What do you get when a 1950’s London cookbook meets a Bridget Jones of today? A London foodie’s version of chick lit called “Miss Cecily’s Recipes For Exceptional Ladies.”
Originally published in 2002, “Bluebeard’s First Wife” is a collection of short stories from Korean author Ha Seong-nan. It got an English-language translation and was released in the United States in June 2020. Translated from the Korean by Janet Hong, in “Bluebeard’s First Wife” the passing of time is evident, so are hints of fairy tales.
After Natasha Trethewey’s widely celebrated poetry collections and her first nonfiction book “Beyond Katrina,” “Memorial Drive” documents that difficult terrain of losing her mother, who was brutally murdered by Trethewey’s abusive stepfather in 1985.
If you have the fortitude, Lauren Beukes’s eerily prescient “Afterland” is not only precisely a book of our time, but also an engaging thriller.
Xandria Phillips is a poet, educator, visual artist and an extremely generous mentor.
In lieu of the regularly scheduled events we are sharing six books due for August 2020 release.
Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law’s “Prison By Any Other Name” questions the inefficacies of the scant alternatives of prisons.
Megha Majumdar’s wrenching novel begins with an act of terrorism and an accusation.
Tomine assembles a series of autobiographical sketches spanning his entire career, mostly concentrating on his grappling with fame or the lack thereof.
Harvey’s book accepts no such popular, mythical understanding of con men, but rather builds more nuanced portraits of the players and the played.