Seduced by Story, by Peter Brooks

Staff Pick

Exploring our obsession with stories, Brooks asserts that narrative has become deeply ingrained in our society, influencing human affairs and even shaping the trajectory of history.  Inviting readers to critically examine the far-reaching impact of storytelling and its profound influence on our perception of reality, he highlights fiction's pervasive nature beyond the confines of literature and calls for a more discerning approach to stories as they are presented to us. 



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ISBN: 9781681376639
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Published: New York Review Books - October 18th, 2022

Biography of X, by Catherine Lacey

Staff Pick

Iconoclastic, audacious, and outspoken, the late X is either the best or worst artist you've never heard of. Even those close to her aren't sure of the truth, and Lacey's poetic, propulsive novel is crafted as the efforts of X's widow, C.M. Lucca, to investigate the mysteries that veiled X's life. As Lucca traces X's elusive biography, Lacey sprinkles the fiction with actual people and events, repeatedly raising questions about whether we can ever truly know someone. Readers, like Lucca, will experience a powerful undercurrent of ache and obsession throughout this brilliant narrative.


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ISBN: 9780374606176
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 21st, 2023

Couplets, by Maggie Millner

Staff Pick

In her slim, clever Couplets, Millner takes delight in playing with the traditional form to tell a story about queer longing, desire, and obsession in 21st- century Brooklyn. Wielding precision like a knife and crafting brevity into meticulous yet dense worlds, she lets her speaker recount her experience of being attracted to a woman and abandoning the banality of a conventional heterosexual partnership, showing how she's been simultaneously undone and liberated by her desire,



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ISBN: 9780374607951
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 7th, 2023