Scottish author’s debut is funny, heartrending, and lasting

With wit and heartwarming prose, Gail Honeyman introduces readers to Eleanor Oliphant. A more traumatized, female Ove (Fredrik Backman), Eleanor offers a unique perspective on the world from someone who grew up alone and who prefers to spend her adult life that way — because she doesn’t know anything else.

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Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist shares her love of Italian and her struggle with belonging

Jhumpa Lahiri, author of Interpreter of Maladies and The Lowland, is a captivating writer, and she gives readers a glimpse into her own life, loves, and struggles with In Other Words, her first nonfictional book. The text was written by Lahiri in Italian and later translated by Ann Goldstein into English — the English edition is presented beautifully with the Italian on the left pages and the English on the right.