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Broken (in the best possible way)

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Furiously Happy and Let’s Pretend This Never Happened comes a deeply relatable book filled with humor and honesty about depression and anxiety.

As Jenny Lawson’s hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken, Jenny brings readers along on her mental and physical health journey, offering heartbreaking and hilarious anecdotes along the way.

With people experiencing anxiety and depression now than ever, Jenny humanizes what we all face in an all too real way, reassuring us that we’re not alone and making us laugh while doing it. From the business ideas that she wants to pitch to Shark Tank to the reason why Jenny can never go back to the post office, Broken leaves nothing to the imagination in the most satisfying way. And of course, Jenny’s long suffering husband Victor―the Ricky to Jenny’s Lucille Ball―is present throughout.

A treat for Jenny Lawson’s already existing fans, and destined to convert new ones, Broken is a beacon of hope and a wellspring of laughter when we all need it most.

Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing

Searing and extremely personal essays from the heart of working class America, shot through with the darkest elements the country can manifest cults, homelessness, and hunger while discovering light and humor in unexpected corners.

As an adult, Lauren Hough has had many identities: an airman in the U.S. Air Force, a cable guy, a bouncer at a gay club. As a child, however, she had none. Growing up as a member of the infamous cult The Children of God, Hough had her own self robbed from her. The cult took her all over the globe to Germany, Japan, Texas, Ecuador but it wasn't until her mother finally walked away that Lauren understood she could have a life beyond The Family.

Along the way, she's loaded up her car and started over, trading one life for the next. She's taken pilgrimages to the sights of her youth, been kept in solitary confinement, dated a lot of women, dabbled in drugs, and eventually found herself as what she always wanted to be: a writer. Here, as she sweeps through the underbelly of America relying on friends, family, and strangers alike she begins to excavate a new identity even as her past continues to trail her and color her world, relationships, and perceptions of self.

At once razor sharp, profoundly brave, and often very, very funny, the essays in Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing interrogate our notions of ecstasy, queerness, and what it means to live freely. Each piece is a reckoning: of survival, identity, and how to reclaim one's past when carving out a future.

Goodbye, Again: Essays, Reflections, and Illustrations

The wonderfully original author of Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too gives us a collection of touching and hilarious personal essays, stories, poems—accompanied by his trademark illustrations—covering topics such as mental health, happiness, and what it means to belong.

Jonny Sun is back with a collection of essays and other writings in his unique, funny, and heartfelt style. The pieces range from long meditations on topics like loneliness and being an outsider, to short humor pieces, conversations, and memorable one liners.

Jonny's honest writings about his struggles with feeling productive, as well as his difficulties with anxiety and depression will connect deeply with his fans as well as anyone attempting to create in our chaotic world.

It also features a recipe for scrambled eggs that might make you cry.

Jews Don’t Count

Jews Don’t Count is a book for people on the right side of history. People fighting the good fight against homophobia, disablism, transphobia and, particularly, racism. People, possibly, like you.

It is the comedian and writer David Baddiel’s contention that one type of racism has been left out of this fight. In his unique combination of reasoning, polemic, personal experience and jokes, Baddiel argues that those who think of themselves as on the right side of history have often ignored the history of anti Semitism. He outlines why and how, in a time of intensely heightened awareness of minorities, Jews don’t count as a real minority.

The Hard Crowd: Essays 2000-2020

A career spanning collection of spectacular essays about politics and culture

Rachel Kushner has established herself as a master of the essay form. In The Hard Crowd, she gathers a selection of her writing from over the course of the last twenty years that addresses the most pressing political, artistic, and cultural issues of our times—and illuminates the themes and real life terrain that underpin her fiction.

In nineteen razor sharp essays, The Hard Crowd spans literary journalism, memoir, cultural criticism, and writing about art and literature, including pieces on Jeff Koons, Denis Johnson, and Marguerite Duras. Kushner takes us on a journey through a Palestinian refugee camp, an illegal motorcycle race down the Baja Peninsula, 1970s wildcat strikes in Fiat factories, her love of classic cars, and her young life in the music scene of her hometown, San Francisco. The closing, eponymous essay is her manifesto on nostalgia, doom, and writing.

These pieces, new and old, are electric, phosphorescently vivid, and wry, and they provide an opportunity to witness the evolution and range of one of our most dazzling and fearless writers.

The Book of Difficult Fruit: Arguments for the Tart, Tender, and Unruly (with Recipes)

Inspired by twenty six fruits, essayist, poet, and pie lady Kate Lebo expertly blends natural, culinary, medical, and personal history.

A is for Aronia, berry member of the apple family, clothes stainer, superfruit with reputed healing power. D is for Durian, endowed with a dramatic rind and a shifty odor peaches, old garlic
In this work of unique invention, these and other difficult fruits serve as the central ingredients of twenty six lyrical essays (and recipes!) that range from deeply personal to botanical, from culinary to medical, from humorous to philosophical. The entries are associative, often poetic, taking unexpected turns and giving sideways insights into life, relationships, self care, modern medicine, and . What if the primary way you show love is to bake, but your partner suffers from celiac disease? Why leave in the pits for Willa Cather's Plum Jam? How can we rely on bodies as fragile as the fruits that nourish them?

Includes black and white illustrations

Everybody: A Book about Freedom

 The body is a source of pleasure and of pain, at once hopelessly vulnerable and radiant with power. In her ambitious, brilliant sixth book, Olivia Laing charts an electrifying course through the long struggle for bodily freedom, using the life of the renegade psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich to explore gay rights and sexual liberation, feminism, and the civil rights movement.

Drawing on her own experiences in protest and alternative medicine, and traveling from Weimar Berlin to the prisons of Joseph McCarthy’s America, Laing grapples with some of the most significant and complicated figures of the past century—among them Nina Simone, Christopher Isherwood, Andrea Dworkin, Sigmund Freud, Susan Sontag, and Malcolm X. Arriving at a moment in which basic bodily rights are once again imperiled, Everybody is an investigation into the forces arranged against freedom and a celebration of how ordinary human bodies can resist oppression and reshape the world.

White Magic

Author of My Body Is a Book of Rules and co editor of Shapes of Native Nonfiction: Collected Essays by Contemporary Writers, Elissa Washuta's WHITE MAGIC, a collection of linked essays which considers colonization, heartbreak, addiction, and her own practice of witchcraft, alongside Stevie Nicks, Twin Peaks, and The Oregon Trail II, to Tony Perez at Tin House Books.

