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    Katie Yee

    October 26, 2021, 4:48am

    They’re saying October is the new December when it comes to holiday shopping! I’m sure you’ve heard about all the looming supply chain issues by now, and the best way to beat the rush is by getting your goodies early. This Tuesday, a beautiful bounty of books awaits. Perhaps you’ll find something for your loved ones on this list/at your local indies!


    woolgathering_patti smith

    Patti Smith, Woolgathering
    (New Directions

    “A slim, poetic memoir of Smith’s early years … Ethereal spins of innocence and enchantment.”

    Requeening_Amanda Moore

    Amanda Moore, Requeening: Poems

    “These highly descriptive poems evoke a dreamlike state, one that is quick-moving and evocative, temporarily erasing actual and imagined boundaries.”
    –Library Journal

    Louise Glück, Winter Recipes from the Collective

    Louise Glück, Winter Recipes from the Collective: Poems

    “With this magnificent collection, a great poet delivers a treatise on how to live and die.”
    –Publishers Weekly

    Paul Auster, Burning Boy: The Life and Work of Stephen Crane

    Paul Auster, Burning Boy
    (Henry Holt)

    “Auster plainly loves Crane—and wants the reader to—for Crane’s own far-from-sweet sake. And Auster is right: Crane counts … Auster is often sharp-eyed and revealing about the details of Crane’s writing.”
    –The New Yorker

    alan cumming_baggage

    Alan Cumming, Baggage
    (Dey Street)

    “Cathartic and revelatory, Cumming’s memoir will fascinate fans and those who relate to his internal struggle.”

    katie couric_going there

    Katie Couric, Going There
    (Little, Brown)

    “Couric attempts to fill in those messy parts, to demystify herself and the world she inhabits. What readers learn is that behind that chipper veneer there was a sharper-edged, savvier figure quietly taking notes—and judging everyone.”
    –The Washington Post

    Farah Ali_People Want to Live

    Farah Ali, People Want to Live

    “Ali’s debut collection delivers sharp insights into Pakistani culture and lifestyle … Ali’s dexterous debut strikes hard.”
    –Publishers Weekly

    from warsaw with love

    John Pomfret, From Warsaw with Love
    (Henry Holt)

    “An eye-opening account of America’s relations with Poland and its intelligence service … A lively and insightful exploration of an overlooked international alliance.”


    Katherine May, The Electricity of Every Living Thing

    “In this powerfully descriptive work, a grueling hike becomes a metaphor for a woman’s experience with Asperger’s syndrome … Candid, rough, and uplifting, this moving account shines.”
    –Publishers Weekly

    kevin boyle_the shattering

    Kevin Boyle, The Shattering
    (W.W. Norton)

    “[A] skillful encapsulation of an era that brought to a boil conflicts still tormenting American society today.”
    –Publishers Weekly

    cairo circles_doma mahmoud

    Doma Mahmoud, Cairo Circles
    (Unnamed Press)

    “This novel’s complex web of relationships makes for an ambitious literary debut.”

    Kwon Yeo-Sun_Lemon

    Kwon Yeo-Sun, tr. Janet Hong, Lemon
    (Other Press)

    “Those ready to sink into a creepy and intense yet understated emotional experience will find that this story hits and sticks.”
    –Publishers Weekly

    The Approaching Storm

    Neil Lanctot, The Approaching Storm

    “…meticulously researched … A rigorous, dense historical study that reveals how three individuals helped pave the way for the American century.”

    Mr. Beethoven_Paul Griffiths

    Paul Griffiths, Mr. Beethoven

    “Stylistically rich and thoughtfully conceived historical fiction.”

    Pamela Paul, 100 Things We've Lost to the Internet

    Pamela Paul, 100 Things We’ve Lost to the Internet

    “Readers who remember the dawning of the internet era will find plenty to commiserate with in this mostly lighthearted lament.”
    –Publishers Weekly

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