Sarah

Staff Pick: Grief Is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter

by Sarah

Halfway through Max Porter's beautiful, complicated book I wasn't sure if I should be laughing or crying. Both would be appropriate it turns out. So much life is captured on so few pages - it's a marvel.

--

From the publisher: 

Read More

Staff Pick: The Glamour of Grammar by Roy Peter Clark

by Sarah

An indispensable book for anyone who loves the English language. A guide, not a manifesto - Roy Peter Clark is no crusading “grammazon”. Covering the basics with brio, Clark utilizes examples that range from Chaucer to Twitter, religious poetry to Rolling Stone. This is a book to turn to again and again for both reference and pleasure!

Read More

Staff Pick: The Hunting Gun by Yasushi Inoue

by Sarah

A tragic love affair and its aftermath are charted in this emotional but completely unsentimental masterpiece.

Read More

Staff Pick: Molly Fox's Birthday by Deirdre Madden

by Sarah

An unnamed playwright spends time in her friend's, the famous actor Molly Fox, home reflecting on their lives. The narrator ponders not only the nature of her work but her place in the world and role as daughter and sister. Contemplative and emotional without melodrama, this novel combines pathos, humor, and insight to sophisticated effect.

--

From the publisher:

Read More