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STAFF PICK | April

Alain De Botton

“ A serious, almost academic, meditation on love and modern romance in the shell of a 90's romantic comedy. You'd be surprised how much Plato can teach you about a being single twenty-something in the city. ”
Nikkitha
STAFF PICK | April

Art Spiegelman

“ Reading an autobiographical account of Auschwitz in comic panels is unusual, postmodern, harrowing. The genre-bending Maus is not a classic graphic novel (the only one to win a Pulitzer) but a classic, period. ”
Nikkitha
STAFF PICK | April

David Lehman (Editor)

“ Prose poem lovers, this is for you. ”
Lauren
STAFF PICK | April

John D'Agata (Editor)

“ All my favorite writers in one book! From Shonagan to Pessoa, Woolf to Borges, Lispector to Duras, and Natalia Ginzburg's He and I (an ultimate and favorite essay) Are they your favorites too? Are you unsure of the infinite possibilities of "the essay"? ”
Lauren
STAFF PICK | April

Joe Brainard

“ Joe Brainard's writing is funny and honest, "romantic and excessive." It fits neatly into the category of: what in the world genre is this? ...autobiographical, diary, notes, drawings...delve in and be astonished, or at least, touched. ”
Lauren
STAFF PICK | April

John Steinbeck

“ Few writers have written what could be considered a Great American Novel. John Steinbeck wrote two of them. A folk-song on an operatic scale, the Grapes of Wrath is one of the most stylistically interesting and most authentically American narratives of the 20th century. ”
Andrew
STAFF PICK | April

John Steinbeck

“ Few writers have written what could be considered a Great American Novel. John Steinbeck wrote two of them. East of Eden is a tapestry of American mythology. With each generation, with each new fabulation an idea of America takes form. Westward the course of empire takes its way. ”
Andrew
STAFF PICK | April

Michelle Knudsen

“ Here's a winning picture book story of a lion who breaks the rules & the librarian who forgives him & understands that sometimes rules are meant to be broken. Sweet story for ages 4-8. ”
Mary
STAFF PICK | April

gwendolyn brooks

“ Brilliant collection by the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. ”
Ryan
STAFF PICK | April

Octavia E. Butler

“ Octavia Butler at her best. If you have not read anything by Butler, start here and brace yourself. You will be blown away. ”
Ryan

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