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What You Want: Poems

The poetics of spontaneity is not unusual, but McLane brings to it a honed sensibility and voice entirely her own.

The Economic Government of the World: 1933–2023

This economic history will be appreciated by readers with a sophisticated background in the field.

The Lights

Sometimes it can feel like a tale of two works, the junction not quite seamless, with some of the poetry here feeling a bit more academic and opaque next to the thrilling prose. But on the whole, this is another stunningly audacious work from Lerner that surveys life through the lens of art and vice versa, intimate and universal, challenging but deeply rewarding.

Art Monsters: Unruly Bodies in Feminist Art

This book is better suited for academic libraries than for public libraries.

Console: Poems

A dreamy, vivid, linguistically alive collection that will reward the careful reader.

Fancy Bear Goes Phishing: The Dark History of the Information Age, in Five Extraordinary Hacks

This introduction to the hacker history and hackers’ incentives is a welcome addition for computers and technology collections. Will likely appeal to many types of readers.

The Bee Sting

This is a big, multilayered book full of secrets and surprises. But not a word is wasted in this unsettling, character-rich, devilishly plotted page-turner.

Cosmic Scholar: The Life and Times of Harry Smith

Szwed, as lively a writer as he is scrupulous, has produced an excellent and engaging biography, the story of an elusive but important and utterly fascinating figure.

The Marriage Question: George Eliot’s Double Life

An intriguing study of Eliot’s complex and ambiguous life and work as it relates to the institution of marriage. Ideal for literary and philosophy scholars.

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