The Golem's Mighty Swing

10 best books like The Golem's Mighty Swing (James Sturm): The Property, Unterzakhn, Hot Dog Taste Test, Hot Comb, 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank, Coyote Doggirl, The Walking Man, The Silence of Our Friends, L'étranger, Scenes from an Impending Marriage

The Property
AuthorRutu Modan
After the death of her son, Regina Segal takes her granddaughter Mica to Warsaw, hoping to reclaim a family property lost during the Second World War. As they get to know modern Warsaw, Regina is forced to recall difficult things about her past, and Mica begins to wonder if maybe their reasons for coming...
AuthorLeela Corman
A mesmerizing, heartbreaking graphic novel of immigrant life on New York’s Lower East Side at the turn of the twentieth century, as seen through the eyes of twin sisters whose lives take radically and tragically different paths.

For six-year-old Esther and Fanya, the teeming streets of...
Hot Dog Taste Test
AuthorLisa Hanawalt
The new book from the James Beard Award-winning cartoonist and designer/producer of Netflix’s Bojack Horseman

Lisa Hanawalt's debut graphic novel, My Dirty Dumb Eyes, achieved instant and widespread acclaim: reviews in the New York Times and NPR, Best of Year nods from the Washington...
Hot Comb
AuthorEbony Flowers
Hot Comb offers a poignant glimpse into black women’s lives and coming of age stories as seen across a crowded, ammonia-scented hair salon. The titular story “Hot Comb” is about a young girl’s first perm - a doomed ploy to look cool and to stop seeming “too white” in the all-black neighborhood...
4 Kids Walk Into A Bank
AuthorMatthew Rosenberg
4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK is the darkly comedic story of four burgeoning child criminals and their elaborate plans.
When a group of bumbling criminals show up in her father's life looking to pull one last job, young Paige has two choices - let her father get caught up in their criminal hijinks or enlist...
Coyote Doggirl
AuthorLisa Hanawalt
Coyote Doggirl is Hanawalt’s homage to and lampoon of Westerns like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, featuring a fiercely independent female protagonist who sews her own crop tops and has no patience for etiquette. A gifted equestrian, Coyote Doggirl is half dog, half coyote, and a whole lot of...
The Walking Man
AuthorJirō Taniguchi
Whoever takes the time these days to climb a tree in bare feet? To stop and observe the comings and goings of the birds? To play in the puddles after the rain has gone? To return a shell to the sea? The Walking Man follows a modern day Japanese business man as he strolls at random through urban Japan - often silent,...
AuthorMark Long
In 1960s Texas, a white family from a notoriously racist neighborhood and a black family from its poorest ward cross Houston's color line, overcoming humiliation, degradation, and violence to win the freedom of five black college students unjustly charged with the murder of a policeman.

AuthorJacques Ferrandez
Le jour où sa mère est morte, Meursault a remarqué qu'il faisait très chaud dans l'autobus qui le menait d'Alger à l'asile de vieillards, et il s'est assoupi. Plus tard, dans la chambre mortuaire, il a apprécié le café que lui offrait le concierge, a eu envie de fumer, a été gêné par la violente...
Scenes from an Impending Marriage
AuthorAdrian Tomine

At the behest of his soon-to-be wife, Adrian Tomine set out to create a wedding favor for their guests that would be funnier and more personal than the typical chocolate bars and picture frames. What started out as a simple illustrated card soon grew...
Berlin, Vol. 3: City of Light
AuthorJason Lutes
The conclusion to a masterful graphic novel trilogy that follows Berlin citizens as Nazism rises

The third and final act of Jason Lutes’s historical fiction about the Weimar Republic begins with Hitler arriving in Berlin. With the National Socialist party now controlling Parliament,...
Criminal, Vol. 2: Lawless
AuthorEd Brubaker
Twenty years ago, Tracy Lawless traded the crime-ridden streets of the city for a life in the military, and it's a decision he's rarely regretted. But now he's walking out of the deserts of Afghanistan and Iraq and back into the world he grew up in, to find out who killed his brother Rick, and why. But truth...
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