Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Five books for fans of HBO’s "Girls"

At B & N Reads Melissa Albert tagged five books to celebrate the start of the new season of HBO’s Girls, including:
Love Me Back, by Merritt Tierce

In homage to Hannah’s defection to Iowa City, pick up this masterful portrait of self-destruction by an alum of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Tierce tracks the dead-end journey of a deeply damaged waitress through brutally misogynistic hookups, routine acts of self-harm, and a string of restaurant jobs. Love Me Back can be as difficult to read as Hannah acting on her worst impulses is to watch.
Read about another book on the list.

Love Me Back is among Morgan Ribera's eleven best debut novels and story collections of 2014.

--Marshal Zeringue