Every week, The Thread checks in with booksellers around the country about their favorite books of the moment. For this week, we spoke with Corey Mesler, of Burke's Book Store in Memphis, Tenn.
Corey Mesler doesn't want to describe the plot of "Little, Big," because it might turn away readers who think they don't like fantasy. (He understands — he's normally one of them.)
In short, there's a man and a woman. They fall in love.
Then come the fairies.
But if that's where you might normally tune out, don't, Mesler says.
John Crowley's "Little, Big" is a stunning masterwork and maybe "the best fantasy novel ever published," according to Mesler.