PURRFECT READS EDITOR’S POV
We round up the hottest page-turners of the season.
A gripping book can change your life. Spooky things started to happen when I immersed myself in David Mitchell’s masterfully eerie novel The Bone Clocks for this month’s must-read roundup (page 126). Best known for Cloud Atlas, the author toys with the concepts of time and reality like a cat batting a mouse. As I was reading it on the subway, a friend I hadn’t seen since childhood dropped a note in my lap and walked away, whispering “I made this for you.” Later on, while reading about Mitchell’s runaway heroine, I found a purse and a stranger solemnly said to me, “You’ll know what to do.” The wallet was full of a young girl’s fake IDs. When I tracked her down, she told me she believed in the power of karma. But now, more than ever, I believe in the power of a great read. KATHRYN HUDSON