Did I Say That Out Loud?: Midlife Indignities and How to Survive Them

Enjoy this hilarious and deeply insightful take on the indignities of middle age and how to weather them with grace—from the former editor in chief of Real Simple. A pure pleasure to read. (Cathi Hanauer, author of Gone) Do you hate the term “middle age?” So does Kristin van Ogtrop, who is still trying to come up with a less annoying way to describe those years when you find yourself both satisfied and outraged, confident and confused, full of appreciation but occasional disdain for the world around you. Like an intimate chat with your best friend, this mostly funny, sometimes sad, always affirming volume from longtime magazine journalist van Ogtrop is a celebration of that period of life when mild humiliations are significantly outweighed by a self actualized triumph of the spirit. Finally! Featuring stories from her own life, as well as anecdotes from her unwitting friends and family, van Ogtrop encourages you to laugh at the small irritations of midlife: neglectful children, stealth insomnia, forks that try to kill you, t.v. remotes that won’t find Netflix, abdominal muscles that can’t seem to get the job done. But also to acknowledge the things you may have lost:  innocence, unbridled optimism, smooth skin. Dear friends. Parents. It’s all here: the sublime and the ridiculous, living together in the pages of this book as they do in your heart, like a big messy family, in this no better term for it middle age.

Take the Lead

An inspiring and revealing essay about motherhood, self acceptance, and overcoming the fears that hold you back by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Open Book.

“If I want to lead myself into something greater than yesterday, I have to surrender the things that scare me and hold me back.”

Jessica Simpson collected so much emotional baggage over the course of her life that she began to feel like she couldn’t carry anything else. She knew she needed to confront her fears. She made a to do list for the life she wanted. No struggling to please everyone else. No dulling the pain. No avoiding the scary stuff. From now on, she’ll focus only on the expectations she has for herself. With her inviting warmth and trademark intimacy, Jessica reflects on the example of her daughters and son, reclaiming her power and taking the lead in her own life.

How to Raise a Feminist Son: Motherhood, Masculinity, and the Making of My Family

A mother son love story for feminists who hope to change the world, one kind boy at a time.

From teaching consent to counteracting problematic messages from the media, well meaning family, and the culture at large, there is big work to be done with our boys. This empowering book offers much needed insight and actionable advice. It's also a dazzling and deeply textured personal story of struggling, failing, and eventually succeeding at raising a feminist son. Informed by the author's work as a professor of journalism specializing in social justice movements and social media as well as by conversations with psychologists, experts, and other parents and boys, this book follows one mother's journey to raise a feminist son as a single immigrant woman of color in America. Through stories from her own life and wide ranging research, Sonora Jha shows us all how to be better feminists and better teachers of the next generation.

Each chapter concludes with a bulleted section of takeaways, and the book ends with an annotated bibliography of reading and watching recommendations for adults and children.

Save It for Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest

From Nate Powell, the National Book Award–winning artist of March, a collection of graphic nonfiction essays about living in a new era of necessary protest In seven interwoven comics essays, author and graphic novelist Nate Powell addresses living in an era of what he calls “necessary protest.” Save It for Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest is Powell’s reflection on witnessing the collapse of discourse in real time while drawing the award winning trilogy March, written by Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, this generation’s preeminent historical account of nonviolent revolution in the civil rights movement. Powell highlights both the danger of normalized paramilitary presence symbols in consumer pop culture, and the roles we play individually as we interact with our communities, families, and society at large. Each essay tracks Powell’s journey from the night of the election—promising his four year old daughter that Trump will never win, to the reality of the authoritarian presidency, protesting the administration’s policies, and navigating the complications of teaching his children how to raise their own voices in a world that is becoming increasingly dangerous and and polarized. While six of the seven essays are new, unpublished work, Powell has also included “About Face,” a comics essay first published by Popula Online that swiftly went viral and inspired him to expand his work on Save It for Later. The seventh and final essay will contextualize the myriad events of 2020 with the previous four years—from the COVID 19 pandemic to global protests in the wake of George Floyd’s murder to the 2020 presidential election itself—highlighting both the consistencies and inversions of widely shared experiences and observations amidst a massive social upheaval. As Powell moves between subjective and objective experiences raising his children—depicted in their childhood innocence as imaginary anthropomorphic animals—he reveals the electrifying sense of trust and connection with neighbors and strangers in protest. He also explores how to equip young people with tools to best make their own noise as they grow up and help shape the direction and future of this country.  

The Rejection that Changed My Life: 25+ Powerful Women on Being Let Down, Turning It Around, and Burning It Up at Work

From the groundbreaking author of Mistakes I Made at Work,comes the perfect book for anyone who needs inspiration after dealing with rejection, failure, or is searching for a new beginning in the workplace. Featuring fascinating interviews with than twenty five women, including Keri Smith, Angela Duckworth, and Roz Chast, The Rejection That Changed My Life provides an exciting new way to think about career challenges, changes, and triumphs.

Rejections don't go on your r�sum�, but they are part of every successful person's career. All of us will apply for jobs that we don't get and have ambitions that aren't fulfilled, because that is part of being a working person, part of pushing oneself to the next step professionally. While everyone deserves feel better stories, women are likely to ruminate, likely to overthink rejection until it becomes even painful a situation that the women in this collection are determined to change, and in so doing, normalize rejection and encourage others to talk about it.

Empowering and full of heart, the stories in this collection are diverse in every sense, by top women from many cultural backgrounds and in a wide variety of fields; many of their hard earned lessons are universal. There are stories from engineers, entrepreneurs, activists, comedians, professors, lawyers, chefs, and on how they coped with rejection and even experienced it as a catalyst for their own personal professional growth. Powerful, motivating, and endlessly quotable and shareable, The Rejection That Changed My Life will become the go to book for women at any stage of their career learning to navigate the workforce.

Fifty Sounds

In this dazzling debut, Polly Barton reflects on her experience of moving to the Japanese island of Sado at the age of twenty one and on her journey to becoming a literary translator. Written in fifty semi discrete entries, Fifty Sounds is a personal dictionary of the Japanese language that draws together a variety of cultural reflections – from conformity and being an outsider, to the gendering of Japanese society, and attitudes towards food and the cult of ‘deliciousness’ – alongside probing insights into the transformative powers of language learning. Candid, humane, witty and wise, Fifty Sounds is remarkable work that takes a transparent look at language itself, lifting the lid on the quietly revolutionary act of learning, speaking, and living in another language.

Our Work Is Everywhere: An Illustrated Oral History of Queer and Trans Resistance

Over the past ten years, we have witnessed the rise of queer and trans communities that have defied and challenged those who have historically opposed them. Through bold, symbolic imagery and surrealist, overlapping landscapes, queer illustrator and curator Syan Rose shines a light on the faces and voices of these diverse, amorphous, messy, real and imagined queer and trans communities.

In their own words, queer and trans organizers, artists, healers, comrades, and leaders speak honestly and authentically about their own experiences with power, love, pain, and magic to create a textured and nuanced portrait of queer and trans realities in America. The many themes include Black femme mental health, Pacific Islander authorship, fat queer performance art, disability and healthcare practice, sex worker activism, and much . Accompanying the narratives are Rose's startling and sinuous images that brings these leaders' words to visual life.

Our Work Is Everywhere is a graphic nonfiction book that underscores the brilliance and passion of queer and trans resistance.

Includes a foreword by Lambda Literary Award winning author and activist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna Samarasinha, author of Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice.

