Summer's Picks

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Mitz: The Marmoset of Bloomsbury Cover Image
By Sigrid Nunez, Peter Cameron (Afterword by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781593765828
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Soft Skull Press - August 6th, 2019

It is by turns a tender portrait of a good and unconventional marriage, and an unflinching view into a time and place of both cruelty and fear. A delightful and offbeat read from last year's National Book Award for Fiction winner--I can't recommend it enough!

-Summer


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Delights & Shadows Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781556592010
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - May 1st, 2004

For the worried and lost I recommend Delights and Shadows. Kooser, a former Poet Laureate of the United States, is known for his plain spoken and yet elegant poems of small town life. If you want something to bring you back to the real and intimate world, you can't go wrong with these poems.


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Diving into the Wreck: Poems 1971-1972 Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393346015
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 1st, 2013

For the sad and angry and hopeful: I recommend Diving Into The Wreck by Adrienne Rich.  A beautiful and tough voice that was adept at weaving the private and personal with the social and political, Rich has the capacity to both nail you to your seat and inspire thoughtful action.

-Summer


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Duplex: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555976910
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 7th, 2014

If Virginia Woolf and Lewis Carroll had a lovechild, this is the book she would write. Taking place in a world that is both familiar and peculiar, Duplex is a story where a Wizard haunts the streets of childhood, robots fall from the sky, and young women grapple with the changing landscape of their lives. A literary hall of mirrors/coming of age story, Duplex is unlike anything you will ever read--and you won't be able to put it down.

-Summer


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Off Season Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781770463318
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Drawn and Quarterly - February 5th, 2019

A lovely graphic novel about the aftermath of large events--both personal and public. Sturm's writing calls to mind the sad and funny landscapes of Lorrie Moore, with the animal characters of Art Spiegelman. Even if you've never read a graphic novel, this book stands out as a gorgeous example of how comics continue to be a perfect mode for telling intimate and literary stories.

-Summer


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Joe Brainard: I Remember Cover Image
By Joe Brainard (Artist), Ron Padgett (Editor)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781887123488
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Published: Granary Books - February 2nd, 2001

Is this a poem? A memoir? A list? Yes! The artist Joe Brainard took the simple idea to list a series of memories and made it into an evocative experience of shared memory between the writer and the reader. A perfect book for that writer or artist in your life who has read it all or for that beginning writer who doesn't know where to start.

-Summer