New & Noteworthy Book Club discusses Red Clocks

This week I read a book by a French cartoonist called The Mental Load.  It’s both a feminist education and the story of the artist’s own journey toward feminism, beginning with the mental load of managing a household and covering topics such as cutting a woman’s perineum during childbirth without her consent and the inevitable … Continue reading New & Noteworthy Book Club discusses Red Clocks

Kevin Powers on his influences, favorite books, & more

Kevin Powers' first book, The Yellow Birds, won the Pen/Hemingway prize for first book and was a finalist for the National Book Award for fiction. Powers' new novel, A Shout in the Ruins, weaves together stories that span over a century of life in the post-Civil War South. Kevin Powers was kind enough to answer our questions ahead of … Continue reading Kevin Powers on his influences, favorite books, & more

New & Noteworthy Book Club discusses The Leavers

“The day before Deming Guo saw his mother for the last time, she surprised him at school. A navy blue hat sat low on her forehead, scarf around her neck like a big brown snake. ‘What are you waiting for, Kid? It’s cold out.’” So opens Lisa Ko’s The Leavers, National Book Award Finalist, winner … Continue reading New & Noteworthy Book Club discusses The Leavers

What We’re Reading This Week

Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates by Tom Robbins A CIA-pacifist-anarchist is blackmailed by his own grandmother into freeing her blue parrot in the Amazon, where, of course, he slurps some Ayahuasca and falls victim to a shamanic curse. Need I say more? Toy boat racing with art school girls? 10 million Joyce and Rimbaud jokes?? … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week