Read This Now: The Index
What if there were an army of indie booksellers enthusiastically reading and reviewing practically every new book coming out in the next year, and what if the books they were the most excited about, the books they couldn't wait to push into their customers' hands with a breathless "You've GOT to read this!" (virtually or otherwise), the ones with all the nine- and ten-star ratings were carefully curated and collected in a handy list? Well, all we can say is...KEEP READING!
Think Mel Brooks's Young Frankenstein and you'll be in good company with The Mortification of Fovea Munson. From the first sentence to the last, you'll laugh out loud. How Fovea and her friend, Howe, manage a recording session for three disembodied heads will keep you in stitches and wanting more!
The Mortification of Fovea Munson by Mary Winn Heider, Chi Birmingham ($16.99*, Disney-Hyperion), recommended by Octavia Books, New Orleans, LA.