Happy Fall, Here’s Some New Books For ‘Ya!

Somewhere, someone's waking up Billie Joe Armstrong as September enters its last days, but here in the book world we've been trying to keep track of all the titles hitting our shelves this month. This week, Marilynne Robinson wraps her celebrated Gilead series, local author Ryan Holiday's back with more from the Stoics, and a bevy … Continue reading Happy Fall, Here’s Some New Books For ‘Ya!

2014 National Book Critics Circle Award Winners

The National Book Critics Circle Awards were announced in a ceremony at the New School in New York City last night. In addition to the winners in the six categories listed below, Toni Morrison received the  Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award and Phil Klay (here in the store tonight!) received the John Leonard Prize for Redeployment. Since 1974, National Book … Continue reading 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award Winners

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”