It’s Friday, and we’re giving away Free Book Friday’s first #LabF15 title. But first…congratulations to @rrhislib! Send us your email and we’ll get First Man in the mail.
This week, enter to win A 52-Hertz Whale by debut novelists Bill Sommer and Natalie Tilghman. This modern-day epistolary novel is part of our phenomenal 7-book Lab 5th anniversary season, and Publishers Weekly calls the book “a cohesive, emotionally intimate story that sensitively handles loss, grief, accomplishment, and the not-so-simple act of growing up.”
Predictably, this thread of emails leads to a lot of bizarre stuff, including a yeti suit, drug smuggling, a graveyard, damaged echolocation, choke holds, emergency dentistry…and maybe ends with something like understanding. See, the thing that binds people together most is their fear that nothing binds them together at all.