One of Uncrate's favorite pop-culture authors is back with — surprise! — a tale of fiction. Downtown Owl: A Novel by Chuck Klosterman ($17) is the best-selling author's first novel, set in a fictional North Dakota town during the early Eighties. Mid-westerners will no doubt connect with the book's characters, who endure a (non-fictional) blizzard while trying to understand what it means to be normal, if there is such a thing. Filled with pop-culture detail, it's a great way to pass the time this winter.