It’s cozy reading season, and here at Off the Shelf, we’re in the business of keeping your shelves stocked with amazing reads for you snuggle up with. We’re excited to partner with the folks at Dering Hall to give away luxurious home essentials for a reading corner you’ll never want to leave.
Beloved by millions of readers, ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE follows a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as they both try to survive the devastation of World War II. The breakout hit of 2014, this beautiful novel was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. If you haven’t read this one yet, it should be at the top of your spring reading list.
Already beloved by millions of readers, this novel follows a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as they both try to survive the devastation of World War II. The breakout hit of 2014, this beautiful novel was a finalist for the National Book Award and it just won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. If you haven't read it yet, this one should be at the top of your spring reading list.
Told from multiple perspectives across time, THE CLOCKMAKER’S DAUGHTER is a story of murder, mystery, thievery, art, love, and loss. Flowing through its pages like a river is the voice of a woman who stands outside time, whose name has been forgotten by history but who has watched it all unfold: Birdie Bell, the clockmaker’s daughter.
One of Stephen King’s most propulsive and unsettling stories, THE OUTSIDER follows the investigation of a stranger who becomes another person’s double—and commits horrific acts.
Thirteen-year-old Jojo and his younger sister accompany their mother on a trip through Mississippi to pick up their father from the state penitentiary. This evocative family saga examines the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power—and limitations—of family bonds.
Evelyn, Laura, and Grace are the glue that binds their family together. Jean Thompson seamlessly weaves together the stories of these women, tethered to their small midwestern town—by choice or by chance—with humanity and elegance.
THE RULES OF MAGIC tells the story of the two beautiful Owens sisters, who will grow up to be the revered—and sometimes feared—aunts in PRACTICAL MAGIC, a book beloved by all Alice Hoffman enthusiasts.
Atticus has captured the hearts and minds of many with his poignant words and minimalist artistry on Instagram. In his collection of poetry, THE DARK BETWEEN STARS, he turns his attention to the dualities of our lived experiences—the inescapable connections between our highest highs and lowest lows. As Atticus writes of sunsets, sharing a bottle of wine on the river, creating, and destroying, he illustrates the need for moments of both beauty and pain—the darkness and the stars—to fully appreciate all that life and love have to offer.
A splendid mix of THE MISTS OF AVALON and your favorite Philippa Gregory novel, THE LOST QUEEN has it all: romance, bloodshed, and betrayal. This thrilling read reveals the untold story of Languoreth—a forgotten queen of sixth-century Scotland and the twin sister of the man who inspired the legend of Merlin.
On the morning of April 29, 1986, the stacks at the Los Angeles Public Library were consumed by flames. The fire was disastrous: it reached 2000 degrees and burned for more than seven hours. Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the fire, Susan Orlean delivers a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling book that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done before.
The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of THE COLOR PURPLE, Alice Walker, crafts a bilingual collection of imaginative and moving poetry that bears witness to our troubled times, while also chronicling a life well lived. Whether she’s urging us to preserve an urban paradise or to behold the delicate necessity of beauty to the spirit, Walker encourages us to honor the divine that lives inside us all.
Bestselling author Lisa See writes a powerful story about a Chinese mother and her daughter, who has been adopted by an American couple. See paints an unforgettable portrait of a little-known region in China and, as in all her novels, depicts the intricate relationships between women, with a special focus on those between mothers and daughters. After reading this book, you’ll feel like you’ve experienced China firsthand.
On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware’s signature suspenseful style, this is an unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.