Why it’s worth a listen: Two stories collide to create an exhilarating novel. A Ponzi scheme collapses, obliterating numerous fortunes. And years later, a woman mysteriously disappears off a container ship— and her disappearance end up being investigated by one of the scheme’s victims. Lyrical but full of unease, The Glass Hotel is literary fiction at its best and offers readers the opportunity to unpack numerous layers of meaning. The novel drifts almost hypnotically between stories, and the narrator, Dylan Moore, with deft shifts in accent, tone, and cadence, keeps readers grounded in this exceptional novel.