HaymarketBooks, an independent publisher of political nonfiction and poetry, currently is offering 90% off on all their e-books, until this Friday (Nov. 9th). Ahead of the sale’s conclusion, I wanted to run through my favorite Haymarket e-titles.
For this week of Nonfiction November I’ll be pairing nonfiction titles with books nominated for National Book Awards, from Rebecca Makkai’s The Great Believers to Négar Djavadi’s Disoriental.
Writing a book, just like building a library, is an act of sheer defiance. It is a declaration that you believe in the persistence of memory.
Susan Orlean, The Library Book
Mini reviews of two poetry collections responding to the shifting state of American politics: Eileen Myles’s Evolution and Terrance Hayes’s American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin.
I’ll be kicking off Nonfiction November with a mix of memoirs, from Kiese Laymon’s Heavy to Francisco Cantú’s The Line Becomes a River.
Weekly updates and mini reviews of two Halloween-themed short story collections: Flannery O’Connor’s A Good Man is Hard to Find and Octavia E. Butler’s Bloodchild and Other Stories.
A kind of cynical fairytale, Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle follows a pair of hermitic sisters as they fend off unwelcome intruders from overtaking their family estate.