The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing: A Novel

Random House #ad - The sleepwalker’s guide to dancing is an epic, the pull of hope, irreverent testimony to the bonds of love, and the power of making peace with life’s uncertainties. At least that is the story his wife, tells their daughter, prone to exaggeration, Amina, Kamala, a photographer living in Seattle. With depth, and agility, heart, debut novelist mira Jacob takes us on a deftly plotted journey that ranges from 1970s India to suburban 1980s New Mexico to Seattle during the dot.

Com boom. Told with humor and sympathy for its characters, the book serves as a bittersweet lesson in the binding power of family, even when we seek to break out from it. O: the oprah magazine   “moving forward and back in time, Jacob balances comedy and romance with indelible sorrow. The dialogue is sharp, funny, and true.

The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing: A Novel #ad - . This is a triumphant debut!”—jonathan ames, author of Wake Up, Sir!   “Comparisons of Jacob to Jhumpa Lahiri are inevitable;. When her plot springs surprises, she lets them happen just as they do in life: blindsidingly right in the middle of things. The boston globe   “This is an effortlessly gorgeous and rich book.

. Confronted by thomas’s unwillingness to explain himself, strange looks from the hospital staff, and a series of puzzling items buried in her mother’s garden, Amina soon realizes that the only way she can help her father is by coming to terms with her family’s painful past.


Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations

One World #ad - Trying to answer him honestly, and, mira has to think back to where she’s gotten her own answers: her most formative conversations about race, color, sexuality, of course, love. Written with humor and vulnerability, this deeply relatable graphic memoir is a love letter to the art of conversation—and to the hope that hovers in our most difficult questions.

Praise for good talk“emphasizes the complexities of being part of an interracial family and the struggles of parenting in the present moment. Time“good talk uses a masterful mix of pictures and words to speak on life’s most uncomfortable conversations. Io9“mira jacob just made me toss everything I thought was possible in a book-as-art-object into the garbage.

At first they are innocuous enough, but as tensions from the 2016 election spread from the media into his own family, they become much, much more complicated. A “vibrant, and vulnerable” bustle graphic memoir about American identity, and our most difficult conversations, interracial families, inventive, from the acclaimed author of The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing.

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations #ad - By turns hilarious and heart-rending, it’s exactly the book America needs at this moment. Celeste ng“how brown is too brown?”“can indians be racist?”“what does real love between really different people look like?”Like many six-year-olds, half-Indian son, Z, Mira Jacob’s half-Jewish, has questions about everything.

Her new book changes everything. Kiese laymon,  new York Times bestselling author of Heavy.


Bright Dead Things: Poems

Milkweed Editions #ad - I am beautiful. I am full of love. Building on the legacies of forebears such as frank o’Hara, Limón’s work is consistently generous and accessible—though every observed moment feels complexly thought, Sharon Olds, and Mark Doty, felt, and lived. Finalist for the national book award and national book critics circle award a best poetry book of 2015: New York Times and Buzzfeed Bright Dead Things examines the chaos that is life, and the search to find something that is ultimately “disorderly, the dangerous thrill of living in a world you know you have to leave one day, and marvelous, and ours.

A book of bravado and introspection, loses a dear parent, of 21st century feminist swagger and harrowing terror and loss, this fourth collection considers how we build our identities out of place and human contact—tracing in intimate detail the various ways the speaker’s sense of self both shifts and perseveres as she moves from New York City to rural Kentucky, ages past the capriciousness of youth, and falls in love.

Bright Dead Things: Poems #ad - . Milkweed Editions. Limón has often been a poet who wears her heart on her sleeve, but in these extraordinary poems that heart becomes a “huge beating genius machine” striving to embrace and understand the fullness of the present moment. I am dying, ” the poet writes.


Seam Crab Orchard Series in Poetry

Southern Illinois University Press #ad - As we read, we discover the profound yet fragile seam that unites the fields, rivers, and prisons of the 1971 war with the poet’s modern-day hotel, or the tragic death of a loved one with the holocaust of a nation. Moving from west texas to dubai, the narrator calls on the legacies of Willa Cather, Tomas Tranströmer, César Vallejo, from Virginia to remote villages in Bangladesh and back again, and Paul Celan to give voice to the voiceless.

