A happy picture book that celebrates ingenuity and community and food, by one of my very favorite illustrators and quilters. The movement in the artwork really highlights the fun of the activities happening in the story—cooking with what you have available, taking pleasure in collaborating, making sure that everybody is taken care of, and cleaning together after a meal.
Don't let Bezos ruin outer space for you! Let Nnedi Okorafor dance you through it, in a three-for-the-price-of-one paperback that you purchase from an independent bookstore here on damaged Earth.
An ode to a passionate literary figure and bookshop in Algiers, this book serves as a reminder of the importance of the printed word and the great lengths people have gone to throughout history to create, preserve, and share books under occupation.
I composed several different recommendations for this book while on my bike commute during the week that I was reading it, but those have escaped me like a dream disappears after you wake up. I know that I wanted to say something about the nature of this book, and I also know that last night I had a dream about a baby bear boogie-boarding.
I am recommending The Sentence sight-unseen, because I couldn’t get my hands on a copy before this catalog went to print. I did read a whole stack of books by Louise Erdrich this year, and loved every single one of them. I am excited to get to read her newest and share it during this intense gift-giving season.
Reads like the best horror novel because it is filled with that feeling of WHATSGOINGTOHAPPEN, but it is not freaky-scary.
Is there anything more delightful than this?
I've been focusing on softness in my visions of the future. This book realizes that vision and offers a sharp critique. A fun, fast, smart read.
You get to take two full courses in Berlin with lecturer Audre in full warrior mode, and have conversations with uses of the erotic Audre, and it is all intense and divine.
This was my favorite read of 2020. It offers a level of honesty and friendship, a sense of time, and a glimpse at radical existence that is so resonant. It is also a celebration of snail mail, and I think it would be an excellent gift to recceive via USPS with some nice stamps on the package.
Everything I had hoped it would be!
A profound, balanced story of trial-and-error compassion, action, and protest. This novel will complement all of the hard nonfiction you're compelled to read right now.
Please don't murder me for saying this, but The Taiga Syndrome is a million times better than Twin Peaks!
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