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

Bookseller Review: GORK, THE TEENAGE DRAGON

Happy book birthday to Gabe Hudson and Gork, the Teenage Dragon! Hudson will be here Tuesday, July 25th at 7pm to talk about his new book.   After a meeting where booksellers are pitched books coming out in the upcoming months, my fellow booksellers and I shuffled through boxes filled with books to choose from. The colorful … Continue reading Bookseller Review: GORK, THE TEENAGE DRAGON

BAD FEMINIST: Colloquial and Profound

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay ~post by Katie P. One of Roxane Gay’s most pronounced strengths, as a writer, critic, and speaker, is her ability to traverse the space between colloquialism and profound insight. She uses both casual language and complex theory to make profound statements, and wields both confidently. Her new collection of essays, … Continue reading BAD FEMINIST: Colloquial and Profound