We can hardly contain our excitement about DUCKS, NEWBURYPORT by Lucy Ellmann

Lucy Ellmann’s Ducks, Newburyport will appear on September 10, and we absolutely cannot wait. We love this book so much. We’d try to explain why, but really . . . just see for yourself:       When you are all sinew, struggle and solitude, your young – being soft, plump, vulnerable – may remind you of […]

Mark Bourrie Challenges Us to Retire the Word “Explorer” from the Lexicon

  The first English-language biography in nearly a century of Pierre-Esprit Radisson—pirate, cannibal, and co-founder of the Hudson’s Bay Company—is set to appear at a bookstore near you on April 2, 2019. Radisson’s story complicates all of our settled ideas about the European conquest of North America. This “eager hustler with no known scruples” was […]

Raves for Mia Couto’s RAIN AND OTHER STORIES

  Critics are loving Eric M B Becker’s English translation of Mia Couto’s Rain and Other Stories. The New York Times included Rain and Other Stories in a sneak-peek list of titles from around the world. Published in the aftermath of Mozambique’s bloody civil war, Mia Couto’s third collection seeks out the places violence could […]