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The Last Girlfriend on Earth: And Other Love Stories
Simon Rich
The Dog Stars
Peter Heller
You Were Wrong - Matthew Sharpe Matthew Sharpe is an impressive writer, and he sure knows how to pack a sentence with wit and intelligence. You Were Wrong is a strange family odyssey, told through the eyes of Karl Floor, a sad sack, high school math teacher, who is still mourning the death of his mother five years after the fact.

I was barely fifty pages into this short novel when I had already decided to make it my next featured staff pick at the bookstore, where I am employed. I also felt that (as far as ratings go) You Were Wrong was well on its way to being a 5 star read, but the abrupt ending took me aback, and I am still trying to figure out whether I consider the end a disappointment or not. Either way. the preceding 180 or so pages contains some of the best writing I've encountered in years.