September Book Club Recommendations (9/8/22)

Get your book clubs ready, we have some conversation worthy stories for all types of readers with a story collection reflecting on the anguish of our age, an illustrated social history of women’s roles and their symbolic clothing, raw and hilarious essays from an Emmy award-nominated actress about life, and a timeless story based on real life about living off the grid.

TWO NURSES, SMOKING: Stories by David Means

“Means (INSTRUCTIONS FOR A FUNERAL) explores the parameters of existence in his dazzling latest…Readers will revel in this robust collection.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

SKIRTS: Fashioning Modern Femininity in the Twentieth Century by Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell

“Journalist Chrisman-Campbell (THE WAY WE WED) takes an entertaining and insightful look at the evolution of the skirt across the 20th century…Exquisitely detailed and evocatively written, this stylish history casts an underappreciated garment in a rewarding new light.”–Publishers Weekly

ALL THE WOMEN IN MY BRAIN: Stories by Betty Gilpin

“Gilpin’s written voice makes for an unforgettable read. She spins entirely original patterns of phrasing and combines wickedly clear imagery with novel cultural references to convey unique human experiences—she’ll make any noun a verb, and vice versa. Yet her writing is universal, never relying on the audience to know some obscure, niche thing. The book is riotously funny and braver than brave.”–Booklist

THE NET BENEATH US by Carol Dunbar

“Drawing from her own experience living off the grid in northern Wisconsin, Dunbar’s debut novel encapsulates what it means to come home to oneself.”–Booklist

TWO NURSES, SMOKING: Stories by David Means; 9780374606077; 9/13/22
SKIRTS: Fashioning Modern Femininity in the Twentieth Century by Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell; 9781250275790; available now.
ALL THE WOMEN IN MY BRAIN: Stories by Betty Gilpin; 9781250795786; available now.
THE NET BENEATH US by Carol Dunbar; 9781250826855; 9/13/22.

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