Lists and Suggestions

List: Summer Reads: Unusual Storytelling

Biederman, Lucy, author.

The Walmart Book of the Dead was inspired by the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, funerary texts w... More

Shapton, Leanne.

The story of a romantic relationship is told in the form of a catalog from the auction of objects pr... More

Ware, Chris, 1967-

Building Stories imagines the inhabitants of a three-story Chicago apartment building: a 30-somethin... More

Dunn, Mark, 1956-

Recounts what happens when the citizens of an island must rely on all their ingenuity to communicate... More

Gillespie, William, 1969-

A tale set in an alternate universe that is being decimated by a super-virus is told from the viewpo... More

Lutz, Lisa.

Pot-growing siblings Paul and Lacey Hansen must investigate why the headless corpse of Lacey's ... More

Tan, Elizabeth (Novelist), author.

The dead aren't really gone, they persist as phone numbers, social media accounts, newsletter r... More

Murakami, Haruki, 1949- author.

In a fantastical illustrated short novel, three people imprisoned in a nightmarish library plot thei... More

Schweblin, Samanta, 1978- author.

Follows the nightmarish experiences of a dying woman and a boy beside her hospital bed, who explore ... More

Dorst, Doug, author.

A work from famed director J.J. Abrams and noted novelist Doug Dorst combines a traditional narrativ... More

Harris, Neil Patrick, 1973-

The Emmy Award-winning star of How I Met Your Mother shares his experiences as a child star, Broadwa... More

Goss, Theodora.

Evelyn Morgan and Brendan Thorne are a couple whose mysterious and unique love story can be read fro... More

Zambra, Alejandro, 1975- author.

Written in the form of a standardized test, Multiple Choice invites the reader to complete virtuoso ... More

Danielewski, Mark Z.

A family relocates to a small house on Ash Tree Lane and discovers that the inside of their new home... More

Saunders, George, 1958- author.

Idealistic Fox 8's ability to communicate in "Yuman" cannot save his pack when their ... More

McGuire, Richard.

Here is the story of a corner of a room and of the events that have occurred in that space over the ... More