VIRTUAL - Living Read Book Club

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 6:30pm

Join us every month for a ghastly good time, open to all who seek to explore the darkest regions of fiction. Our lead buyer and hopeless horror nerd Keaton curates and conducts this newest addition to our book group offerings—THE LIVING READ! Monsters, ghosts, murderers, and more await all who descend into this literary lair of horrors. And perhaps you’ll even find the authors of these nightmarish works themselves lurking among the shadows!

Special guest author Sunny Moraine will be joining us this month.

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Your Shadow Half Remains By Sunny Moraine Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250892201
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Nightfire - February 6th, 2024

The Last of Us meets Bird Box in Sunny Moraine's Your Shadow Half Remains, a post-apocalyptic tale where eye contact causes people to spiral into a deadly, violent rage.


Riley has not seen a single human face in longer than she can reckon. No faces, no eyes. Not if you want to survive.

But when a new neighbor moves in down the road, Riley’s overwhelming need for human contact makes her throw caution to the wind. Somehow, in this world where other people can mean a gruesome, bloody death, Ellis makes her feel safe. As they grow closer, Riley’s grip on reality begins to slip and she can no longer fight her deepest desires.

All Riley wants to do is look.

“A refreshingly original take on dystopian fiction, Moraine's latest is as haunting as it is thought provoking.” Booklist (STARRED review)


SUNNY MORAINE is a writer of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and generally weird stuff, with stories published in outlets like, Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, Nightmare, and Uncanny Magazine. A refugee from academia and the possessor of a PhD in sociology, Sunny also writes, narrates, and produces a serial horror drama podcast called Gone, and served as a writer on the Realm fiction podcast series The Shadow Files of Morgan Knox. They live near Washington, D.C in a house that may or may not be haunted with their husband and two cats.


“Intense, atmospheric, unnerving, absolutely oozing with dread. As profoundly moving as it is terrifying, and oh hell is it terrifying.” —Rachel Harrison, national bestselling author of Cackle and Such Sharp Teeth

“A haunting dance of imaginative dread. A mesmerizing descent into a pit of isolation, fascination, and paranoia.” —Hailey Piper, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Queen of Teeth and A Light Most Hateful

“A refreshingly original take on dystopian fiction, Moraine's latest is as haunting as it is thought provoking.” —Booklist (STARRED review)

“A taut tale of fear and desire, loneliness and madness. Its thin fingers creep through your eyes into your brain and don't let go.” —Lucy A. Snyder, five-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Sister, Maiden, Monster

“Creepy from its first lines, this deceptively quiet roller-coaster of intense unease, palpable emotional trauma, and engrossing menace will appeal to a wide swath of readers.” —Library Journal

"A bleeding fever dream spun from loneliness.... With stunningly beautiful prose, this book is a must-read. Moraine will hurt you—and you will come back asking for more.” —Wendy N. Wagner, author of The Secret Skin and The Deer Kings

“A freaky and masterfully constructed tale…. Read this one with the lights on.” —Publishers Weekly

“Pulsating with danger and steeped in foreboding, Your Shadow Half Remains is an icy fingertip tracing your spine in the small hours of the night.” —Jonathan Janz, author of Marla and Children of the Dark

“Gorgeously written and impossible to put down.... Alongside the mounting dread, Moraine evokes a loneliness and an aching for simple human connection that’s so palpable you can’t not recognize it as your own.” —Nat Cassidy, author of Mary: An Awakening of Terror and Nestlings

“Tense, gripping, and deeply human. This is the kind of story that gets under your skin.” —A.C. Wise, author of Wendy, Darling and Hooked