This Is How We Come Back Stronger: Feminist Writers on Turning Crisis into Change

In the spring of 2020, a rapidly spreading global pandemic changed the contemporary world. COVID 19 exposed dangerous fault lines in countries like the United States and the United Kingdom, which had long enjoyed the illusion that they were capable of handling large scale crises like this. The virus has brought to the fore institutional failures concerning public health, unemployment, and government stability, and exacerbated conditions for vulnerable and marginalized groups. Racial disparity, domestic abuse, food insecurity, and social welfare are reconsidered in the wake of a startling new reality: lockdown and severe economic precarity.

In essays, short fiction, poetry, and , writers respond to the personal and the political in the time of pandemic. Marking the one year anniversary of lockdown in the US and the UK, these pieces consider where we go from here—and remind us that, despite it all, we are not alone.

This Is How We Come Back Stronger is an essential collection for our times, featuring contributions from Glory Edim, Fatima Bhutto, Layla Saad, Juliet Jacques, Kate Mosse, Michelle Tea, Lisa Taddeo, Akasha Gloria Hull, Amelia Abraham, Virgie Tovar, and .

Ten percent of every book sold will be donated to the Third Wave Fund to support youth led gender justice activism.

Southbound: Essays on Identity, Inheritance, and Social Change

A move at age ten from a Detroit suburb to Chattanooga in 1984 thrusts Anjali Enjeti into what feels like a new world replete with Confederate flags, Bible verses, and whiteness. It is here that she learns how to get her bearings as a mixed race brown girl in the Deep South and begins to understand how identity can inspire, inform, and shape a commitment to activism. Her own evolution is a bumpy one, and along the way Enjeti, racially targeted as a child, must wrestle with her own complicity in white supremacy and bigotry as an adult.

The twenty essays of her debut collection, Southbound, tackle white feminism at a national feminist organization, the early years of the AIDS epidemic in the South, voter suppression, gun violence and the gun sense movement, the whitewashing of southern literature, the 1982 racialized killing of Vincent Chin, social media’s role in political accountability, evangelical Christianity’s marriage to extremism, and the rise of nationalism worldwide.

In our current era of great political strife, this timely collection by Enjeti, a journalist and organizer, paves the way for a path forward, one where identity drives coalition building and social change.


'Almost nothing in life is only what it seems.'Soldier, journalist, historian, author of forty books, Jan Morris led an extraordinary life, witnessing such seminal moments as the first ascent of Everest, the Suez Canal Crisis, the Eichmann Trial, The Cuban Revolution and so much . Now, in Allegorizings, published posthumously as was her wish, Morris looks back over some of the key moments of her life, and sees a multitude of meanings.From her final travels to the USA and across Europe to late journeys on her beloved trains and ships, from the deaths of her old friends Hilary and Tenzig to the enduring relationships in her own life, from reflections on identity and nations to the importance of good marmalade, it bears testimony to her uniquely kind and inquisitive take on the world.

Beginnings and Salt: Essays on a Journey through Writing and Literature

Today, Edwidge Danticat is an award winning writer. But how did she get here? Follow her literary journey from her childhood in Haiti to her relationships―both on the page and in the flesh―with other writing greats in Beginnings and Salt.

Dive into this prolific fiction writer's stories of her childhood in Haiti without her parents, who had to work an ocean away to make a better life for their family, and explore some of her lyrical creations, such as “Un/titled” and “Legend.” Edwidge Danticat's essays are a must read. As you learn about the bestselling author of Breath, Eyes, Memory, Krik? Krak!, and many incredible titles, you will find that there is no one size fits all path to authorship.

Delve into the mentorship relationships Danticat had with some other incredible authors. Danticat’s love of creative works began with, among others, greats like Lorraine Hansberry, James Baldwin, and Gabriel García Màrquez. Then, never imagining she would meet them in person, Danticat grew to love Toni Morrison and Paule Marshall through their writing. It was not until years later that she was mentored by these two women, and in a joint eulogy shows just how much they meant to her. Reacting to a potential mass shooting, Danticat also ponders what it means to live with the fear of death and how to continue to create, while “trying not to die.”

Discover how Edwidge Danticat became the award winning author she is today. In Beginnings and Salt, explore:

* The catalyst that set Danticat off into a creative life and career
* The love and encouragement of those who have helped her along the way
* Reflections that will help you on your own literary journey

Begin By Telling

Never forget /
to connect the dots /
This book is an attempt to connect a couple.

In Begin by Telling, experimental pop sensation and Polaris nominee Meg Remy spins a web out from her body to myriad corners of American hyper culture. Through illustrated lyric essays depicting memories from early childhood to present day, Remy paints a stark portrait of a spectacle driven country.

These memories are visceral. As though channel surfing, we catch glimpses of Desert Storm, the Oklahoma City Bombing, random street violence, the petrochemical industry, small town Deadheads, a toilet with uterus lining in it, the county STD clinic, and missionaries at the front door. Each is shared through language of the body; the sensation of experiencing many of the defining events and moments of a country.

These threads nimbly interweave with probing quotes and statistics, demonstrating the importance of personal storytelling, radical empathy, and the necessity of reflecting on society and one’s self within that construct.

Immersive and utterly compelling, Begin by Telling is an artifact of our time; a fascinating perspective on American culture.

Praise for Begin By Telling:

Begin By Telling explores the horrors and absurdity of being a 'girl' in the mediated warscape of America. With sharp emotional intelligence, Remy reveals a cultural systemic rot that begins with family and fractals out into school, life, the media, the government, and history. Both hallucinogenic and lucid, this work is a radical interrogation of trauma, and a literary salve for the feminist psyche. —Michelle Tea, author of Black Wave and Against Memoir: Complaints, Confessions and Criticisms


A gripping set of stories about the forces that shape girls and the adults they become. A wise and brilliant guide to transforming the self and our society.

In her powerful new book, critically acclaimed author Melissa Febos examines the narratives women are told about what it means to be female and what it takes to free oneself from them.

When her body began to change at eleven years old, Febos understood immediately that her meaning to other people had changed with it. By her teens, she defined herself based on these perceptions and by the romantic relationships she threw herself into headlong. Over time, Febos increasingly questioned the stories she’d been told about herself and the habits and defenses she’d developed over years of trying to meet others’ expectations. The values she and so many other women had learned in girlhood did not prioritize their personal safety, happiness, or freedom, and she set out to reframe those values and beliefs.

Blending investigative reporting, memoir, and scholarship, Febos charts how she and others like her have reimagined relationships and made room for the anger, grief, power, and pleasure women have long been taught to deny.

Written with Febos’ characteristic precision, lyricism, and insight, Girlhood is a philosophical treatise, an anthem for women, and a searing study of the transitions into and away from girlhood, toward a chosen self.

