My Pinup, by HIlton Als

Staff Pick

Expanded from a Harper's article, Als's meditation on love, loss, sex, and queerness uses the potent allure of Prince as a lens through which to interrogate the complexities of his own life. Focusing on his failed love affairs, his reckoning with queerness, and the pressures of the white power structure, he has produced tender, all too human profiles of both Prince and himself.


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ISBN: 9780811234498
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Published: New Directions - November 1st, 2022

How to Read Now, by Elaine Castillo

Staff Pick

Castillo follows her acclaimed novel, America Is Not The Heart, with these timely and powerful essays on the morality and necessity of reading. Couched under the overarching theme of reading as a moral act--something which many readers fail to consider, distracted by the sheer performative nature of reading and/or the blind worship of the canon--these pieces are peppered with Castillo's biting humor and profound observations, which together constitute a blueprint for how we can become better readers, in several senses of that term.


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ISBN: 9780593489635
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Published: Viking - July 26th, 2022

A Horse at Night, by Amina Cain

Staff Pick

Cain follows her wonderful novel, Indelicacy, with a nonfictional look at what it means to live as a writer. As she grapples with the myriad challenges of being a literary artist, she offers meditations on craft that probe some of the biggest questions we ask of literature, and draws up a kind of blueprint for merging the writing and the life. Indeed, readers will relish the many fine moments warmly presented here.



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ISBN: 9781948980135
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Published: Dorothy, a publishing project - October 11th, 2022