Jem Calder's go-to book recommendations for a friend

By Faber

Jem Calder's go-to book recommendations for a friend

By Faber

The following is a list of my go-to books to recommend to a friend. Today, reader, you are the friend I’m recommending them to.

Mrs Bridge

Evan S. Connell

£9.99 £9.49

Crystalline elliptical writing. Has a just-as-good sequel, too.

The Easter Parade

Richard Yates

£9.99 £9.49

Awe-inspiring and unbearable. The last few pages left a permanent dent in me.

Ms Hempel Chronicles


£7.99 £7.59

Warm, funny, cool. Very charming.


George Eliot

£9.99 £9.49

About as good as it’ll ever get. If you haven’t, you must read it.

Reward System: 'A superb writer, by turns funny, graceful, acidly cynical, lyrical' GUARDIAN

Jem Calder

£14.99 £14.24

'Reward System is an exhilarating and beautiful book by an extraordinarily gifted writer. Reading these stories, I found myself thinking newly and differently about contemporary life.' SALLY ROONEY

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