Short Story Feature + Stars for RAG and INSTRUCTIONS FOR A FUNERAL

Short Story Feature + Stars for RAG and INSTRUCTIONS FOR A FUNERAL

Today we celebrate the bite-size wonder of short stories with a feature on four incredible collections. MOTHERS: Stories by Chris PowerPeopled by men and women who find themselves at crossroads or dead ends, these stories evoke the magic and despair of the essential human longing for purpose. “Power’s wide-ranging debut is confident, complex, bizarre, poignant, […]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Our #FridayReads are the perfect way to kick off this Mother’s Day weekend: MOTHERHOOD by Sheila Heti A May 2018 Indie Next pick and one of PW’s Spring 2018 Literary Fiction picks with two starred reviews! “The subject of the new novel from Heti is neither birth nor child-rearing, but the question of whether to […]

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Happy #BookBday (3/13/18 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (3/13/18 Edition)

Happy #BookBday to stories about families and all things literary, weird, and wonderful: THE MERRY SPINSTER: Tales of Everyday Horror by Mallory Ortberg A “Most Anticipated Book of 2018” with two starred reviews! “Unlike most modern versions of fairy tales, Ortberg’s sly, scathing renditions avoid clichés and self-referential edginess, and instead strike directly at the […]

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Happy Belated #BookBday (2/22/17 Edition)

Happy Belated #BookBday (2/22/17 Edition)

We’re a day late to wish these new releases a happy #BookBday, but it’s only to keep the party going: THE MOTHER’S PROMISE by Sally Hepworth A March 2017 Indie Next pick! Hepworth’s THE THINGS WE KEEP was a January 2016 LibraryReads pick and in her new novel, a single mother reaches out to her […]

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