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October 4, 2018

All of the books we loved in September

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Each Monday our Melville House staff members wax poetics over what book they just can’t put down. Check out what our crew has to say on these top picks and maybe you’ll find a new book to add to your to-read list.

1. Sophia and Empire of Light, by Michael Bible, recommended byLibrary and Academic Marketing Manager Michael Seidlinger

 

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Every Monday, Melville House employees sound off on what’s keeping the pages turning; this week, Michael J Seidlinger, Library and Academic Marketing Manager, discusses Michael Bible’s novels, SOPHIA and EMPIRE OF LIGHT. “I picked Michael Bible’s work not only because of the memorable penname but also because of the vividness and levity of his prose. It’s weightless yet heavy enough to rest side by side Bolano’s 2666. Bible’s ability to capture the humanity in some of the most devastating images is astounding/ You bet I carry memories that undoubtedly came from Bible’s kaleidoscopic world.”

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2. Let Me Be Like Water by S.K. Perry, recommended by Digital Marketing Manager Stephanie Valente (yours truly)

 

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This week, @stephanieasteria, Director of Digital Media, recommends @__sarah_perry’s LET ME BE LIKE WATER. “A story that deeply moved me in waves – with poignant reflections on the small, isolating moments, Holly’s narrative cut me deep. I’ll never forget it.”

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3. Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada, recommended by Melville House co-founder Dennis Johnson

 

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This week, co-founder of Melville House, Dennis Johnson recommends the work of Hans Fallada: “The big houses ignored him for 60 years, but when I discovered Hans Fallada’s gripping tale about a middle-aged couple’s stand against the Nazis I knew it would be our biggest bestseller ever. And I guess I wasn’t that surprised that it turned into a worldwide phenomenon.”

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Stephanie Valente is the Digital Marketing Manager at Melville House.

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