"In me, there is the red of miry clay, the brown of spring floods, the gold of ripening tobacco. All of these hues are me; I am, in the deepest sense, colored." From these fertile soils of love, land, identity, family, and race emerges The Home Place, a big-hearted, unforgettable memoir by ornithologist and professor of ecology J. Drew Lanham.
Finalist for the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction
New York Times Bestseller
"Sy Montgomery's The Soul of an Octopus does for the creature what Helen Macdonald's H Is for Hawk did for raptors." (New Statesman, UK)
Starred Booklist and Library Journal Editors' Spring Pick
Soon to be an HBO series, book one in the New York Times bestselling Neapolitan quartet about two friends growing up in post-war Italy is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted family epic by Italy's most beloved and acclaimed writer, Elena Ferrante, "one of the great novelists of our time." (Roxana Robinson, The New York Times)
As seen on the cover of the New York Times Book Review, where it was described as -gloriously unsettling... evoking Toni Morrison, Haruki Murakami, Angela Carter, Edgar Allan Poe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Chris Abani and even Emily Dickinson, - and already one of the year's most widely acclaimed novels:
From personal loss to phantom diseases, "The Empathy Exams" is a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize
"A "Publishers Weekly "Top Ten Essay Collection of Spring 2014"
A brilliant exploration of the natural, medical, psychological, and political facets of fertility
One of The New York Times Book Review's "10 Best Books of 2015"
An NYRB Classics Original
A FACINATING TRAVEL MEMOIR THAT WILL ALTER THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT THE BUMBLEBEE
In this moving memoir of health and illness Tova Bailey watches a snail on her night stand, living a life that mirrors the limitations of her own. What follows is an incredibly compelling story of companionship and beauty in the most unexpected of creatures.
Book covers matter, and Amberlough is wrapped in a fantastic one. Flames lick up the sides of a red stage, framing a man with dark black skin wrapped in a luxurious cream boa. A white-skinned woman stands in front of him, sporting a perfectly cut black suit, bowtie, and wry smile. Disembodied hands applaud the two striking performers. A cover is sometimes called the clothing of books, and the citizens of Amberlough care deeply about appearances; it’s a fitting jacket for a story full of heat and flame. Amberlough dazzles and fizzes with drunkenness, jewels, and treachery. The characters must choose between losing everything—including their integrity—to protect the ones they love and losing everything for absolutely nothing at all. The narrative starts at a rapid pace and doesn’t slow down for the reader to catch her breath. As seductive as it is terrifying, this novel will make your pulse race and not just from the clever jokes about the subjunctive mood. Lara Elena Donnelly will be reading at Carmichael’s Bookstore on Frankfort Ave. on Friday, February 17th at 7pm.