A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance

A stirring meditation on Black performance in America from the New York Times bestselling author of Go Ahead in the Rain

At the March on Washington in 1963, Josephine Baker was fifty seven years old, well beyond her most prolific days. But in her speech she was in a mood to consider her life, her legacy, her departure from the country she was now triumphantly returning to. “I was a devil in other countries, and I was a little devil in America, too,” she told the crowd. Inspired by these few words, Hanif Abdurraqib has written a profound and lasting reflection on how Black performance is inextricably woven into the fabric of American culture. Each moment in every performance he examines—whether it’s the twenty seven seconds in “Gimme Shelter” in which Merry Clayton wails the words “rape, murder,” a schoolyard fistfight, a dance marathon, or the instant in a game of spades right after the cards are dealt—has layers of resonance in Black and white cultures, the politics of American empire, and Abdurraqib’s own personal history of love, grief, and performance.

Abdurraqib writes prose brimming with jubilation and pain, infused with the lyricism and rhythm of the musicians he loves. With care and generosity, he explains the poignancy of performances big and small, each one feeling intensely familiar and vital, both timeless and desperately urgent. Filled with sharp insight, humor, and heart, A Little Devil in America exalts the Black performance that unfolds in specific moments in time and space—from midcentury Paris to the moon, and back down again to a cramped living room in Columbus, Ohio.

Women and Other Monsters: Building a New Mythology

A fresh cultural analysis of female monsters from Greek mythology, and an invitation for all women to reclaim these stories as inspiration for a wild, monstrous version of feminism

The folklore that has shaped our dominant culture teems with frightening female creatures. In our language, in our stories (many written by men), we underline the idea that women who step out of bounds who are angry or greedy or ambitious, who are overtly sexual or not sexy enough aren't just outside the norm. They're unnatural. Monstrous. But maybe, the traits we've been told make us dangerous and undesirable are actually our greatest strengths.

Through fresh analysis of 11 female monsters, including Medusa, the Harpies, the Furies, and the Sphinx, Jess Zimmerman takes us on an illuminating feminist journey through mythology. She guides women (and others) to reexamine their relationships with traits like hunger, anger, ugliness, and ambition, teaching readers to embrace a new image of the female hero: one that looks a lot like a monster, with the agency and power to match.

Often, women try to avoid the feeling of monstrousness, of being grotesquely alien, by tamping down those qualities that we're told fall outside the bounds of natural femininity. But monsters also get to do what other female characters damsels, love interests, and even most heroines do not. Monsters get to be complete, unrestrained, and larger than life. Today, women are becoming increasingly aware of the ways rules and socially constructed expectations have diminished us. After seeing where compliance gets us harassed, shut out, and ruled by predators women have never been ready to become repellent, fearsome, and ravenous.

Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage

Anne Lamott is my Oprah. Chicago Tribune

From the bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow comes an inspiring guide to restoring hope and joy in our lives.

In Dusk Night Dawn, Anne Lamott explores the tough questions that many of us grapple with. How can we recapture the confidence we once had as we stumble through the dark times that seem increasingly bleak? As bad newspiles up from climate crises to daily assaults on civility how can we cope? Where, she asks, do we start to our world and joy and hope and our faith in life itself back . with our sore feet, hearing loss, stiff fingers, poor digestion, stunned minds, broken hearts?

We begin, Lamott says, by accepting our flaws and embracing our humanity.

Drawing from her own experiences, Lamott shows us the intimate and human ways we can adopt to move through life's dark places and toward the light of hope that still burns ahead for all of us.

As she does in Help, Thanks, Wow and her other bestselling books, Lamott explores the thorny issues of life and faith by breaking them down into manageable, human sized questions for readers to ponder, in the process showing us how we can amplify life's small moments of joy by staying open to love and connection. As Lamott notes in Dusk Night Dawn, I got Medicare three days before I got hitched, which sounds like something an old person might do, which does not describe adorably ageless me. Marrying for the first time with a grown son and a grandson, Lamott explains that finding happiness with a partner isn't a function of age or beauty but of outlook and perspective.

Full of the honesty, humor, and humanity that have made Lamott beloved by millions of readers, Dusk Night Dawn is classic Anne Lamott thoughtful and comic, warm and wise and further proof that Lamott truly speaks to the better angels in all of us.

A History of Scars: A Memoir

From a writer whose work has been called “breathtaking and dazzling” by Roxane Gay, this moving, illuminating, and multifaceted memoir explores, in a series of essays, the emotional scars we carry when dealing with mental and physical illnesses—reminiscent of The Collected Schizophrenias and An Unquiet Mind. In this stunning debut, Laura Lee weaves unforgettable and eye opening essays on a variety of taboo topics. In “History of Scars” and “Aluminum’s Erosions,” Laura dives head first into heavier themes revolving around intimacy, sexuality, trauma, mental illness, and the passage of time. In “Poetry of the World,” Laura shifts and addresses the grief she feels by being geographically distant from her mother whom, after being diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s, is relocated to a nursing home in Korea. Through the vivid imagery of mountain climbing, cooking, studying writing, and growing up Korean American, Lee explores the legacy of trauma on a young queer child of immigrants as she reconciles the disparate pieces of existence that make her whole. By tapping into her own personal, emotional, and psychological struggles in these powerful and relatable essays, Lee encourages all of us to not be afraid to face our own hardships and inner truths.

My Inner Sky: On Embracing Day, Night, and All the Times in Between

From New York Times bestselling author Mari Andrew, a collection of essays and illustrations, divided into phases of the sky twilight, golden hour, night, and dawn that serves as a loyal companion for life's curveballs

A whole, beautiful life is only made possible by the wide spectrum of feelings that exist between joy and sorrow. In this insightful and warm book, writer and illustrator Mari Andrew explores all the emotions that make up a life, in the process offering insights about trauma and healing, the meaning of home and the challenges of loneliness, finding love in the most unexpected of places from birds nesting on a sculpture to a ride on the subway and a resounding case for why sometimes you have to put yourself in the path of magic.

My Inner Sky empowers us to transform everything that's happened to us into something meaningful, reassurance that even in our darkest times, there's light and beauty to be found.

Festival Days

A searing and exhilarating new collection from the award winning author of
The Boys of My Youth
In Zanesville

who “honors the beautiful, the sacred, and the comic in life” (Sigrid Nunez, National Book Award–winner for
The Friend)
A New York Times Book Review Editors’ ChoiceWhen “The Fourth State of Matter,” her now famous piece about a workplace massacre at the University of Iowa was published in The New Yorker, Jo Ann Beard immediately became one of the most influential writers in America, forging a path for a new generation of young authors willing to combine the dexterity of fiction with the rigors of memory and reportage, and in the process extending the range of possibility for the essay form. Now, with Festival Days, Beard brings us the culmination of her groundbreaking work. In these nine pieces, she captures both the small, luminous moments of daily existence and those instants when life and death hang in the balance, ranging from the death of a beloved dog to a relentlessly readable account of a New York artist trapped inside a burning building, as well as two triumphant, celebrated pieces of short fiction. Here is an unforgettable collection destined to be embraced and debated by readers and writers, teachers and students. Anchored by the title piece––a searing journey through India that brings into focus questions of mortality and love—Festival Days presents Beard at the height of her powers, using her flawless prose to reveal all that is tender and timeless beneath the way we live now.

