So much reading to do this weekend! We are delighted that our very first Literati Cultura pick, Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies, has arrived in the shop. Many of our booksellers had the chance to get a sneak peak at an advance of this book, and absolutely loved it. Here’s a great write-up in the Sunday NY Times Book Review. (And if you haven’t joined Literati Cultura yet, here’s everything you need to know in order to receive beautiful signed first edition books, lovingly handpicked by Literati booksellers, along with a piece of word art letterpressed by local dynamos Wolverine Press every month.)
Nate Marshall’s stunning debut book of poetry hit our shelves this week, and we can’t get enough. Nate’s a graduate of the Zell Writers’ Program, a rapper, and a 2015 recipient of the prestigious Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship. He’s also one of the editors of BreakBeat Poets , and here’s an essay he wrote for the Poetry Foundation about this collective movement.
Eileen Pollack’s The Only Woman in the Room is out this week, and we’ve been waiting for this one ever since we read her feature in the New York Times that asks why so few woman succeed in science.
New work from Mindy Kaling (Bookseller Claire called her last book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? “THE FUNNIEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ” in her shelftalker), John Banville, and Tom Gjelten. And Percival Everett doing some unsettling fly-fishing in Half an Inch of Water. And great memoirist Mary Karr, on The Art of the Memoir. And many, many more. Stop by!