Candy Darling by Cynthia Carr

Staff Pick


Though it seems impossible to create a full enough picture of Candy Darling's life from available material, Carr's is a truly biographical achievement--one that succeeds even if at times Carr has to weave together what seem to be conflicting accounts and vignettes. And she does this work with the utmost respect for Candy Darling's identity and the lack of trans-inclusive language at the time (1944-1974). This is probably the only biography of Candy Darling we will ever get, and we are incredibly lucky it was done by such a careful and thoughtful author. 

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ISBN: 9781250066350
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 19th, 2024

Holiday Country by Inci Atrek

Staff Pick

This gorgeous book is utterly transporting in details and setting. A coming-of-age novel, it takes a deep look at desire, cultural identity, small town life, and mother-daughter relations--and is likely to make you want to escape to the Turkish seaside for a long time.

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ISBN: 9781250889461
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 9th, 2024

At the Edge of the Woods by Kathryn Bromwich

Staff Pick

If you want to disappear into a cabin in rural Italy, this is the book for you. Atmospheric and a bit strange, it channels some Shirley Jackson, Virginia Woolf, Ottessa Moshfegh--and even a little Richard Powers--making for a perfect interweaving of the experience of communing with the beauty of nature while struggling to carve out one's own reality. This slim book has something for everyone.

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ISBN: 9781953387318
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - June 6th, 2023