The Chemistry of Tears

After the sudden death of her lover, Catherine Gehrig finds solace in her work as a curator of intricate antique devices in a London museum. But her connection to an ingenious 19th-century automaton will change her in ways she can scarcely imagine. Man Booker Prize-winner Peter Carey once again astonishes.

April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysely Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.