Mary Ann’s Picks

Recommendations from Mary Ann (aka The Book Queen and Harper Books’ editorial copywriting) for the bibliophile in your life.

  • The Golem and the Jinni

    "Turn of the century immigrant New York reimagined. An enchanting delight that is pure magic."

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  • Welcome to Braggsville

    "Longlisted for the National Book Award—a brilliant, satirical novel from a singular talent that uniquely captures the crazy of our times."

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  • The Fireman

    "My favorite Joe Hill! He burns it down with this dystopian, driving novel that’s four-alarm great."

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  • The Force

    "The French Connection crossed with The Godfather and filmed by Martin Scorsese, wrapped in one glorious novel. It’s that intense and that good."

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  • The Enchanted

    "An exquisite literary novel that pierces the darkness to illuminate the silver lining of life."

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  • Lands of Lost Borders

    "A transcendent true-to-life journey via bicycle across the Silk Road—an odyssey of the heart, soul, and mind."

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  • I Contain Multitudes

    "Prepare to have you mind blown. Popular science at its best—genius, informative, and fun."

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  • The Good Luck of Right Now

    "One of the funniest, most offbeat, heartrending, and beautiful books I have ever read. And cats. Of course there are cats!"

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