Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Berendt’s foreboding true crime novel will introduce you to a strange and charming cast of characters in the city of Savannah, Georgia. When shots are fired in the city’s most glamorous old mansion, was it murder or self-defense?
Inspired by Jane Eyre, Faye’s Edgar Award-nominated novel follows Victorian serial killer Jane Steele as she tries to reconcile newfound love with her criminal past. It’s a darkly fun mystery with an eclectic cast of characters.
Catching the Big Fish
If you’re interested in Twin Peaks director David Lynch’s creative process, you should check out Catching the Big Fish, his reflection on creativity and the practice of meditation. In the 10th anniversary edition, he takes a deeper look at transcendental meditation, adding interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, who helped popularize the technique in the 1960s.
The Way Through Doors
If it’s the surrealism you loved about Twin Peaks, try this puzzle of a novel. A young woman is hit by a taxi, and a stranger who witnesses the accident rushes her to the hospital. When he poses as her boyfriend and the hospital releases her to his care, he’s charged with keeping her awake. He tells her stories within stories throughout the night, hoping that one of them will trigger her memory of the past.
My Absolute Darling
It’s the young women of Twin Peaks who have the most to fear. Tallent’s protagonist Turtle is a 14-year-old girl living an isolated life with only her tortured father as her companion. When she meets an affable high school boy named Jacob, she realizes her small world is not a safe one, and she begins her fight for survival.
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
Murakami tells this tale in dual narratives of two worlds: futuristic Tokyo, and a fantasy world called Town. Our hero travels between the two, encountering unicorns, people without shadows, and underground creatures. As the worlds blend together toward the end of the book, he finds an impossible choice must be made.
I wasn’t old enough to be into Twin Peaks when it aired in 1990, so it wasn’t until the revival aired this year that my husband and I started watching the show from the beginning. Naturally, we became obsessed with it, and we’re not ready to let it go yet. If you, like me, aren’t over Twin Peaks, here are six books you can read to keep the magic alive.
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