It’s no secret we read a lot of books around here. And it’s no secret that we love telling you all about them. The best part of our job is getting to share our love of books with you.
Every once in awhile we all fall hard for a new author (or an author whose previous works haven’t been given a fair shake) and those are the books we really can’t wait to share with you. Watching passion spread for an up-and-coming author is one of the most satisfying experiences we know as booksellers and readers.
We’ve recently had one of those experiences. We’ve found one of those books that we can’t wait to put into your hands. It’s a novel we think everyone will find something in to enjoy and we are counting down the days until it arrives on our shelves. But it’s by an author you may not have heard of and it’s about a topic that’s kind of been “done” lately. But it’s so good! The characters are rich and layered, the prose is beautiful, and the story is completely engaging. We don’t want you to miss this book.
Here’s what our booksellers are saying about this book:
Emily: “As I read this quietly powerful, unassuming novel, I found its story seeping into my thoughts at odd moments. I couldn’t seem to leave behind the strange web of coincidences and connections. The author effortlessly lights on these fractured, fragile moments, the strange twisting threads of intersecting lives, endowing them with a meaning and a beauty that may only be found in impermanence.”
Elizabeth: “I didn’t want this book to end! The author effortlessly winds seemingly unrelated stories together so well. I wasn’t ready to say good-bye to her characters. This novel has so much heart.”
Consuelo: “Time flows between past, present, and future in this novel as the author explores art, survival, and ultimately, human connection.”
Raul: “The connections that are made in this eloquent and beautifully written story illustrate how the most innocuous things can have significant value.”
Joe: “This is the perfect novel for fans of the films of Sophia Coppola and The Time-Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.”
We know how easy it is to miss remarkable stories in the overwhelming presence of the thousands of books published every year. It’s easy to judge a book by its cover, to file it away for later, to pass up an author you don’t recognize for a reliable old favorite. We really don’t want you to miss this one.
So we’re trying something a little different.
We’re asking you to take a chance on this book, sight unseen. No cover, no author, no title, no publisher copy, no endorsements from bestselling authors. Just our word that this book is worth reading, that we love it, that we think it deserves a chance on your shelf.
It’s a new project we’re calling the BookPeople Trust Fall, inspired by an experiment fellow indie bookstore Fiction Addiction tried with The Martian. Trust us on this book and let us know what you think. Or be really adventurous and subscribe to the BookPeople Trust Fall Club and we’ll send you four debut or break-out books throughout the year that we absolutely do not want you to miss. You’ll also receive a couple of extra goodies in your surprise package as a thank you for taking a chance with us. If you don’t like the book, you can return it for a full refund and keep the extra gifts.
What do you think? Take the BookPeople Trust Fall. You just might fall in love.