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Bewitching and playful, with its feet only slightly tethered to the world we know, The Sea Beast Takes a Lover explores hope, love, and loss across a series of surreal landscapes and wild metamorphoses. Here, Michael Andreasen, a UC Irvine MFA graduate and recent contributor to The New Yorker, writes a letter to librarians about the summer he lost […]
A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor. A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country’s civil war. A man who loves to bowl […]
Based on the short stories from Maile Meloy’s collection, Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It, Certain Women stars Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, and Jared Harris. Certain Women explores a handful of intersecting lives across Montana. A lawyer tries to defuse a hostage situation and calm her disgruntled client, who feels slighted by […]
It’s been 20 years since Junot Díaz‘s Drown hit shelves! Since then, this stunning story collection has been embraced by countless readers, taught in thousands of classrooms, and celebrated in decades of Banned Books Week programming. Now we want to hear about the impact Drown has had on your life. Tell us who gave you your […]