As I told the author of this fantastic read, for someone like me who reads 3-4 books a week to remember a book a few months after reading it, much less years later, that book will be forever marked as a staff pic. In fact, that’s one of the basic criteria for our permanent staff pic wall – books that years from now we’ll be able to say “wow- that was a great read.” And the House of Sand and Fog was among the first on that wall!
— Jill— Jill
The National Book Award finalist, Oprah’s Book Club pick, #1 New York Times bestseller and basis for the Oscar-nominated motion picture
A recent immigrant from the Middle East—a former colonel in the Iranian Air Force—yearns to restore his family’s dignity in California. A recovering alcoholic and addict down on her luck struggles to hold onto the one thing she has left?her home. And her lover, a married cop, is driven to extremes to win her love.
Andre Dubus III’s unforgettable characters—people with ordinary flaws, looking for a small piece of ground to stand on—careen toward inevitable conflict. Their tragedy paints a shockingly true picture of the country we live in today.