Wonderworks: The 25 Most Powerful Inventions in the History of Literature

A brilliant examination of literary inventions through the ages, from ancient Mesopotamia to Elena Ferrante, that shows how writers have created technical breakthroughs—rivaling any scientific inventions—and engineering enhancements to the human heart and mind.Literature is a technology like any other. And the writers we revere—from Homer, Shakespeare, Austen, and others—each made a unique technical breakthrough that can be viewed as both a narrative and neuroscientific advancement. Literature’s great invention was to address problems we could not solve: not how to start a fire or build a boat, but how to live and love; how to maintain courage in the face of death; how to account for the fact that we exist at all. Wonderworks reviews the blueprints for twenty five of the most powerful developments in the history of literature. These inventions can be scientifically shown to alleviate grief, trauma, loneliness, anxiety, numbness, depression, pessimism, and ennui—all while sparking creativity, courage, love, empathy, hope, joy, and positive change. They can be found all throughout literature—from ancient Chinese lyrics to Shakespeare’s plays, poetry to nursery rhymes and fairy tales, and crime novels to slave narratives. An easy to understand exploration of the new literary field of story science, Wonderworks teaches you everything you wish you learned in your English class. Based on author Angus Fletcher’s own research, it is an eye opening and thought provoking work that offers us a new understanding of the power of literature.

You're Leaving When?: Adventures in Downward Mobility

From the New York Times bestselling author of I See You Made an Effort comes a timely and hilarious chronicle of downward mobility, financial and emotional.

With signature sharp wit (NPR), Annabelle Gurwitch gives irreverent and empathetic voice to a generation hurtling into their next chapter with no safety net and proves that our no frills new normal doesn't mean a deficit of humor.

In these essays, Gurwitch embraces homesharing, welcoming a housing insecure young couple and a bunny rabbit into her home. The mother of a college student in recovery who sheds the gender binary, she relearns to parent, one pronoun at a time. She wades into the dating pool in a Miss Havisham inspired line of lingerie and flunks the magic of tidying up.

You're Leaving When? is for anybody who thought they had a semblance of security but wound up with a fragile economy and a blankie. Gurwitch offers stories of resilience, adaptability, low rent redemption, and the kindness of strangers. Even in a muted Zoom.

Hungry Hearts: Essays on Courage, Desire, and Belonging

Sixteen innovators, creatives, and thought leaders Austin Channing Brown, Sue Monk Kidd, and Luvvie Ajayi Jones, among others share intimate stories of uncovering beauty and potential through moments of fear, loss, heartbreak, and uncertainty.

If you are looking for a little bit of gentleness, a warm word from writers you can trust, well, here it is. Glamour

Over the course of four years, the traveling love rally called Together Live brought together diverse storytellers for epic evenings of laughter, music, and hard won wisdom to huge audiences across the country. Well known womxn (and the occasional man) from all walks of life shared their most vulnerable truths in a radical act of love, paving the way for healing in the face of adversity.

Now, off the stage and on the pages of Hungry Hearts, sixteen of these beloved speakers offer moving, inspiring, deeply personal essays as a reminder that we can heal from grief and that divisions can be repaired. Bozoma Saint John opens herself up to love after loss; Cameron Esposito confronts the limits of self reliance in the wake of divorce; Ashley C. Ford learns to trust herself for the first time. A heartfelt anthology of transformation, self discovery, and courage that also includes essays by Luvvie Ajayi Jones, Amena Brown, Austin Channing Brown, Natalie Guerrero, Sue Monk Kidd, Connie Lim (MILCK), Nkosingiphile Mabaso, Jillian Mercado, Priya Parker, Geena Rocero, Michael Trotter and Tanya Blount Trotter of The War and Treaty, and Maysoon Zayid, Hungry Hearts shows how reconnecting with our own burning, undeniable intuition points us toward our unique purpose and the communities where we most belong.

Big Time

The debut collection of raucous, dark, strange, satirical stories from the former Late Show with Stephen Colbert writer and New Yorker contributor, featuring a foreword by Stephen Colbert

A bride so desperate to get in shape for her wedding that she enrolls in a new kind of workout program that promises the moon but costs than she bargained for. A snowman who, on the wish of a child, comes to life in a decidedly less savory way than in the childhood classic. And in the title story, a time hopping 1940s starlet tries to claw her way to the top in modern day Hollywood, despite being ridiculously unwoke.

In this uproarious, addictive debut, Jen Spyra takes a culture that seems almost beyond parody and holds it up to a funhouse mirror, immersing the reader in a world of prehistoric influencers, woodland creatures plagued by millennial neuroses, and an all out birthday bash determined to be the most lavish celebration of all time, by any means necessary.

Welcome, brave soul, to the world of Jen Spyra.

Lolita in the Afterlife: On Beauty, Risk, and Reckoning with the Most Indelible and Shocking Novel of the Twentieth Century

A vibrant collection of sharp and essential modern pieces on the perennially controversial Lolita, by a wide range of celebrated writers, edited by the daughter of Lolita's original publisher.

In 1958, Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita was published in the United States to immediate controversy. More than sixty years later, it is important than ever to discuss this complex novel. Now, having commissioned original contributions by Cheryl Strayed, Roxane Gay, Erika Sánchez, Sloane Crosley, Andre Dubus III, Ian Frazier, Lauren Groff, Stacy Schiff, Emily Mortimer, Victor LaValle, and many , Jenny Minton Quigley examines how we read Lolita today.

Lolita both exists in and exemplifies many of the issues at the forefront of our current national discourse: art and politics, race and whiteness, gender and power, sexual trauma. Jenny, the daughter of Walter J. Minton, who published Lolita at G. P. Putnam's Sons after it had been rejected by five other American publishers, brings a unique vantage point to this conversation. In her introduction she tells the amazing true story of the original publication, a risk Walter took despite the very real possibility that he could be prosecuted and go to jail (and which, by the way, included Walter's daring flight through a storm to meet Nabokov and strike the deal).

Lolita in the Afterlife is a riveting examination of the bright and dark spell that Nabokov's indelible novel left and still leaves on the cultural landscape. As these prominent writers of the twenty first century attest, Lolita lives on, in an afterlife as blinding as a supernova.

Who Will Pay Reparations On My Soul? Essays

Ranging from Ta Nehisi Coates’s case for reparations to Toni Morrison’s revolutionary humanism to D’Angelo’s simmering blend of R and racial justice, Jesse McCarthy’s bracing essays investigate with virtuosic intensity the art, music, literature, and political stances that have defined the twenty first century. Even as our world has suffered through successive upheavals, McCarthy contends, “something was happening in the world of culture: a surging and unprecedented visibility at every level of black art making.” Who Will Pay Reparations on My Soul? reckons with this resurgence, arguing for the central role of art and intellectual culture in an age of widening inequality and moral crisis.

