May 31, 2014 8:35 AM
You have to hand it to author Joshua Ferris: he never stops challenging himself creatively.
Unlike the shelves full of contemporary books that are derivative of one another, his novels stand out as unique. Ferris's latest book, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour ($13), follows a dentist who not only struggles to fit in with society, but struggles to decide whether he even wants to fit in with society. Even when the themes get a little heavy, Ferris's light, humorous style keeps the pages turning quickly.