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ROME
STAFF PICK | December

Dorothea Lasky

“ "ROME won't laugh at you. It will hold your hand and encourage you to smile at the absurdities of the world, even if, or perhaps because, you're in real pain. It is one of the most vital books of poetry I've read in recent memory." ”
Catherine
Cassandra at the Wedding
STAFF PICK | December

Dorothy Baker

“ "Cassie, a lesbian with alcoholic tendencies, is shocked upon learning that her twin-sister, Judith, is going to marry a man from New York. When they converge on their family's ranch in California for the wedding, what follows is a wry, morbidly comical look at the complications of love and identity. This is by far my favorite novel." ”
Catherine
Remembered for a While
STAFF PICK | December

Nick Drake

“ “At last we have a book on Nick Drake that really does the man and his music justice. The perfect companion to his music, it includes interviews with all of the main players in his life including his sister Gabrielle, record producer Joe Boyd, sound engineer John Wood and his musical arranger, the late, great Robert Kirby.“ ”
Glenn
Best of Tin House
STAFF PICK | December

“ "My favorite anthology of short stories that exist. Authors include: James Salter, Deborah Eisenberg, Denis Johnson, Aimee Bender, Steven Millhauser, Steve Almond, Amy Bloom, Pinckney Benedict, Robert Olen Butler, Elizabeth Tallent, Mark Jude Poirier, Marshall N. Klimasewiski, Ryan Harty, Anthony Swofford, Amanda Eyre Ward, and more. I mean, you can't really go wrong with that." ”
Paige
Break Any Woman Down
STAFF PICK | December

Dana Johnson

“ "Dana Johnson is a master of voice-driven narratives. In her first collection, the Flannery O'Connor Award Winner Break Any Woman Down, she writes fierce, vibrant, and wholly original stories that are difficult to put down. I don't want to give too much away, but I promise you won't be disappointed with this one." ”
Paige
Here
STAFF PICK | December

Richard McGuire

“ "A story expressed in graphic form, showing events and objects in one corner of one room, through thousands of years. An amazing book to gift yourself or anyone else, that will enlarge your thinking and understanding of the nature of time, storytelling, fluidity of relationships, connectivity." ”
Bonnie
The Night Before Christmas
STAFF PICK | December

Nikolai Gogol

“ "A whimsical story of unrequited love, further complicated when the devil steals the moon and hides it in his pocket." ”
Nikkitha
The Night Before Christmas
STAFF PICK | December

Clement C. Moore

“ "My favorite edition of this Christmas poem, with wonderful detail in the illustrations." ”
Mary
The Bible: Genesis, Exodus, The Song of Solomon
STAFF PICK | December

Marc Chagall

“ "Whether you're religious or not, these beautiful illustrations tell a story of their own." ”
Nikkitha
The Brothers Karamazov
STAFF PICK | December

Fyodor Dostoevsky

“ "Make this the winter you finally read this inimitable masterpiece." ”
Andrew

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