OK, so technically I read this a year and a half ago but it only came out last January so it counts as one of my favorite books of last year.
Beautifully blending reality and a fascinating look at purgatory and the dream world, Eleanor makes you think about the world beyond what we can see. Gurley creates a fully realized other world that pulls you in and doesn’t let go. A beautiful piece of writing a quite a feat of creativity. This one is weird in the best way.