McCarthy reinvigorates the essay form as a space not only for argument but for experimental writing that mixes and chops the old ways into new ones. In “Notes on Trap,” he borrows a conceit from Susan Sontag to reveal the social and political significance of trap music, the drug soaked strain of Southern hip hop that, as he puts it, is “the funeral music that the Reagan Revolution deserves.” In “Back in the Day,” McCarthy, a black American raised in France, evokes his childhood in Paris through an elegiac account of French rap in the 1990s. In “The Master’s Tools,” the relationship between Spanish painter Diego Velázquez and his acolyte slave, Juan de Pareja, becomes the lens through which Kehinde Wiley’s paintings are viewed, while “To Make a Poet Black” explores the hidden blackness of Sappho and the erotic power of Phillis Wheatley. Essays on John Edgar Wideman, Claudia Rankine, and Colson Whitehead survey the state of black letters. In his title essay, McCarthy takes on the question of reparations, arguing that true progress will not come until Americans remake their institutions in the service of true equality. As he asks, “What can reparations mean when the damage cannot be accounted for in the only system of accounting that a society recognizes?”

For readers of Teju Cole’s Known and Strange Things and Mark Greif’s Against Everything, McCarthy’s essays portray a brilliant young critic at work, making sense of our disjointed times while seeking to transform our understanding of race and art, identity and representation.

Spilt Milk: Memoirs

What role does a mother play in raising thoughtful, generous children? In her literary debut, internationally award winning writer Courtney Zoffness considers what we inherit from generations past―biologically, culturally, spiritually―and what we pass on to our children. Spilt Milk is an intimate, bracing, and beautiful exploration of vulnerability and culpability. Zoffness relives her childhood anxiety disorder as she witnesses it manifest in her firstborn; endures brazen sexual advances by a student in her class; grapples with the implications of her young son’s cop obsession; and challenges her Jewish faith. Where is the line between privacy and secrecy? How do the stories we tell inform who we become?

Notes From the Bathroom Line: Humor, Art, and Low-grade Panic from 150 of the Funniest Women in Comedy

A collection of never before seen humor pieces—essays, satire, short stories, poetry, cartoons, artwork, and —from than 150 of the biggest female comedians today, curated by Amy Solomon, a producer of the hit HBO shows Silicon Valley and Barry. With contributions from:

Lolly Adefope • Maria Bamford • Aisling Bea • Lake Bell • Rachel Bloom • Rhea Butcher • Nicole Byer • D’Arcy Carden • Aya Cash • Karen Chee • Margaret Cho • Mary H.K. Choi • Amanda Crew • Rachel Dratch • Beanie Feldstein • Jo Firestone • Briga Heelan • Samantha Irby • Emily V. Gordon • Patti Harrison • Mary Holland • Jen Kirkman • Lauren Lapkus • Riki Lindhome • Kate Micucci • Natalie Morales • Aparna Nancherla • Yvonne Orji • Lennon Parham • Chelsea Peretti • Alexandra Petri • Natasha Rothwell • Amber Ruffin • Andrea Savage • Kristen Schaal • Megan Stalter • Beth Stelling • Cecily Strong • Sunita Mani • Geraldine Viswanathan • Michaela Watkins • Mo Welch • Sasheer Zamata • and many .

More than four decades ago, the groundbreaking book Titters: The First Collection of Humor by Women showcased the work of some of the leading female comedians of the 1970s like Gilda Radner, Candice Bergen, and Phyllis Diller. The book became an essential time capsule of an era, the first of its kind, that opened doors for many funny women to smash the comedy glass ceiling.

Today, brilliant women continue to push the boundaries of just how funny—and edgy—they can be in a field that has long been dominated by men. In Notes from the Bathroom Line, Amy Solomon brings together all new material from some of the funniest women in show business today—award winning writers, stand up comedians, actresses, cartoonists, and .

Notes from the Bathroom Line proves there are no limits to how funny, bad ass, and revolutionary women can—and continue—to be.

De fundamenten

Hoe komen we uit deze crisis? Dat is de vraag die Ramsey Nasr, een van Nederlands meest veelzijdige kunstenaars, zichzelf stelt.

De pandemie legt volgens Nasr bloot wat we lange tijd niet wilden zien: het politieke en economische systeem heeft de fundamenten van onze samenleving aangetast. In een uiterst persoonlijk en tegelijk rationeel betoog ontleedt Nasr de corona en klimaatcrisis als twee rampen die wezenlijk met elkaar verbonden zijn. Stap voor stap bevraagt hij onze gehele westerse manier van leven. Aan de hand van kunstenaars als Boccaccio, Rilke en Van Gogh houdt Nasr een pleidooi om onze plek op aarde en ons idee van geluk radicaal te herzien, niet als zweverig ideaal, maar puur uit lijfsbehoud.

De fundamenten is daarmee naast een indringende hartenkreet een politieke oproep tot opstand. Tegenover de chaos van deze tijd plaatst Nasr een urgent maar hoopvol geluid voor een land en wereld in crisis.

Corpsing: My Body and Other Horror Shows

Nora Ephron meets Bram Stoker in Sophie White's vivid and ambitious literary non fiction collection. White asks uncomfortable questions about the lived reality of womanhood in the 21st century, and the fear that must be internalised in order to find your path through it. White balances vivid storytelling with sharp witted observations about the horrors of grief, mental illness, and the casual and sometimes hilarious cruelty of life.

Night Rooms

“In a horror movie, an infected character may hide a bite or rash, an urge, an unwellness. She might withdraw or act out, or behave as if nothing is the matter, nothing has happened. Any course of action opposite saying how she feels suggests suffering privately is preferable to the anticipated betrayal of being cast out.”

Night Rooms is a poetic, intimate collection of personal essays that weaves together fragmented images from horror films and cultural tropes to meditate on anxiety and depression, suicide, body image, identity, grief, and survival.

Whether competing in shopping mall beauty pageants, reflecting on childhood monsters and ballet lessons, or recounting dark cultural ephemera while facing grief and authenticity in the digital age, Gina Nutt’s shifting style echoes the sub genres that Night Rooms highlights—spirit haunted slow burns, possession tales, slashers, and revenge films with a feminist bent.

Refracting life through the lens of horror films, Night Rooms masterfully leaps between reality and movies, past and present—because the “final girl’s” story is ultimately a survival story told another way.

Tie, totuus ja kuolema

Esseitä kuolemasta ja elämästä ja matkoista niiden välillä.

Silvia Hosseinin toisessa esseekokoelmassa kuljetaan kohti väistämätöntä – muutaman mutkan kautta. Esseissä retkeillään maailmalle ja minuuteen, luetaan kirjallisuutta ja historiaa ja etsitään merkityksiä totuttujen totuuksien takaa. Matka taittuu välillä teheranilaisessa taksissa, välillä linnuntietä.

