Adjei-Brenyah lays out the many ways the enlightened interact with a broken world: they laugh, cry, shake their fists at it, or remain indifferent.
Tana French's The Witch Elm gives rise to real questions about identity, the nature of self-perception, and the limitations of being in your own head.
If good creative writing sparks the instinct to write, The Shell Game provides ample embers to inspire a wide range of writers.
Luce D'Eramo's Deviation constitutes an invaluable insight on memory, trauma, and repression in the context of life-writing.
Kate Atkinson's latest novel follows protagonist Juliet as she transcribes documents during World War II and is swept into a high-tension waiting game.
Gary Shteyngart's newest novel Lake Success serves as a vivid, colorful pastoral of America in all its glamour and blemishes.
Sea Prayer is a marvel for both its lyricism and its brevity, its ability to span generations and touch multiple narratives in such little space.
In her new collection, Rebecca Solnit bravely tackles the American crises that imperil our humanity as well as our survival.
Ritvo refuses to wade with us in our fruitless investigation of life's meaning. Instead, he gives us poetry: affirming, beautiful, and mortal.
In The Golden State, protagonist Daphne's choice speaks to a thought many toy with: how dangerously easy it would be to abandon everything.
In Amateur, Thomas Page McBee ponders how he can become a good man and embody a non-toxic masculinity.
The Dark Interval is a collection of letters from Rainer Maria Rilke to bereaved acquaintances.