Monica Recommends - Dispatch #9, Recent Releases Edition
Not sure what book to dive into next? Look no further! Monica recommends these recent fiction releases.
Strega by Johanne Lykke Holm
Atmospheric modern gothic about the myths we teach young women.
VenCo by Cherie Dimaline
Generational witches, capitalism empires, and dark & dangerous roadtrips.
Black Dove by Colin McAdam
Magical realism/horror about grief, single parenting, and the terrifying power of a child's imagination.
Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett
A curmudgeonly professor journeys to a small town in the far north to study faerie folklore and discovers dark fae magic, friendship, and love, in this heartwarming and enchanting fantasy.
After Sappho by Selby Wynn Schwartz
An invigorating tale of women whose narratives converge and splinter as they forge queer identities and claim the right to their own lives.
The Spite House by Johnny Compton
A terrifying Gothic thriller about grief and death and the depths of a father’s love.
Sam by Allegra Goodman
A coming-of-age reflection on class, addiction, parenthood, longing, and ambition.