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August 1, 2019

This novel was completely insane in the very best possible way. 

Do I know exactly what happened? No, but who cares? I've seen lots of funny comparisons (Mean Girls, Heathers, Clueless, Carrie), but to me it most called to mind Fight Club.  As for the writing style, think Megan Abbott, but kicked up a notch.  Genre? Horror/comedy.

Kirkus Review calls it, “A viciously funny bloodbath eviscerating the rarefied world of elite creative writing programs” in their glowing review, and it was named a best book of Summer 2019 by Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Vulture, Bustle, and LitHub.

beth winter


Beth works in the Collection Development department.  She loves short stories, memoirs, documentary films, and cookbooks.  Her favorite things about working at the library are knowing in advance about all the new releases and the easy access to her library holds.