A political and literary history and biography told through the life, career and friendships of Joseph Johnson, publisher. Johnson was an early champion of Joseph Priestly, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Henry Fuseli, and helped fuel the artistic and intellectual growth of romantics, radicals, and dissenters at the tail end of the 18th century.
A Covid memoir like no other. Pregnant, isolated, and in pain, Steines records her experience during quarantine. She weaves past and present by recalling her relationship with physical pain--as a dominatrix in NYC, a welder, and her time trapped on a homestead with her abusive partner.
Drawing from interviews with life-long friends, sociological research, and her own experience, Cohen emphasizes the importance of platonic connection and affection, especially in a digital age obsessed with romance and catered to the nuclear family. Friendship will save our lives!
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Hinata has been told by nearly everyone that he's too short to play volleyball, but he won't let that stop him. As Hinata's first year of high school begins, he finds himself on a team of underdogs that all want the same thing: to go to Nationals, and to win big in Tokyo. A heartwarming and exciting story about friendship, determination, and doing what you love.
An exploration of Arthurian Legend as well as a meditation on historical and cultural memory. This book follows a husband and wife as they search for the son they have forgotten due to a memory altering mist.
A quiet, but intense story about the disorientation caused by grief. After her mother’s death Gopi and her sisters take up squash, which becomes Gopi’s obsession in addition to being one of the only ways she can connect with her detached father. Fueled by the goal of playing in a tournament, Gopi navigates family dysfunction and the yearning of first love.
A really sweet and funny lesbian romance set in college. Momo and PG are complete opposites—Momo is a dedicated student and a chronic people pleaser, while PG is cool and a bit aloof. Will they be able to figure out their feelings amidst misunderstandings, romantic rivals, school, and, yes, a little bit of angst? I was smiling the whole way through!
Recently injured in battle, Centurion Marcus Aquila journeys north to retrieve the golden standard of the lost Ninth Legion, with hope for restoring his late father's honor. For fans of the I Survived series, The Royal Diaries, and Dear America.
A slow-burn horror story. Trapped in a volatile friendship that is slowly becoming more and more unstable, Elizabeth must toe the line between acquiescence and manipulation to keep her place in the Frankenstein household secure. A retelling that manages to add another dimension to a classic.
A viscerally claustrophobic history of a community and of a doomed marriage. Gaskill explores the seventeenth century world of his subjects with empathy, dissecting a tragedy and examining its causes--the personal and the petty as well as the political, cultural and religious.
Set in Los Angeles, these stories follow the narrator as she leads us through her romantic entanglements, her obsession with learning to tango, and her artists circle. For fans of Joan Didion & autobiographical fiction.
An unconventional story about love and friendship. Neil, middle-aged and the self-described king of unfinished projects, is willed his late professor's papers. Determined to finish a book she started, Neil investigates history, religion and philosophy, keeping his connection to her alive.
Spanning nearly forty years and following its characters from Sarajevo to Shanghai, this novel examines the many shapes of violence, home and love. Hemon's prose is breathtaking, a journey both emotional and linguistic; the story equally so. If you like character-driven historical fiction, this one is for you.
A beautiful and moving portrait of a friendship. Two girls living in rural post-war France entertain themselves by writing a book of stories. What follows is an exquisite narrative about self & personal history. Told through piercing and careful prose, this book left me wishing for 200 more pages!