Tyler Goodson

Tyler has worked at Avid for almost six years. He is the adult buyer and loves to read novels and short stories.

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Conversations with Friends: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780451499066
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Published: Hogarth - August 7th, 2018

People kept telling me to read this and when I finally did I was kicking myself for waiting so long. I couldn't put it down. When two friends become embroiled with an older couple, the bonds of both relationships are tested. It's perfectly written, juicy, and so sharp. I am obsessed. 


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My Year of Rest and Relaxation Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525522119
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Published: Penguin Press - July 10th, 2018

This book is outrageous, hilarious, and a jolt to the system--the opposite of what our main character is after. I don't know how a book about someone wanting to sleep for a year is so compelling, but it feels somehow necessary and like I've needed it all along.


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A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143124870
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Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2013

It's plain and simple one of my favorite books of the last few years. If you want to read a book about zen, Canada, kamikazes, cats, etc. you'll love it, and even if you don't, trust me, you do.


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Stephen Florida Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895163
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Published: Coffee House Press - June 12th, 2018

Spanning a college wrestler's senior season, Stephen Florida is unlike anything else. Eerie and unsettling, it can be hard to live in Stephen's head, but it is impossible to stop reading, or forget what you find there. As a character, Stephen is unpredictable, sympathetic, focused, frenzied, cold, and tender. He is hard to love and yet I love him. We are lucky to have a new novel like this: something you haven't seen before, that makes you remember what good fiction is capable of.


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The Essex Serpent: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062666383
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Published: Custom House - April 24th, 2018

When a young widow moves with her son and companion to a small village in Essex, she first hears of the legendary Essex Serpent. As the the monster begins to infect her life, and the lives of the other villagers, she is drawn into their world of marsh and fog. The Essex Serpent is part mystery, part love story, part portrait of life in Victorian England. Like the mysterious serpent, the novel morphs and shifts seamlessly between threads and characters, all held together by Perry's spectacularly assured prose. It's immersive, intoxicating, and unforgettable.