One-word titles always catch my eye and ear, and this week four of the novels qualify. For two of them, we have signed copies while they last
The Merry Month of May
Two debut books by Chinese American writers—a novel and a story collection—help usher in Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month...
Champing at the Bit
I had the pleasure of meeting a couple of this week’s extraordinary writers at the bookseller’s Winter Institute in Seattle and have been...
"You Carry Mother Earth Within You"
Today we commemorate Earth Day with a selection of books that celebrate the land and its flora and fauna in various ways. One new book below combines...
The writers this week create worlds and settings that are richly observed and easy to imagine, no matter how far they stray from our own realities
From One Extreme to Another
These five works of fiction could not be more different. Moods go from light and lively, to threatening and murderous. There is high anxiety...
Here, There, and Everywhere
Two debuts and three returning writers grace this week’s selection. There are five voices from around the world: Mexico, the Czech Republic...
The title of Farah Jasmine Griffin’s new essay collection inspires this selection which includes a novel about formidable female characters...
As Maya Angelou put it: “It’s the fire in my eyes/And the flash of my teeth/The swing in my waist/And the joy in my feet/I’m a woman Phenomenally
Improbable relationships often make for good stories. The occasion for drama is ever-present; comedy and tragedy abound. This week we find duos...