Author of The Art of Fielding
How Should a Person Be?
It's a bawdy, idiosyncratic novel about art, sex, Toronto, female friendship, and the endless quest to learn how to live. The title makes me quake with envy. All good books should be called just that.
Author of How Did You Get This Number
The Dog Stars
This has many of the trappings of a postapocalyptic novel (you can feel the influences of The Road and The Stand), but it's graceful and addictive, poetic but never boring. Welcome to the end of the world as seen from above.
Author of The Fault in Our Stars
Behind the Beautiful Forevers
This devastating portrayal of people in a Mumbai slum really might change your life. Take it to the beach and come home with both a tan and a deeper understanding of human frailty and resilience.