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The Darkness and the Light

June 18, 2021

Books about narcissism, illness, violence, loneliness, longing, misery, displacement, and catastrophic weather events—sounds like a description for a depressing reading list, correct? Not really. These six books are all uplifting, insightful, thrilling, and deeply satisfying. That is a testament to the art and skill of these writers, who stir up our emotions in the most exciting fashion in their stories and novels.

Happy reading,
Melanie Fleishman
Buyer, The Center for Fiction Bookstore