Kokoelmassa tarkastellaan ruumiillisuutta, feminismiä ja maskuliinisuutta, rahaa ja valtaa, kauneutta ja menetystä. Esseissä koetaan nautintoa ja kuplivaa iloa, mutta myös kipua ja kuristavaa surua. Ennen kaikkea teos kysyy, miten kuolemaan pitäisi suhtautua. Voiko sen kanssa tulla toimeen?


I told you this was a thirst so great it could carve rivers.

This fierce debut from award winning writer Evelyn Araluen confronts the tropes and iconography of an unreconciled nation with biting satire and lyrical fury. Dropbear interrogates the complexities of colonial and personal history with an alternately playful, tender and mournful intertextual voice, deftly navigating the responsibilities that gather from sovereign country, the spectres of memory and the debris of settler coloniality. This innovative mix of poetry and essay offers an eloquent witness to the entangled present, an uncompromising provocation of history, and an embattled but redemptive hope for a decolonial future.

Taking a Long Look: Essays on Culture, Literature and Feminism in Our Time

One of our most vital and incisive writers on literature, feminism, and knowing one's self

For nearly fifty years, Vivian Gornick's essays, written with her characteristic clarity of perception and vibrant prose, have explored feminism and writing, literature and culture, politics and personal experience. Drawing writing from the course of her career, All That is Given illuminates one of the driving themes behind Gornick's work: that the painful process of understanding one's self is what binds us to the larger world.

In these essays, Gornick explores the lives and literature of Alfred Kazin, Mary McCarthy, Diana Trilling, Philip Roth, Joan Didion, and Herman Melville; the cultural impact of Silent Spring and Uncle Tom's Cabin; and the characters you might only find in a New York barber shop or midtown bus terminal. Even , All That Is Given brings back into print her incendiary essays, first published in the Village Voice, championing the emergence of the women's liberation movement of the 1970s.

Alternately crackling with urgency or lucid with insight, the essays in All That Is Given demonstrate one of America's most beloved critics at her best.

White Space: Essays on Culture, Race, Writing

Sometime in her twenties, Jennifer De Leon asked herself, “What would you do if you just gave yourself permission?” While her parents had fled Guatemala over three decades earlier when the country was in the grips of genocide and civil war, she hadn’t been back since she was a child. She gave herself permission to return—to relearn the Spanish that she had forgotten, unpack her family’s history, and begin to make her own way. Alternately honest, funny, and visceral, this powerful collection follows De Leon as she comes of age as a Guatemalan American woman and learns to navigate the space between two worlds. Never rich or white enough for her posh college, she finds herself equally adrift in her first weeks in her parents’ home country. During the years to follow, she would return to Guatemala again and again, meet ex guerrillera and genocide survivors, get married in the old cobblestoned capital of Antigua, and teach her newborn son about his roots.  

Excavate!: The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall

This is a book about Mark E. Smith and The Fall or precisely, their ever influential world. The Fall were so many things, so many worlds; if you got it (and not everyone did), they represented everything. 'To 50,000 Fall Fans: please buy this inspired inspiring, profound provocative, beautiful bonkers Book of Revelations, choc stock full of loving Acts by true Apostles, simultaneously both the scrapbook you wished you'd kept and a portal to futures pasts, known unknown, a Fantastic Celebration of this Nation's Saving Grace.'DAVID PEACE'Mind blowing . there is so much to enjoy in this brilliant book.'TIM BURGESS'A container sized treasure trove bursting at the hinges with strangeness and wonder . I strongly advise you to buy it.'MAXINE PEAKEThis is not a book about a rock band. This is not even a book about Mark E Smith. This is a book about The Fall group or precisely, their world.Over a prolific forty year career, the Fall created a world that was influential, idiosyncratic and fiercely original and defied simple categorisation.Their frontman and lyricist Mark E. Smith spun opaque tales that resisted conventional understanding; the Fall's worldview was an education in its own right. Who wouldn't want to be armed with a working knowledge of M. R. James, shipping dock procedures, contemporary dance, Manchester City and Can? The group inspired and shaped the lives of those who listened to and tried to make sense of their work.Bringing together previously unseen artwork, rare ephemera and handwritten material, alongside essays by a slate of fans, EXCAVATE! is a vivid, definitive record an illumination of the dark corners of the Fall's wonderful and frightening world.'[EXCAVATE! is] an insane hardback fanzine of found items from one of Mark E. Smith's carrier bags and essays by a really fascinating variety of people . this whole book is the most wonderful, unashamedly intellectual, pretentious, ridiculous, exciting hymn to this incredible group.'ANDY MILLER, BACKLISTED
Excavate! is testament to the power such an effort sets out to rationalise, domesticate and destroy, placing The Fall in the hidden heart of the last 40 years of contemporary art.'
'A satisfying reminder of Smith's scabrous wit, unique visual style and rich literary hinterland.'
'A thoroughly engrossing, insightful and immersive trawl through the wonderfully strange Fall world'

To Hell with It: Of Sin and Sex, Chicken Wings, and Dante’s Entirely Ridiculous, Needlessly Guilt-Inducing Inferno

Dante published his ambitious and unusual poem, Divine Comedy, than seven hundred years ago. In the ensuing centuries countless retellings, innumerable adaptations, tens of thousands of fiery sermons from Catholic bishops and Baptist preachers, all those New Yorker cartoons, and masterpieces of European art have afforded Dante’s fictional apparition of hell unending attention and credibility. Dinty W. Moore did not buy in. Moore started questioning religion at a young age, quizzing the nuns in his Catholic school, and has been questioning it ever since. Yet after years of Catholic school, religious guilt, and persistent cultural conditioning, Moore still can’t shake the feelings of inadequacy, and asks: What would the world be like if eternal damnation was not hanging constantly over our sheepish heads? Why do we persist in believing a myth that merely makes us miserable? In To Hell with It, Moore reflects on and pokes fun at the over seriousness of religion in various texts, combining narratives of his everyday life, reflections on his childhood, and religion’s influence on contemporary culture and society.  

