Best Weller's Pick

Every other month the staff of Weller Book Works nominates and then votes on books we deem worthy of extra attention, our Best Weller's selection. We discount these books to you by 20% during the months for which they're chosen because we believe in them.

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ISBN: 9781501184390
Availability: On Our Shelves Now

Published: Scribner - May 7th, 2019

Reviewed by Tony Weller

What a joy to read Charles Johnson's beautifully written 2018 story collection, Night Hawks! The dozen inauspicious and diverse tales compel the reader to experiences, antiquity to the future. Johnson’s deeply personal writing makes these unordinary tales feel present, first-hand, real. The reader lives the plights of slaves escaping slave catchers; a Muslim American military medic saving, then killing his racist Major in Afghanistan; post-apocalyptic romance in a world without death. Johnson will pull you in, surprise expectations, soften judgments, prompt tears, and deepen one’s love and respect for life.