Equal parts elegy to a lost home and road map to new ways of living, “There Was Nothing Left But Gold” embarks on a journey without knowing the destination.
Calhoun navigates multiple worlds. We see him move through a case that pits West Side gangster Chicago against monied North Side businessmen.
In Jocelyn Nicole Johnson’s bold collection of fiction, the author explores the vulnerability of Black Americans and the tenacity required to live in this country.
A two-fold tension runs throughout the book: Dyson’s persistence and creativity in solving engineering and design challenges, and his run-ins with British institutions and cultural prejudices about manufacturing
Ozeki embraces the reader in her accessible prose as if inviting a friend on an exciting new adventure.
The hiring of Michelle Boone was a stroke of genius. But it was surprising, too, at least from Boone’s side. For as perfect a hire as she was for the foundation, she pretty much could have any job she wanted in the cultural world.
This is not your typical self-help book.
What we have in “Beautiful World, Where Are You,” is a novel from a growing writer coming to terms with her recognition.
There is little nostalgia, but many hard facts: loved ones sick or dead, whole populations in turmoil, rulers ruthless and the helpless preyed upon, the planet neglected.