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Each month our staff picks additional recommendations based on our Dandy Roll Book Club pick. We're recommending Temporary for those of our members who would like to read a story about trying to find your place in the world as it relates to our September pick, The Bed Moved by Rebecca Schiff.

Through all this wit and humor, Temporary tells a sincere and meaningful story. It’s a story of a young woman trying to do her best work in a world that doesn’t seem made for her. It perfectly captures the intense desire we all have for steadiness, and the lengths at which we will go to secure permanence.

You can read Courtney's full review here.

In Temporary, a young woman’s workplace is the size of the world. She fills increasingly bizarre placements in search of steadiness, connection, and something, at last, to call her own. Whether it’s shining an endless closet of shoes, swabbing the deck of a pirate ship, assisting an assassin, or filling in for the Chairman of the Board, for the mythical Temporary, “there is nothing more personal than doing your job.” 

This riveting quest, at once hilarious and profound, will resonate with anyone who has ever done their best at work, even when the work is only temporary.

  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • Coffee House Press, 2020