National Book Critic Circle Awards for 2015 Announced

Poetry Catalogue of Unabashed Gratitudes by Ross Gay Criticism The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson Autobiography Negroland by Margo Jefferson Biography Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon Nonfiction Dreamland: The True Story of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones Fiction The Sellout by Paul Beatty The John Leonard Prize … Continue reading National Book Critic Circle Awards for 2015 Announced

Required Reading Revisited Book Club – April Recap and May Update!

In The Required Reading Revisited Book Club we focus on books considered “Required Reading” by most educational institutions, i.e. books you read (or were supposed to read) in school – either high school or university. In March's meeting we discussed Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. In April we followed up with Toni Morrison's Sula, a … Continue reading Required Reading Revisited Book Club – April Recap and May Update!

New From Marilynne Robinson, On “The Wildness of Things”

Lila by Marilynne Robinson Reviewed by Katie Presley Marilynne Robinson is one of the most careful writers working today, in the purest sense of the word: there is more care put into every syllable of a Marilynne Robinson novel than in many shelves put together. Her publishing history and subsequent awards prove the point. Her … Continue reading New From Marilynne Robinson, On “The Wildness of Things”

BookPeople Review: AMERICANAH – A State of the Union Address

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Reviewed by Katie Presley We here at BookPeople were beside ourselves to welcome Ann Patchett to the store earlier this year, as we adore her as not only a favorite author but also a fellow independent bookseller. While she was here, Ann shared with us (and her packed audience) a list … Continue reading BookPeople Review: AMERICANAH – A State of the Union Address