What the BookBar staff suggest for your next good read

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Every week, as part of SunLit – the literature section of the Sun – we feature recommendations from Colorado bookstore staff. This week, the staff at BookBar in Denver recommends “Carrie Soto Is Back,” “Such a Quiet Place,” and “Fake Accounts.”


Carrie Soto is back

By Taylor Jenkins Reid
Random House Publishing Group
$28
August 2022

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From the editor: Carrie Soto is fierce, and her determination to win at all costs has not made her popular. But six years after retiring, Carrie finds herself sitting in the stands at the 1994 US Open, watching her record be taken away from her by a brutal, jaw-dropping player named Nicki Chan. At 37, Carrie makes the monumental decision to come out of retirement and be coached by her father for one final year in an effort to reclaim her record.

From Rosie Loiacono, Booktender: Taylor Jenkins Reid is a master at writing interesting, multifaceted women who can be both easy to love and hard to love. The only glimpse of her we get before this book is of a raging, despised woman whose boyfriend cheats on his wife with her. TJR works her magic again as she exposes Carrie’s backstory, explains why she’s so hardened against the world, and won’t let her lose an ounce of her fierceness as she learns to open up and do trust others after decades of isolation. everyone in his life.


Such a quiet place

By Megan Miranda
Scribner / Marysue Rucci Books
$17.99
June 2022

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From the editor: Hollow’s Edge was once a quiet place. A private, idyllic neighborhood where neighbors visited neighbors, celebrated graduation and holiday parties together, and looked after each other. But then came the murder of Brandon and Fiona Truett. A year and a half later, Hollow’s Edge is simmering. Residents are trapped, unable to sell their homes, confronted daily by the empty Truett house and suffocated by their trial testimony which implicated one of their own – Ruby Fletcher. And now Ruby is back.

From Amanda Myers, Book Manager: A chilling story set in a “perfect” suburban community. But when one of their neighbors commits a heinous crime and returns from prison, what they thought was a safe haven becomes a nightmare. An Agatha Christie-esque novel that will go perfectly from the beach to under a cozy blanket!


Fake accounts: a novel

By Lauren Oyle
Catapult
$16.95
February 2022

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From the editor: On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration, a young woman snoops on her boyfriend’s phone and makes a startling discovery: he’s an anonymous internet conspiracy theorist, and a popular figure at that. Already comfortable with internet fraud, irony and outrage, she’s not exactly shocked by the revelation. In fact, she’s relieved — he’s always been a little distant — and she plots to end their floundering relationship during a trip to the Women’s March in DC. But this is just the first in a series of bizarre twists that expose a world whose truths are shaped by online lies.

From Amanda Davidson, Books Manager: “Fake Accounts” is so smart, funny and sharp. About the internet, how we create character online and offline, online dating, being young and not really knowing what you’re doing. Buckle up for a timely critique of our current culture. Plot: Do straight men agree?

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As part of The Colorado Sun’s literature section – SunLit – we feature staff picks at bookstores statewide. Read more.

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