Tessa Fontaine shares a list of books to celebrate her forthcoming debut memoir,
The Electric Woman. ...more
Tags: Amy Leach, Anne Carson, Annie Hartnett, ariel levy, Autobiography of Red, Euphoria, Farrar Straus and Giroux, Geek Love, Haruki Murakami, jazz, justin torres, Katherine Dunn, Lily King, Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, Rabbit Cake, Ted Conover, tessa fontaine, The Electric Woman, The Rules Do Not Apply, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Things That Are, Toni Morrison, we the animals, What to Read When
Kick off the holiday season with a list of books that Rumpus editors are thankful for!
Tags: Abandon Me, Ada Limon, Alexandra Kleeman, An Elemental Thing, Anne Sexton, beryl markham, Bluets, Bright Dead Things, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, Carolina Ebeid, Carson McCullers, Cathy Linh Che, Citizen by Claudia Rankine, Danez Smith, Dangerous Angels, Don't Call Us Dead, edwidge danticat, ee cummings, Elena Passarello, Eliot Weinberger, Emily Dickinson, Eula Biss, Forest Dark, Four-Year-Old-Girl, Francesca Lia Block, Geek Love, Graham Greene, Harryette Mullen, hunger, Jeanette Winterson, jill lepore, Joan Didion, Juliana Spahr, Katherine Dunn, Kaveh Akbar, Ken Liu, Krik? Krak!, Leslie Jamison, Let Me Clear My Throat, Li-Young Lee, Louise Glück, Maggie Nelson, Mary Jo Bang, Meadowlands, Megan Stielstra, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Melissa Febos, Morgan Parker, Natalie Diaz, Natasha Trethewey, Native Guard, nicole krauss, Night Sky with Exit Wounds, Ocean Vuong, reading recommendations, Rose, Roxane Gay, Sleeping with the Dictionary, Split, thankful, Thanksgiving, the balloonists, The Downstream Extremity of the Isle of Swans, the empathy exams, The HEart is a lonely hunter, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, The Power and the Glory, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down, The Wrong Way to Save Your Life, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce, thisconnectionofeveryonewithlungs, We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live, Weetzie Bat, West with the Night, What to Read When, When My Brother Was An Aztec, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, You Ask Me to Talk About the Interior, You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine
There is a particular way we love books that find us at exactly the right time, a love that swells beyond the dexterity of the writing or believability of the characters. Books that appear when we need them most become part of our nervous system, and so it’s jarring when someone else professes their love […]