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Great new giveaway

We have a copy of The Sharp Edge of Mercy by Connie Herzberg Mayo to give away!

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A review of Daisy & Woolf by Michelle Cahill

Daisy & Woolf is a rich, complex book that blurs binaries and boundaries, provoking big questions around art, parenting, love, privilege, colonisation, and creativity.The narrative flows quickly, driven by its dual protagonists, with the book unfolding its denser meaning later, in the shared collaborative space between reader and writer.

A review of Friday Book by John Barth

Essays can often have a certain unapproachable quality. However, when you read Barth, you can’t expect a constant stream of seriousness, or at least seriousness in the most acceptable times. Even before the barrage of essays comes forth to dazzle us, under the heading “The Title of This Book,” he already starts with some unserious seriousness when reflecting on the various sorts of titles floating around in the literary world—while refraining from actually speaking of his title much at all.

On the Spirituality of Keisha-Gaye Anderson’s A Spell For Living

Spirituality is at the core of Anderson’s work. In it, she talks about God, the self, and the universe in one breath. These, and more, are attributes that shine light on spirituality but do not define it in totality. Anderson’s poetry leads to this point, that of knowing yet not knowing while searching for meaning.

New giveaway!

We have a copy of Gods of Deception by David Adams Cleveland to give away!

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An interview with Pillar of Salt’s Anna Salton Eisen

Anna Salton Eisen’s memoir Pillar of Salt: A Daughter’s Life in the Shadow of the Holocaust, has never been more relevant than it is today. As we witness Ukrainians under attack and escaping across the Polish border, Anna’s new book draws upon her parents’ Holocaust history to bring perspective on the current war. In this Q&A, Anna talks about her new book, her parents and why they didn’t talk about the Holocaust when she was growing up, her trip to Poland with her parents, her new project, and lots more.

A review of The Age of Fibs by Beth Spencer

It is always both true and fictive, and like dreams, pieced together from a grab-bag of images and turned into stories that reflect the themes being explored. The Age of Fibs picks up on this uncertainty beautifully and works with it, allowing for openness, complexity, and fragmentation, while still keeping the coherency of the story intact.

A review of The Pink Book by Henry Von Doussa

The book is a series of personal essays and collages bound in an exquisite coffee-table book; it bursts with colour and nuance yet simplicity and dedication to the characters and stories that lie within. Interwoven with touchingly personal stories of childhood and young adulthood and philosophies on life, it is a challenge to put The Pink Book down.

A review of Masks: Stories from a Pandemic by Peter Cherches

Set in New York City, the epicenter of the Coronavirus pandemic when it first came to the United States in 2020, these stories all involve masks – cloth masks, surgical masks, N95s, KN95s, you name it; wearing them on the subway, at the grocery, in the post office, outdoors, standing in line, at home.