Beat the Heat
As the heat wave marches on, it's time to escape to somewhere cooler with stories set amidst icebergs, blizzards, and other icy climes that all sound pretty good right about now.
A book we frequently gift to visiting authors, Stewart O’Nan’s spare novella tells the poignant story of a man navigating the last shift of a failing Red Lobster in the midst of a blizzard. A paean to the working-class, O’Nan’s observations and empathy for his characters make this a warm slice of reality that will stay with you for a while.
If you want a sneak peek of Braverman's self-deprecating humor, indominable spirit, and the gritty reality of life in the North, check out her Twitter feed (@BlairBraverman). Or, you know. Read the book.
Based on ancient Inuit culture and mythology, this is a tale that bends all the rules we think we know.
Stuck on a train in the snow with a murderer. Sounds like a nice vacation, no?