Joyce Oates is an American writer. Oates published her first book in 1963 and has since published 58 novels, as well as a number of plays and novellas, and many volumes of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction.
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A gripping, heartbreaking new novel about female friendship, art, and memory by the award-winning author of Where Reasons End.Fabienne is dead. Her childhood best friend, Agnès, receives the news in America, far from the French countryside where the two girls were raised--the place that Fabienne helped Agnès escape ten years ago. Now, Agnès is free...
Highly recommend this novel by Yiyun Li, like each of her books differing from the others & yet uniquely Yiyun’s distinct voice. – source
Number One Is Walking is Steve Martin’s cinematic legacy―an illustrated memoir of his legendary acting career, with stories from his most popular films and artwork by New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss.Steve Martin has never written about his career in the movies before. In Number One Is Walking, he shares anecdotes from the sets of his beloved film...
Steve Martin’s most brilliant book since “A Wealth of Pigeons” also with inspired cartoons by Harry Bliss. – source
A Greeting of the Spirit
Selected Poetry of John Keats with Commentaries
A renowned Keats scholar illuminates the poet's extraordinary career, in a new edition featuring seventy-eight verse selections with commentary.John Keats's career as a published poet spanned scarcely more than four years, cut short by his death early in 1821 at age twenty-five. Yet in this time, he produced a remarkable--and remarkably wide-rangin...
Highly recommend—a beautiful book celebrating a beautiful poet whose words were not, indeed, written in water. – source
By 2016, it was impossible to ignore an international resurgence of xenophobia. What had happened? Looking for clues, psychiatrist and historian George Makari started out in search of the idea’s origins. To his astonishment, he discovered an unfolding series of never-told stories. While a fear and hatred of strangers may be ancient, he found that t...
powerful, beautifully written book with a strong memoirist subtext. – source
From a Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times bestselling author and poet comes a galvanizing meditation on the power of art and culture to illuminate America's unresolved problem with race.*Named a Most Anticipated Title of 2022 by TIME magazine, New York Times, Bustle, and more*In the midst of civil unrest in the summer of 2020 and following ...
a remarkable book of only 130 pp. so densely packed with intelligence, passion, meaning it is virtually monumental. brilliant use of art, poetry. how James Baldwin would have been moved. "art of the essay"--enormously powerful. – source
Also recommended byMichelle Obama
great book but will need to be updated as soon as T***p leaves office. in fact, a whole new book BUNK II: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet will likely be required. – source
In this genre-defying book, best-selling memoirist and critic Daniel Mendelsohn explores the mysterious links between the randomness of the lives we lead and the artfulness of the stories we tell.Combining memoir, biography, history, and literary criticism, Three Rings weaves together the stories of three exiled writers who turned to the classics o...
a brilliant, erudite, warmly narrated work-- unclassifiable, like all of Daniel Mendelsohn's books. – source
James is so wonderful. "The Varieties of Religious Experience" is a great, great book. each chapter marvelous. James reveals himself in a footnote. imagine--Henry James's "less superficial" brother. – source
Also recommended byMark Zuckerberg
Highly recommend Mark Doty’s brilliant new book. – source
An excellent book, suffused with poetry. A 20th-century classic. – source
Also recommended byCarl Zimmer