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joel-derfner's picture
Jun.16.2009
Joel Derfner is gayer than you. Don't feel too bad about it, though, because he has made being gayer than you his life's work. At summer day camp, when he was six, Derfner tried to sign up for needlepoint and flower arranging, but the camp counselors wouldn't let him, because, they said, those...
bernestine-singley's picture
Jun.03.2009
In these personal, evocative, original essays, thirty contemporary black and white, young and older writers--from Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur Award winners to brand new voices--share their intimate racial experiences as they take unflinching looks at society and themselves. An incisive, powerful...
stephen-d-gutierrez's picture
May.23.2009
A collection of short stories, followed by a long personal essay dealing with the writer's growth, including the creation of this book.
harrison-solow's picture
May.23.2009
From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. The 33rd Pushcart anthology demonstrates that independent presses still publish much of the world's most engaging literature. McSweeney's nominated Wells Tower's standout story, Retreat, in which aging property developer Matthew Lattimore seeks assistance from...
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May.20.2009
This is Jenny Diski at her essayistic best in a highly personal and entertaining exploration of the twentieth century’s most colourful decade. Many books have been written on the Sixties: tributes to music and fashion, sex, drugs and revolution. In The Sixties, Jenny Diski breaks the mould, wryly...
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Apr.29.2009
From Wings Press: Ann Fisher-Wirth began Carta after a phone conversation with her daughter, Jessica Fisher, who is also a poet. As the author describes it: I was telling her about this wonderful map I had discovered at the Carolina Museum in Uppsala, and she said, "Write poems about the...
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Mar.20.2009
This lyrical and disturbing memoir by the author of four novels (Foreigner, etc.) tells the story of an Iranian girl growing up in a culture where, despite the Westernizing reforms of the Shah, women had little power or autonomy. As an infant in 1946, Rachlin was given to her mother's favorite...
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Mar.18.2009
PICTURE OF ME: Who I Am in 221 Questions, Kate Marshall and David Marshall, Broadway Books, March 2009, $13.95Question: Who are you?Not so easy, right? Want help?In the era of online profiles comes a good, old-fashioned paper journal that helps you answer life’s most basic question—Who am I?—in...
victoria-zackheim's picture
Mar.08.2009
When you were young and idealistic and you looked in the mirror, who did you see? What were your expectations for your life, and the expectations of those around you---family, teachers, community. And now that you've accomplished so much in your professional life, who do you see in that mirror? Are...