It's Tuesday again, and a lot of fascinating new books are out today. Here are a few to consider picking up. * Stephanie Marie Thornton, Her Lost Words: A Novel of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley (Berkeley) “Thornton writes lyrically about the two Marys, and readers will sympathize, deeply, with their struggles to find their own paths.” – Library Journal Kelly Link, White Cat, Black Dog: Stories (Random House) “A set of seven slipstream short stories that edge, in length, toward novelettes. Where her earlier collections were anchored by a zany, wondrous youthfulness…this one seems to convey: Never fear, aging has entertaining horrors all its own.” – The Washington Post Sarah Bakewell, Humanly Possible: Seven Hundred Years of Humanist Freethinking, Inquiry, and Hope (Penguin Press) “Erudite and accessible, Bakewell's survey pulls together diverse historical threads without sacrificing the up-close details that give this work its spark. Even those who already consider themselves humanists will be enlightened.” –Publishers Weekly Sharon Dodua Otoo, Ada's Room (trans. Jon Cho-Polizzi) (Riverhead) “Thrillingly, astonishingly original. You will not have read anything quite like this before.” –R. O. Kwon Tim Z. Hernandez, Some of the Light: New and Selected Poems (Beacon Press) “ Some of the Light arrives to remind us that Hernandez has been turning over the stones, cradling them, and tumbling them in his mouth until he can taste and recite every fissure and form that must be sung. It awakens the inner light that empires, trials and tribulations, others, and even the […]
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