Staff Pick

Who knew the beech was such a complex and controversial tree!  This book is an homage to the beech tree - to its spirit, its root system, its meaning for poets, for photographer Denny Moers and mostly for poet C.D. Wright.  Published after the death of C.D. Wright, it is a beautiful object to hold in your hands and its looseness of form - poetry crossed with field notes anecdotes and annotations  - makes it something to browse or to ponder or to lose yourself inside. As Ben Lerner says in the introduction, "It is both C.D.'s book and a loving tribute to her. To her strength and receptivity.”

Casting Deep Shade: An Amble Cover Image
ISBN: 9781556595486
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - February 12th, 2019

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Helen is a physics professor mourning the death of her Harvard roommate Charlie. In many ways it’s a story of Charlie herself, seen through the eyes of grieving parents, husband and daughter. But it’s also a story about five dimensional spacetime, about parenting, surrogacy, career choices and what it means to grieve. One might be tempted to think that the whole of this book is not quite equal to the sum of its parts.  But that’s because it opens more questions than it answers, and to contemplate such questions through Freudenberger’s eyes is a challenge and a privilege.

Lost and Wanted: A novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385352680
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Published: Knopf - April 2nd, 2019

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At various turning points in life, and as our bodies change, we women are called upon to expand our sense of identity and alter the ways we think and behave.  In her 1994 book Reviving Ophelia, cultural anthropologist and psychologist Mary Pipher challenged traditional narratives and assumptions about teenage girls.  Women Rowing North is a kind of bookend to that earlier work, and challenges assumptions about older women.  Drawing on interviews with women from many different backgrounds, Pipher demonstrates how  aging does not mean we must become diminished versions of ourselves.  Instead, we can cultivate emotional resilience, wisdom and authenticity even in the face of illness, loss and grief.  

Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age Cover Image
ISBN: 9781632869609
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - January 15th, 2019