Haruf's writing is beautiful in its simplicity. As two older adults find comfort in each other's company, once again life's complexities intervene.
Spool of Blue Thread by Ann Tyler (Alfred A. Knopf, $25.95)
Eccentric characters set in Baltimore; Anne Tyler weaves a tale of intergenerational irregularities.
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine Books, $16.00)
A grieving mother, leaving her daughter, spends the remainder of her life studying elephants and their response to loss.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (Ten Speed Press, $16.99)
The one "clutter" book worth purchasing with uniquely specific tools to simplify your surroundings and your life.
What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss (Random House, $17.99)
Coming out on July 28th, Dr. Seuss' discovered story addresses the difficulty of having choices and the inevitability of ultimately having to choose.
Janet Elfant, July 2015