Aimee Liu discusses her new novel, GLORIOUS BOY.
Tags: A Time to Dance No Time to Weep, Aimee Liu, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, Andaman Islands, andrew solomon, Ann Patchett, Arthur Rubinstein, attunement, Barbara Kingsolver, Blackberry Winter, Clara Schumann, code switching, Colette Sartor, colonialism, Einstein syndrome, Ettore Biocca, Euphoria, family, Far From the Tree, Glorious Boy, historical fiction, India, Japan, Japanese, Lily King, Margaret Mead, motherhood, mothers and sons, New Delhi, parenting, patriarchy, privilege, psychology, Racism, Red Hen Press, research, rumer godden, setting, slavery, State of Wonder, systemic racism, The Einstein Syndrome, The Poisonwood Bible, Thomas Sowell, World War II, WWII, Yanoama
Judith Krummeck shares a reading list to celebrate her new book, OLD NEW WORLDS.
Tags: A.S. Byatt, Alibis: Essays on Elsewhere, Americanah, Andre Aciman, Angle of Repose, Barbara Kingsolver, Between the World and Me, Born a Crime, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Edmund de Waal, Every Day Is for the Thief, Everything Is Illuminated, Exit West, H is for Hawk, helen macdonald, Homegoing, Jonathan Safran Foer, Judith Krummeck, Michael Chabon, Mohsin Hamid, Moonglow, Ordinary Light, possession, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Teju Cole, The Hare with Amber Eyes, Tracy K Smith, Trevor Noah, Unsheltered, Wallace Stegner, What to Read When, Yaa Gyasi
Literary events in and around the Bay Area this week!
Tags: Allan deSouza, Anissa Helou, Anne-Marie Kinney, Barbara Kingsolver, Bay Area, Betsy Mason, Calder G. Lorenz, Elizabeth Young, Hadi Khorsandi, Haidee Hart, Haidi Khorsandi, Jasmine Guillory, Jennifer Lloyd-Karr, John Jay Osborn, Kathy Wang, Lisa Lloyd, M. NourbeSe Philip, May-lee Chai, Nick Zinner, Notable San Francisco, Notable SF, Oakland, San Francisco, Stacy Wakefield, Veronica Scott Esposito, Zachary Lipez
Literary events in and around New York City this week!
Tags: Andrew Cothren, Anna Moschovakis, Arielle Angel, Bailey Cohen, Barbara Kingsolver, BK Fischer, Camille Acker, Carmen Giménez Smith, Cary McClelland, Courtney Gillette, Dan Rockmore, Daniel Torday, Danni Green, Dawad Philip, Douglas Eklund, Edmund White, Eduardo Sanchez Rugeles, Elizabeth Zuba, Emma Straub, Erika Meitner, Erin Clune, Ersi Sotiropoulos, Fanta Camara, Gennarose Nethercott, Geoffrey G O'Brien, Gioncarlo Valentine, Glory Edim, Heather Abel, Iain Halley Pollock, Ian Alteveer, James Hannaham, Jennifer Croft, Jennifer Franklin, John Koethe, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, Joshua Rivkin, Julie Orringer, Karen Emmerich, Katya Apekina, Kristin Chen, Li Zilles, Lila Zemborain, Louisa Hall, María Vázquez Valdez, Marcela Grillo, Margaret Randall, Maria Dahvana Headley, Mary Cinadr, Meghan O'Gieblyn, Merbyn Taylor, Michael Arceneaux, Michael Palin, michael seidlinger, Milton Läufer, Monica de la Torre, Monica Lewis, Myra Al-Rahim, myung mi kim, Nausicaa Renner, new york, New York City, Nick Montfort, Nicole Cooley, notable new york, Notable NYC, Paul Filev, Phillipe McHate, Ranjit Bhatnagar, Romaissa Benzizoune, Sampson Starkweather, Sarah Perry, Sari Botton, Simon Van Booy, Susan Wheeler, Suzanne Highland, Tahereh Mafi, Urayoán Noel
Picture this: a curbside juggler with a rose between his teeth. That’s the opening image of Susan DeFreitas’s powerful debut novel, Hot Season. Vivid (and sometimes strange) images strike again and again, conjuring ponderosa pines, cafés, old houses, and new characters. The book is firmly set in the fictional town of Crest Top, Arizona, and […]
