Recommended Titles for February 22, 2020

Recommended Titles This Week
Posted on 02/22/2020
bookstack with yellow backgroundZed: A Novel
By Joanna Kavennacover of Zed: A Novel
Zed asks profound questions about who we are, what we owe to one another, and what makes us human. From the winner of the Orange Award for New Writing comes a satirical novel about life under a global media and tech corporation that knows exactly what we think, what we want, and what we do—before we do.

By Scarlett Thomascover of Oligarchy

Scarlett Thomas captures the lives of privileged teenage girls at a boarding school in the British countryside. A darkly comic take on power, privilege and the pressure to be thin. A mystery unfolds with a haunting painting and the disappearance of a classmate and the protagonist Trish must try to stay alive and sane while uncovering the darker secrets of her new school.

The Vanished Birds
By Simon Jimenezcover of The Vanished Birds

A child lands in the care of a solitary woman, changing both of their lives forever, in this debut of connection across space and time. A thought provoking work of science fiction about the choices that define our lives. When the past hungers for the boy, and it catches up, it threatens to tear this makeshift family apart.