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Welcome back, book-clubbers! I'm so excited to introduce you to our new home on the marthastewart.com website. Going forward, all book club content (and surprises!) will live here. While we get used to our new digs (and migrate over our past selects), we want to make sure you're still with us and reading!

January and February have brought record-setting snow to our home base in New York City, but as any reader will attest, that just gives us more time to cozy up with a pot of tea and a good book! We're so excited to introduce our newest book club pick, Marcel Theroux's "Strange Bodies."


Whatever this is, it started when Nicholas Slopen came back from the dead.

In a locked ward of a notorious psychiatric hospital sits a man who insists that he is Dr. Nicholas Slopen, failed husband and impoverished Samuel Johnson scholar. Slopen has been dead for months, yet nothing can make this man change his story. What begins as a tale of apparent forgery involving unknown letters by the great Dr. Johnson grows to encompass a conspiracy between a Silicon Valley mogul and his Russian allies to exploit the darkest secret of Soviet technology: the Malevin Procedure.

With echoes of Jorge Luis Borges and Philip K. Dick, Marcel Theroux's "Strange Bodies" takes the reader on a dizzying speculative journey that poses questions about identity, authenticity, and what it means to be truly human.

We can't wait to fill you in on our thoughts as we read along and finish off this snowy month. Please let us know in the comments below if you're joining in!


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