If you’ve set foot in the store anytime recently, you’ve probably heard us talk about Room. We all read it, we all loved it, and we still can’t stop talking about it. I’ve watched Jane hand-sell that book to about a hundred people, and I told her that Emma Donoghue owes her a drink, at the very least. The book works on so many different levels: plot-wise, it’s exciting. Structurally, it’s stands out as unique since it’s told from the perspective of this five year-old boy. But I think one of the things that resonated most for our staff was the mother/son relationship, which is so loving in the midst of such horror. It’s inspiring, which is what good fiction should be.

—Jennifer de la Fuente