Top Shelf: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
Reviewed by: Liz Wyckoff, Events Host & Blogger

Even before I finished reading A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, I knew that I loved it. But in the weeks since I’ve finished the novel, I’ve noticed an amazing thing: everyone who has read it has loved it. Chris from BookPeople, who’s into crime novels and mysteries, loves it. Julie from Bookpeople, who’s into literary fiction, loves it. Reviewers for The New York Times, NPR, The Washington Post, IndieBound, The Rumpus, Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and many, many more—they all LOVED it. And while I want to praise so many specific parts of Anthony Marra’s book—the compelling characters and intriguing plot lines and exquisite prose—I think his greatest accomplishment is simply the creation of a book that appeals to so many people, that is so…

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