What do you recommend?

“I’m late to the party, but you know what knocked my socks off? A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers. I went in thinking it was about a culture clash between a New Englander and Saudi Arabians. I didn’t realize it was a brilliant book about the demise of manufacturing in America. It’s so smart about the cultural zeitgeist. . . . I also loved every word Maggie Shipstead wrote in Astonish Me. It’s beautiful.”

Chris Bohjalian, author of The Guest Room