New Release Tuesday: April 3rd
Kids, don't tell your parents, but this book will let you skip bedtime.
If you can make it to the last page, that is.
Here's the rules: If you can avoid getting to the end of this book, you can avoid bedtime. Simple as that! BUT... every time you blink, you have to turn a page. So whatever you do, DON'T BLINK.
If you liked The Girls by Emma Cline, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, and The Marriage Plot, by Jeffrey Eugenides (and, of course, Meg Wolitzer's previous works), look no further than The Female Persuasion for your next read.
Charming and wise, knowing and witty, Meg Wolitzer delivers a novel about power and influence, ego and loyalty, womanhood and ambition. At its heart, The Female Persuasion is about the flame we all believe is flickering inside of us, waiting to be seen and fanned by the right person at the right time. It's a story about the people who guide and the people who follow (and how those roles evolve over time), and the desire within all of us to be pulled into the light.
A novel in verse with all the impact and rhythm readers have come to expect from Kwame Alexander, Rebound will go back in time to visit the childhood of Chuck "Da Man" Bell during one pivotal summer when young Charlie is sent to stay with his grandparents where he discovers basketball and learns more about his family's past.
Read this if you like Kwame Alexander, poetry, basketball, and jazz music. We know you'll love it.
You've read Jamison's first book, The Empathy Exams. You've read Nick Flynn's Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (maybe just because of the title. I'll admit that.) And maybe you've even read Lit by Mary Karr. You will definitely read The Recovering.
With its deeply personal and seamless blend of memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and reportage, The Recovering turns our understanding of the traditional addiction narrative on its head, demonstrating that the story of recovery can be every bit as electrifying as the train wreck itself. Leslie Jamison deftly excavates the stories we tell about addiction--both her own and others'--and examines what we want these stories to do and what happens when they fail us. All the while, she offers a fascinating look at the larger history of the recovery movement, and at the complicated bearing that race and class have on our understanding of who is criminal and who is ill.