S trademark gruesomeness and weirdness which I ve come to expect but still a strange enough case to be worthy of Hayder s talent Flea s story however is the one that gets the reader s blood thumping Not exactly a mystery as we learn the facts as uickly as Flea does but pure thriller What Hayder has done in this book is examine her main characters personalities and moral boundaries From earlier books we now what Jack is capable of but he has shown determinedly to prove himself the better man he The Phenomena and Diosemeia of Aratus knows he can be Flea we ve only seen from one side this novel tests her boundaries and between them both Mo Hayder has created two very uniue main character detectives for a police procedural series Are they likable Can they be likable What does it say about the reader if he does like them Personally I did not like Jack the first time I met him in Birdman but I grew to like him uite uickly At this time I do still like both Flea and Jack but with caveats and I must see what the next book brings before I make any final decisions But whether I like them or not as persons I love them as the uniue distinct detective team in Hayder s twisted thrillers with plots that no one else could write Anyone who s read my reviews on Birdman and The Treatmentnows I have a soft spot for Mo HayderEven though she let me down in Ritual by veering away from Caffrey s storyline regarding his brother I cannot forget how those first two novels hit me like a bag of bricks In Ritual she introduced a new character Flea and I wasn t een on her I was much too resentful of where t Unfortunately there were too many I can t exactly believe this would really happen moments in this book I have enjoyed Hayder s books in the past and given them high ratings but this one didn t deliver as well as her previous books in this series Oh dear I don t seem to be doing very well with books at the moment I now that I m a fairly harsh critic and I rarely give five stars unless I LOVE a book But this is getting silly Another 1 review Enjoyed the last book I read of Mo s but this wasn t a patch on that Found the start uite gripping but for Me It Gradually Went On A Downward Spiral My Least it gradually went on a downward spiral My least of the Jack Caffery series so far Thus this three stars are in fact two and a half rounded up Skin takes place a few days after the events described in the previous book Ritual It s dark and macabre as a Mo Hayder book it s supposed to be but this time it didn t feel as usualI had some difficulties in getting into the story For me the beginning of this book is a bit too jumbled for my taste and it wasn t easy to follow Again some of my difficulties had to do with police related expressions the author uses to describe different positions in the force or weapons they use everything abbreviated that I don t Early FM Radio know what they are supposed to meanThen there was a je ne sais uois in Phoebe Flea Marley s story that made me fro. Wonder whether their relationship could go beyond the professionalAnd then she finds something that changes everything Not only is it far too close to home for comfort but it's so horrifying that shenows that nothing will ever be the same againAnd that this time no one not even Caffery can help her. Skin AUTHOR Mo HayderEver since I discovered Mo Hayder last year I BECAME UITE A FAN OF HER WRITING ESPECIALLY THE uite a fan of her writing especially the about inspector Caffery They were exciting nervewrecking and gross The last Caffery I ve read Ritual brought a really dark undertone to it all dealing with the African Muti and Tokoloshe I was thrilled to now that all of that would continue in Skin as would Flea Marley returnAlas this turned out to be everything I hoped it wouldn t be A to be everything I hoped it wouldn t be A so great seuelThe plot seems interesting at first judging by the blurb A serial iller who skins animals as well as humans This would become another gross read like Birdman and The Treatment The skinning however is Religious Authority in the Spanish Renaissance kept to a bare minimum and apart from a dog and a rabbit you can take that uite literallyThe whole reason behind the skinning andilling that did happen escaped me I never got the satisfying explanation her other books had Too bad cause there is uite some potential hereThe search for the The Intentional Brain killer is also a turn off It s all dark until one connection between two victims is made and from there on it s obvious whodunnit Even then remains the uestion why skin take a lil bit of skin them It s actually not until Caffery enters the house of theiller that we now he skinned them Then there is Flea Marley In Ritual she was a pretty cool sidekick to Caffery but they barely crossed paths whatsoever here She was completely minding her own business here That business made her become someone completely different Not "the likeable Flea from Ritual but rather an annoying character who happens to enter the main storyline way too much Because " likeable Flea from Ritual but rather an annoying character who happens to enter the main storyline way too much Because all the drama going on in her own personal life she chooses to go against the law several times which made her act out of character ot so I thinkEverything in this book takes place about a week after the events in Ritual so the Tokoloshe stuff is all uite fresh Where in Ritual everything about this creature was wrapped in mist here things were revealed a bit Even though it was an interesting thing in Ritual and fitted nicely in the bigger picture I felt that he was ept around just to make things a bit easier for Caffery and FleaAt the end the story is clealy not finished so I truly hope Hayder picks up her game and delivers again cause I d hate to see the storyline lead out in Ritual shrivel down to this and less Skin immediately proves Mo Hayder to be even ambitious than I thought Not so much the fourth book in the Jack Caffery series as an immediate seuel to the third book Ritual what we have here is a panoramic widescreen mystery told on a huge tapestry The book picks up a week after the end of Ritual and once again stars Caffery and diver Flea Marley only this time it Maryland in Black and White keeps them apart for much of the story as they wrestle with two very differentinds of fallout from the events that occurred in the previous book There s all the usual stuff that makes Hayder s work so compelling a twist. When the decomposed body of a young woman is found by near railway tracks just outside Bristol one hot May morning all indications are that she's committed suicide That's how the police want it too all neatly suared and tidied awayBut DI Jack Caffery is not so sure He is on the trail of someone preda. Ed crime at the heart of the plot pitch black humor morally ambiguous protagonists but as I read this one it struck me that one thing Hayder does so well in these last two books is to Move The Action Out Of London And the action out of London and the rural corners of Southwest England between Bath and Bristol It s out here that she s able to plumb some increasingly creepy depths playing with the darkness that lurks in the forests and uarries instead of the urban streets and alleys that are often the setting of contemporary mysteries There s no good reason I can think of why Hayder s work isn t "Better Known In This Country " known in this country mind tended to wander a little while reading this book I think it was partly due to the writing itself There were some paragraphs that I couldn t understand had to re read look up British slang or just move on The writing seemed erratic and disjointed so it confused me a little then later I got the gist This book picks up a week after the previous book Ritual ends and it leaves us with a cliffhanger The book entails Caffery and Flea doing their things suicides murders and one sick doctor I don t really like what either of the protagonists do in this book I hope the next one is better I have been binge reading this series over the last few months and I have yet to find a single fault with itThis installment in the Ja A solid 35 stars If you like a story involving serial murder missing persons gathering and analysis of forensic evidence and the complexities of human relationships particularly those involving family this book is for you The author takes us scuba diving in a uarry with Flea the female lead character searching for a body in murky water that has been a favorite site for those committing suicide I don t mean to state this lightly But the bodies of two missing women isn t going to be that easy And so begins a tale in which the lives of the missing women will be torn asunder and minutely examined in an attempt to learn where they are and how their lives came to a premature end Reason for Reading Next in the series and Mo Hayder is my favourite author in the world at the momentSummary A suicide is found and everything points to case closed though the ex husband does show concern that things don t seem right When another suicide with the same MO shows up Jack Caffery asks to be put on the case as he has found some connections between the two At the same time celebrity rich girl Misty Kitson has simply vanished and police diver Flea Marley has been called in to search a few lakes and a uarry Flea and Jack do not work together in this novel they are off on their own this time Jack s case takes him to a very strange human being and a sick prolific serial iller while Flea is hit out of the blue by a family problem that she must deal with and it is something that will change her life foreverComments First off the mystery story was uite good it did lack Hayder. Tory someone who hides in the shadows and can slip into houses unseenAnd for the first time in a very long time he feels scaredPolice Diver Flea Marley is working alongside Caffery Having come to terms with the loss of her parents and with the traumas of her past safely behind her she's beginning to. ,

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13 09 2019Read Hindi stories by famous Indian writers The collection includes Hindi love stories, inspirational stories and stories with moral lessons You are reading story at yourstoryclub Hindi Short Stories Story with Tag Hindi Story Read easily doable tips for short story authors to increase their online reader base Read all tips

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