Powell’s Top 5 Staff Pick – Kathi K.

  1. Paris in the Present Tense by Mark Helprin

    To me, Helprin doesn’t so much write as seduce. His exquisite prose creates worlds and characters that are immediate and overwhelmingly romantic. I loved this story of a profoundly good man struggling with the wounds of his past to create, against all odds, a future for his family. And Paris! Ah Paris! Never has the city been so perfectly rendered.

  2. The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne
  3. Darkansas by Jarret Middleton
  4. Himself by Jess Kidd
  5. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng