In with the New
There’s no such thing as June Gloom when there are so many exciting books coming out next month. This week we have a number of debuts that come...
Hurry Up and Wait
The selection this week addresses matters of urgency, but also lessons of patience as the texts explore necessary historical, political, and environmental...
Going and Coming
As we move into the summer season the choice of reading material can hover between escapism and vital social topics from the headlines
Strength of Character
The books this week all have strong primary voices and points of view, in fiction, essay, and memoir. Some must overcome loss, some must struggle...
May is the season of flowers and the following writers, acknowledged as gifted stylists and storytellers, all have blossoming careers
It's a Mystery to Me
Despite some much-needed spring weather to raise spirits the news cycle continues to be overwhelming. It is hard to concentrate on much else...
In Brooklyn and Harlem, London and Pakistan, as well as various unnamed locations, these writers combine the personal, psychological and political in their novels
The Fountain of Literature
Sometimes in publishing there is a veritable cascade of books that flow onto the shelves in the same month. For spring 2021 titles, April is the...
In the Minds of Men
This week we delve into the minds of men: portraits of Black performers, new stories by one of our favorite Japanese stylists, and some propulsive...
It's a Woman's World
As we close the month dedicated to women’s history several books stand out—fictionalized versions of great accomplishments by women, a psychologically...