Every now and then we encounter a new book that we’re so excited about we want to shout it from the rooftops, so we've created a special tag to distinguish it from the rest: TC VIB (veryimpressive book)! That means it’s a true stand-out in a season of many excellent and compelling new books.
The acclaimed author of American Rust, returns with an epic, multigenerational saga of power, blood, and land that follows the rise of one unforgettable Texas family from the Comanche raids of the 1800s, to the border raids of the early 1900s. to the oil booms of the 20th century.
"The Son isn't just one of the most exciting Texas novels in years, it's one of the most solid, unsparing pieces of American historical fiction to come out this century." ~Michael Schaub, National Public Radio
"One word—stunning....A book that for once really does deserve to be called a masterpiece." ~Kate Atkinson
“Philipp Meyer redrafts humanity’s oldest questions and deepest obsessions into something so raw and dazzling and brutal and real, The Son should come with its own soundtrack.” ~Téa Obreht
Stay tuned for our own staff review!
See all of our V.I.B. selections to date listed below. Happy Reading!