in at 944 pages, the recipient of this book should be nostalgic and patient. (It hinges on a shooting in Central Park on New Year's Eve in 1976, and we can confirm it's worth the commitment.)
City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg (Knopf), $30, powells.com.
Nell Zink came out of nowhere and stole the hearts of many readers (including grouchy Jonathan Franzen) with her indie-press debut, The Wallcreeper. Her follow-up, Mislaid, has garnered her a full-on cult following.
Mislaid by Nell Zink (HarperCollins), $27, powells.com.