CONSUELO The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante "The whole world Elena Ferrante has built in her Neapolitan novels is so enveloping. You feel like you're there, and obviously the two main characters, the two women, are really interesting and play off each other really well. Right now I’m on the second book … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
Living Like a Runaway by Lita Ford In this long-awaited memoir, heavy metal's leading female rocker (Rolling Stone) opens up about the 70s and 80s music scene and her trailblazing life as the lead guitarist of pioneering band the Runaways and her platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated solo career. Lita Ford will speak & sign here at BookPeople … Continue reading New Books! 2/23/16
Here are some short stories, essays, interviews, and reviews to satisfy your weekend literary craving: Mary Ruefle's essay, My Private Property, in The Kenyon Review. It's about shrunken heads. Or, is it about something else entirely? Also from The Kenyon Review, Natalia Theodoridou's short story, The Raven's Sister, a re-telling of the Seven Ravens folktale. … Continue reading Weekend Reading
HARDCOVER FICTION Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014 by Alice Munro From the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature—and one of our most beloved writers—a new selection of her peerless short fiction, gathered from the collections of the last two decades, a companion volume to Selected Stories (1968-1994). Family Furnishings brings us twenty-four of Alice … Continue reading New Releases – 11/11/14
Things to read while you're standing in line at the supermarket this weekend that will be way more interesting than just checking facebook again: Tin House Flash Fiction Friday: A Good Body by Virgie Townsend Guernica interview with Rachel Kushner, National Book Award finalist & author of The Flamethrowers. From the American Short Fiction blog: Bourbon … Continue reading Weekend Reading
ohn Krasinski (better known as Jim Halpert on THE OFFICE) will be in Austin this weekend to promote his new movie and directorial debut, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. The movie is based on the book of short stories by influential and recently deceased author David Foster Wallace.