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The Princess Diarist Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399173592
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Published: Blue Rider Press - November 22nd, 2016

The Princess Diarist is Carrie Fisher's intimate, hilarious and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of all time, the first Star Wars movie. * Named a PEOPLE Magazine Best Book of Fall 2016 *A New York Times Bestseller *

Absolutely on Music: Conversations Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385354349
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - November 15th, 2016

A deeply personal, intimate conversation about music and writing between the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author and the former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Scrappy Little Nobody Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501117206
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Published: Touchstone Books - November 15th, 2016


Words Are My Matter: Writings about Life and Books, 2000-2016, with a Journal of a Writera's Week Cover Image
ISBN: 9781618731340
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Published: Small Beer Press - October 18th, 2016

"Hard times are coming, when we ll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies to other ways of being, and even imagine real grounds for hope. We ll need writers who can remember freedom poets, visionaries realists of a larger reality. . . ."

Utopia Cover Image
By Thomas More, Ursula K. Le Guin (Contribution by), China Mieville (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781784787608
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Published: Verso - November 8th, 2016

This release of Thomas Moore's famous work of political philosophy is worth a look, not just for the text itself, but also for the supplementary materal.  It begins with two introductions by China Melville and is finished by several essays from Ursula K. LeGuin.  Both have looked at the concepts of utopias and dystopias substantially in thier own work and have truley interesting things to say about the concept.

Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
ISBN: 9781609452926
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Published: Europa Editions - November 1st, 2016

This book invites readers into Elena Ferrante s workshop. It offers a glimpse into the drawers of her writing desk, those drawers from which emerged her three early standalone novels and the four installments of My Brilliant Friend, known in English as the Neapolitan Quartet. Consisting of over 20 years of letters, essays, reflections, and interviews, it is a unique depiction of an author who embodies a consummate passion for writing.

Time Travel: A History Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307908797
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Published: Pantheon Books - September 27th, 2016

From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos, a mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding of time itself.

I'm Supposed to Protect You from All This: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594631924
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 2nd, 2016

Nadja Spiegelman, the daughter of famed cartoonist Art Spiegelman and New Yorker art director Françoise Mouly, has written a brave and graceful memoir that traces the origins of the tense relationship she has always felt with her mother. Through difficult and intimate interviews with her mother and grandmother, Spiegelman discovers the complexity of memory and how our shapings can intricately affect the present. Compassion, understanding, and forgiveness weave through the memoir as she uncovers surprising patterns and parallels between the lives of four generations of women. Amazingly, this memoir never drips into sentimentality, but is written with a clear and poetic voice that I look forward to hearing more of in the future. By far one of my favoritie reads this year.


Highly recommended by Kelsey.

But What If We're Wrong?: Thinking about the Present as If It Were the Past Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399184123
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Published: Blue Rider Press - June 7th, 2016

In this book, Klosterman looks at the state of the world today, particularly science and art, and talks about how the future might view the early 21st century. He argues that they will be remembered drastically differently in 200 years.  Klosterman makes a lot of really interesting points and argues them well and with humor.  You will NOT agree with everything he has to say.  In fact, I found something to get angry about every couple of pages.  But, man is it fun to argue your way through this book with Klosterman.


Recommended by Wayne

Sex Object: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062435088
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Published: Dey Street Books - June 7th, 2016

This memoir -- which reads more like a series of personal vignettes -- from the founder of is a raw and uncomfortable read that gives voice to the moments of sexism and objectification in Valenti's life that too often women are told to shrug off.  Though Valenti has led a very different life than I have, I found that many of her stories felt similar to stories I had experienced or heard from friends.   This is a bold and brave book that is unflinching in its look at what it can mean to be a woman in this society, and calls for something better.


Recommended by Kelsey