Kelly Link Recommends

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By Book Moon

Summer in the City of Roses

Michelle Ruiz Keil

$18.99 $17.47

A gorgeous, tender, warm-hearted reworking of mythic material that also feels resolutely set in the world that we live in.

Spinning Silver

Naomi Novik

$17.00 $15.64

An absolutely immersive fantasy novel with three of my favorite characters in recent memory.

The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories

Joy Williams

$16.95 $15.59

Sunglass sporting master of the short story! Joy Williams' fiction is dazzling, funny, and unflinching. Medicinal yet always delicious.

The Cruel Prince

Holly Black

$12.99 $11.95

First in Holly Black's faerie trilogy. Funny, high stakes, romantic, and thrilling.

The Goblin Emperor

Katherine Addison

$8.99 $8.27

Indescribably good epic fantasy that lingers with you even after you finish it.

The Library at Mount Char

Scott Hawkins

$17.00 $15.64

Epic contemporary fantasy with the most dysfunctional family you will ever meet. Not for the faint of heart.

I Capture the Castle: Deluxe Edition

Dodie Smith

$18.99 $17.47

"If you know a young writer, give them this funny, romantic, perfect book. One of the best first sentences ever."

The Hearts of Horses

Molly Gloss

$15.99 $14.71

"This historical novel about a circuit rider is my favorite novel to give as a present—it's a sure hit."

The Cobweb

Neal Stephenson and J. Frederick George

$17.00

"One of the best thrillers I've ever read and hands-down my favorite Neal Stephenson novel."

Cold Hand in Mine

Robert Aickman

$14.95 $13.75

"Master of the weird tale: atmospheric, unsettling, dryly funny."

Résumé with Monsters

William Browning Spencer

$9.94 $9.14

"Please disregard the truly terrible cover on this comic masterpiece of Lovecraftian horror set in a modern workspace."

The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror

Mallory Ortberg

$17.00 $15.64

"An absolute knockout of a collection that uses fairytales to explore gender and human nature."

Version Control

Dexter Palmer

$17.00 $15.64

"A near-future thriller that engages with the modern world in profound ways. One of my favorite books."

Carmen Dog

Carol Emshwiller

$14.00 $12.88

"A modern fable about women turning into animals and animals to women, and a dog named Pooch who wants to be an opera singer."

Tales from the Hinterland

Melissa Albert

$19.99 $18.39

"Lush and deliciously sinister fairy tales to be consumed as greedily as Turkish delight or any fairy fruit."

The Thin Place

Kathryn Davis

$16.99

"An extraordinary, fantastical novel that, sentence by sentence, creates a spell that will change how you see the world."

Tooth and Claw

Jo Walton

$14.99 $13.79

"A delight."

Sun Storm

Asa Larsson

$17.00 $15.64

"Absolutely my favorite of the Scandinavian crime novelists. These are terrific."

City of Stairs

Robert Jackson Bennett

$17.00 $15.64

"Smart, character-driven, epic fantasy by one of my favorite writers. Start here!"

A Song for a New Day

Sarah Pinsker

$17.00 $15.64

"An all-too-plausible version of the apocalypse, rendered in such compelling prose that you won't be able to put it down."

We Are Inevitable

Gayle Forman

$18.99 $17.47

"The fastest way to a girl’s heart is a novel set in a bookstore. I loved We Are Inevitable and its cast of characters (slightly damaged, a little shopworn, but never bargain-basement.) The only flaw: that Bluebird Books doesn’t exist in real life, and I can’t go there to browse."