Matthew's Recommendations

The Swallowed Man: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593188873
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 26th, 2021

This book was a joy to read. Wonderfully weird, dark, and redemptive, this short novel is a fascinating meditation on art, creation, and fatherhood with illustrations by the author. I was immediately enthralled. Who knew a retelling of Pinnochio could feel so timely.


Weather (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345806901
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Published: Vintage - January 19th, 2021

The Prophets Cover Image
$21.60
ISBN: 9780593085684
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 5th, 2021

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Flights Cover Image
By Olga Tokarczuk, Jennifer Croft (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525534204
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 13th, 2019

The Overstory: A Novel Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393356687
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019

Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525510314
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Published: Random House - May 12th, 2020

This book is awesome, absolutely packed with fascinating ideas. Merlin Sheldrake's voice is clear and relatable, brimming with contagious passion. I will never look at lichen the same way. I found myself sharing fungus factoids with anyone who would listen while I was reading this. You will love it if you enjoyed Wohlleben's Hidden Life of Trees.  


Underland: A Deep Time Journey Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393358094
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 18th, 2020

My Year of Rest and Relaxation: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525522133
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Published: Penguin Books - June 25th, 2019

This book blew my mind. An existential fable for the millenial generation, it follows a privileged, fashionable young woman living in Brooklyn as she strategizes her hibernation. Full of complex repressed emotion and a cast of misguided characters with terrible advice. It's cringey, dark, hilarious, and so refreshingly human!