Her Here

Elena, struggling with memory loss due to a trauma that has unmoored her sense of self, deserts graduate school and a long-term relationship to accept a bizarre proposition from an estranged family friend in Paris: she will search for a young woman, Ella, who went missing six years earlier in Thailand, by rewriting her journals. As she delves deeper into Ella’s story, Elena begins to lose sight of her own identity and drift dangerously toward self-annihilation.
Her Here is an existential detective story with a shocking denouement that plumbs the creative and destructive powers of narrative itself—a novel that heralds the arrival of a gifted young writer who Rebecca Makkai lauds for her “ferocious intellect” and predicts will claim “her place in the literary world.”

The Bear

From National Book Award finalist Andrew Krivak comes a gorgeous fable about a father and daughter, Earth’s last two human inhabitants, and the bear that becomes the girl’s companion as she navigates her way home alone through a vast wilderness. Marlon James has described Krivak’s work as “incandescent,” Jesmyn Ward lauds his “singular talent,” and Mary Doria Russell calls him “a writer of rare and powerful elegance.” With The Bear, Krivak delivers a transcendent novel of human fragility, of love and loss, filled with grace notes and epiphanic moments about the beauty of nature’s dominion and coming of age during dark times—one that underscores the New York Times praise for Krivak as an author with a “deep awareness of the natural world” and Richard Russo’s prediction that Krivak is “destined for great things.”