As the child of bangladeshi immigrants, the poet in turn explores her own losses, as well as the complexities of bearing witness to the atrocities these war heroines endured. Throughout the volume, the narrator endeavors to bridge generational and cultural gaps even as the victims recount the horror of grief and personal loss.

Seam Crab Orchard Series in Poetry #ad - . Fierce yet loving, devastating and magical at once, Seam is a testament to the lingering potency of memory and the bravery of a nation’s victims. Winner, drake university emerging writers award, 2015 winner, 2014 winner, Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award, Binghamton University Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award, 2015 Milkweed Editions.

The poems in this captivating collection weave beauty with violence, the personal with the historic as they recount the harrowing experiences of the two hundred thousand female victims of rape and torture at the hands of the Pakistani army during the 1971 Liberation War.


Zion Crab Orchard Series in Poetry

Southern Illinois University Press #ad - Throughout the volume, the author imagines opportunities for compassion on multiple levels, from sweeping pardons to the most intimate of mercies. Zion, the latest collection of poems by TJ Jarrett, is the poignant study of the resonating effects of the civil rights movement on one family. Jarrett’s faceless narrator confesses the past through conversation and exploration with notorious Mississippi governor Theodore Bilbo: two minds, two hearts, two races at last face to face.

At once brutal and achingly tender, Jarrett’s volume itself is a vibrant and musical body, singing to all its parts. Jarrett lovingly explores the minutiae of mortality and race across three generations of “Dark Girls” who have come together one summer to grieve and to remember as one of them passes to the farther shore—a place beyond retribution, where there is only forgiveness.

Zion Crab Orchard Series in Poetry #ad - The mississippi of jarrett’s collection is alive with fireflies and locusts and murders of crows; yet for some, burning evenings, it is a wasteland of unanswered prayers, and the shades of dead or disappeared loved ones. Milkweed Editions. There, and “every heart has its solstice, the dark nights of the soul weigh long and heavy, and its ache is unrelenting.

Yet much as every solstice has an equinox, every time to kill has a time to forgive.


Less Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: A Novel

Back Bay Books #ad - Milkweed Editions. Through it all, there is his first love. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes--it would be too awkward--and you can't say no--it would look like defeat. A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" New York Times Book Review.

Winner of the pulitzer prizenational bestsellera new york times notable book of 2017a washington post top ten book of 2017A San Francisco Chronicle Top Ten Book of 2017Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Lambda Award and the California Book Award "I could not love LESS more. Ron charles, washington Post"Andrew Sean Greer's Less is excellent company.

And there is his last. Because, despite all these mishaps, Less is, above all, missteps, misunderstandings and mistakes, a love story. A scintillating satire of the american abroad, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, lyrical, " as well as "too sappy by half, by an author The New York Times has hailed as "inspired, a rumination on time and the human heart, " "elegiac, " "ingenious, " Less shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy.

Less Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: A Novel #ad - On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world. Question: how do you arrange to skip town?ANSWER: You accept them all. What would possibly go wrong? arthur less will almost fall in love in paris, accidentally book himself as the only writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, and encounter, almost fall to his death in Berlin, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm, the last person on Earth he wants to face.


Her Body and Other Parties: Stories

Graywolf Press #ad - While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own. In this electric and provocative debut, Machado bends genre to shape startling narratives that map the realities of women’s lives and the violence visited upon their bodies. A wife refuses her husband’s entreaties to remove the green ribbon from around her neck.

In their explosive originality, these stories enlarge the possibilities of contemporary fiction. Milkweed Editions. Finalist for the national book Award for Fiction“These stories vibrate with originality, queerness, sensuality and the strange. Roxane gay“in these formally brilliant and emotionally charged tales, Machado gives literal shape to women’s memories and hunger and desire.

Her Body and Other Parties: Stories #ad - And in the bravura novella “especially heinous, a show we naïvely assumed had shown it all, ghosts, generating a phantasmagoric police procedural full of doppelgängers, ” Machado reimagines every episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and girls with bells for eyes. Earthy and otherworldly, comic and deadly serious, antic and sexy, queer and caustic, Her Body and Other Parties swings from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment.

. I couldn’t put it down. Karen russellin her body and other parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. A woman recounts her sexual encounters as a plague slowly consumes humanity.