'Voyage of the Sable Venus' by Robin Coste Lewis

The first time that I picked up Voyage of the Sable Venus by Robin Coste Lewis was shortly after its release, in a New York City bookstore. I flipped through the book’s pages, read a couple poems, and then moved on (walking out of the store empty-handed). The second time that I encountered Voyage of… read more

'The Gods of Tango' by Carolina De Robertis

There’s a way a novel can preserve stories, especially the stories of women, especially of marginalized people, that would otherwise be lost to us. We know these people existed, that they’ve always existed, but their lives have gone unrecorded… read more

'On the Move: A Life' by Oliver Sacks

In this satisfyingly unguarded new memoir, Sacks finally trains his tremendous observational skills and curiosity onto the particulars of his personal life… read more

'Muse' by Jonathan Galassi

Jonathan Galassi does a superb job of offering a meticulously observed peek behind the curtain of the book publishing world, complete with an eclectic cast of outsized characters…. read more

Finding Charles Jackson

If you’re asking yourself who this Charles Jackson is, or why you’d want to read anything he wrote, you’re probably not alone…. read more

'The Woman Upstairs' by Claire Messud

In her new novel, The Woman Upstairs, Messud takes the heart of a woman whose heart has been long-dormant, opens it up, layer by pumping layer, and by novel’s end, sets that heart on fire…. read more