Tags: activists, Arizona, Ashland Creek, Barbara Kingsolver, eco-lit, Ed Abbey, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Hot Season, jonathan franzen, Josh Cook, Kurt Vonnegut, Lidia Yuknavitch, Louise Erdrich, Mary Sojourner, Michigan, Midwest, Monica Drake, Oregon, Portland, Pyrophitic, Ralph Ellison, Rene Denfeld, richard brautigan, Story Magazine, Sunil Yapa, Susan DeFreitas, The Nervous Breakdown, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, The Utne Reader, Tom Robbins, Torrey House, vladimir nabokov, your heart is a muscle the size of a fist
Lucy Jane Bledsoe discusses her latest book,
A Thin Bright Line, uncovering the remarkable story of her aunt, and illuminating history through the lens of imagination. ...more
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Life’s inequities can be cruel, but in the end we are all part of our communities; suffering though we may be, we are not alone. ...more
Tags: Adirondacks, Annie Dillard, Barbara Kingsolver, Binghamton University, birder, Child of God, Christine Maul Rice, Climbing the God Tree, David Suzuki, eco-fiction, economic systems, Emily Dickinson, environmental crisis, erosion, extinction, family, Flannery O'Connor, Flight Behavior, friendships, government, hawaii, Hunting Island, Jaimee Wriston Colbert, James Michener, Jaycee Dugard, Last Exit to Brooklyn, Lolita, Margaret Atwood, monarch caterpillar, new york, place, Reginald McKnight, rural life, rural noir, Rust Belt, Scottish diaspora, Shark Girls, South Carolina, Susquehanna River, Tea Party, the bluest eye, towns, unlikeable characters, wendell berry, Wild Things, William Wordsworth, Wordsworth
For the office drones struggling to come back after the four-day weekend, take heart in James Livingston’s essay for Aeon considering whether work is necessary in our present age. Here at The Rumpus, Helen Betya Rubinstein expresses a sense of dislocation that’s familial and personal in the face of our newly reinforced election-cycle gender binary. For Vogue, […]
Tags: Achy Obejas, Aeon, Barbara Kingsolver, Dakota Access Pipeline, DAPL, Donald Trump, election 2016, essay writing, essays, family, Fidel Castro, Helen Betya Rubinstein, James Livingston, Lee Martin, New York Times, North Dakota, Rebecca Bengal, Standing Rock, The Guardian, This Week in Essays, vogue magazine, Yankees
I’m an atheist who often carries crystal rosary beads and a relic of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. My grandparents, Mary and Gus, bought them both at the Vatican where they had traveled to see Pope Paul VI canonize Mother Seton. The rosary beads were a gift to me some months later when I made my […]
Tags: A Prayer for Owen Meany, Anita Diamant, Anna March, atheism, Barbara Kingsolver, Dostoyevsky, Flannery O'Connor, fyodor dostoevsky, God, grandparents, John Irving, Marjane Satrapi, Nedjma, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, Reading Mixtape, reading recommendations, religion, Shauna Singh Baldwin, Shusaku Endo, silence, The Almond: The Sexual Awakening of a Muslim Woman, The Brothers Karamazov, The Poisonwood Bible, The Red Tent, The Vatican, What the Body Remembers, Wise Blood, witchcraft
Desiree Cooper discusses her debut collection of flash fiction,
Know the Mother, what mother-writers need, and why motherhood is the only story she’s ever told. ...more
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Last year Jonathan Safran Foer teamed up with Chipotle to create a line of cups and to-go bags with short stories by Toni Morrison and George Saunders printed on the side. Now the author is at it again, curating a new series of takeout literature that will include writing from Paulo Coelho, Barbara Kingsolver, as […]
Heidi W. Durrow’s novel is both the story of a woman learning to negotiate biracial life and that of the lone survivor of a horrible tragedy.