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"Winter deserves a place in that short shelf of works that successfully stimulate a desire to renew our attenuated relationship with the natural environment."

"Winter deserves a place in that short shelf of works that successfully stimulate a desire to renew our attenuated relationship with the natural environment.

Spanning four generations, this soul-stirring novel is fittingly dedicated by its author “to all victims of rape and their families, who inspired it.”

Spanning four generations, this soul-stirring novel is fittingly dedicated by its author “to all victims of rape and their families, who inspired it.

Central Time contains powerfully built poems that are at the same time clever, vulnerable, lyrical, stoical, intelligent, wise, and moving.

Central Time by Ranjit Hoskote

The poems in The High Caul Cap were written during the long illness of the poet’s mother, whose eventual death haunts the volume, and they present the relations of mothers and daughters with great complexity, not simple nostalgia or factual memorialization.

The poems in The High Caul Cap were written during the long illness of the poet’s mother, whose eventual death haunts the volume, and they present the relations of mothers and daughters with great complexity, not simple nostalgia or factual memorialization.

Beautiful sentiment. I had some perfect moments with my Quincy on his last day. He got treats all the way to the vet and then we sat outside in the beautiful garden in the sun. I still miss him but think how peaceful it was at the end. An excerpt from Jon Katz's book, Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die.

In this invaluable guide and touchstone, New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz addresses the difficult but necessary topic of saying goodbye to a beloved pet. Drawing on personal experiences, sto

Using a musical metaphor as a compositional scheme and the travelogue form (and the traveler persona, or personae) as a narrative decoy, Mohanty successfully overcomes the autobiographical impulse and the limitations of the first-person narrative that had characterized her previous works.

Five Movements in Praise by Sharmistha Mohanty

In this mix of memoir, essay and nature writing, Wong Yoon Wah evokes the beauty and seduction of the tropical rainforest and rubber plantations of his childhood in Malaya. #EpigramBooks #WongYoonWah

In this mix of memoir, essay and nature writing, Wong Yoon Wah evokes the beauty and seduction of the tropical rainforest and rubber plantations of his childhood in Malaya.

Le hareng et le saxophone de Sylvie Weil / PEB

Indeed, this book is as much about Weil herself as it is about her husband’s family, yet that autobiographical dimension is very tactful, as if the teller of this tale were only reluctantly a part of the told.

What do we see when we read? For Warren Motte, the question is more properly stated, what do we see reflected when we read? This is a book first and foremost about the literature of self-regard.

For Warren Motte, the question is more properly stated, what do we see reflected when we read? This is a book first and foremost about the literature of self-regard.

In many of the selections, people take trains in or out, stop at Lake Bled and other provincial locations, and become aware, in returning to the source of their roots, that their writing in the city has been futile.

Ljubljana Tales: A Collection of Central European Contemporary Writing

Winter Sun  Poems (Chinese Literature Today Book Series), 978-0806142418, Jonathan Stalling, University of Oklahoma Press; Bilingual edition

Winter Sun Poems (Chinese Literature Today Book Series), Jonathan Stalling, University of Oklahoma Press;

It is a pleasant read, a reunion with old friends, but little more. The sharp wit and penetrating satire are gone, stuck in Brezhnev’s stagnation. And like a reunion with old friends, this book’s greatest pleasure is remembering days gone by.

A Displaced Person: The Later Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin

David Shook is quite right that, on the days when you can see them through the pollution, the volcanoes that surround Mexico City are a perfect metaphor for the city’s way of existing at once in the present and in the past.

Our Obsidian Tongues by David Shook

he publication of Seven Dreams, the first-ever bilingual single-author collection of contemporary Mayan poetry, is an important milestone in the recognition of its poetry both abroad and within Mexico, where indigenous poetry is mostly considered disconnected from the dominant concerns of mainstream Spanish-language poetry.

he publication of Seven Dreams, the first-ever bilingual single-author collection of contemporary Mayan poetry, is an important milestone in the recognition of its poetry both abroad and within Mexico, where indigenous poetry is mostly considered disconnected from the dominant concerns of mainstream Spanish-language poetry.

Algerian-born Amara Lakhous is the poet of nightmares, isolation, and stomachaches—all of which he manages to make laugh-out-loud funny.

Un Pirata Piccolo Piccolo by Amara Lakhous

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