In her memoir, Priestdaddy, Patricia Lockwood turns to prose. Her father became a Catholic priest when she was young, and Priestdaddy chronicles a period when she and her husband moved back home to live in a rectory with her parents.
Whether you recognize the name Christopher Priest or not, you’ve probably “seen” one of his novels. The British writer’s 1995 historical, epistolary novel about two rival magicians, The Prestige, was adapted for film by Christopher Nolan in 2006.
On a cross-country road trip with his mom—Valerie Torrey, star of the cult sci-fi hit Anomaly—nine-year-old Alex visits three different comic-cons in Cleveland, Chicago, and L.A. That’s the setup for Bob Proehl’s debut novel.
“Oh,” people keep saying when I describe The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett. “It’s like Sliding Doors.” And they’re not wrong. Versions is a little like the movie Sliding Doors. On the surface, it’s a little like Anagrams by Lorrie Moore, too.