HAVE YOU MELTED YET?????
We're pretty sure we've melted a little. Thank god for ice-cold drinks and AIR-CONDITIONED bookstores, amirite??
Book of the Month: In The Distance by Hernan Diaz
6:30pm - “As Diaz, who delights in playful language, lists, and stream-of-consciousness prose, reconstructs [Hawk’s] adventures, he evokes the multicultural nature of westward expansion, in which immigrants did the bulk of the hard labor and suffered the gravest dangers...an ambitious and thoroughly realized work of revisionist historical fiction.” —Kirkus
Sci-fi/Fantasy: American Hippo by Sarah Gailey
TL;DR: In an alternate America, hippos rule.
7:00pm - But actually: This book collects two novellas that follow a sly and swashbuckling (can I still use that if it's not pirates?) crew of hippo-wranglers & riders in a fast-paced and sly heist-scapade. Complete with domesticated hippos you kind of want to meet, and ferals that you really, really, really don't want to ever meet. Hilarious and original and a darn-good adventure.
Feminist: Nevada by Imogen Binnie
7:30pm - Nevada is the darkly comedic story of Maria Griffiths, a young trans woman living in New York City and trying to stay true to her punk values while working retail. When she finds out her girlfriend has lied to her, the world she thought she'd carefully built for herself begins to unravel, and Maria sets out on a journey that will most certainly change her forever.