jueves, 9 de febrero de 2017

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George Saunders

The Tenth of December author has written his first novel with Lincoln in the Bardo, which imagines President Lincoln grieving beside his son's grave as he's visited by a series of otherworldly guests.

Sophie Kinsella

The author of the Shopaholic series turns her attention to our collective social media obsession with My Not So Perfect Life—and gets real about the pursuit of perfection.



Min Jin Lee's Favorite Books That Define Love

The Pachinko author says every book is a labor of love. So here she shares the novels that—to her—are the very essence of love.
Lee suggests:

Christina Baker Kline's Favorite Books on Resilience

The Orphan Train author is back with A Piece of the World, inspired by the hardscrabble life of an artist's muse. Here are her picks for overcoming hardship.
Kline suggests:

Pankaj Mishra's Top Picks for Understanding an Angry World

How do we explain the current wave of rage in today's society? The author shares the books that informed the Age of Anger.
Mishra suggests:

Katie Kitamura's Favorite Books About Marriage

We asked the author of A Separation to tell us about her selections about the inner workings of married life.
Kitamura suggests:


Elan Mastai

All Our Wrong Todays is a time travel tale that throws its protagonist from the 1950s version of today into an alternative reality (namely, ours). Mastai talks respecting time travel science and choosing lives we want.


Swimming Lessons

by Claire Fuller (Goodreads Author)
In this mystery a woman writes a series of letters to her husband, telling him the truth about their marriage, and hides them in the books he collects. Then she disappears. Years later the woman's daughter looks for her mother—and answers that are hidden around her.

The Refugees

by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Goodreads Author)
This new collection of short stories from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer explores questions of immigration and identity as Vietnamese refugees are pulled between their homeland and their lives in the U.S.

The Orphan's Tale

by Pam Jenoff (Goodreads Author)
In this World War II novel a friendship forms between a Jewish trapeze artist and a Dutch unwed mother as they find refuge with a traveling circus. It's a story that examines how a family can form despite the harshest environments.

The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas (Goodreads Author)
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this debut YA novel follows a teen who sees a police officer shoot and kill her friend. The book set off a bidding war among publishing houses, and a movie adaptation is in the works.

Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History

by Bill Schutt (Goodreads Author)
Is cannibalism the last true taboo? Well, not according to Schutt, who argues that eating your own isn't as rare as we'd like to think it is, from tadpoles to chimpanzees to humans. You'll devour this gory history.

All the Lives I Want

by Alana Massey (Goodreads Author)
In this columnist's debut collection of essays, the lives of famous women—from Sylvia Plath to Lil' Kim—inspire cultural critiques and self-reflection. Massey, known for her confessional writing, brings her usual flair here.


Want your words to reach millions of people? Goodreads and the ¡POETRY! group have partnered to host an ongoing poetry contest. Join the ¡POETRY! group and vote each month to pick a winner from among the finalists. You can also submit a poem for consideration. Here is this month's winner!

The Things I Learned as a Bartender

by Tricia McCallum (Goodreads Author)
There is no such thing as the perfect martini.
Jazz musicians make lousy tippers.
A couple can walk in fighting and after two shots of tequila
hold each other for dear life on the dance floor
like they did in high school.

A woman doesn't notice her date's drink order
as much as how he treats the waitress.
No matter how cool the pickup line
women want kind.
Even with nothing to gain
people can be small and mean.

A table of plastic surgeons
can be more obnoxious, abusive, than
a convention of professional wrestlers.
The plain girl alone at the end of the bar
has an achingly beautiful story
no one will hear.
The busboy with the bad skin.
His will also go untold.

Some people cannot be reached.
The hulking cab driver
who climbed the back stairs for his double cheeseburger
every night at 8:30, month after month,
stayed mute, no eye contact. He'd pay with a twenty
and wave away the change.
Leave without a word.
From him I learned
it's impossible to imagine
all the damage done.

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