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Silver: Poems

From fox to car to misty morning, silver glints throughout this polished collection, woven in like meaningfulness in life. A strong entry, appealing for most readers.

With My Back to the World: Poems

Though Chang finally concedes that “My error was to become what / I wanted to be, not its tone,” there’s no easy understanding here. She’s grappling, and readers will too, but her refusal to trade in cliché makes this book stand out.


Alive with the spark of a fresh voice discovering itself, Brown’s novel is written with astonishing grace and curiosity. This is a work to be compared with Marilynne Robinson’s beautiful and boundless Housekeeping, and a writer to be watched with great expectations.


Less a story than a meditation on seeing and what is seen, Cusk’s new novel is a work of quiet intensity with an oddly Zen quality to it; it is a book that makes demands, foremost that readers stop looking and finally see.

Seeing Through: A Chronicle of Sex, Drugs, and Opera

A unique and detailed self-portrait that will prompt readers to seek recordings of Gordon’s innovative works. The discography and lists of compositions and publications are thorough and helpful.

How We Break: Navigating the Wear and Tear of Living

An enlightening book, for readers who want to protect their bodies as well as their mental health.

Minority Rule: The Right-Wing Attack on the Will of the People—and the Fight To Resist It

Readers concerned about the future of democracy in the U.S. will find considerable value in this holistic, historical approach to current threats.


Louis’s (History of Violence) brilliant autobiographical novel set off fireworks when it was published in France. This fast page-turner will stir emotions and quicken heartbeats as Eddy creates his ideal self-image.

Candy Darling: Dreamer, Icon, Superstar

A richly detailed and thoughtful portrait of Candy Darling, an innovator during an era that, although on the cusp of change, had not yet evolved far enough beyond the limited boundaries of conformity.

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