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Staff Picks

The Dog of the Marriage
STAFF PICK | April

Amy Hempel

“ The divine Amy Hempel does not disappoint with this collection of stories about sex, longing, and betrayal. My personal favorite is "Offertory," a perfect example of Hempel's immense empathy and insight into the human condition. ”
Catherine
Please Excuse This Poem
STAFF PICK | April

Ed. Brett Fletcher Lauer and Lynn Melnick

“ Where has this book been all my life?! Though this anthology is geared towards young adults, it features some of the most fearless and talented poets writing today, and is thus a compelling read for all ages. With poems by Dorothea Lasky, Matthea Harvey, Terrance Hayes, Tarfia Faizullah, Timothy Donnelly, & many many more. ”
Catherine
The Woman in the Dunes
STAFF PICK | April

Kobo Abe

“ This book is extremely surreal and claustrophobic, and guaranteed to drive you a little mad. But in a good way. ”
Marissa
The Number Devil
STAFF PICK | April

Hans Enzensberger

“ Recent Pi Day festivities made me think of this unusual book that will appeal to math-minded kids. ”
Mary
Several Short Sentences About Writing
STAFF PICK | April

Verlyn Klinkenborg

“ This is one of the best, if not in many ways the best book on writing I've encountered. And it's plenty of fun to read. It's hard to imagine any writer or aspiring writer not benefiting from this book--a lot. ”
Christien
Prizes
STAFF PICK | April

Janet Frame

“ A selection of the prolific Janet Frame's best stories, from her first collection (written while she was in a mental hospital) up to her last published works. Melancholy, dreamlike meditations, often just a few pages long, on New Zealand, childhood, loneliness, romance and more. At once deeply unsettling and also comforting. ”
Sophie
Khirbet Khizeh
STAFF PICK | April

S. Yizhar

“ A brilliant, challenging novella that is incredibly affecting for its length, Khirbet Khizeh is a first-person, fictionalized account of an Israeli soldier serving in the 1948 war. A classic in Europe and required reading in some Israeli schools, it is an intimate portrait of an important historical moment that has had lasting significance. ”
Sophie
Grave of Light
STAFF PICK | April

Alice Notley

“ Visionary and relentless, Notley is on a limb all her own and one of our best living poets. ”
Dan
STAFF PICK | April

Eudora Welty

“ Welty's greatest novel: a sad and beautiful work of love and mourning. ”
Andrew
STAFF PICK | April

Chris Kraus

“ A funny epistolary novel about a woman's obsession with an indifferent love object, who begins to stand for all absence as the quest for his attention takes over her unraveling life. Kraus's free, frank style seems to untether the novel from all obligation -- she uses letters as a way to leap into tangents that help us share the narrator's restless, analytical mind. ”
Kristy

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