A revelatory and necessary read on one of the most destructive wars of our
time . . . In great personal detail, Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple
poignantly capture the tumultuous life in Syria before, after, and during the
war—from inside one young man’s consciousness.”...
In Motherhood, Sheila Heti asks what is gained and what is lost when a woman
becomes a mother, treating the most consequential decision of early adulthood
with the candor, originality, and humor that have won Heti international
acclaim and made How Should A Person Be? re...
Host Bethany Grabow talks with Amy P. Knight, author of the new book Lost,
Almost. This genre-bending story revolves around renowned physicist Adam
Brooks and his nuclear weapons work in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Reflections of
his relationships come from generations of ...
"Splendidly eccentric...Hearken ye fellow misfits, migrants, outcasts,
squint-eyed bibliophiles, library-haunters and book stall-stalkers: Here is a
novel for you.” —Wall Street Journal
"Ferociously intelligent...A tragicomic picaresque whose fervid logic and
Silk is compatible with body tissues; our immune system accepts it on
surfaces as sensitive as the human brain. In conjunction with Tufts
University’s cutting edge research on liquefied silk, Jen Bervin mixes
poetry with medical technology in the form of a silk bio-senso...
Mark Nepo has been called "one of the finest spiritual guides of our time,"
"a consummate storyteller," and "an eloquent spiritual teacher." He is a
bestselling author, publishing twenty books and recording fourteen audio
projects. Last year, he became a regular columnist...
Favorite Daughter is a poetry collection trying to uproot America from inside
the body, and find where China is buried underneath. Divided into four parts,
Daughter explores ideas like navigating hybridity, localism, and harmony in
ways that disturb commonly-held notions ab...
Host Ken Jones talks with Curtis White, author of the new novel Lacking
Character, published by Melville House.
Curtis has published seven earlier books of fiction, including Memories of
My Father Watching TV and Requiem. His nonfiction includes The Middle
Mind: Why Americ...
Host Ken Jones talks with William T. Vollmann, author of Carbon
Ideologies, a new two-volume work about the factors and human actions that
have led to global warming. The first volume – No Immediate Danger –
is now available. And the second volume – No Good Alternative – go...
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“In Counternarratives, John Keene undertakes a kind of literary
counterarchaeology, a series of fictions that challenge our notion of what
constitutes “real” or “accurate” history. His writing is at turns
playful and erudite, lyric and coldly diagnostic, but always compl...